Q: am I just a worry wart
April 4, 2010 | By bell o. | 4 answers | Expired: 1999 days ago
I found homes for all muffins puppys 2 new homes are great they kept their promise on keeping me updated. other 2 have me worried to death. I have been trying to call this person hoping to get an update on how the puppy is doing she will not answer plus her voice mail is full and she will not return my emails. I am so mad at myself for not getting more info from her( I am to trust worthy) my mindi is thinking the worst. The other pup was taking to illinoise and again nothing. Does anyone have any suggestion. I wanted to add is I am no breeder It is somethingthatjusthappened actualy I try my best to rescued dogs that are neglected roaming the streets ect I love animals and I have seen how so many are being abonded or end up in a shelter waiying fortheir fate. Saddens me. They signed a contract promising to love leash walk feed groom,nueter, take them to vet and if for any reason they dont want them never shelters bring them back to me. One was a couple with a small child How could I forget to get their address.
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Apr 10, 2010
You definitely have the right to worry. You are afterall responsible for the welfare of that animal. Did you charge a rehoming fee? Always charge a rehoming fee to discourage the bunchers & abusers. I always do a follow up just to make sure the dog or cat is fitting in well & to see if the new family has any questions or concerns after having lived with the pet for a week or two. It gives them the opportunity to tell me that its not working out & it gives me the opportunity to get a feel for what may or may not be taking place. If the act strange or hedge on answering a question there may be cause for concern. I also ask for vet references & I really do call them & ask questions. How many pets have they had, what happened to them, etc. When adopting out intact puppies & kittens, I add into their contract that proof of neutering must be provided within a certain time period, dependent on their age, or the contract is voided. You can never be to careful when you're adopting out animals.
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Apr 09, 2010
I wouldnt worry. Honestly, i wouldnt purchase a puppy if the owner of the parents wanted me to keep updating them. It wouldnt feel like my puppy if i had to keep checking in. I hate to say it but i wouldve done the same thing that these people did. Its their puppy now and you have to let it go, though i know how hard it is (when i was little my parents breed saint bernards and it killed me everytime we had to get rid of a puppy).
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Apr 05, 2010
I know how you feel. I adopted out a rescue. I delivered her myself, and the lady was super nice. Thank goodness the dog was already spayed. I emailed her a few times and got no response. It's sad and I try not to dwell on it. I wish I knew how she was doing - but what can you do?
Once an animal is gone from you, you have no control what happens to it. This is why I don't breed. I've wanted to breed horses all my life. But since the economy has gone to crap, horses are being dumped left and right. Few people are equipped to take on a horse - they require too much care. Besides which, they can live well into their 30s. That is too long for me to not know what happens to them.
I would say, hopefully the pups were already spayed/neutered and hope for the best.
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