I posted some of this on another thread. But, thought I'd start a new one to get more advice.
We have two dogs right now, Daisy who is a 3 yr old bichon/cocker mix, and Cooper, 1 yr old Havanese.
I do quite a bit of volunteering with the local rescue groups. Everything from taking pics of the pups for one group for Petfinder, to taking the big dogs from another to the dog park on Thurs. And some Sat. mornings, I devote my time to walking a dog or two around Petsmart on adoption day.
So, needless to say..I love dogs
I really thought our next, if there was to be one. Would be another rescue.
Daisy was a rescue from a Bichon rescue, from a puppy mill raid
Yes, she's one of those "designer dogs" (do we have an eye rolling guy around here?)
Anyways, we'd come to the decision that maybe, instead of buying, or rescuing another dog..we would foster. Help more then one, etc. But, we're afraid our kiddos may get too attach (as would I).
Then I started looking up Havanese, just for the heck of it on Petfinder. Really never thought we'd have another. LOVE them, but really were leaning more towards rescue, then buying another purebred pup.
Well, I saw this guy Ralph that I posted about a few days ago. Just thought he was cute..not too serious.
THEN..I saw Noel. Oh, she's just a doll. We've joked that because we have a white doggie, and a black one..we wanted a black and white one next time. And sure enough..that's what this one is. AND, a girl. Which I wanted again (I'm sooo out numbered in this house with four sons
So here's where I need advice. What do I ask this place that has her? I asked just a few questions, and got back that she's 3 months old. From show parents, but her ear was bitten by another dog, and has had to be drained, tended to, etc. And basically will most likely only have one ear (visually). I don't care. I'm not going to show her, breed her. Just love her
I know nothing about health testing, temperament..other then she said she's very playful, sweet, etc.
AND, I was thinking she'd have to be shipped. As it turns out, the woman is offering to meet me in a town just two hours away!! I'm geographically impaired, lol. I didn't realize they were as close as they were.
Anyways..tips? advice? redflags from this rescue?
I'm kind of clueless and really just want the best result for this pup and my family.
My computer has been acting up, so I haven't responded to the woman's last email. For all I know, she's been adopted. Which I would be fine with. As long as the girl gets a nice home
Oh, I also have the fear of being the crazy dog lady with the three yappy dogs, lol. Is three just a NUTSO idea in general?