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The one thing I would add if that at 6 wks of age, since the pups don't have their mother, they NEED each other and should remain together as a litter until at least 8 wks of age. They should also have their first vacc's before they go anywhere else. They should also not be moved to another location until the new vacc's have a change to build immunitities which should take about 2 wks.
By add a SMALL fee for adoption it should cover costs for the vacc's and other things until they are ready to go.
Agreed screening is the most important part of placing puppies and not the price or even if there is a price.
Agreed that they should have a s/n contract.
Another thing to do, no reason they can't be adopted out now, but they don't go to their new home for a few weeks for the reasons posted above.
 
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I have free dogs too. But I still don't recommend advertising puppies for free. Just because responsible people like the people on this forum have gotten dogs for free and take wonderful care of them, doesn't mean every other Tom, Dick, and Harry will, and should be trusted.

Nobody is saying ALL dogs that were free are valued any less. There are just irresponsible people out there who yes, ruin it for everyone. Who want a dog NOW, and don't want to pay any money for it. SO they look for free dogs.

You could always advertise them WITH an adoption fee, and see who emails you. And let them know, the adoption fee is negotiable.

I still had my comments about the fact these puppies don't have a clean bill of health, and are being given away possibly sick. And unvaccinated.

Puppy number 1 went to a local lady who is preparing to say goodbye to her two elderly chihuahas. I hope the puppy comforts her during the difficult times.
Who adopts a dog when they have two dying dogs? That isn't the situation I would ever adopt a dog out to.

Or are you just going to keep posting, doing whatever it is you do, without giving acknowledgement to all of the people giving their time and expertise to help you find better homes for the dogs that you continue to rescue?
Bigdogs so far has not listened to anyone, absolutely no one. He/she hasn't answered questions.
 

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Who adopts a dog when they have two dying dogs? That isn't the situation I would ever adopt a dog out to.
We got Pepe very shortly after losing Lucky....my mom's idea, I wasn't really ready, but some people do move on quickly and it did make it easier to cope with the pain.
 
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I don't mean AFTER a dog has died, I completely understand that. But the two dogs are STILL alive! If they are in such horrible shape that the person is preparing for their deaths, why adopt a puppy?
 
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I don't mean AFTER a dog has died, I completely understand that. But the two dogs are STILL alive! If they are in such horrible shape that the person is preparing for their deaths, why adopt a puppy?
My MIL is looking to get a puppy. Her current dog probably still has a year or two in him, but she doesn't want to feel like she's replacing him. She wants to get another dog before he goes.

To each and all their own...not going to disagree with how we handle difficult situations.

That being said, bigdogs...I would HIGHLY recommend either tightening your screening process, or charging a small, reasonable fee for the pups. And whichever you choose, I think the spay/neuter contract is a fantastic idea.

I really hope you read these posts and think about them. I truly believe you're trying to do good by these dogs, and everyone who's responded is only trying to help you be more successful.
 
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My MIL is looking to get a puppy. Her current dog probably still has a year or two in him, but she doesn't want to feel like she's replacing him. She wants to get another dog before he goes.
Again, that is completely different then having two dogs who are supposedly in such bad shape they are not expected to live.
 

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I think the situation is she's going to pts her elderly dogs [which lots of people do], nothing was said about any illness....we don't know the situation, so why nit-pick at it unless we know everything about this lady? Who knows could be a great home for the puppy.
 

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Well, you don't put two dogs asleep unless something is wrong with them medically.
I've known people put down dogs for being blind, or not affording meds, or joint problems and they don't want to deal with the expenses. Or just because they're old :(
 
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I've known people put down dogs for being blind, or not affording meds, or joint problems and they don't want to deal with the expenses. Or just because they're old
Well lets hope those people didn't go out and adopt a puppy before they put their dogs down for being old, or because they couldn't afford the vet ;)
 

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Why is it not completely reasonable for two or more dogs that may or may not have health problem, but are elderly and expecting to lose them?

Hell, friends of mine lost 5 dogs in less than 2 yrs, between age and health problems it happened.
 
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When did I say that was unreasonable? I lost 3 dogs in one year. Did I go out while I knew my dog was having health issues, and would be PTS pretty soon, and go get a puppy? When a dog is sick, or old you spend a lot of time caring for them, almost like nursing care. And I couldn't even fathom getting a new puppy to deal with when you have two old dogs who are not doing well. Not to mention the stress I am sure would be put on the old dogs.
 

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When did I say that was unreasonable? I lost 3 dogs in one year. Did I go out while I knew my dog was having health issues, and would be PTS pretty soon, and go get a puppy? When a dog is sick, or old you spend a lot of time caring for them, almost like nursing care. And I couldn't even fathom getting a new puppy to deal with when you have two old dogs who are not doing well. Not to mention the stress I am sure would be put on the old dogs.
Yeah, no kidding it requires a lot of work with older dogs. And just because YOU wouldn't go out and get a puppy doesn't mean that if some else does that it is wrong.

I've got an old horse at this time that I have had for 27 YEARS, busting my butt ofF at this time TRYING to NOT have to put him down (he requires hours of care each day)..............AND I am getting a new horse. So does that make me a terrible person??
 

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Who adopts a dog when they have two dying dogs? That isn't the situation I would ever adopt a dog out to.
I would. I would have a hard time with not having a dog in my house. While I hopefully will be able to get a corgi puppy in the next couple of years, I don't know if that'll happen - the dynamics here are too unsuitable for bringing in another dog. But if Ares and Morgan - who are a year apart - are both elderly and dying before I get another corgi, I will get one before they pass. I can't imagine a day without a corgi.
 
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First, I want to thank everyone for their input. I see a lot of time and experience being posted here.
I want to remind everyone that it was ME who took in the rescued pups, from a situation where they had no food, water or shelter, and it was about to snow. They are now eating puppy chow and making messes in MY kitchen.
Not only am I dealing with these puppies, I am also keeping a large litter of newbie pups in my bedroom, and these also require care. And I should mention that I am also caring for their parents, and a foster dog, and my own dogs.

And although most of you are posting with good advice, and best intentions, it is still only me here in the middle of the action, doing the feeding, cleaning, de-worming, fielding calls and emails, etc.

If there are people who think I'm doing it all wrong, by all means go out there and do a better job at it. I'm sure there are plenty of shelters and rescues who would appreciate the assistance.

Someone is coming this afternoon for a puppy! YAY.
 
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Congrats on helping dogs in need, BigDogs. I could NEVER handle all those puppies at once - just waaaay too much mess for me!!!!!!

Kudos to you for giving these puppies and home and trying to find them new ones when the time is right. :D
 

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Im not going to coddle you like some do yea its great to rescue but if you cant help them how they deserve GIVE THEM TO SOMEONE WHO CAN. If your not willing to do the work (which Im sorry it CAN be done *spoken with experience*) then why even bring them homw sorry but its true. Most rescues would take them as puppies get adopted out VERY quickly or even vets will sometimes take them.

Ive done 2 NEWBORN litters at once one being 9 pups the other 6. The bitchs owner of the 9 pups HAD to leave town for something out of his control and since the pup was my best friends we took her in and helped her whelp. She got everythiing ours did and her pups got the same care. We also had a foal hit the ground that same week as well. If we did it (we being mt dad who worked 12 hour shift and me a 10 year old) then YOU can do it. Yea it took ALOT of work and we ended up paying a friend to baby sit for us but the puppies, mamas and the foal were given the care they NEEDED and DESERVED.
 

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