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As I've posted... my husband wanted a dog. All along I've been very not on board with the idea. Thursday after I had obedience class with my dog he talked about getting his own dog with such longing that I really started to feel like I wasn't being respectful of him by saying no. I told him I thought he should let go of his ideas about breeds and sizes and colors and embrace the thought of just bringing the right dog into our home.<br><br>
Later that night he showed me on petfinder that the Holmes county dog pound had three litters of puppies. I decided what better way to pick a puppy than to have 18 to choose from! I was so completely wrong!<br><br><a href="http://search.petfinder.com/shelterSearch/shelterSearch.cgi?animal=&breed=&age=&size=&specialNeeds=&declawedPets=&children=&status=&id=&internal=&contact=&name=&shelterid=OH555&sort=&preview=1" target="_blank">http://search.petfinder.com/shelterS...ort=&preview=1</a><br><br>
We drove the hour and a half to the pound to find such a mixture... it was very overwhelming. One litter was so scared of humans that the puppies were crawling on each other to get farther away from us. One litter was a set of spaniel mix pups that ranged from being very hyper and excited to being too scared to get off the doggie bed to come to us... but those did get excited when we went to them. The third litter was a group of 4 smaller breed pups and my DH fell in love with one of those.<br><br>
It was so overwhelming and I could see DH was getting very emotional so I suggested we go and eat lunch and talk about our choices. We got some food and we sat and cried about the poor little scared litter. They were so scared they didn't come in when their kennel was cleaned and were all wet and covered in poop and it just broke our hearts.<br><br>
We decided to get one of the scared pups. We wanted a boy. We then decided to get one of the black ones because the others looked too much like roots (silly reason but we HAD to narrow it down somehow). Then we went back.<br><br>
There was two to choose from then. It was sooooo hard. We ended up picking Hunter because he sniffed the treat we took in, while none of the others reacted at all.<br><br>
Hunter has come miles since yesterday, but he's still very very scared.<br><br>
Here is Hunter : <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v480/Adainae/Hunter/" target="_blank">http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v480/Adainae/Hunter/</a>
 

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Oh, he's beautiful! The video of him being sooo scared made me want to cry! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"><br><br>
Congratulations on the new addition to your family!
 

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What a sweetie!! The look like they have some rottweiler in them. It always breaks my heart when they are that terrified at such sweet young ages. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<br><br>
Good for you and DH for giving him a home where he can learn to be a puppy and trust!!
 

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Thanks guys <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Today we went on a 5 hour drive to deliver a sugar glider and my DH took Hunter to some grass to see if he'd go pee. Hunter was laying in the grass scared and my DH walked to the end of the leash and crouched down and Hunter crawled up to him... it was so sad and sweet at the same time. That was the first time Hunter had gone up to any of us on his own (without his food). I was sitting in the car crying.<br><br>
I was so scared of another dog... another BIG dog... but Hunter needs us so bad and my DH is being amazing with him. I am truly happy with our choice. Any other time we'd talk about this dog or that dog I'd think it was ok for an hour or so then panic at the very idea of another dog... but this time I didn't. We woke up yesterday morning and my DH said "are you in a panic yet?" and I said "No, I think our dog is there waiting for us."<br><br>
He's going to the vet tuesday evening to start his vaccines so we can get him into puppy classes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> In the meantime we will take him where ever we can for socializing. It's was kinda cool to have him with us today. One of our current dogs has bladder control problems and our other gets violently car sick so we don't take them on car rides much (though Lupa goes to obedience class every week).<br><br>
He's only had one accident (on our bed last night!). I think he is going to be a really fantastic dog <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Poor puppies!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"><br><br>
i just want to take all of them home with me and give them love like they deserve.<br><br>
I'm really happy that you took one of those poor dogs. And that it is working well<br><br>
Good luck
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">He's going to the vet tuesday evening to start his vaccines so we can get him into puppy classes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Congrats on your new puppy - it sounds like everyone is thrilled! I have to say that I teared up reading your last entry about your DH and the puppy!<br><br>
Okay, please - please - please reconsider vaccinating this poor puppy. You already have behavior issues (the intense fear) and more than likely vaccines are only going to exacerbate this. Here is a great video made by a bunch of forward thinking vets, one of the issues they touch on (the video is under 20 minutes) are vaccines:<br><br><a href="http://www.drdomore.com/" target="_blank">http://www.drdomore.com/</a><br><br>
Here is an article written by Dr. Pitcairn, DVM. Please pay particular attention to the charts:<br><br><a href="http://drpitcairn.com/talks/looking_at_vaccines.html" target="_blank">http://drpitcairn.com/talks/looking_at_vaccines.html</a><br><br>
I have a shelter rescue dog that suffers with rabies vaccinosis and let me tell you at times it is miserable and baffling. She is getting better but we have been working with a homeopath for over a year dealing with her issues.<br><br>
Good Luck,<br>
Christy
 
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