Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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My six year old has suddenly passed.
Dear Havanese Members,
My husband and I are beginning the careful process of finding a new pup, (hence breeder) to bring into our lives. We recently and suddenly lost our six year old boy, Wiley. He was such an excellent boy, so lively and devoted, making us laugh at the simplest things. We miss him so.
While we know we cannot replace him, we are aware of the joy a pup brings to one's life and want to start what can be a long process of finding our next family member.
We are hooked on the Havanese breed for all the reasons I'm sure you are aware of, their intelligence, spunk and yes, even the "Velcro dog" aspect of their breed.
We are both retired from jobs in Education and love the outdoors. We live on the central coast of California, near San Luis Obispo where there are many quiet beaches, boardwalks and a very pet friendly community.
I say it could be a long process for two reasons. One is because we are very rational people who don't take adoption lightly and secondly we want a larger, taller pup. Our Wiley was a BIG BOY. He was quite tall for a Hav, more of a medium sized dog weighing 30lbs.
He was perfect for the rough and tumble of hiking and climbing and swimming. We know he was unique (far from standard) and that we may have a tough time finding a larger pup. We realize that Wiley was not a normal sized Hav but would still hope for another anomaly with a taller pup. Wiley was a chocolate particolour with a beautiful coat, we adopted him from Nevena's Chocolates. I know chocolates are not common so I'm not so concerned with color or even gender.
So, even though we are still in mourning for our precious boy, I want to start putting it out there so we don't miss an opportunity if/when it arises to find our new family member.
Any recommendations for reputable breeders who breed a little larger pup?
Any feedback is welcome and appreciated.
Los Osos, California