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Postby Erin » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:53 am

I was looking at one in Clear Lake but on the application it talks about doing home visits...not sure if they all require that?
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Postby kyle » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:02 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Purebred Corgi. $200. We win

Pics or get out. I LOVE corgis!
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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:40 am

Erin wrote:I'm open to a young dog (1-2yrs), but would be fun to have it when they're still a puppy. Yeah I also wasn't aware that most rescues in the Twin Cities have puppies $400-$500. I understand paying for vaccinations and spay/neuter, but like Chris said you think they'd want to make it easier to adopt!

Easy to adopt while covering costs and you want to weed out the non serious people. I figure 300-500 eliminates impulse buying especially in densely populated areas which gets rid of many potential bad homes.

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Postby spacetraveler587 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:45 am

We have two little pups and kitten, and they just recently started getting along with each other.
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Postby wags83 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:52 pm

We put in an application to adopt a puppy this weekend but now neither of the 2 puppies we were interested in are still on the website.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:53 pm

wags83 wrote:Source of the post We put in an application to adopt a puppy this weekend but now neither of the 2 puppies we were interested in are still on the website.

Maybe they mailed them to you already and took them down because of that?
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Postby wags83 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:56 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
wags83 wrote:Source of the post We put in an application to adopt a puppy this weekend but now neither of the 2 puppies we were interested in are still on the website.

Maybe they mailed them to you already and took them down because of that?

I certainly hope not. I only wanted one!

But really, this is why people continue to support breeders. You can find a puppy, pay for it, take it home.
To adopt from a shelter you first have to complete an application and send it to them. Then it takes them a few days to review the application. If you're approved, you then set up a time to "meet" the puppy. Some of them also then require the shelter people to do a home visit before you can adopt. It's all a pain in the ass just to get a dog.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:00 pm

wags83 wrote:Source of the post But really, this is why people continue to support breeders. You can find a puppy, pay for it, take it home.
To adopt from a shelter you first have to complete an application and send it to them. Then it takes them a few days to review the application. If you're approved, you then set up a time to "meet" the puppy. Some of them also then require the shelter people to do a home visit before you can adopt. It's all a pain in the ass just to get a dog.

That sounds like way too many hoops to jump through. Is this a no-kill shelter? I understand to some extend the shelter wanting to make the process a little hard so only people who are truly willing will go through with it vs an impulse adoption, but I would think charging hundreds of dollars is enough of a gatekeeper for that.
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Postby wags83 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:07 pm

Christ, I was just looking at some other ones and they have a fee just to apply and that doesn't even guarantee that you'll get the dog!
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Postby bmyoungs » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:47 pm

Yeah that's a bit excessive. If you apply once is it valid forever? I'd guess in your area there would be massive demand and they probably only have a handful of dogs at one time.

Our shelter here might have like a dozen dogs at once

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Postby Tyler » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:48 am

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Yeah that's a bit excessive. If you apply once is it valid forever?

That's a good question. Maybe once you are on their books there isn't a cost to apply for multiple dogs.
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Postby CrckrJack » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:31 am

Kathryn and I were at a Petland in Iowa City yesterday and they had about 20 puppies. All very cute. They were basically all breeder dogs too.

I've heard petland is a horrible company, and they don't treat their animals super great. Like the dogs will have worms and stuff, but even our breeder dog had worms so idk.
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Postby wags83 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:31 am

I would certainly hope it's just one time. But we didn't put an app in for that place.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:37 am

CrckrJack wrote:Source of the post even our breeder dog had worms so idk.

And you didn't put her down instantly?!
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Postby CrckrJack » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:40 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
CrckrJack wrote:Source of the post even our breeder dog had worms so idk.

And you didn't put her down instantly?!

Lol, no. you just squirt medicine into their mouth.
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Postby wags83 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:40 am

My parents' dog had worms when she was little and it made her insatiably hungry all the time. That carried over even after she no longer had worms so we had to really regulate how much she was eating because she would steal the other dog's food if he didn't eat fast enough. She was just a farm dog mistake puppy though.
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Postby Erin » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:52 pm

I'm finding home visits are very much the norm for reputable shelters around here. I get it though- wanting to make sure the dog will have a safe, responsible home to reduce risk of health issues or getting returned.

Also, I heard a "rescue" in Bloomington that was selling puppies for $500 each just got shut down because they had all these dogs in one small, dirty office. Makes me again question rescues pricing higher and not doing these background steps.
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Postby wags83 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:18 pm

You just can't trust people from Bloomington...
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Postby wags83 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:46 am

Sounds like we are getting a dog. Got to "meet" the puppy last night. They do their home visit tonight. Puppy gets spayed and dewormed on Saturday. We pick her up Tuesday.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:00 am

wags83 wrote:Source of the post They do their home visit tonight

What does that entail?

We got to bring a live human being home from the hospital with less paper work, no references, and no home check.

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