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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-12-2007, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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a, bargin $199.00, or not?

i was at a pet shop i usually do not go to because they sell dozens of puppies. they are going out of business and everything was on sale. i was shopping for a toy for coco when my husband discovered a 1500.$ havanese puppy for 199.$. he said we cold buy and take it home right then. i was so tempted, and had a hard time passing it by as we are recently retired and can not afford the cost of any medical problems that might arise. it was a difficult decision and i am having a hard time getting the little guy out of my mind. judith
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Was it really a Havanese???I am almost certain it must have been a mix of some sort.Not one person that has asked about Duncan has ever heard of Havanese.They all guess some kind of poodle.maltese or something else.
But,on the other hand,if it was,and someone is lucky enough to scoop up that doggie they will be oh so happy!!!


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That is a tuff one....very well could be a havanese if they are going out of biz and trying to eliminate the inventory such a sad comment...

As we all know at anytime something unexpected can happen to our babies..if you are serious about wanting another it would be a risk not knowing background but for that price you could get alot of vet care for the price of most hav puppies (did they have the price posted before "the sale?")

think you have to go with eyes wide open, but the little guy could be a wonderful pet...

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There was havanee puppy for sale at a local PJs pet store a few weeks ago. They were asking $1650. I doubt they would sell a purebread for $200?? Did you ask any questions about it? Like where it came from? and all that good stuff??

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Are you near Indy??

that's tempting for sure...

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That would be very hard to look at him and you know that he needs a good home. Maybe you could have someone who knows what to look for in a dog and see what they say. You never know he could be a Gem!!!!! You just need to do what you feel is best.
Let us know what you do!!!!
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It might have been worth it to ask about whether it came with a vet check - return policy meaning you could get it checked and if it had a major health issue you could return it .
Of course once you hold them in your arms and take them home it is difficult to let them go . They capture your heart no doubt about it..
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Please do not ever buy from a pet store!!!
These puppies are from a puppy mill, sold by the so called breeders, to a broker, who sells them to the pet stores!

Yes, they are cute, but if you buy from a pet store, you are buying a pup from unknown lineage, from 'breeders' who have not a care as to where their pups go, many health issues could (and do) arise from these breeders who breed for the money, not for the betterment of the breed.

The parents live in deplorable conditions. For their entire lives, producing puppies, bred every heat, until their bodies give out. They live without benefit of love, without proper care, usually in small cages. Small cages where they live on wire with hardly any room to turn around. Many times they have cages above them where those occupants waste fall on them. Outside in all the elements of weather. Minimal human contact.

If you buy from a pet store, you are contributing to the harsh lifes of the parents. You are enabling the puppy mills to stay in business.


So again.. PLEASE do not buy from pet stores.
Think of the parents, and how they are living.
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Yes you are right -
I am not encouraging anyone to buy from a Pet Store - I guess it just wishful thinking on my part .. I am still hoping that there are honest honorable caring people running these stores . I do know better ..
. Where we live no dogs are sold in pet stores . When it used to be allowed it would make me so sad so I would literaly cross the road to avoid them ..
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the pet store is going out of business, the puppy comes with a year quarantee, whatever that means. we didn't hold/play with her as i knew it would be harder to resist taking her home. even though we are unable to adopt at this time, i still feel it isn't her fault where she comes from. still i have a hard time forgetting her, will follow up and see what happens to her.
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