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View Poll Results: Would you get a dog off craigslist?
Yes 39 69.64%
No 5 8.93%
Red Velvet Cake 12 21.43%
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:29 PM
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I'd like to add that we got Crystal off of kijiji (so basically craigslist) and she's a wonderful dog. It definitely didn't have to jump through a lot of the hoops needed to buy a rescue dog, but it was evident that her owner did care who she went to. It was a good experience for me, so I'm more likely to buy a dog off of craigslist than from a rescue.

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Old 06-16-2014, 11:43 PM
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Sort of squicks me out, but I won't say never ever. I would probably never consider looking there though.

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Old 06-16-2014, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Dekka View Post
I voted for cake I am not against Craigslist or kijiji. But I am not likely to get a dog where I don't know the breeding or history.
I voted Cake as well. LOL I don't see myself getting a dog off of Craigslist...I'm at the stage of my life I really don't want a "project dog." My first rottie came from the local animal shelter and I've been there, done that. I wouldn't write off rescuing another dog again...but it would be from a reputable rescue that fosters dogs and temperament tests.
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Old 06-17-2014, 12:16 AM
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I came within an inch of doing it. I saw a dog on CL that I could almost be positive was Gimmicks sister. I jumped for her, but someone else got her first. Hope she's ok and loved.

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Old 06-17-2014, 12:27 AM
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Yup, I probably would. Next dog I really want to come from a good breeder just because I've never done that before. But I would certainly get a dog off craigslist if the right one came around. I also would prefer it rather than dealing w/ rescue.
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Old 06-17-2014, 12:59 AM
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Strider came from a breeder off craigslist. She was trying (successfully) to start a nonprofit SD organization and something prompted her to post an ad looking for disabled handlers that possibly wanted to owner train a puppy prospect. So glad she did. <3
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Old 06-17-2014, 02:39 AM
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Nog is a Craigslist dog. I think I got a pretty fabulous deal, lol.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:20 AM
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I got one of my rabbits off of Craigslist and it was a very good experience, so I would probably get a dog from there. It is nice that there are no hoops to jump for, but then I think a good rescue is more accountable for their dogs and trying to match them correctly (and taking them back if it's really not working out).

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Old 06-17-2014, 08:21 AM
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I don't think I would actively seek out a CL or Kijiji dog.
But if the right dog caught my attention, I wouldn't be opposed to it.

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Old 06-17-2014, 08:40 AM
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Bailey is technically from craigslist. Kinda lol

A rescue friend gave me her former owners contact info before she came into the rescue. She also told me she had an ad on craigslist. I looked up the ad before e-mailing. I e-mailed and called, and even though I couldn't go see her until that following Friday, she took the ad down and "held" her for me

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