Currently have 2 small inside dogs shih tzu 13 years old, (got her at 16 weeks old) , a mixed poodle rescue approx 4 years old ( approx 1 1/2 when he came to live with us, and (3) 7 week old german shepherd puppies.
A neighbor I've known for a few months ( we just moved to the area) had two beautiful german shepherds. She was moving and couldn't take dogs. Both adults and 6 puppies were found homes. She said she was going to take the last (3) puppies to the shelter on the 1st of this month as her new apartment did not allow dogs. They did not have their shots and after knowing of the diseases that spread through the animal shelter , coupled with my naiveness of owning 6 week puppies , I told her id take them in. I found this site to help me, since I own small dogs and none of them that young. I have given them their first set of shots and have found homes for 2 of them . I am giving them away. Both new owners are active people. (both puppies are Black and Tan), and now only have the sable left. My poodle loves him but my shih tzu ignores him and when he's running around the house she growls at him.
Having these puppies for the past week, has turned the lives of me and my kids 23 and 19 , upside down. We have arranged our schedules so that someone has been home at all times. They have gone from being outside dogs with their mother to inside dogs and we have been potty training with midnight, 2 am , 4 am , 6 am etc visits to the yard to potty. I'm sooo tired so if I have misspellings, please forgive.
With much thought, or maybe not much thought ha ha, we have decided to keep the last puppy and have officially named him Dexter, yes the serial killer from the show Dexter, and call him Dex for short. He has already learned to sit and comes when called. He is a very smart puppy. Since this is our first big dog I expect to have many questions and am hoping to use this site to make sure we do things right.