should I try to adopt this dog?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by kittykorat, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. kittykorat

    kittykorat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2009
    Central MA
    Our dog passed Dec 15.
    I didn't think it would be a good idea to adopt another dog for awhile...

    But then I looked at petfinder.

    DH wants a Dobie..
    I'd like a lab..

    I found this dog a couple days ago, and I keep thinking about adopting her... or one of her puppies.
  2. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    Id say go for it if it feels right to adopt her. I know ive walked by plenty of animals that just "spoke" to me and I hated when I couldnt get one.
  3. SquirrelGirl

    SquirrelGirl Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 9, 2009
    Awww what a cutie! Well it sounds perfect if you want a lab and he wants a doberman. Go for it! [​IMG]
  4. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    Awwww, it's a Dobrador! She's really cute. I say go for it. [​IMG]
  5. hikerchick

    hikerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    Dover, PA
    I think she is calling to you. There is so much joy in rescuing a dog.
  6. hikerchick

    hikerchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    Dover, PA
    Did you really expect any of us animal people on BYC to give you reasons NOT to adopt her?[​IMG]
  7. jwchicklady

    jwchicklady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2009
    Howell, MI
    she is beautiful!
  8. FarmerChick

    FarmerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2008
    North Carolina
    while the dog is nice....I say go with your gut instincts.

    when my few dogs passed, I never jumped into getting another dog fast.
    I took my time and that perfect dog always came along.

    it isn't about the dog now, it is about IF YOU really want another one so fast.

    go with the gut...never fails you!!

    if you feel you are not ready, don't do it. if your gut says yes, go for it.
  9. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    ok here it comes.... i will be the nay sayer....

    I would be really cautious and heres why

    They state in the ad that she was emaciated AND pregnant. when the body is in a starvation mode it will start to feed on its self. and then when the nutrition issue has been corrected it can be havoc on the muscles. including the HEART

    I would make sure you have an independent vet look over the dog and do some cardiac testing. rapid weight gain can also cause kidney issues. I would also be concerned with food agression

    as for her puppies... if the nutrition was not present for mom then the pups were not nourished during their development... again make sure there is a proper vet check done and a clause stating you can return the pup if there is indeed developmental issues with the pup
  10. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY

    Adopt her

    Every shelter dog I've adopted (quite a few) I took to the vet ASAP - since that is part of the adoption clause

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