After a lot of talking with my husband and kids we decided to get a puppy. I did a lot of research, spending hours online trying to find the best puppy for us. we went from big to small and from small to big, pure bred, crossbred. it was so frustrating and hard, especially with kids wanting the dog here and now. we even rang and put a deposit for a puppy but he wasn’t ready for a few weeks. so one day i went online and saw an add for a beautiful border collie cross golden retriever puppy and just fell in love with him. They were backyard breeders but we convinced ourselves that it will be OK as our previous(the best dog ever) dog was from a farm and nothing fancy. so we jumped in the car with the kids and 10 hours later brought our puppy home. Everyone were so happy, he was beautiful, funny, playful and just perfect, but then a few days later he started limping. so we took him to the vet who said our puppy has a genetic hip problems, they rang other vet who looked after all the puppies in the litter as well as mum and dad, and guess what they all have problems. none of this was mentioned when we picked the pup or on the papers, we asked this question but were told that everything was perfect. our vet advised to take the pup back as in 2 or 3 years time the dog would need painkillers, operations or worst put down. my husband and i felt so stupid and ripped off but we made a choice to take the pup back while he was relatively new to our kids as I could not imagine telling them in 3 year that their pet in so much pain that he has to go to sleep.
that was a month ago, we still have very upset kids and they do ask everyday about Ruffy. it makes me so angry at myself for not making the right choice, but most of all at those people who breed sick dog and not taking any responsibility for welfare of the animals. So no dogs for us for a while, and next time it will be a responsible breeder.
Posted by delta30, 15th April 2013