If any one wants to give a chow chow puppy away please contact me by email at ************ I recently got hurt on my job and my income is limited. I have a daughter and she really want a chow puppy for her birthday on Saturday.. I really want to make her day..
***Edited By: lpn169 on 11/14/2008 12:43:43 AM*** Reason: NO WANTED TOPICS
Sorry to hear about your injury. It sounds like you're looking for a puppy out of good intentions, but in my opinion, you may want to stop and think about the expenses of a puppy. If your income is limited, I would suggest you don't get one at this point- maybe later when things are better. It's hard... I wanted one for years, but only until I got my last raise a year ago, I knew my budget could finally take it. And even with that, I have been hit by some big vet bills in the past 6 months, which were not really in my budget. And it doesn't take a big illness or accident; all our visits were for pretty small things. It adds up very quickly, not to mention the "start up" costs alone can be a bit of a hit on the wallet. Hope you can talk to your daughter, and make her understand without her being too sad or upset.
reneeblu, I echo Canadagirl in the facts about just plain upkeep of the dog. Another thing to consider, is that Chow's are not cheap. Also, just my opinion, it is not a dog I would choose for a young girl, of course you did'nt mention her age. I would save up a bit of money and rescue a puppy when you are in the position to. Good luck to you, and best wishes for your recovery.
I find it hard to believe your post. When you joined TP you agreed not to post topics just like this. "No wanted ads," remember? You're not the first to think of this scam. The fact that people would use their kids, injuries or teminal/chonic illnesses to get a free purebred puppy, is sickening. If you are for real, you haven't done much research. Chows aren't exactly the best breed for kids. They don't tolerate roughhousing or being pushed around. Most kids want a dog that likes to cuddle and play; chows are independent and aloof. If your only criteria is free and chow, then you could very well get a puppy that's sick and/or aggressive. Chows are prone to knee problems. How are you going to pay for surgery on a "limited income." Teaching your daughter that getting a dog is a serious commitment and you can't always have what you want, when you want it, are valuable lessons. If you think you can afford the day to day expense of a dog then save a shelter dog. They usually are less that $100, have all of their shots and are fixed.