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Who pays $1000-$1200 for a dog!?

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*Do you feel guilty for not adopting from a pound, or rescuing an unloved dog?*

My question is how many of you have bought a full blooded dog?  How many don't feel bad about not buying one from the pound or off Craigslist?

I know there are lots of little puppies and dogs that need and deserve happy homes, but here's where I have a slight problem.  I want this one type of breed, and I want it to start as a puppy.

My husband and I took our kid to the pound today to look at cats and dogs, and only one cat stuck out to me, but none of the dogs warmed my heart.  And I feel soo guilty about it, because I am going to spend more money on this dog than I ever have on myself!  This dog we want is a full blooded lab.  My family has raised labs since I was a baby, and my toddler loves my mom's dogs, and they love him back.  I want him to experience all the joys of growing up with 'man's best friend'!


Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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KeriAZ
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:11 PM
I have only paid for one of my dogs. I paid $150 for my full blooded lab. Every other were rescues
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balagan_imma
by Gold Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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Look for a lab rescue?

We have a full bred great pyrenees. He was rehomed to us from a friend's ranch because he wanted a family and kept leaving the ranch. They got him from a pyrenees rescue. He is one of the best dogs I've known - ever.

thetrollcat
by Meow on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:12 PM

no I did not regret purchasing my huskies.

I did adopt the pug.

My cat sully was given.

Belle was rescued.

littlemonaghan
by Gold Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:12 PM

I have a full blooded lab and I didn't pay that much for him. I paid $250 I think. 

He is AKC certified and everything. 


Now...I am currently saving $1500 for my purebred Newfoundland :)


..you just can't find newfies at the pound

toopicky429
by Silver Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:12 PM
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This guy was from a breeder, and no I don't feel bad at all. He cost the same from a breeder as he would have from a Great Dane rescue. Rescues (at least Dane ones) have ridiculous hoops you must jump through to get one of their dogs. For instance, all pets in the household must be taken to the rescue to meet the potential new dog twice(a 6 hour drive was the closest to me) to make sure they will get along (total BS), and then you must have a six foot tall fence attached to your house with the entrance/exit in the fenced area. We have two Great Danes, and a baby gate can keep them contained. I refuse to jump through hoops to have the breed of dog I want. We did get our cats from a rescue because all they needed was a Vet reference and three personal references.
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BraydensMama163
by Ruby Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:12 PM
I found a yorkie in my yard one day. Like 2-3 days before Christmas. We kept gwr a few days and started looking for her owners. No one ever claimed her. I put it on fb and radio stations. We ended up stuck with the little pissant a year b4 we found her a good home

Quoting sugareemommee:

Do you still have the Yorkie?




Quoting Anonymous:

We paid $1700 for a yorkie. Uh what a mistake!! Worst dog ever!!! We are adopting now.

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auntietotty
by Ruby Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:12 PM
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Not me. I just get rescue or shelter dogs.  Dogs nobody wants. :(

Elyce225
by Emerald Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:13 PM
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We paid $3,500 for our English Bulldog and $1,500 for our Rottweiler. They are both from great lines. Our Bully passed :( we also adopted a Catahoula/Terrier from a foster home but she was a baby, no prior abuse etc. I would never adopt a full grown dog from a shelter with little kids in our home.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:13 PM
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Well, since i have a one year old, I want the dog to be a puppy, to raise him the right way.  I also want a full blooded because I know exactly what is in it.

Quoting Luv_my_hubby:

 Check out lab rescues.

 


So.Ill.Mama
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 8:13 PM
We have a full blooded lab we got for free. Another is a Beagle/terrier dh got from a friend before we met. Sam is a pit/lab that came from the pound, and Darla is a full blooded pit that I got yesterday from a friend. Just because none of them stuck out to you doesn't mean they won't to someone else. Rescuing is great, but if the animal and family aren't right for each other, it will never work and the animal will be back right where it started.
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