It appears I may have a home for Rushie, ???
Rushie is a nice dog. He turned four in January. I had a litter out of him nearly two years ago. I do not plan to breed him again. Rush is the easiest dog in the world to manage. I have taken thim to many sets of training classes, he has passed the CGC three times, been tested in pre-novice and novice obedience, passed the TDI test and all the paperwork and ID came back from that. He works nice off lead and on. He has none of the problems people cite as reasons to neuter, ie marking, mounting, etc.
Since I really do not want to use him for breeding again, I have been using him as my ready indicator. But I can do without this service at this point.
A friend of mine had an individual call her for a dog between six months and two years. He intends to take the dog with him as he inspects nuring homes, so the TDI testing is a benefit. She discussed it with me, and I told her I would sell Rush but he is four. She discussed it with him, and he wants to see him next Thursday.
The dog had his hips and elbows done, we tested for brucellosis and Von Wilbrand's disease two years ago. Last July I tested fecal and for heartworm for the TDI test.
He had gone down in weight to 69 pounds at one point, but I weighed him today and he is up to 77. I would like to see him at 79-82 though.
He was groomed in the beginning of April, but I set him up for grooming next Wednesday, and a vet visit on Tuesday. Since I have not given him heartguard monthly, I want to test him. I also want a general exam. The printed me out his history at the vet as well.
Rushie will have a better life than I can give him with this guy. He will be an only dog. The guy has several acres, a nice run, and will have the dog in the house. Currently the dog is in the house, only some of the time.
Here are my questions:
1. Is there anything else I should gather to hand over.
I have his book, with titles, microchip info, health history, training certificates, pedigree, sire and dam pedigrees and information.
I have ordered a 20 pound bag of dog food for him to take with. What I am feeding is mail order, info on how to get the food is on the bag if he wants to continue to feed it, but he cannot just go to the local store and buy a bag.
I have his leather/deerskin collar and matching lead, I have used a martingale on him on occasion, and a rolled leather collar for the TDI test. Will he think I am nuts if I bring three collars?
I have the TDI paperwork, collar tag -- on his collar, and bandana. I told my friend that he will have to retake the test with the dog as it is a handler/dog team that is certified.
How much of that should go with the dog?
Should I give the original title or a copy of the title, pedigrees, ofa certificates?
He is due for distemper, parvo, and rabies in the beginning of July, since he will be there on Tuesday, should I just go ahead and give him the vaccinations a month early?
Do I need a transfer of ownership from the court house?
I have never sold an adult dog before. This is crazy.
His ball is pretty worn out. I will get him a new kong ball to send with, or is that too much?
I don't even know if this guy is going to take him and am all emotional about it.
Truly this is best for the dog and for me.
What do you send with adult dogs that you sell.
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Tiny Tinnie, Susie's Uzzi, Kaiah -- The Baby Monster.