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Maven 08-02-2009 05:27 PM

Need dog recommendations
 
I've decided a need a new dog to cheer me up now that life's not as fun since I'm no longer boozing it up. It will help distract me, plus I've wanted a dog for a loooonnnnngggg time. I want a nice mellow dog that isn't going to be a chronic barker or jump up on people (my two pet peeves with dogs).

(Yes, I am perfectly willing to take him to obedience classes).

I want a small to mid-sized dog. Not too much of a shedder, as my mom will have a fit if he sheds all over the house (as if our two cats don't.... ha!). I'm leaning towards a Cairn Terrier. Any recommendations?

bruit 08-02-2009 05:34 PM

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I have one for you.

I can send him first class tomorrow. He comes with his own cage, leash and collar. Not to mention his insurance policy.

He is neutared, (ha) professionally trained and is very lovable.

PM me your address immediatly. I will wait right here.

roxy031 08-02-2009 05:35 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bruit (Post 592441)
I have one for you.

I can send him first class tomorrow. He comes with his own cage, leash and collar. Not to mention his insurance policy.

He is neutared, (ha) professionally trained and is very lovable.

PM me your address immediatly. I will wait right here.

Ahem.

lukin 08-02-2009 06:27 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bruit (Post 592441)
I have one for you.

I can send him first class tomorrow. He comes with his own cage, leash and collar. Not to mention his insurance policy.

He is neutared, (ha) professionally trained and is very lovable.

PM me your address immediatly. I will wait right here.

This reminded me of this thread: http://www.tobeyoung.org/showthread.php?t=22950 :lol

Sydneyfan 08-02-2009 06:40 PM

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My friends just bought a labradoodle. They don't shed and he doesn't seem to jump up on people much. They have two two small kids and they wanted a dog that would be fairly placid. So far they are happy with him.

lukin 08-02-2009 06:43 PM

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When I finally get a dog it's going to be a Beagle.


Maven 08-02-2009 06:43 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bruit (Post 592441)
I have one for you.

I can send him first class tomorrow. He comes with his own cage, leash and collar. Not to mention his insurance policy.

He is neutared, (ha) professionally trained and is very lovable.

PM me your address immediatly. I will wait right here.

Oh, right. I believe you like I believe that Ryan has 99 holes in his head.

Anyhow, I pretty much have my heart set on a terrier mix, and I've found a few on Petfinder.com that I'm going to check out next week. Hard to believe the kind of money they want though; even the rescue groups charge about $150 up to adopt a dog? Isn't there a cheaper way to get a dog than that? I've checked with the animal shelters around here too: about the cheapest I can find is $120 to adopt a dog. What happened to the days when free puppies were offered through the newspapers?????

Sydneyfan 08-02-2009 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Maven (Post 592462)
Isn't there a cheaper way to get a dog than that?

Fill your pockets with steak and go for a walk around the neighbourhood. :upyours

Maven 08-02-2009 06:49 PM

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I have a friend who has a labradoodle, and he's a bit more hyper and bigger than I want in a dog. My sister used to have a Beagle -- the most stubborn dog that ever lived. It finally got killed by a mountain lion: now they have a malamute/lab cross who is super energetic and a Bernese Mountain Dog who is surprisingly mellow but WAY too huge for what I want (it's a nice thing to get if you want a pony but don't have the zoning for one). I want a dog that I can lift into my car if it needs to be coz it's sick or something, and I want a dog small enough to cuddle with me on the couch when I'm watching TV and who won't slobber all over me too much in the process. I know: I'm picky picky picky.

I have done a lot of research, on dog breeds, and I think a terrier mix is my best bet. I'm not dead set on a purebred either: I'd rather get a shelter dog or through one of the Rescue Groups.

Maven 08-02-2009 06:55 PM

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I'm going to look at this dog tomorrow, whose being fostered through a rescue group. Cute, no???

http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/a...terriermix.jpg

Izzy Eviel 08-02-2009 07:25 PM

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Get a sausage dog. Never seen one of them bark.

hildegoat 08-02-2009 08:27 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bruit (Post 592441)
I have one for you.

I can send him first class tomorrow. He comes with his own cage, leash and collar. Not to mention his insurance policy.

He is neutared, (ha) professionally trained and is very lovable.

PM me your address immediatly. I will wait right here.

And you don't even need to feed him because he just eats whatever's laying around!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Izzy Eviel (Post 592469)
Get a sausage dog. Never seen one of them bark.

They also are delicious with some spicy mustard. :upyours

Sydneyfan 08-02-2009 08:42 PM

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Those Chinese Crested dogs look like a lot of fun...


http://www3.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/S...iN-SUFYkOl.jpg

hildegoat 08-02-2009 08:43 PM

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Is that thing even alive?

Sydneyfan 08-02-2009 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by hildegoat (Post 592477)
Is that thing even alive?

I think so. They always hang their tongues out like that. Unless one of its owner's lovely painted nails pierced an artery or something.

hildegoat 08-02-2009 08:46 PM

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That dog is the Gene Simmons of dogs. :P

Sydneyfan 08-02-2009 08:47 PM

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Or maybe this one is Gene...

http://www.fourleggedlinks.com/wp-co...6/ugly2007.jpg

hildegoat 08-02-2009 08:49 PM

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Who the F would want to own these dogs? :lol

Sydneyfan 08-02-2009 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by hildegoat (Post 592481)
Who the F would want to own these dogs? :lol

:lol I have no idea. Although I hope my efforts in this thread have have convinced Maven to get one now.

La Cienega 08-02-2009 08:59 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Maven (Post 592462)
Oh, right. I believe you like I believe that Ryan has 99 holes in his head.

Anyhow, I pretty much have my heart set on a terrier mix, and I've found a few on Petfinder.com that I'm going to check out next week. Hard to believe the kind of money they want though; even the rescue groups charge about $150 up to adopt a dog? Isn't there a cheaper way to get a dog than that? I've checked with the animal shelters around here too: about the cheapest I can find is $120 to adopt a dog. What happened to the days when free puppies were offered through the newspapers?????

I think shelters charge adoption fees to help support all the care (shelter/food/medical care/spaying or neutering, etc.) they've given the dog/cat you adopt, and from what I've heard, to keep people from just adopting animals willy-nilly without putting some real thought into it. $150 is NOTHING compared to what caring for a dog for it's whole life is going to cost... heck, one trip to the vet will top that. And most shelters won't let animals out without spaying or neutering them first. If you find a free puppy in the newspaper from someone's accidental litter, you'd probably spend that $150 to go get it spayed/neutered anyways (I hope!). Sorry if I sounded preachy, but yeah, if you're wincing at $150 to adopt the dog you should probably think twice about getting it in the first place.

The San Francisco SPCA won't even let you adopt a dog without paying for their obedience classes, because they know dogs that don't go through obedience class are more likely to wind up back in the shelter when new owners get fed up with bad behaviors. I don't think it's a bad idea at all.

hildegoat 08-02-2009 09:04 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by La Cienega (Post 592484)
I think shelters charge adoption fees to help support all the care (shelter/food/medical care/spaying or neutering, etc.) they've given the dog/cat you adopt, and from what I've heard, to keep people from just adopting animals willy-nilly without putting some real thought into it. $150 is NOTHING compared to what caring for a dog for it's whole life is going to cost... heck, one trip to the vet will top that. And most shelters won't let animals out without spaying or neutering them first. If you find a free puppy in the newspaper from someone's accidental litter, you'd probably spend that $150 to go get it spayed/neutered anyways (I hope!).

I totally agree with you. My cat adoptions cost included spaying/neutering, tattoo and a microchip, plus the other shelter costs.

Sydneyfan 08-02-2009 09:12 PM

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I paid $100 each for my two shelter kittens. That included vet check, deworming, microchipping and a blood test to check they didn't have any identifiable hereditary diseases, health problems etc. I also was able to have them both neutered for half price at a local vet because I got them from the shelter.
And, as la said, they need to charge not only to cover costs, but to ensure that people don't just take these animals on a passing whim. If you give them away, it makes it too easy for foolish people to fall in love with the cute kitten and then abandon it in six months time when they grow bored with it.

lukin 08-02-2009 09:19 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hildegoat (Post 592485)
I totally agree with you. My cat adoptions cost included spaying/neutering, tattoo and a microchip, plus the other shelter costs.

:rock

La Cienega 08-02-2009 09:19 PM

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seriously! who knew hank was such a badass!

lukin 08-02-2009 09:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Sydneyfan (Post 592488)
I paid $100 each for my two shelter kittens. That included vet check, deworming, microchipping and a blood test to check they didn't have any identifiable hereditary diseases, health problems etc. I also was able to have them both neutered for half price at a local vet because I got them from the shelter.
And, as la said, they need to charge not only to cover costs, but to ensure that people don't just take these animals on a passing whim. If you give them away, it makes it too easy for foolish people to fall in love with the cute kitten and then abandon it in six months time when they grow bored with it.

Not to mention people going and getting free dogs for cage fights.


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