|09-28-2013 06:02 PM|
|HARSH||I think it's a good idea to save money! No matter if you are saving it for the next dog or to use the money to the current dog in an emergency. I am so bad at saving, it never seems to succeed even if I'm trying my best. And she's a really beautiful dog by the way!|
|09-28-2013 06:00 PM|
I started saving for a pup 3 years ago, when the Ol Man turned 9. The original plan was to get a pup soon-ish so there wouldn't be the 'empty nest' issue if the Ol Man passed away sooner than expected but his arthritis was getting so bad it didn't feel right to get a hyper puppy. We knew the Ol Man would want to play, which would make his pain worse, or he'd be a grouch and we'd have issues between ol dog and baby dog.
So we waited and I just kept putting money aside thinking maybe we'd stumble on an older dog to adopt that would be a good companion but past the hyper puppy stage. Unfortunatly the Ol Man passed way too soon, much sooner than expected. I am thankful I was putting that money aside for so long-we were able to do everything, try everything, possible for the Ol Man before having to make that last decision. It was nice to not have to worry about finances at that time, it also made me feel better when we decided to let him go-that I wasn't HAVING to make that decision because we couldn't afford any other option (does that make sense?).
|09-28-2013 05:58 PM|
I think it's a great idea. Then you don't miss out in the dog of your dreams due to lack of money.
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|09-28-2013 05:44 PM|
|Kahrg4||I think it is highly practical. I have a separate "Puppy" bank account that all my boys' expenses come out of. Whether you decide to use the money for vet bills, a future pup, or even split between the two, I am sure you will know the right decision for you at the time. Either way, I think it's great that you are thinking ahead.|
|09-28-2013 04:40 PM|
She's very active with her hips and joints and I know a relative's dog(a Chow)who has it really bad. It's terrible.
|09-28-2013 03:37 PM|
It's always a good idea to save money. You're current dog may have increased medical costs as he gets older.
I know when Riley got sick it cost much more than another puppy.
|09-28-2013 03:26 PM|
|Cassidy's Mom||That "multi-color" is sable, and not at all rare! There's nothing at all wrong with starting to save your money now. Whether it ends up being for a new puppy when your dog is gone, or to cover increased vet costs that are often associated with senior pets, it's a good idea IMO.|
|09-28-2013 03:24 PM|
Is it wrong to start saving money for a GSD puppy while my current one is still alive
Yes, this has become a senseless moral dilemma for me, lol. But I was just thinking about starting to save money for a GSD, Dutch Shepherd, or a Belgian Malinois puppy. My dog is eight years old and won't be around after five years or so I do want to have some decent money saved up so I can really get a dog that is of high quality.
I would love to have a multi-colored German Shepherd like this one but I guess it would be rare, no?
I will be leaning on the BM due to their more heat resistance.