We unexpectedly had a mixed litter of pups. I have raised labradors for about 14 years and have recently gotten into borzois. My male borzoi bred my female lab. They are 2 weeks old and doing fine, but I was wondering what would be a fair adoption fee for the pups. I will take them to the vet and have their first shots etc. Thanks for any suggestions.
Pedigree indicates what an animal should be. Conformation indicates what an animal appears to be. But performance indicates what an animal actually is.
That is what we do generally when we rescue/foster a mixed breed litter. We give the pups the same care, shots, worming, dewclaw removal etc. Then ask a moderate adoption fee to cover our costs and give a portion of it back in return for proof of spay/neuter. In addition they also sign a spay/neuter contract.
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