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01-30-2015 04:02 PM
trcy
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Originally Posted by Stonevintage View Post
Mine's from a breeder. I had my name in with shelters and rescues in a 50 mile radius for 3 months, no GSD's.

One place said they would put my name on a list and call me when one became available for a $50.00 fee.

It's kinda sad. I'm in North Idaho and our local shelter participates in the Los Angeles program where they have volunteers fly a group of dogs to our area once a year for a 2nd chance from the kill shelter.

It's great but they only bring little dogs. Our shelter is no kill, but it's always full of pit bulls, very little selection for people and no room for other dogs.
I know the rescue I volunteer for will adopt out of state and fly adult dogs, but not the puppies.
01-30-2015 02:15 PM
Stonevintage Mine's from a breeder. I had my name in with shelters and rescues in a 50 mile radius for 3 months, no GSD's.

One place said they would put my name on a list and call me when one became available for a $50.00 fee.

It's kinda sad. I'm in North Idaho and our local shelter participates in the Los Angeles program where they have volunteers fly a group of dogs to our area once a year for a 2nd chance from the kill shelter.

It's great but they only bring little dogs. Our shelter is no kill, but it's always full of pit bulls, very little selection for people and no room for other dogs.
01-30-2015 12:18 PM
MyHans-someBoy Adopted Hans when he was 18 months old from a man getting out of police work. He had spent the better part of a year in a kennel and missed being trained and socialized at a crucial time, but turned into a very nice dog after we spent a lot of time in training classes as well as one-on-one training and socializing.
01-30-2015 12:04 PM
kelliewilson I bought mine at 10 weeks. from a wonderful breeder
01-30-2015 11:36 AM
Ruger Monster Bought Ruger from a breeder at 5 weeks, brought him home @ 7 weeks.
01-23-2015 10:46 AM
BARBIElovesSAILOR
Captain

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Originally Posted by gavykat View Post
I bought Khaleesi as a puppy from a family who bought her from a breeder and realized very quickly that they "didn't know what they were getting into". She isn't exactly a rescue, but when we got her, she was in atrocious shape. She's doing great now, but we still have trouble putting weight on her.
That's exactly what I'm going through right now with captain.
01-23-2015 10:40 AM
BARBIElovesSAILOR
Sailor and captain

I got Sailor from the dumb friends league in Colorado, he was $85. That was such a good deal considering,he was the best dog ever, and the most obedient, and came to me fully trained! He was my soulmate!

Captain, I am getting off of craigslist for free because his owner doesn't want him/doesn't know how to care for him/ doesn't have the means to care for him. So hopefully that is a good deal for me and it doesn't turn around and nip me in the butt hahah.
01-23-2015 09:05 AM
doggymom I got her from a family that posted on craigslist. They said she was 9 weeks old, but if her birthday is right, she was 13 weeks. She wasn't free, but I think I got a great deal

But I don't know which option to select then
01-22-2015 07:13 PM
Marcm157 I was on the fence about a Rescue or a puppy and decided to go the Rescue route for the second time. Our last was 1 years ago and a Yellow Lab, our 1st non GSD. The process them was tough but this time I found it extremely difficult and even invasive. I am in the process of having a fence installed which is no easy task in January in New York! The lack of a fence was a deal breaker at the first 2 rescues we applied at and was close to one at the last. However there was something so special about the little girl at the last rescue, that I decided to just give in and install a fence.

The process of adopting from a rescue was certainly different when looking specifically for a GSD as opposed to the last one which was a multi-breed rescue.

Either way, I'm thrilled to have given new life to our baby girl and whatever we went through sure seems worth it now.
01-12-2015 08:03 PM
Augustine We had originally planned on adopting one, but it was a bit difficult for numerous reasons. A lot of the GSD rescues did not allow first-time GSD owners to adopt, and/or they required fully fenced yards (ours isn't, we cannot afford to fence such large property, and frankly, fencing isn't even needed since we're so cut-off anyways), and we started looking around Halloween so many of the shelters were too busy to actually get back to us.

There was one really nice rescue, but the only GSD they had did not get along with cats, so that ruled them out. At that point I decided to try looking into breeders despite my distaste for most of 'em, and eventually we found one across the mountain and ended up buying Butters.
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