WHen I was younger my mom took us to adopt a dog, there were some really cute fluffy ones and an old guy named Duke, he had the cutest big brown eyes and a little tooth that stuck out on the bottom, I think he was a "peek a something"! We loved him, he "ran away" when I was still in grade school when we went on vaca- my mom was the town dog catcher- I think he was just old and she didnt want to tell us... kacee
When I was a kid, my family adopted a slightly older puppy ... he wasn't fresh and spankin' new, but he had been a gift to a neighbor's teenage daughter. As soon as the little collie got to be too much work, the girl no longer wanted the dog so we took him in. We named him T.K. He was SUCH a fun dog for us kids ... not so much for mom, since she got to do all the work, and T.K. liked to chew furniture.We were told that T.K. had gone blind and wouldn't be able to adapt to our new home when we moved a few years later. A man who had a large farm came and adopted T.K. from us -- again, at least that was what we were told -- and I didn't have another dog for almost 50 years. I adopted both of my little Bichons as puppies, though each has a different story. Sadie came from a breeder, skilled in raising quality dogs. Morgan came from a supposed-breeder, which we later found out was really a puppy mill. Even though he has pedigreed papers, and we paid a lot for him, we still consider him to be a rescue when we found out the conditions he was bred in. As much as we need to "rescue" dogs from qualified shelters and pounds, do think about whether you can bring in a dog from a puppy mill. These mills have proliferated and need to be SHUT DOWN. The AKC should NOT provide papers (and thus encouragement) to milled dogs. I appreciate your joining us on the hop and will look further for a paper crafted project. Ellen ♥ CardMonkeywww.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.comE-mail: email@example.com
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Oh my gosh! I love your card! My Missy the Boxer was a rescue whom we loved dearly, and so was Bambi the Poodle. When I was on the Board of Directors for our county's humane society, I was at our shelter every day. As you have stated, the puppies are the first to go. But people are missing the boat when they by-pass the older dogs. Many peope who come to the shelter have no idea the time it takes to raise puppies...trust me...as the mother of Boxer Twins, I know. Shelters are full of fabulous dogs just looking for a chance.
Oh the puppies are both so cute!( Card and real puppy)Barbara B.
Oops forgot to answer your question. Well, my first dog, Bingo, was a puppy when I got him. And my second dog, Frosty was a 1 1/2 when my uncle gave her to us. And the third dog was about 8, when I met my husband who had him since a puppy, but Brady adopted me as his mom right away so, technically yes. Brady was by far the most sweetest and loving dog. I guess I worry about bad behaviors with an older dog, but at the same time, they are in general much more mellow it seems and happy. So yes, I would adopt an older dog. Love puppies but getting an older dog would be good too.
I love this card! The red, black and white are fabulous firstname.lastname@example.org
Super cute card! I adopted my furbaby when she was about one and a half. So, she was not a puppy, but was still young. I then adopted her sister a year later. They have been the best mutts ever! :-)
We adopted a German Shep from the pound just over a year old... she is so sweet to my dh and myself but is afraid of everyone else... email@example.com
I love your story about Rusty. Seems like a great dog. I haven't adopted a dog at this time but if I find one that will work with my family with a child who has a disability, then I'm a ok with it. TFS and scrappy hugs! Christelhttp://onescrappinsista.blogspot.comaskscrappinsista(at)hotmail(dot)com
What a great story about Rusty! Thank you for sharing! The card is so adorable! The puppy makes me smile! Thank you so much for entering my blog candy giveaway :)Lisahttp://indymermaid.blogspot.com
such a powerful story. Seems like these older dogs know that they have a second chance and reward their new family that way. Our dog came from our daughter because he did not work out in an apartment setting. He and my hubby are best friends.
Love the black, white and red combo! great job! firstname.lastname@example.org
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