Would you pass on a free Havanese?
Ok, this is like 6 degrees of Havanese....well actually only 4.
My cousin, has a friend that is taking care of a havanese for a friend (the owner). The owner of it just had a baby and can't keep up with a puppy and a baby and is going back to work full time. So her friend offered to take it for awhile. He would love to keep it but works long hours and isn't home much. - My cousin was asked if she wanted it as her dog passed away a couple years ago, but she doesn't want to go through the puppy thing again and she has a full time job and is a single mother. So her time is precious to her and wouldn't feel taking the dog to be in its best interest.
At christmas time, I was talking to her about the Havanese and how I was interested in the breed. She remembered that conversation and got a hold of me.
Not knowing much about the puppy other wise it was born in the fall...like Sep or October of 2007. It is in great health and has been kept up with all its vet wellness visits and vaccines to date. I don't think it is spayed yet. She was pretty sure that she didn't pay what the 'going rate' is for the Havanese from a reputable breeder, so probably a breeder that does no health testing.
If they can't find a home, they will be giving it to the shelter in their area.
Is it worth it to rescue this puppy from going from home to home just to end up in a shelter. Although I am sure it would be adopted quickly.
Would you pass on a puppy like this? Torn in my decision as the timing isn't perfect for us right now. But I am home most of the day (stay at home mom), just trying to get somethings done around the house. Nothing hazardous or dangerous, just cleaning out basement, closests, etc. for a rummage sale in May. then after that...pretty free for the rest of the year.
Plus we have a 16 year old dog that is ailing and having accidents in her gated area. 16 year old in on linoleum so it is quickly cleaned up and sanitized. I wouldn't want the 'new puppy' to get confused of the scents in the house that it is ok to go potty in the house.
Outside, not a problem, I can put up an expen for a potty area until we get a fenced in run put up.
** My senior dog has started defecating in her pillow this past week and has been pooping on our driveway and sidewalks. She has only gone in the grass up until this past fall. Now...when she has to go...she just goes wherever she is at that moment. She seems 'lost' and like she has forgotten all of her training. ** Vet said there was no medical problems for her defecating. Just old age. THough she does have other health problems non-related.
Oh, soooo confused. I just don't want the excitement of a puppy to overshadow some of the other things that it will come home to.