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Q: I need a help to find Weimaraner to buy or to adopt!

June 20, 2008 | By Leka23 | 8 answers | Expired: 2114 days ago

Leka23

Please help me to make a surprise for my husband!!!! I need to find a Weim no older than a year old!( thanks I found one,adopted,from one family that didnt really new how to take care of him, he is adorable)

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KELEZ
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Jul 01, 2008

Try using PetFinder, you type in exactly what you want in your area! petfinder.com

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Mary T.
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Jun 21, 2008

Dangit! Somehow I deleted most of my post before it got put up-- Here's what it was supposed to be!!:

The other posters were dead-on to suggest A)that you consider adopting from a rescue, B)if you DO want to go to a breeder make sure they are legit, C)and most importantly, if you do not already know the breed, please, PLEASE research the breed before bringing one home, and honestly assess whether or not this type of dog is a good fit for your lifestyle!

Our rescue gets so many dogs surrendered because people didn't do any research into the breed before getting the dog.
I saw a couple other posters already let you know what you can expect when going through a rescue. It is important not to take the adoption process personally- as if they just don't trust you! We put all applicants through the same process, and it was designed to protect animals that we often have already rescued from bad situations. Also- the rescue may insist on talking to your husband too. We've learned the hard way that a surprise dog is not always welcomed, and sometimes even when both parties agree they want a dog- it takes some time before they find one they both are happy with. (yes, we often get dogs surrendered because one partner didn't want the dog)

We really aren't deliberately being diffiult! We(all the rescue groups I know, not just mine) are just trying to find the best match of person/dog that we can- for the sake of the dogs AND the people

Good luck to you!

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Mary T.
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Jun 21, 2008

It is important not to take the adoption process personally- as if they just don't trust you! We put all applicants through the same process, and it was designed to protect animals that we often have already rescued from bad situations. We(all the rescue groups I know, not just mine) are just trying to find the best match of person/dog that we can- for the sake of the dogs AND the people.

Good luck to you!

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Anonymous
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Jun 21, 2008

As they others said please adopt. Petfinders.com works great. I drove 500 miles to adopt our new dog. She was in an area that is one of the poorest counties in our state with the lowest population. She is the most wonderful dog I have ever had! The trip was so worth it. There are so many rescues and nokill shelters that are overfull I have no doubt you will locate one. YOu will have to go through the adoption process. They will have to interview your vet,by phone. It will have to be altered. These are dogs that want you more then you want them. Please just spend some time on the web and in no time you will locate one. Allow a few days,usually 2-3 for the adoption process to go thru as you can't take the dog home the same day. At least from a good rescue centre. Just know many are out there looking for you. Do your research on this breed prior to so when you bring your dog home you will have the items it will need. I wish you luck and know you will locate one if you are willing to use some elbow grease. Would love to hear the Happy Ending to this story. It would also be a nice gift to have some books or dvd's on this breed for your husbands birthday as well. This way he will learn more about the breed and you can also learn with him. The 3 of you can sit and watch and bond. What a birthday for him. Wishing you well.

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Jessica H.
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Jun 20, 2008

Please please please check out petfinder.com and ADOPT, please do not buy... if you do decide that you want to buy, please DO NOT support backyard breeders or puppy mills, and do not purchase one from a pet store since they get their puppies from BYBs and Puppy Mills.

Remember, just because a breeder is nice and friendly and loves their dogs does not mean they are NOT a BYB or Puppy Mill.

Please at least look at the homeless dogs at petfinder. Are there any Weim rescues in your area or closeby? If you really fall in love, most rescues will arrange transportation to get the dog to you, so please check out that route first.

If you absolutely MUST go with a breeder, please check their credentials, look at the history, and make sure you are going with a reputable breeder and not a BYB or Puppy Mill.

Good luck!

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Anonymous
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Jun 20, 2008

Check out the following websites to see if you can get one and save a rescue pet at the same time. Of course most rescue organizations have an adoption fee so you'll be paying for the pet. They're available in all ages. Here are a few that I've found with a quick google search. Don't forget to call nearby animal shelters and check out www.petfinder.com

WEIMARANER RESCUE OF NORTH TEXAS
www.weimrescuetexas.org

Weimaraner Rescue of the South
www.weimrescue.com/dotnet/default.aspx

Weimaraner Rescue & Adoption:
Adopt a Weimaraner in your area
adopt-a-weimaraner.1-800-save-a-pet.com

Weimaraner Rescue Groups
www.netpets.org/dogs/dogresc/breeds/dogweim.html

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Joanna
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Jun 20, 2008

Try Petfinder first - it is all adoption agencies, both breed and non-breed specific, to find that special furry someone.

If you've never had a dog before, or even do not experience with Weimaraners in particular, please consult some breeders and breed clubs. Any good breeder will willingly speak with you at length about the personality and needs of the Weimaraner breed, because the last thing they want is to place their dogs into the wrong environment and have both the dog and adoptive family be miserable because of a bad match.

Weimaraners are athletic hunting dogs, originally bred for larger game like boar and deer and focused on rabbit and fox when large game hunting went out of fashion. They make excellent jogging/running partners and can be clownish, but also may still retain a high prey drive and can be a bit stubborn when they are focused on something. This is a dog not content to lay around the house.

Here are some sources for you:

www.petfinder.com/ Search by breed, or breed mix

www.weimclubamerica.org/ Weimaraner Club of America

www.weimrescue.org/ Weimaraner Rescue

If you have your heart absolutely set on a newly minted pup, so to speak, check out the AKC and the following websites:

www.akc.org/ Just bear in mind - the AKC does NOT physically check the breeding establishments it permits, so please do your homework and thoroughly check a breeder first-hand as well as their credentials and testimonials of satisfied Pet Parents. A good breeder will willingly show you anything you ask of them, from paperwork to parents and site facilities, and will be prepared to answer your questions, as well have some questions for you!

www.breeders.net/ A good website to start from, listed by locality to your zip code. Again, please thoroughly check their establishment and clientale.

And please - I don't care how cute the pup in the window is - please DO NOT EVER purchase a puppy from a retail pet store. It is a known, established fact that puppies sold commercially are just that - produced like a factory product, in cramped quarters, sick, starving, eating fecal matter to stay alive and not exposed to humans and life in general - it's sad, but it's a fact. So please refrain - you're only supporting a disgusting industry if you cave.

Also check out Cis Frankel's book, "Urban Dog." (That's her pictured below) My friend actually is picking up a Weim puppy Monday and had the good fortune to run into Cis during his daily outings in Chicago yesterday. I've not read her book, but as she specializes in Weimaraners, I can only imagine she has some good insight. Her website is: www.canineintelligenceagency.com/

Whatever direction you go in, best of luck to you and your future dog!

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Jill R.
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Jun 20, 2008

Don't buy one, adopt one! Where are you located? There are plenty of them across the US

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