Good lord, no ones being critical of her getting another dog too soon. just asking to her to think long and hard before jumping into anything. There are alot of shelter dogs that are there because their owners got them to replace the one they lost, and could not bond with them because they were not like the one they lost. I have heard the OP say herself that she had wanted the first pup she mentioned because it looked the way Angel looked. It just makes me think that she is wanting a replacement. If that is the case, it could end up in heartbreak for both her and her new pup if the pup dosent live up to expectations.
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.
Personally I think having another dog around is what anyone needs to move on from the loss of theirs. However, I'm just worried she THINKS she found a good breeder, and will only end up with more heartache in the long run because its not.
If this was a reputable breeder, it would probably only have one litter coming up in March, and you'd probably be a long waiting list. Which is NOT a bad thing.
We haven't reserved a puppy yet, me and my mom are going in three weeks to her house to check out the puppies. WE will ask her all about her health guarentees, and i want to meet the parents of the puppies to see their health and their temperment. I'm not expecting a puppy to be Angel, and i won't get mad at them if they don't do the things Angel did. I have emailed seven breeders, two were backyard breeders or puppy mills, and i turned all of them down. No one seemed to have what i was looking for. I started out looking for a miniature poodle, in a white, apricot or cream color, and I am determined to get a pup of that kind from a good breeder. I figured since the vet recomended this breeder, that she must be good, so then i assumed we were going to put a puppy on reserved right away, but it's good we didn't, becuase i still haven't met her. She has emailed me pictures of her puppies and parents of the puppies, and they look great. I want to meet the parents of the future litters to see if they look completely healthy and their temperments. Only I know if I am ready for a new dog, and right now I am not, but I have until May to think things through, if i find the puppy I am looking for. I am only getting a puppy that is healthy and the color I am looking for. I considered rescuing a dog, and i went to a rescue animal shelter in my area, and I just didn't find that special dog. All the dogs their were too big, or too hyper and I just didn't feel like any of them were the right dog for me. I am going to see if they need help their with the dogs, becuase I would like to help out at an animal shelter. Anyways the lady lets the puppies be adopted at 8 weeks of age. I have a friend who got a poodle puppy about two years ago, her dog is just beautiful so i asked her where she got her from, and they had adopted her from the breeder i am thinking about getting a puppy from. Anyways i'm sorry if any of you don't agree with me on this, i'm not trying to irritate anyone or anything like that. If her puppies are in bad conditions then i won't get one, i sorta jumped the gun on things. At least I have two and a half months to think things through, and if i am ready for a puppy in May, then i will get one from the breeder.
I was looking for a future litter of puppies, all the other litters were already born, i was trying to give myself time anyways. I just liked the look of aimee, i thought she was cute and had that look of Angel in her eyes, but then her age bothered me and that she was not of akc weight and height standards. It has taken me 7 days to find a breeder, and Angel has been gone a week now. I started thinking about a dog 3 days after she was put down. I had time to thik about Angel not being here, she was sick for so long, Angel just was never the same, i got used to not always having her their to hang out with or to go outside with. I'm sorry if some of you think I am moving too fast. I'm not sure of anything right now, and one of you said their are no guarentees that they will have the color i am looking for, and that is true. If God doesn't think i am ready for a dog, then i will not end up with a puppy from the litter.
If you have searched and finally found a breeder that you think you were meant to find then go with your feelings. We were sort of looking at getting a puppy and had called some people and i was doing my searching when i got a call from a lady when i had given up hope of finding a good breeder. Everything just seemed to play it's part, so we ended up getting the puppy and it has been the best dog we have ever had very loyal and compasionate easy to train etc... she was a little sick w/ toxicita when we got her but we took her to the vet and got her proper meds and got her better i still feel we were brought to them and her for a reason. she is healthy and happy as she can be
yes, I have thought about rescuing a poodle, the only problem is that i have searched and searched for poodle rescues and thier are none close to us. I went to 1 animal shelter, and i just didn't feel a conection to any of the dogs, i am considering going their to help i would love to play with the dogs and walk them, if they allow me too despite my age. I am going to see the puppies as soon as they are born, i kind of want too be their when the vet comes to worm them and give them their shots, i would like too see it happen with my own eyes. I don't want to rely on some piece of paper telling me theses puppies are healthy etc. So i am going to see if i can meet up with her when she takes all puppies to the vet. I want to have complete proof that I am going to get a healthy puppy. I'm not sure if breeders allow future puppy owners to do that, do you all think I should ask about it? I also am just taking it easy for now, i have stopped looking for breeders. I decided i will keep in touch with this breeder to find out if their is a puppy meant for me, my other alternative is that i would like to help out at animal shelters. I would like to play with all the dogs and teach them tricks, i wonder if they allow anyone to do that with the adoptable pups at the shelter. This one shelter near me has this huge backyard for the dogs to play in, i just thought it would be nice to bring a little joy in thier life. I also have tons of bags and cans of dog foor that i was going to see if i can donate somewhere. I have iams,blue buffalo, innova senior food(can't use senior for a pup), purina, and nf purina. I would hate to see all this dog food go to waste knowing that i could have donated it, so i will ask the shelter if they would like to have the foods. I also have dog treats that are unopened maybe i will donate those as well. I made a plan as to what to feed a puppy or dog if i get one: i would only feed: - Evo innova puppy food (dry) - Evo innova puppy canned food - Evo innova puppy treats - and greenies Thats all i will feed the pup for the rest of his/her life. I'm not sure if i will end up with a puppy from the litter yet, i want to check their health and the conditions of the home they are staying in. I want to make sure there are no bugs or odors anything like that, if their are i will turn around and leave. I am going to make a good decision on this despite the cute faces of the puppies :)
The girl has parents and I think they've got a hang on how to handle the situation.. I know a lot of us thinks we've got all the answers as soon as a dog is involved - We've prooved that like a thousand times over.
Mypoodlerocks - I happy for you, I bought Luke when my mom and brother moved back to the states.. I wanted him a long time but the main reason I got him at the time was because I missed my mom so much. People can tell me from time to time that I made a wrong dicsission, but it's not really up to them. I'm really glad I got luke, it helped me focus on a beautiful new puppy and increase a family I had felt I lost. I believe most people here all want good for you, even if it does sound a bit nosy. I really don't see the need for a discussions or oppinions in this case. Hope this all works out for the best for you - Gods got the perfect pup out there for you, he gave you angel and he'll do the same good job this time :)
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.