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Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?UPDATED to show you what I Found!!!

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shell
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Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?UPDATED to show you what I Found!!!

What website did you use and how did you get your pet?
They can't just mail him to your house, or could they??Chat Icon


TIA!!

Message edited 5/2/2007 1:23:01 PM.

Posted 5/1/07 1:54 PM
 
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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

My BIL did. You pay to have the dog shipped on an airplane. You will also pay for tranquilizers.

Posted 5/1/07 2:14 PM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

we did, paid for the airfare, not the tranquilizers, although honestly, I don't remember if they were given to him... I don't think they were

Posted 5/1/07 2:28 PM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

two of my dogs came from anohter state.

they dont shp them to your house, you pick them up for teh airport. i hd to pay for airfare and kennel to ship htem in


one i found on her breeders website, the other i found on an adoption site

Posted 5/1/07 3:01 PM
 

shell
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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

So, then it's a safe thing to do.

How did you pay for your pet? Through paypal?

Posted 5/1/07 4:29 PM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

Posted by shell

So, then it's a safe thing to do.

How did you pay for your pet? Through paypal?



well, where are you getting your dog from?

dont go through any sites like puppyfind.com or terrificpets.com or nextdaypets.com or any websites like wizardofclaws.com or divapups.com

shipping a pup you need to take necassary precautions.
any breeder that accepts PayPal i might be weary of.

i sent in a deposti and then the rest. both in check form from the breeder.

the adoption fee of the other dog was also in check form

Message edited 5/1/2007 5:46:57 PM.

Posted 5/1/07 5:46 PM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

Posted by shell

So, then it's a safe thing to do.

How did you pay for your pet? Through paypal?


ETA: I did not use a website, I went STRICTLY by personal recommendations from people that I knew were knowledgeable.

I went to Pittsburgh in person. Since it is harder to tell over email & the phone if the breeder is a responsible breeder as opposed to a puppy mill or back yard breeder, we decided to make a trip of it to go get Pyxie. I am so glad we did b/c she was WAY too small to "ship" at only 2.75 lbs. And we got to see the dame & the other puppies from the litter, as well as the Sire from a previous litter & a few of the breeders' records for pedigrees & lineage records of how she was tracking the genetic line for the AKC. She was awesome.

If I were adopting through a rescue agency, then I would trust what their foster would recommend as far as what the dog could handle for shipping or travel.

Certain states are hot spots for Puppy mills, so please be careful & do your research before committing to a new pet.

Please feel free to FM me if you have any questions, or if you'd like for me to send you a list of questions to help determine if a breeder is legitimate.

Message edited 5/1/2007 5:53:12 PM.

Posted 5/1/07 5:51 PM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

Posted by shell

So, then it's a safe thing to do.

How did you pay for your pet? Through paypal?



honestly, I love my dog to death..he is so special to us and I do not regret getting HIM, but I do regret the way I went about it- he came from a state that has a lot of puppymills, he was from puppyfinder.com... just be careful!

Posted 5/1/07 6:00 PM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

I wouldn't be entirely comfortable with having a dog flown in. That's just my opinion. I guess I would do my best to find one locally, travel to the dog or work with a rescue that has a volunteer transport program.

Posted 5/1/07 6:49 PM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

I got Jersey from.....well Jersey =), but it's so close we just drove.

Posted 5/1/07 7:46 PM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

I'm going to try to adopt a dog from PA and we'll be picking him up.
When I tried to adopt one from Nebrasksa, someone was going to put him on a plane and we would've picked him up from the airport.

Posted 5/1/07 8:06 PM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

Thank you all for your feedback!!

I didn't commit to any website to buy a puppy. I was just browsing for pups(boston terriers) and came across this site....(nextdaypets.com)

I just thought they were a bit cheaper than what I was quoted.

IMO I think I would feel better picking up my puppy...I just wanted to see if anyone has bought a pup from a website and how the turnout was.

Thank you all!!!!Chat Icon

Posted 5/1/07 9:31 PM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

You are very welcome. The only website I really use in the initial search is the AKC website to find breed resources.

Nextdaypets.com is full of Puppy Mills & Back Yard breeders. I would not recommend to use them.

Good luck!

Message edited 5/2/2007 6:47:01 AM.

Posted 5/2/07 6:46 AM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

I bought my Frenchie from Europuppy.com

They are VERY reputable and he flew over from HUNGARY!! Chat Icon No tranquilizers though.

Posted 5/2/07 9:02 AM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

Posted by chelle

I bought my Frenchie from Europuppy.com

They are VERY reputable and he flew over from HUNGARY!! Chat Icon No tranquilizers though.




im sure your dog is lovely, but that wesbite is the european version of puppyfind. full of backyard breeders & puppymills. sorry.





the point is, reputable breeders do NOT post listings such as those found on websites like puppyfind, nextdaypets, europuppy, etc..... they just NEVER would


eta: if you google it you will find that Europe is full of puppymills. Most are found in Hungary. (but are also found in places like ukraine and russia)

Message edited 5/2/2007 10:15:31 AM.

Posted 5/2/07 10:11 AM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

Posted by ThusSpokeLaLolita

the point is, reputable breeders do NOT post listings such as those found on websites like puppyfind, nextdaypets, europuppy, etc..... they just NEVER would
QUOTE]

ok but how do you know that? that's an awfly broad statement to be making? Chat Icon

Posted 5/2/07 10:45 AM
 

chelle
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Isn't it obvious?

Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

Posted by ThusSpokeLaLolita
eta: if you google it you will find that Europe is full of puppymills. Most are found in Hungary. (but are also found in places like ukraine and russia)



And the US doesn't? How about the DISGUSTING puppy mills here?

Posted 5/2/07 10:56 AM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

Posted by aliwnec10

Posted by ThusSpokeLaLolita

the point is, reputable breeders do NOT post listings such as those found on websites like puppyfind, nextdaypets, europuppy, etc..... they just NEVER would




ok but how do you know that? that's an awfly broad statement to be making? Chat Icon



It is a broad statement, but it has validity. It is in the same way that a pet-store dog is not from a reputable breeder, for the same reasons. Responsible breeders, for the most part, are more intensely interrogating where their dogs end up, as in the new owner, rather than using a broker to find any buyer for their dogs.

Reputable breeders have ONLY their reputation. They are very particular about where their "pet-quality" dogs go, and do their best to ensure that the majority of their litters (only once or twice a year) are NOT only pet-quality. They do not make their living off of dogs that are not show or future breeding quality, and the more of them they produce, the less attractive their breeding lines are to other reputable breeders, which is where they make their living enhancing and excelling at their breed.

There are some breeders of dogs that are not yet AKC recognised that might utilise these types of web-brokers, such as your irish russel terrier, or the newer Bahamas dog. For the most part these breeders on this site are breeding dogs unethically and are BYBs or PMs and need to " get rid of their stock." Reputable breeders normally do not have a sense of urgency to get rid of even their pet-quality dogs, since they do not overbreed. That is why it is so important to have a list of questions and to know what else to look for when interviewing a potential breeder for your next pet.

Hope this helps.Chat Icon

Message edited 5/2/2007 11:00:31 AM.

Posted 5/2/07 10:59 AM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

Posted by ThusSpokeLaLolita

eta: if you google it you will find that Europe is full of puppymills. Most are found in Hungary. (but are also found in places like ukraine and russia)




Yes but so is the U.S. So i'm not sure you can make that overall assumption that everywhere in Europe is puppymills or that someone else who received their dog from somewhere in Europe wasn't legit. Chat Icon That's an unfair assumption...

Posted 5/2/07 11:00 AM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

There are hot spots all over for PMs, many of which are here in the US. I think many people just don't know that it occurs outside the US as well. I got my Chinese Crested from PA, which is one of the worst states for PMs, but I took the time & researched my breeder & made sure she was legit & reputable. I think that is the most important thing, to do as much breed & breeder research as possible.

Posted 5/2/07 11:09 AM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

Posted by MsMBV

There are hot spots all over for PMs, many of which are here in the US. I think many people just don't know that it occurs outside the US as well. I got my Chinese Crested from PA, which is one of the worst states for PMs, but I took the time & researched my breeder & made sure she was legit & reputable. I think that is the most important thing, to do as much breed & breeder research as possible.



I agree. It's up to the person to do the research to make sure.

Posted 5/2/07 11:11 AM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

Posted by chelle

Posted by ThusSpokeLaLolita
eta: if you google it you will find that Europe is full of puppymills. Most are found in Hungary. (but are also found in places like ukraine and russia)



And the US doesn't? How about the DISGUSTING puppy mills here?




whats the difference? a puppymill is a puppymill. whether is be in america or abroad, they are ALL disgusting.

i was simply lettign you know since you said it was VERY reputable and in fact it is quite the opposite. i just dont want to see anymore people supporting mills.

most do not know about puppymills over there, sorry for trying to throw some information & facts out there.

Message edited 5/2/2007 11:53:05 AM.

Posted 5/2/07 11:49 AM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

Posted by aliwnec10

Posted by ThusSpokeLaLolita

eta: if you google it you will find that Europe is full of puppymills. Most are found in Hungary. (but are also found in places like ukraine and russia)




Yes but so is the U.S. So i'm not sure you can make that overall assumption that everywhere in Europe is puppymills or that someone else who received their dog from somewhere in Europe wasn't legit. Chat Icon That's an unfair assumption...



huh? i think you misunderstood me.

i never made the assumption that everywhere in europe is puppymills. this is completely untrue, there are some extremely reputable breeders in europe. just as there are in america. and there are puppymills there just as there is here.

i was tellign the OP that most of the breeders on that europuppy.com site is byb & millers. not making a generalization of the whole of europeChat Icon

Posted 5/2/07 11:52 AM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

I think I would expect that anyone who is selling me a dog will be screening me just as much as I am screening them. If they just ship out the dog when they get payment, they don't care too much about their breeding program. There are breeders who enforce spay/neuter agreements and breeders who will take back their animals if there is a reason that the buyers can't keep them.

With my particular breed, as I am sure with all breeds, a good breeder has to know a good deal about genetics. If you breed 2 dachshunds that carry the gene for dappled coat (which is actually a very pretty coat), you could get a double dapple, which also has a beautiful coat but they are often deaf or blind or have other medical problems (that may be more severe than the blindness/deafness). It is hard to know whether your dog carries that gene, b/c not all of them will have that coat pattern. Many BYBs go ahead and breed dachshunds not knowing this basic fact, and they get dogs with pretty coats. If they get 1-2 blind dogs from a litter, they don't seem to worry about it b/c the rest of the litter is very good looking and for the dog with medical problems, they can still get a reduced price or even a rescue that will take the blind or deaf dog.

I don't mean to hijack, I don't get the opportunity to explain this very often and it's something I only learned after I got my dog.

Message edited 5/2/2007 12:09:23 PM.

Posted 5/2/07 12:07 PM
 

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Re: Has anyone bought or adopted a dog form another state?

Sorry, I didn't mean to start anything. I am very grateful for ALL the info everyone gave me. I was so unaware of how many PMs there really are...

I know I said, I was looking for BTs but I was searching the shelter websites on LI and came across this baby. I am in LOVE....


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