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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by common sense, Jun 29, 2020.


  1. common sense

    common sense PetForums Newbie

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    I know many of you already know this but here's another reminder from experience. When going to see a puppy always ask to see the mother and get pedigree papers if it's claimed to be a pedigree. If you can't see the mother WALK AWAY.

    We were naive in 2013 and saw a pocket Beagle advertised on Gumtree for £399. I can't believe the prices now, saw Beagle pups today at 5 grand. Took my daughter, 18, who fell in love with the black, brown and tan one that came to her first. Others were black and white. I thought we were just looking but wife got the cash out and she was ours. Had to call at PAH on the way home for stuff! No papers, he'd post them on LOL but never did, no mother, she was "out a walk with my wife" Alarm bells should have rung but as I say we knew very little about dogs and were naive. We were lucky as Evie's lovely and vet says he's pretty sure she's a full pedigree. She had worms but has otherwise been healthy. Seller had an Irish accent so maybe they were from an Irish puppy farm. My dad was Irish so recognised it and had heard of Irish puppy farms but still didn't put two and 2 together.

    Our daughter Rachel, only child, passed away in 2018 aged just 22 from sudden adult death syndrome and it breaks our heart that she had to leave Evie. We find the exercise hard sometimes but have to do it for her sake.
     
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    Picklelily PetForums VIP

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    It sounds as if you have been lucky with your dog
     
  3. SusieRainbow

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    How dreadful about your daughter. My best friends daughter died in the same way at 21, my friend and her husband are heavily involved with C.R.Y.
    But lovely that she had Evie's company in life, it was obviously meant to be.
     
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    common sense PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks. Yes we know about Cry.
     
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    common sense PetForums Newbie

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    Yes we were but not everyone's as lucky and get sick dogs.
     
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    Duggee PetForums Junior

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    I’m so sorry for the loss of your daughter, how devastating. My friend died aged 21 from sudden adult death syndrome.

    I agree with your post re seeing puppies and mums. We bought from a registered breeder and saw mum and siblings, but it still felt strange and a bit shady. The idea of puppy farms is sickening and I really hope that most people research who they’re buying from as much as possible before getting a puppy.

    Evie is a lucky dog to have such caring owners.
     
  7. Estell91

    Estell91 PetForums Newbie

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose someone you love more than life.

    I also had a bitter experience a few years ago. My godfather gave me a kitten for my Bday, and I fell in love with her. She was like a sun, but in a month she died. It turned out, that her mother was sick, but my godfather was unaware of it. So always pay attention to the documents, because it's hard to say goodbye to a pet
     
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