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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by haeveymolly, Aug 9, 2009.


  1. haeveymolly

    haeveymolly PetForums VIP

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    I want honest opinions on this, as i feel my heart starting to rule my head:rolleyes: we have had 3 springers we have 2 at the moment harvey 9 years (very young 9 year old) and molly who is 12months who is very steady well behaved dog, a friend of mine works with a lady who has a 11 week old springer and basically cant cope as the puppy is round her feet when she is ironing O.M.G what did she think a puppy was going to do:mad: she is at work all day lives near work so goes home at dinner to see it, not long enough i think for a puppy, last week she was speaking to my friend about re- homing and this is where i come into the equation, a massive springer lover, a springer that is with an unsuitable owner and might be up for re-homing.

    "I want it" is my first thoughts, but i have a young bitch and this dog is a bitch, mine and we have been lucky is exceptionally well behaved and not all my doing either, so ime thinking could an 8 week spoil her, will there be fights, harvey has to weather the storm again till the silly puppy biting etc stops, Please,please what do i do,? what would you all do? tell me straight, thats what i need you all to do, my head says no, my heart says yes.:(
     
  2. Acacia86

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    I would love to give you advise but if it were me in your shoes i'd take her!!! I wish i could have another pup now, but my Springer still isn't 100% so bringing another puppy in would ruin him i think, and the puppy! I have to wait until at least middle/end of next year now :( maybe longer.

    Good luck and let me know what you decide :)
     
  3. aurora

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    we introduced a new puppy to my other bitch and have had no problems, but my older bitch was 2 when we had our new addition, and we also had at the time a 9 year old male jrt. With carefull introductions it could work, but are you prepared for all the extra work another dog will bring and the added cost. Yes it is great that you want to rehome this puppy, but it will come with more cost, and the extra time with training etc.

    hope all goes well what ever you decide. |That woman wants her head reading, what did she expect of a puppy it's going to get under feet and be a lot of work in the early days. some people should never have animals:cursing:

    good luck let us know how you get on:)
     
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    hi, oh dear this is a tough one, if i were in your shoes i would also be struggling with the decision, but i think that you should give it a go, and like aurora said with careful introductions it should work. let us know what you decide, good luck
     
  5. haeveymolly

    haeveymolly PetForums VIP

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    The cost or training is fine and we had harveys brother he was 18months when we got harvey and they never fought and become exeptionally close just wondered if bitches were different and if the closer in age they are the lesser risk og confliction
     
  6. Badger's Mum

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    I'd say go for it:D My two bitches get on fine.
     
  7. Spaniel mad

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    I would say take her and if you dont bring her to me and i will have her


    Im a sucker for springers. They are my favourite breed
     
  8. haeveymolly

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    So am i you will understand why ime struggling with this, my friend said if she still wants to re-home she will let me know she will see her at work tmorra i just cant understand some people my friend said she has gone away for he weekend and the pwners friend is pup sitting wouldnt you have thought she would take advantage of the weekend to try and come to grips with her, this is why i think this pup needs me:(
     
  9. haeveymolly

    haeveymolly PetForums VIP

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    What are their age difference
     
  10. Spaniel mad

    Spaniel mad PetForums VIP

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    i dont understand y some people get dogs

    They think they are just going to slip in and be the perfect dog

    That pup deffo needs out of there

    Also i have 6 bitches and they all get along great

    Kaydee is 6
    Lilo is 5
    storm is 3
    Miley is 20 Months
    pups are 11 weeks

    I had no trouble introducing them to eachother
     
  11. Badger's Mum

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    And mine i can alway's find room for one:D
     
  12. Spaniel mad

    Spaniel mad PetForums VIP

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    same here

    I wouldnt be able to say no lol
     
  13. Boston

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    id say go for it if you can cope with another dog i have 6 girls and had no problems with training or anything like this :)
    ages of mine are
    2x 8 year old girls
    1x 6 years old
    1x nearly 4 years old
    1x 2 years old
    1x nearly 2 years old
     
  14. haeveymolly

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    Thanks everyone you are all very positive about this, my friend did say she is a real animal lover, always had cats she is now on her own and wanted a dog for more company but she has quickly realised that pups are very hard work she was in tears at work a the prospect at her going, what a shame she cant weather the storm she would be a lovely companion, it just worrys me that if she finds ironing with a pup around her feet stressfull, how is she going to manage all the other trials and tribulations to come.
     
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    Has she tried carrying the food to the table with pups under your feet, tryin got peg washing out with pups under your feet, trying to hoover with pups under your feet and so on....

    i think thats part of the fun
     
  16. haeveymolly

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    I agree it is, molly is 1 and harvey 9 but try and load the dishwasher with their heads stuck in it:rolleyes: load the washer half a dozen times cos molly loves dirty washing, little bugger, wouldnt life be dull if we didnt have them, i will admit though i have craved for dull at times.
     
  17. Spaniel mad

    Spaniel mad PetForums VIP

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    Me too

    Theres been times when i wish they would go away and give me peace but thats a rare thing and i would be lost without my babies
     
  18. BigBearsRule

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    We introduced our 2 girl puppies into a house with a 12ish year old, old lady.
    they skirted around each other for a couple of days, there was a growl or two ,whilst they got used to each other, there been no bother ever since. Sleep together, eat together etc
    Go for it and give the pup a better life
     
  19. KarenHSmith

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    I would take the dog on if I were you - depending if you have the time, which I am sure you have. Perhaps, the pup could also do with some dog socialising and would properly benefit that whilst living with you!

    Taylor, my GSD is always getting under everyone's feet, sometimes he doesn't move at all and waits for you to say move or just for you to move around him :rolleyes: but a little springer wouldn't be so bad under your feet, would it?

    Good luck - let us know, if you get him.
     
  20. james1

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    Its supposed to be that once you get a springer you can never stop.:D

    My personal opinion though, is not to take her, she sounds irresponsible enough to have bought a pup with little thought. And for her to be thinking of rehoming it at 11wks to crys out that she didnt buy or spend well.

    If you have KC papers its a different matter - if you can go to the breeder and see mum and dad its a different matter. Id treat it as if you were buying a pup from new (which basically this is) and see if you would take her. If there are any issues with this then id leave it - you dont know what trouble youll be getting into.

    Realistically, there are plently of potential owners, its just sad that you are so close to this woman and have a love of dogs. See if she settles down - but it does sound as though shes had little thought for the pup yes.

    Have you not spoken to her that at 11wks, its not surprising that a pup is wanting to interact. Infact she should be happy that as a perfect stranger to her that she is trying to... it could spell a good future if you do decide to take her - most bitches are quite shy. :confused::)


    (she could just be pulling your chain wanting attention in the office or something... because if she had made the decision to get a dog, made provisions and got beds etc etc she might just be all hot air - but, if you do go forward with it, think about where the pup has come from without doubt):D
     
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