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06-01-2014 11:11 AM
YORCHI Daisy stayed home and relaxed. Thanks for the tips everyone.
05-30-2014 08:54 PM
NancyJ Good decision.
05-30-2014 08:07 PM
katieliz good decision, OP. for so many reasons!
05-30-2014 07:48 PM
Chip18 Uh oh, if these folks have not done any immunization, they have most likely "not' done any anti "I don't like this dog because he is a dog!!" training??

My BullMastiff/APBT/Lab mix loved puppies! But I did a lot of work with him to make him safe around other dogs! He scared the crap out of a whole bunch of folks and a lab owner at a vet office once! He busted free from my wife and bum rushed a Lab!!! He did a nip,nip,nip on the Labs neck! Different target with a different temperament, the outcome could have been a lot different!

Don't know these Pitts or these owners?? If you feel you "must" expose your dog to them for some reason??? "After" he is fully immunized do walks with them on neutral territory and then let them meet on his/her turf with a fabric muzzle on!

If they are not willing to do that then...just say "NO!"
05-30-2014 07:44 PM
Cara Fusinato
I just found out the pitbull puppy doesn't have any shots at all. So now I don't know if that changes anything
Stick firm to your decision to leave her at home! NO shots? You are opening your pup up to WAY too much health risk. She's too young to play with strange dogs. Too many people will be frightening. You will teach the world can be a chaotic and scary place not welcoming. VERY bad idea. TOO young. No shots on the puppy? You have no idea what it could be carrying.
05-30-2014 06:54 PM
Baillif Bad idea. Uncontrolled environment with dog illiterate people there giving a high probability of a bad experience vs all positive ones.
05-30-2014 06:02 PM
Alena Gonzalez Stay away if the Pitt hasn't had shots. Not a good idea....

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05-30-2014 04:16 PM
YORCHI Thanks for the help everyone, I didn't think it would be such a shock to her but yes you're right and I should plan it more carefully and consider her personality.
05-30-2014 02:58 PM
Cassidy's Mom I think that's best. In a few weeks she'll be older, you'll have a better idea of her personality, and you can pick a time to introduce her to the family under more low key circumstances.
05-30-2014 02:56 PM
Originally Posted by Tattersail View Post
Considering that at 16wks the Pibble pup should have completed his course of vaccines, and he has NONE, I would not risk allowing your puppy to play with him, depending on it's age. How old it your puppy and does he/she have their shots completed?
My puppy is 7 weeks and has her first set of shots and deworming.

I decided not to take her with me. It does seem like too much stimulation and not enough time between her and I bonding where she can fully trust me to take care of her and not put her in trouble. I think I'll just take her on a later date to visit and meet when there aren't so many new people.
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