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How someone can bring a cute animal home and keep it for a couple weeks and then return it. I just found out the couple that has Sierra's sister is returning her to the breeder today. My understanding is they forgot what it was like to have a puppy. Just makes me sad. I keep telling my husband we should see if we can get her and then Sierra will have sister with her. here is a picture of the puppy she was 7 weeks old in this picture
 

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How someone can bring a cute animal home and keep it for a couple weeks and then return it. I just found out the couple that has Sierra's sister is returning her to the breeder today. My understanding is they forgot what it was like to have a puppy. Just makes me sad. I keep telling my husband we should see if we can get her and then Sierra will have sister with her. here is a picture of the puppy she was 7 weeks old in this picture

Oh, quite the contrary. I applaud the puppy owner who quickly comes to grips with the fact that they're in over their heads with a puppy, and return it to the Breeder while the puppy is still young enough to put back on the right path and find the right home. It's far far better for the puppy to be returned than to live in a home where the people are continuously frustrated with it.

Raising a puppy ain't no picnic and there are many homes that just aren't cut out to raise and train a puppy.


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Oh, quite the contrary. I applaud the puppy owner who quickly comes to grips with the fact that they're in over their heads with a puppy, and return it to the Breeder while the puppy is still young enough to put back on the right path and find the right home. It's far far better for the puppy to be returned than to live in a home where the people are continuously frustrated with it.

Raising a puppy ain't no picnic and there are many homes that just aren't cut out to raise and train a puppy.
Yeah I agree. I can't fault someone for deciding after a couple of days or weeks that a puppy just isn't right for them. What I don't understand at all, as I brought up in my other thread, is how someone can abandon an adult dog, some after 10 years or more.
 

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Yeah I agree. I can't fault someone for deciding after a couple of days or weeks that a puppy just isn't right for them. What I don't understand at all, as I brought up in my other thread, is how someone can abandon an adult dog, some after 10 years or more.
The poor economy is one of the major factors for the last few years. Job loss and forclosures have forced a lot of people out of their homes, so they can no longer keep their pets. Most people who find themselves in this position live in denial right up to the minute that Law Enforcement removes them from the premises. Then reality comes crashing down around them and the pets have no place to go.

Then on the other hand you have the cowards. They know the pet is reaching the end of the road and they don't want to face the failing health and mortality of the pet. It's easier for them to dump the pet at the pound and let somebody else deal with those aspects of life than to see things through themselves. :(
 

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I ended up bringing back a golden puppy back in May after having her for a week. The puppy the breeder sold me had severe aggression(she was 7 weeks old). The vet said she either had a brain disorder or she was a feral puppy. I cried for 2 days straight. I never in my life would imagine I'd bring a puppy back.

After searching and doing my homework about breeders and what red flags to look for, I found Bailey. She is the most wonderful pup ever and we love every minute with her.
 

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Peeny & Maggie are littermate sisters, and it's been a wonderful, wonderful experience. They've been great as playmates and pals, but each enjoys and gets individual time too. AND... there's never been a snarl or growl between them.
 

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I think it would be great if you got the sister!


I mentioned in another thread that I am doing an assessment next week on an 11 year old golden whose family is surrendering because they no longer have time for him. They have had him since he was a puppy. He is now living outside because when home alone he has anxiety and has torn things up. Otherwise he sounds wonderful.

I wonder what they are telling their kids? They are teaching kids animals are disposable.
 

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Golden Rets. being given up

if you ever run into any Golden Rets. needing a home in Washington please contact Inland Empire Golden Ret. Rescue.
One of the ladies at this rescue told me they are always looking for Golden Rets. to place in loving homes!!

http://iegrr.org/
 

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Oh, quite the contrary. I applaud the puppy owner who quickly comes to grips with the fact that they're in over their heads with a puppy, and return it to the Breeder while the puppy is still young enough to put back on the right path and find the right home. It's far far better for the puppy to be returned than to live in a home where the people are continuously frustrated with it.

Raising a puppy ain't no picnic and there are many homes that just aren't cut out to raise and train a puppy.
Agreed.
Off topic but I've never seen such a young puppy with poor pigment like that. The puppy is totally adorable but the pink nose already -- yikes.
Wonder what lines they come from.
Pigment isn't the most important thing and certainly doesn't matter for a pet but I thought this was unusual.
 

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I agree that is better to return the puppy young than give up when the dog is a year or older and then much harder to adopt.

I have raised 3 dogs from 6-8 weeks puppyhood through natural death in the first two cases and our current dog, a healthy golden of 5 than isn't going anywhere.

We adopted from a shelter a one year labrador about 20 years ago, The dog was aggressive and a biter. Knowing we were going to have children we returned the animal within one week. My sense was that an adult dog with aggressive tendencies could not be turned.

That's why I beleive so strongly in raising dogs from puppies. Both of my big breed dogs (our doberman that lived to 14) and our current golden are/were extremely well disciplined. Both leave the room upon command. Both go inside and outside on command (when I am outside and tell the dog "get inside" it does so promptly. Neither dog ever would bolt from us when free the yard and would always come to us immediately upon calling.

Both dogs never had even the slightest biting tendency even when feeding. The doberman which was naturally aggressive when people to the door (but all bark no bite) actually preferred to eat with company around. In both dogs cases, you could stick your hand in the food bowl and then hand feed them and their tales actually wag in happiness at the company. Both dogs would drop a meat bone on command (not too happy about it but would).

That discipline comes from one on one training and time with the owner and being raised from a puppy. And trust. I believe my big breeed dogs obey me so well and show no aggression and will drop food on command etc because they have learned to trust me/our family. They know (knew) that we were there for them and would never harm them. I think it also comes from never striking an animal. Discipline in both our dogs cases is time out in the shower in a batthroom off our kitchen (the shower replaced the "cage" that they would live in as young pups). In both dogs cases, a simple get to the cage and they scamper tails tucked into the shower and wait to be released. Fortunately for our Golden I cannot remember having to send Kyle to the cage in the last year.

A dog that you have not raised just does not have that personal bond imo.

On old dogs being abandoned, I posted below that some of those dogs were let go because they could no longer control their waste functions indoors. That is a very difficult situation for a pet owner and I understand why the owners made decisions in those cases.
 

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I thinks it is good they realized it so early. I just don't understand as I am so attached to Sierrra already after just 2 weeks.
 

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I understand what you are saying. Why even bother going to get a puppy if you aren't willing to put in the work?! Most people know puppies are hard work! What a sad start for that puppy to bond with somebody who decided she is to much work and "returns" her like a pair of shoes that don't fit!

Hopefully you can take her home and love her forever!
 

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Agreed.
Off topic but I've never seen such a young puppy with poor pigment like that. The puppy is totally adorable but the pink nose already -- yikes.
Wonder what lines they come from.
Pigment isn't the most important thing and certainly doesn't matter for a pet but I thought this was unusual.
I'm with you. That nose is truly bizarre on a full-blooded Golden puppy. I wonder if there's a health condition or a nutritional problem?
 

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Those who know noses, please address this. I remember someone posting some time back about the pinkish coloration appearing in winter once their dog got a few years under his belt.
Is the tendency toward a pinkish nose in winter a GR defect?
 

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I'm with you. That nose is truly bizarre on a full-blooded Golden puppy. I wonder if there's a health condition or a nutritional problem?
Yeah, who knows. There certainly are a variety of medical or nutritional conditions that can cause loss of pigment but -- look closely and you can see the dog has poor pigmentation on the eye rims too. I would think since the puppy came from a good breeder that it's just a genetic thing.
Then again, the poster's picture of her puppy that is a littermate has a perfectly black nose.
I still have never seen a puppy that young with faded pigment like that. Wonder if it will change, if it ever was solid black. Even dogs with noses that eventually faded usually start out with a black button nose.
Anyways I'm not saying all this to degrade the puppy, I am just very interested in color genetics stuff so this is curious to me. Lovely pedigree on the pup and otherwise is irresistible!
I applaud the owners for giving the puppy back. I hear so many stories of "I have to re-home my 3 (or 4, or 5) month old puppy" and it's like -- WHERE IS THE BREEDER??!!!!!
 

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Yeah, who knows. There certainly are a variety of medical or nutritional conditions that can cause loss of pigment but -- look closely and you can see the dog has poor pigmentation on the eye rims too. I would think since the puppy came from a good breeder that it's just a genetic thing.
Then again, the poster's picture of her puppy that is a littermate has a perfectly black nose.
I still have never seen a puppy that young with faded pigment like that. Wonder if it will change, if it ever was solid black. Even dogs with noses that eventually faded usually start out with a black button nose.
Anyways I'm not saying all this to degrade the puppy, I am just very interested in color genetics stuff so this is curious to me. Lovely pedigree on the pup and otherwise is irresistible!
I applaud the owners for giving the puppy back. I hear so many stories of "I have to re-home my 3 (or 4, or 5) month old puppy" and it's like -- WHERE IS THE BREEDER??!!!!!
Nope the nose has never been solid black. That is as black as the nose got after birth.

I am sure it won't take the breeder long to find a home for her. She is very cute. My husband thinks we only need one puppy so that we can give her all our attention during training.
 
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