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Old 01-07-2013, 11:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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All previous advice given is excellent. I just want to wish you luck and please keep us posted. It sounds like you are being careful and thoughtful in your decision making process. If you do take the baby, you will find a wealth of information about the breed and lots of support and friendship here.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My Cassie was also from a puppy mill and lived 17 years with very little health issues. However, this needs to be looked at as a rescue. Some turn out great like Cassie but some have major health issues. That probably wouldn't stop me I adopted a JRT with major issues he lived 5 years and I still don't regret his short life. He was a joy.
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I'm waiting for the latest news. I just want to say that no puppy mill would take back a dog or insist on approving a transfer in ownership. PA may be home to a lot of puppy mills, but there are also some top notch show breeders there. I know, my MiMi comes from PA.
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I'm waiting for the latest news. I just want to say that no puppy mill would take back a dog or insist on approving a transfer in ownership. PA may be home to a lot of puppy mills, but there are also some top notch show breeders there. I know, my MiMi comes from PA.
I couldn't agree more. Once a puppy miller gets a couple hundred bucks for a puppy he is done with it. No money back guarantee so this puppy would not go back to the puppy mill. A puppy miller doesn't care where that puppy ends up. A puppy miller will also not sell with a contract or health guarantee so there is no paperwork to transfer.

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Old 01-07-2013, 04:22 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I know I'm against puppy mills and pet store puppies.

To be honest - a pet store puppy is a FORTUNE to begin with...so I doubt if this was a "cheap" puppy that it came from one, but probably came directly from a broker or a miller.

With that said.....

At this point I would take the puppy.

The breeder taking it back.... most won't (brokers/millers). And so you may never hear back from them.

Your friend will have to find another home for the puppy....

I'd take the puppy and give it the best life you can. Get insurance on it the day you get that puppy, and take him into a vet and have them document that the puppy is in good health, have his knees documented as good, etc.

When I signed Grace up the day we got her the lady who did it told me to do that - to take her in that next day and have all of that documented so future claims would be covered.

Let us know how it goes....
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:37 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Hello From Pa---I Can Understand Your Concern-I Have Been This Route Somewhat Myself--I Have My First Maltese 9 mo Old. He Has Changed My Life So Much. I Bought Him Local In My Town Just Was Lucky-But Searching For Another Is So Unsafe And Scary To Me. I Do Hope All Will BE WELL-For You.

You Will Love Being A Malty Mommy-----Also You Can Learn So Very Much From This Site. It Has Calmed My Fears Many Of Times.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:13 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I think it is great this person is willing to give you the puppy, knowing you'll give it a good home, rather than do what other schmucks do and try to sell it on Craigslist. I have no doubt this puppy came from a puppy mill so no worries on transfer of ownership. I'd take it, and as others have said, get insurance asap and a check up. I know we talk alot about health issues will mill puppies, but please understand that does not mean all mill puppies are guaranteed to have health problems. Please check back in and let us know what you decide!!
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:13 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Morning everyone,

Haven't heard from him yet, but will keep you updated if he comes in before the Board meeting this morning.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:06 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Have you heard anything yet???????
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Have you seen pictures of the puppy yet?? I'm so excited for you!! I hope you get him!!
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