Zoya, Ricky's mom
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Kirkland WA
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Need advice about adding a Havanese to our family
Hi. I am so glad a forum like this exists, and I apologize in advance if I am posting in the wrong area. I am hoping a few of you can give me advice. I am looking to add a Havanese to our family and am undecided about rescuing an adult, or acquiring a puppy.
I am a stay at home mom with children ages 11, 7, and 2.5. We often visit my motherís farm where she has dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, and cows. So we need our new buddy to be animal and people friendly.
My daughter leaves for preschool this coming fall, so our new pooch would primarily be my companion. I am very interested in a dog that would excel at therapy work. I am invested in training him/her.
I live in the suburbs of Seattle in a dog friendly community (we have large open area where all the neighbors meet with their dogs for play dates). What age of Havanese would be a better fit for our family dynamic, and future wish of therapy dog training? Can anyone recommend an ethical and responsible Breeder in the WA state area? Does anyone have experience adopting a retired show dog, and willing to share the pluses or minuses of going that route?
Thank you for your time!!