These people asked me about their Pomeranian, they decided that they can't keep him anymore because at five years old, he has begun to get territorial and attacked their other Pom.(un-nuetered male)They wanted to know what a good price to sell him would be, (I get asked questions like this alot) Here is the glitch, he is a cream pomeranian, Goergous coat, neutered male, who has a over shot lower jaw, appears to be getting a cataract in one eye(not sure), and also is 10 pounds. However, I met this boy and he is the sweetest dog in the world.He is housebroken and loves kids and other animals. He doesn't bark(i.e. is not yappy) He has the perfect attitude, just not the perfect exterior. They want to know what someone would honestly pay for this dog, What would you tell these people?
Apparently, they just like the other one better, I guess they had them both in the crate together, it was large enough for them but he attacked the littler one, didn't do any damage though. I tried to advise them on seperating the two of them in different crates but it was "too late", they couldn't trust him alone with "their baby"(the smaller pom).
i'd tell them they would be really lucky to find him a good home. and that should be their main concern. if they really want to charge for him then quote what the local shelter charges for adoption fees and tell them that.
If they lived close by, I would tell them I would find him a good home and they could have whatever you could get for him. (doesn't sound like they care where he goes, as long as he goes) Otherwise, say what Scout1 said. Quote them a price from the Humane Society. LTLGTO
Tell them to be careful of the potential buyer for it may be someone to use the animal in lab testing. Are you sure this story is legit? 5 years old (have they had him this long)? If they have, that is a long time to have a dog and suddenly become aware of aggressive behavior. They may get $100. They may get more. I wouldn't think so. Most people want puppies not five year old dogs with aggression issues. Sad, I feel bad for the fella!
I'm with scout, why not just give him to the best place possible. A friend of mine had a pom and developed really bad allergies after she had her baby. She posted it by e-mails to everyone she knew and then went through an interview process. She choose someone who could give it a great home and they did short visits at first and gradually let it stay over night to see if it worked out. When she was sure all was well she let him go for good. FOR FREE!
The story behind the dog is that they have had him for four years, got him when he was a year. They just got this new pup, and he is around 6 months old and is a "tiny teacup" pom(their words not mine) and he is about 2 pounds. So for four years this dog had his own owners and his own large crate, and all of a sudden a little pup gets thrown in the mix and gets most of their attention. I think the pup started 'being a un-nuetered male' to this older boy and he didn't like it. I personally don't think he has aggression issues, none of my males liked being humped either, lol. I think he gave the pup a warning and it freaked them out. But they won't listen to me. I have offered to take him but they said that they want to try to find him a home first.....I think they think that I might sell him for more then they can get! ha little do they know, most of my rescues are ADOPTED for less than $100. I was just curious as to what you all thought.
Scout: Agreed. In four years the novelty of the "tiny" will wear off and it will get thrown away like yesterday's garbage too. Katz: I don't know the people and they may be very nice but I am always wondering what do these people do when the novelty of a newborn wears off? Some people think the responsibility of a dog is as disposable as furniture. Every season they want something new. Sick!