What would you pay for a dog you really wanted? Is $1150 a lot?
Nope.real stonie said:What would you pay for a dog you really wanted? Is $1150 a lot?
I've never had a dog that wasn't from a shelter of some sort...real stonie said:What would you pay for a dog you really wanted?
Yep, I'm hoping to get a dog from here in a couple of years. Our last cat from a shelter cost $150 though, I thought that was pretty pricey but he's great.Val_Garou said:
We've had more than one shelter dog...........every one had either severe health issues or behavioral problems. We've started calling them "Other people's problems"Val_Garou said:
You didn't say the part about looking for an "indoor dog".real stonie said:I concur with all of you. Two weeks ago we had to put our 12 year old lab to sleep and have started to search for a new pup. We want an indoor dog this time and found a particular breed the 4 of us really like. I called a few folks who have advertised the breed and the last call yielded an $1150 price tag. I was polite, but ran from the conversation. I think petfinder.com (a shelter search engine) is my best route.
Even that is steep,. The Resident Feline here came from a (good) local shelter here for $90- neutered, litter-trained, has a tracking chip is his shoulder, all vaccinations current-for a beautiful healthy cat that has a good personality.Henry Porter said:
I certainly hope you don't believe that you got a "good dog" simply because you paid for it????spudbiker said:We have a lab that my wife got me for my birhday 6 years ago. I nearly flipped when she told me how much she paid for it. It was $400 - 500 or so - I grew up with mutts that people gave away.
This dog rocks. Mother was a show dog, father was a search and rescue dog. She is so well behaved, easy to care for, intelligent, etc. I have friends who have high-maintenance/not-so-bright dogs and am very thankful she paid the money and got our dog.
A friend of a Great Dane is a friend of mine. My first dog was a blue merl (sp?) Dane when I was 4 years old. The dog that all others will have to measure against. I can't wait to get done with school and get to a place I can get another.Henry Porter said: