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Look at these Rescues in TN and give me opinion

I found these two dogs on Petfinder.com Havanese zip code 38242 and they are the first to show up. They are in Whitehouse, TN where my son lives nearby. We are going up there this weekend and I thought I might see the dogs, BUT I know how hard it is to leave one. They are puppy mill dogs from MO. I know that their coats can be grown back out and they are heartworm neg, neutered of course and supposedly housebroken. I just don't know what kind of issues I could run into with rescue dogs. I know that DH would not want to spend any money for major health issues--that is my only concern. One of them looks to have crooked front leg, is this a problem? They won't talk over the phone to me--has to be e-mail, so I can't tell from their response anything about the dogs.

I do know that they have been there at least two months because I have seen them and said no to myself. I would put up the link, but don't know how to. Take a look and let me hear from you,.
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They are so cute, and you are so great to think about them.

In life, there are no guarantees. You can hedge your bets, but you can't count on them. So, you have to decide whether you'd be willing to see through the worst possibility. Oliver's left front leg does look odd, but it really may be that the camera is catching that upper joint full on, while it is not catching the joint on the right leg. You'd have to see it, I think. Or, you could ask to have several pix with different angles sent to you.

And, of course, even a malformation not be a terribly expensive problem for a home pet. It might be -- and there might be issues you couldn't even anticipate.

When I wanted a fourth child, I wanted to adopt -- it seemed the ethical thing to do. DH and I went to a presentation from social services. We listened. It was very emotional. But, in the end, DH said--we are not equipped to take this kind of risk. Don't have the money, don't have the room, don't have the time. It broke my heart (though I do love, love, love, our fourth child!!!!).

On the other hand, when I was pregnant with that fourth child, and, because of my age, they wanted to do an amnio, I decided against it because, in the end, I knew that, for most abnormalities, such as Downs Syndrome, I would not terminate the pregnancy. So, at that point, I just accepted all the risks.

Bottom line -- you have to make the best call for you.
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In the middle pix of Oliver, I don't see the leg issue. So, it could be the angle.
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Lucille -

My two are from shelters, and - knock on wood - their health is fine. Buster's front legs are bowlegged [curved a lot] and his head is large for his 10 lb body, but that doesn't stop him from RLH'ing with Buffy. The only extra Vet bills I had for him was getting rid of the fleas and worms and Giardia that he arrived with. He has been fine since, and so has Buffy.

Are you talking about Emilio and Oliver offered by Help Every Animal Rescue and Transport H.E.A.R.T.?

There's also a beautiful chocolate Hav in Gallatin offered by Friends of Hannah at The Hairy Moose Pet Retreat

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Yeah I saw the chocolate also, but it is a mix and no other info about him.
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Have you considered getting an older dog from a breeder? Usually they have come from who had been health testing and maybe even had some health testing themselves. Usually they are well socialized and housebroken.

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Lucile,
It sounds like Oliver would be a better match for Rosie, since they say he likes other dogs. He is a little shy, but you could work with him and it could be very rewarding.
Regarding his bowed legs, do you really care, assuming of course that it's not a health risk? When his coat grows in it won't be too noticeable.
He looks sweet to me. I think it's nice that you are considering one of these guys.
I saw the chocolate too, and it is very cute, but is a mix so you won't know if it is more like a Havanese in temperament, or like the "other" breed.
Lucile, you seem to have good "dog sense" so when you see the dog, you'll know if it is right for you.
Good luck with your decision.

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I don't care about the bowed leg/legs unless it will require expensive surgery. My DH has been an angel this year taking care of me, Rosie and Josie Wales. I got up the courage of telling him that I was going to go look at the dogs in Whitehouse and he playfully put his hands around my neck--then said okay it is just another to feed and play with. But he said, you know that if we go to the shelter we will come home with a dog and it could be an expensive mistake. He is correct, that is why I want others to look at these two dogs before I go there. I cannot consider the mix because of the fact that it is the Havanese temperment that has endeared me to this breed.

I would love to get one from a breeder, but most would still want a lot of money for the retired show dog and it is not fair to ask DH to put out a lot of money for another dog when I know there are things that he would like to have and won't buy so that I can have things that I want. We are like the couple in the story by somebody, can't think of his name. anyway, he had a watch and no fob for it and she had long hair and no comb. He sold his watch to buy her a comb and she cut her hair and made a fob for his watch. It has gotten that way with us. I don't want to put anything else on him that is a burden and he wants me to have anything I want. Took long enough. lol
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Lucille, you and your husband are blessed, both directions. What a delight to read about you and him!!

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Lucile, the minute I looked at Oliver, especially his full coated photo, I fell in love with him. If he's still available, I have a good feeling about this one. Having nothing to do with this, would you pm me with your phone number. I'd like to call you.

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