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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Waiting for our puppy!!!

Hi Everyone,

My name is Sharon and I am a Havanese puppy owner wannabe hence my user name. I feel like a stalker reading the Havanese Forum and not actually posting anything so I decided to come out of hiding. My family and I have absolutely fallen in love with this breed of dog. I am a speech therapist at a special education school and I plan on bringing my puppy to work with me. My goal is to get a puppy at the end of May or beginning of June, so my children and I can have the summer to play with, bond and train our new family member, before I return to work in late August. I have found 1 breeder who passes our breeder criteria, who has puppies due in March. Now the wait is on. I have been puppy supply shopping like a pregnant mom waiting for her baby to be born. My biggest concern is what if there isn't a puppy from this litter that matches our families needs. I would like to find another breeder that has puppies due in March, preferably in California, just so we have a back-up plan. I am also interested in any advice people have about bringing your dog to work. Thank you!
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 11:09 PM
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Welcome to the forum and keep us posted about your upcoming arrival!

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Sharon,
I am also a teacher and last year I brought my 10 week old puppy Linus to school with me every afternoon (I picked him up at lunch time). He is the most well adjusted little guy, and LOVES kids! I was teaching Title I reading, and had several age groups. The kids all wanted to walk him at recess, so I had them "earn" their turn to take him out. Also, I would have the behavior problem kids be "in charge" and they were the best at making sure everyone was gentle and kind to Linus.. My job is different this year and I don't get the chance to go home at lunch, but if I could, I'd bring my pups to school in a heartbeat!
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How exciting for you and your family. I remember when when waited for our first Havanese over 4 years ago. I think I bought every toy out there. I work from home, but did need to go into the office from time to time when we first got her. My fur kid loved all of the attention she got from everyone. I wish you all the best in your search. Sounds like you will have a very fun summer :-) Keep us posted and please send pictures when you bring him/her home.


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Sharon, check your private messages~!!


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Welcome Sharon....you're gonna love it here!
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Hi Sharon and to the forum! I can understand the waiting thing! I waited to get my Hav for a year and then it was another 3 month wait after he was born.

Shopping makes the wait a little easier to bear.


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Sharon! From a fellow special ed teacher and Hav lover! I have a private practice in my home now, after 17 yrs. in the classroom (I got sick and tired of the bureaucracy and left the system ).

My little Tori is almost 7 mos. old and is quite the motivator for my students. My younger students love to work toward earning "Tori time". She is so good w/them and loves it when they play with her.

I know you will love being a Hav mommy. They are absolutely the best! I often tell people they're the best kept secret of the dog world How wonderful you have found a good breeder w/puppies that will be ready when you are. As for a backup plan, I'd check the PM from Katie (who, BTW, may live around the corner from you, since she's in Rocklin), if you haven't already

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Welcome, Sharon. Congratulations on your choice of a Havanese. They are absolutely the best! There are a few really terrific breeders in your area. Perhaps we'll meet you at a future Northern California Havanese play date.

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Sharon, Welcome to the forum.

I was going to say that I am sure the breeders on here would steer you in the right direction. Usually if they don't have a puppy, they know someone who might. Then I saw that Katie had PM'd you, so maybe she has some good news for you. Good luck!


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