Does anybody realize the outstanding prices on dogs?!?!? I was looking into Labs, but holy crap lots of $$$$
Yes, very expensive! My yorkie & boxer were both expensive and expensive for shots & checkups also!
I have checked with humane society but our local one doesnt have the breed Im looking for. But I could expand my search LOL
We bought a yellow lab when we got married! Daisy will be 5 soon! Trust me wit is worth the money. We paid 800 for her but they can cost even more so we were lucky.
After a lot of research on my daughters and I decided on a Newfie. We tried a local shelter first but we never got a response from them. Plus I always heard my mom's voice (again) in my head to get a dog as a puppy when you have small children because you don't know the history of the dog and it's better for them to grow up together. We are SOOO glad we went with her advice and my gut. The children saved and pooled their money, with us chipping in what they were short and we paid $300 for Padfoot, a Newfie/Retriever mix. He watches over the children and is showing what a great dog he is turning out to be.....now that he's at the end of his puppyhood - he turns two this month. He has been a VERY active puppy!
That's nice you got to know the history, but it isn't always the case. It made me nervous thinking about adopting a shelter dog even though I went ahead and visited the shelter, applied etc. Still two years later and we've never heard one word from them even to ask if we would consider another breed. I think we each have to do what we feel is best. I also think the shelter was not favorable of us 1.) because of our family size 2.) because we wanted an outside dog and do not have a fenced yard. Their questionnaire pointed to the opposite for #2.
It can be expensive but usually if you look at rescues it is much better and more reasonable. we got one of our labs when she was just a puppy from a rescue and she is so sweet and it was just a $200 adoption fee
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