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post #221 of 531
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Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X View Post

I know some are thinking if it is only $70-$80 why cant they just do it since that isnt that much. But for us that is three quarters of our weekly food budget. My dad, brother & us are low income folks there is really no such thing as extra money around here.

Iam not thinking that. That is not what I meant by my 'Is that all?' comment. Iam expecting to pay $300 to have my pup spayed. Im thinking I need to shop around for an out of town vet maybe.

Can you pm me your address, or if you have a paypal, Ill send some money for the spay. You can wait until closer to the date if you want.
post #222 of 531
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Originally Posted by SevenVeils View Post
If you keep him I can stop plotting That's the one that I really really like. Shipping to California is probably way more than I could afford anyway
We are paying $170 for shipping (to Great Falls, MT), plus a $50 kennelling fee because Finn has a layover in Minneapolis/St. Paul. I know when MCat phoned about shipping it was the same to one of the other destinations.

So that's $220 (US, we're in Canada), plus gas/hotel/food to go to GF for the weekend. But dh and I haven't had a getaway in so long, and our 8th wedding anniversary is at the end of July, so we're looking at it as a weekend for the 2 of us as well as a puppy-retrieval mission.

If we were getting a purebred dog from a registered breeder, we would be paying at least as much as this is costing us. If we went to our local SPCA or through a rescue operation, I'm guessing it would be much less (although I could be wrong!)

But I really, truly believe that I was brought to the Pets forum when I was (first time I had "set foot" in here in over a year!) because Finn is meant to be part of our family.

I already know he is worth every penny.

(Oh, that last part was just about me/our family... not in any way a comment about anyone else who isn't able to make that kind of financial commitment. I just wanted to make that clear. )
post #223 of 531
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Originally Posted by BunnySlippers View Post
Iam not thinking that. That is not what I meant by my 'Is that all?' comment. Iam expecting to pay $300 to have my pup spayed. Im thinking I need to shop around for an out of town vet maybe.

Can you pm me your address, or if you have a paypal, Ill send some money for the spay. You can wait until closer to the date if you want.
Oh no I wasnt directing that at you at all Bunny or ayone else who has posted in this thread. I was refering to comments I have received in the past in a chat room about "small" amounts of money on more than one occasion. And a time or 2 here in other threads. I am sorry you thought that I knew what you ment because I posted in that one thread on how much spays and neuters were and I was really surprised at how much it costed in some areas to have it done. It is so easy to have misunderstandings in the typed word.

So mommyswenn has the name Finn picked out

What about you Bunny & Meave?
post #224 of 531
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Originally Posted by mommyswenn View Post
If we were getting a purebred dog from a registered breeder, we would be paying at least as much as this is costing us. If we went to our local SPCA or through a rescue operation, I'm guessing it would be much less (although I could be wrong!)
Oh, I agree with this completely. If I had the money I wouldn't hesitate. But I'm really poor... plus there are logistical issues on my end.
post #225 of 531
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Oh, I agree with this completely. If I had the money I wouldn't hesitate. But I'm really poor... plus there are logistical issues on my end.
Oh, I totally hear you! I wasn't directing that at you -- or anyone else -- I was more just rambling than anything. Plus I know you would give the pup a good home, and I want to see them all go to good homes! Heck, if I could, I would offer to pay HighBall's shipping costs to get him to you, if that would help -- but we can't swing that. I just want more than anything for all these pups to find good people to love them -- and that is certainly what they would find with MDC mamas!
post #226 of 531
I have not picked out a name yet. I may wait for dd's input. Maybe I should ask her 'IF she had a puppy, what would she name her?'
post #227 of 531
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I like to name them after I see the personality myself They are doing really well and growing like well puppies Jill is not spending the majority or her time with them any more just going in to feed the right back out. But they are nice and plump.

I mentioned before that the guy who abandoned her his mother came by back when Jill was pg and told my dad that if we ever wanted to give her back we could meaning to me that unless we wanted to she was ours. I was thinking about going out there to talk to the man and see if I could get the guy to sign a paper saying that they had given Jill to my dad, if I did that then the xdw wouldnt have a claim to Jill any more would she?

I am very nervous about doing it afraid it wont work and it isnt in my nature to be outspoken like that. But this whole thing has really been hard on my dad. He isnt sleeping at all and he is really attached to Jill. I am sitting here crying about it now. I want to do something so bad to help and I dont know how.

I will do it tomarrow when I go down so you all say a prayer that he will be willing to sign the dog over to my dad. If he does then Jill will only be allowed ro run around while she is being watched so she cant take her again. Well actually she didnt take her the woman that she was living with did. (I dont have proof of that but the evidence sure points at that being the case).

It might totally backfire and he may want her I dont know how he will react. I grew up with him but we never really knew each otheron a personal basis.
post #228 of 531
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Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X View Post
I was thinking about going out there to talk to the man and see if I could get the guy to sign a paper saying that they had given Jill to my dad, if I did that then the xdw wouldnt have a claim to Jill any more would she?
That's correct. Well, she has no claim as it is but that would be enough to keep her from trying it.

Good for you for speaking up for Jill. It would be hard for me to do so as well, I'm pretty shy and non confrontational, but this poor girl deserves it.
post #229 of 531
Look, it's the puppies in the future

http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/dis...petid=10874960
post #230 of 531
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I can see them looking like that

I cant believe they are already over 3weeks old : They are starting to try and get out of the box so we are going to have to get them a nice lot made soon. Luckily I have the material for that already or I dont know what we would do. I just have to get out in the morning and evening before and after it gets hot and take my old dog lot down and take it down to my parents. I just hope no snakes have moved in :

Here is a Jack Russell crossed with Dachshund cross that is black and brown. http://www.dogsblog.com/connie-and-mason/
post #231 of 531
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Puppy Update:

Everyone is doing great. A few are right at 2pds now I can say for sure that all but 1 has short legs. Not sure how tall the long leged one will end up being. He is the one I picked for myself and I actuall was hoping for a small dog. So I may have to pick a different puppy

They are all walking well and are playing and happy. I loved sitting there with them today and just loving on them. The fleas are gone : I was tickling them and they would growl at me and bark just playing of course. One of them is a little watch dog and at any noise she will bark like crazy and it is so sweet.

Brother has decided that he isnt going to keep one because mom refuses to back down and let him have it in the house : and it would spend all of its time in a lot alone so no point in keeping it anyway

Unfortunatly I learned today that the dog did indeed belong to the woman not the guy and since they were not married having him sign her over wouldnt accomplish anything

Dad seems to think that she wont come and get her after it is all over and I tend to agree since he have no intention of taking her to the woman. Nor will he put her up so that when they come for her she will be there. Matter of fact if I am around she definatly wont be there
post #232 of 531
http://pets.webshots.com/album/154257838BAajPP

http://www.lutomski.org/2004/P2.jpg

I think these two are pretty close, based on what Jill looks like.

I am so glad to hear that they are all well--you have done such a great job with the updates.
post #233 of 531
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I am going to try and go to the nearest pet store pretty soon and look at crates. How do I decide what size to get? I think the guys will still be pretty short so I was going to try and get a smaller crate so it will be easy to handle. It has to be at least 45inches so I was going to go just past that. Or would it be safer to get a larger crate with plenty of moving around room?

I will make sure that it is hard plastic like I my big carrier so that it can stand up to a lot of weight. I can actually stand on top of my larger one and I am not a small woman I assume that should be strong enough. I wonder what the pet store folk will think if I am standing on the crates there

So do I get a larger crate, harder to handle but more room and probably stronger or do I go with a smaller crate with less room but easier to handle?

Also should I put copies of the important papers in a ziplock bag and put that in there or would that not be a good idea ie the puppy getting hold of it?

I know I have to present the originals to them at check in and I assume they will tell me what to do with those at that time.

What is the best absorbant material? I can have towels, blankets or shredded newspaper.

Thank goodness NWA website has a printable Live Animal Information shipping lable that is very helpful.

That is all I can think of right now but I am sure I will have more questions later
post #234 of 531
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They have teeth
post #235 of 531
Here is the link to the carrier that Joanna suggested earlier in the thread:

pet carrier

I would think that the smallest size would be okay, no? Since the puppies are so small... Joanna?

Oh, and I believe NWA tells you that the papers, etc. need to be taped to the outside of the carrier, along with the dog's name, last time it was fed, contact info for the person receiving it, etc... I'm sure at the counter they will tell you what to do with them. But I think that putting them in a big Ziplock (thereby waterproof) bag is a good idea, regardless.
post #236 of 531
Oh, and yay for teeth!
post #237 of 531
Yay for teeth! :
post #238 of 531
Yes, I would do a 100-size crate, 200 at MOST. You don't want the dog rattling around in a huge crate; it'll just pee and get messy.

I put all the paperwork inside a manila folder, put that inside a ziploc, and tape it to the top of the crate. I also tape a SMALL bag of food to the top of the crate. On top of THAT, I tape a sign that says "DOG LAST FED AND WATERED AT XX" (where "xx" is like ten minutes before I will be arriving at the cargo counter). I don't want them opening the crate to feed or water unless there really is a dire need.

The taping is all staggered so you can open each ziploc bag without having to tear off the other bag or any tape.
post #239 of 531
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The lable that NWA has to print off has a spot to put the last time they ate etc.
http://www.nwa.com/travel/animals/an...bel_5-3323.pdf
And this handy checklist
http://www.nwa.com/travel/animals/an...panied_AVI.pdf

It says on the site that it is recommended not to feed the dog for 2 hours prior to take off since they can be uncomfortable. It recommends freezing the water in the water dish and attaching it. I thought that sounded like a good idea.

Which one is the 100 size? they just have measurments listed:
Small: 21" x 16" x15"
Medium: 28" x 20 1/2" x 21 1/2"
Intermediate: 32" x 22 1/2" x 24"
Large: 36" x 25" x 27"
Extra Large: 40" x 27" x 30"

What about the absorbent material in the bottom?
post #240 of 531
The "small" there is the 100; the "medium" is the 200. I don't know why crates are always referred to by the hundred number; maybe Vari-Kennel was the first to size them or something.

Anyway, my adult corgis can fit (snugly but comfortably) in a 200-size crate. So these little guys and gals should be fine in a 100 or 200.

You can use an old towel or what I've done in the past is open up like half a roll of Viva paper towels and fill the whole inside, then press down to pack the bottom of the crate. That's pretty comfy and very absorbent.
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