Waiting for our puppy!!! - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Puppy Area * Do not advertise dogs for sale here*

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 150
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
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!
wannabe is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 11:09 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 9,576
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 31 Times in 22 Posts
Welcome to the forum and keep us posted about your upcoming arrival!


Dora, Dasher, & Belle's Mommy

Thinking of adding a Neezer, check out this thread!
ama0722 is offline  
post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 11:16 PM
jmortenson's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 53
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
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!
jmortenson is offline  
post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 11:30 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 80
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.


HavSerenity is offline  
post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 11:46 PM
MopTop Havanese's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Rocklin, CA
Posts: 2,217
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 18 Times in 14 Posts
Sharon, check your private messages~!!


Paws.....and reflect on what life has given you~
MopTop Havanese is offline  
post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 11:53 PM
Valentino's Mom, Vicki
Doggie Nut's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 2,590
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
Welcome Sharon....you're gonna love it here!
Doggie Nut is offline  
post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-19-2008, 12:12 AM
Kubrick & Hitchcock's Mom
Lina's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 7,774
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 33 Times in 24 Posts
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.

Visit my blog
Check out my photos
Photography (pets, people, weddings) - TripleC Photography
Lina is offline  
post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-19-2008, 08:36 AM
Tori's mom
Leslie's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sunny SoCal
Posts: 4,988
Submit Photo: 19
Photo Submissions 10 Times in 6 Posts
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

As Vicki said, "You're gonna love it here!"


At our house, we spell happiness H-A-V-A-N-E-S-E
Leslie is offline  
post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-19-2008, 09:45 AM
mckennasedona's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Near San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 4,063
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 2 Times in 2 Posts
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.


mckennasedona is offline  
post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-19-2008, 09:50 AM
Senior Member
irnfit's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 8,619
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 19 Times in 19 Posts
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!

Kodi & Shelby's Mom and Julian's Grandma
irnfit is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome