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Old 11-20-2012, 08:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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How did these people get him from a breeder and need to give him up already and he's only 7 weeks old- seems suspicious- or they got him waaayyyy too young!
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Where did you find this puppy? Is this family asking much for him? I would be very leery with their story...it does sound sketchy.
IF this pup is 'free' then by all means take it! But don't believe that the story is what these people are telling you. IF they got it from a breeder, they should have returned it to the breeder. And responsible breeders would not want their puppies being re-homed buy their clients/they'd rather do that themselves to ensure their pups were accounted for and safely placed. It is cute, but the head and body are not in balance....body looks very tiny in comparison(rottie mix?).
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From what the people who have the puppy say, they went on vacation one week ago and adopted him. They claim that they got the puppy from Tennessee, and I'm from Michigan. They said that their older dog does not get along with him and they're not ready for a puppy because they also have children. I know there are many dogs out there, and I may just want to pass on this one because of my want for a purebred German Shepherd. They told me that the father was a pure white German shepherd, That they saw when they adopted the dog from the breeder on site.


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If he's free, then by all means rescue him.
But if they want anything beyond maybe $25.00 for deworming and a vaccine, then do not do it.
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They're asking a $180 Adoption fee. No papers


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Old 11-20-2012, 08:51 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'd probably pass..just because the situation sounds odd.
Do you want a young pup, or is a rescue something you would think about? This rescue has several adopted lately, maybe put your family on the list for one that fits you. https://www.facebook.com/SouthwestMi...ShepherdRescue
If you want a purebred, then you should research lines and what fits best for you. There are several really good breeders in MI~ SL and WL's.
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I think I will take your advice, and I am definitely not specifically looking for a puppy. If I could find a good rescue, I would jump on it in a heartbeat. Any more information on Rescues would be extremely appreciated. I am a very active person, so I'm not looking for a old dog, Rather a dog that can be outdoors with me and still wants to play catch and run.


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Old 11-20-2012, 09:05 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Chad, what part of the state are you in?
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Either that pup is not pure GSD, or that pup is more like 3.5 weeks or 4 weeks old, or maybe, a dwarf? Does anyone know what a dwarf GSD puppy looks like.

If this is a GSD pup that is 7 weeks old, then it is a true runt, and looks like it has either suffered from serious malnutrition or has something seriously wrong with it. I wouldn't give 18.50 for the pup. Not to the owner. I think you are being lied to, or they were lied to. Either way, you are probably better off paying a proper amount for a dog, because this one will probably cost you more than that.

Still, it is a puppy, and it is alive, and it needs a loving home.
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That dog is pure dog, definitely not bread. Sorry, couldn't resist that one.

Anyway, the head on that dog looks like a rottie but its body is tiny! Something is not right. I think I would pass and and go through a reputable rescue instead.
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