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Postby SleepyChimera » Tue May 09, 2017 12:50 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Cute family picture. Is the car seat big enough for the doggie?

It was when we got him.... 1 month ago. But he outgrew it so we let our friends take it for their wiggle-master pictured here.
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue May 09, 2017 1:56 pm

I want to get a dog, but it will be a while.

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Postby Tyler » Tue May 09, 2017 1:57 pm

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post I want to get a dog, but it will be a while.

Werd. Wait until Marshall can interact with a dog better. Roscoe was neglected for a year when we had Evie, but now Evie is old enough to play with him and they are buds.
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Postby ejhartman91 » Tue May 09, 2017 4:13 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post I want to get a dog, but it will be a while.

Werd. Wait until Marshall can interact with a dog better. Roscoe was neglected for a year when we had Evie, but now Evie is old enough to play with him and they are buds.

This is why you get two. Then no one is ever neglected!
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Postby bmyoungs » Wed May 10, 2017 12:49 pm

ejhartman91 wrote:
Tyler wrote:Source of the post
bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post I want to get a dog, but it will be a while.

Werd. Wait until Marshall can interact with a dog better. Roscoe was neglected for a year when we had Evie, but now Evie is old enough to play with him and they are buds.

This is why you get two. Then no one is ever neglected!

Our running joke has been we were to busy to take care of a dog so we had a baby instead.
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Postby Tyler » Wed May 10, 2017 12:52 pm

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Our running joke has been we were to busy to take care of a dog so we had a baby instead.

Hard to see a flaw in that logic.
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Postby wags83 » Wed May 10, 2017 1:19 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Our running joke has been we were to busy to take care of a dog so we had a baby instead.

Hard to see a flaw in that logic.

Dogs can walk around right away when you get them so you have to watch where they are all the time. Babies can't really do anything for a while so you can just kinda leave them lying around. That's how I understand it anyway.
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Postby ejhartman91 » Wed May 10, 2017 2:02 pm

wags83 wrote:Source of the post Dogs can walk around right away when you get them so you have to watch where they are all the time.

Which is why we bought this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0037 ... UTF8&psc=1
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Postby wags83 » Wed May 10, 2017 2:08 pm

ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post
wags83 wrote:Source of the post Dogs can walk around right away when you get them so you have to watch where they are all the time.

Which is why we bought this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0037 ... UTF8&psc=1

Plus, you can reuse it as a playpen when you decide to have kids. Good thinking.
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Postby Tyler » Wed May 10, 2017 2:13 pm

wags83 wrote:Source of the post Plus, you can reuse it as a playpen when you decide to have kids. Good thinking.

That would be a much cheaper option than the ones intended for kids
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Postby wags83 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:11 pm

We are starting to think about possibly maybe getting a dog. Erin would get one tomorrow if it was all up to her. Dogs are super expensive to adopt! If anyone knows any farm dogs that got accidentally knocked up, we'll take a puppy.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:19 pm

wags83 wrote:Source of the post We are starting to think about possibly maybe getting a dog. Erin would get one tomorrow if it was all up to her. Dogs are super expensive to adopt! If anyone knows any farm dogs that got accidentally knocked up, we'll take a puppy.

:o :o :o

When I think of farm dogs I picture big outdoor dogs..aka Wilma and Rudy. Do you not want something that will stay inside and sleep at the foot of your bed?

Does Erin want a dog or a puppy? Would you be okay with adopting a dog that is a few years old?
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Postby ejhartman91 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:27 pm

wags83 wrote:Source of the post We are starting to think about possibly maybe getting a dog. Erin would get one tomorrow if it was all up to her. Dogs are super expensive to adopt! If anyone knows any farm dogs that got accidentally knocked up, we'll take a puppy.

Where are you adopting from? And what's the cost? Usually you can get a rescue dog/puppy from the ARL or some place similar for $200 or less. Neither of ours were rescues (both from breeders directly) and they were $1,250.00 and $850.00 (they are 'designer' breeds, or so I'm told - I wasn't happy when my wife told me the price...)
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Postby wags83 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:32 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the postWhen I think of farm dogs I picture big outdoor dogs..aka Wilma and Rudy. Do you not want something that will stay inside and sleep at the foot of your bed?

Does Erin want a dog or a puppy? Would you be okay with adopting a dog that is a few years old?

I think we are looking at something bigger, around a lab size. Erin wants a dog she can go running with. I don't want a dog in my bed (I don't really want a dog in the house but that's a battle I've already lost). I think we would prefer a puppy, or at least that is what we've been looking at so far.

ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the postWhere are you adopting from? And what's the cost? Usually you can get a rescue dog/puppy from the ARL or some place similar for $200 or less. Neither of ours were rescues (both from breeders directly) and they were $1,250.00 and $850.00 (they are 'designer' breeds, or so I'm told - I wasn't happy when my wife told me the price...)

That's what I was assuming when talking about rescues, but around here the price of a rescue puppy is anywhere from $300-$500. There was a place in Iowa that had rescues for $225 but then they had a bunch of stipulations on adopting. I guess it was just a bit of sticker shock because I was under the impression that these places needed to get these dogs into homes a bit more desperately than they apparently do.
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Postby ejhartman91 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:38 pm

wags83 wrote:Source of the post but around here the price of a rescue puppy is anywhere from $300-$500

Better than $850! Haha
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Postby wags83 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:43 pm

ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post
wags83 wrote:Source of the post but around here the price of a rescue puppy is anywhere from $300-$500

Better than $850! Haha

Haha, that's very true. I guess I have a hard time accepting it when we got all our dogs growing up for free other than the cost of shots/spay/neuter.
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Postby CrckrJack » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:21 pm

Piper and bella are both Brittany Spaniels and they were i think 800 and 650 or so
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Postby Tyler » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:20 pm

Purebred Corgi. $200. We win
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Postby Erin » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:41 am

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!
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Postby ejhartman91 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:46 am

Erin wrote:Source of the post 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!

Just come to Des Moines and adopt one here!

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