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Postby whatwhat » Apr 29th, 2016, 3:56 pm

My boyfriend and I are interested in adopting a dog or puppy. But with so many different agencies out there, I was wondering if anyone has recommendations to ones they have used and loved!

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Re: Dog adoption

Postby Sige » Apr 29th, 2016, 4:05 pm

...will send you a pm :)
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Re: Dog adoption

Postby Bunnyhop » May 3rd, 2016, 5:54 am

Paws It Forward Dog Rescue

Woofer Rescue Okanagan

Both are on Facebook, you can look through their pages to get a sense of what they are about before contacting them.

Ive also heard that the Penticton poundkeeper is highly regarded and goes out of her way to adopt out unclaimed dogs. Maybe you could contact her as well?

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Re: Dog adoption

Postby kgcayenne » May 3rd, 2016, 7:36 am

Before you adopt your dog:

Do you already own your home, or are you prepared for finding it difficult to secure a rental for the next 10-15 years?

Do you have approx. $150/mo to care for this dog (incl food and a 'regular vet visits' fund)? and

Should it need emergency care, can you come up with $1000-$1500 in one day?

and...

Are you prepared to deal with around 275 pounds of poop every year? That's a 5lb bag-o-poo every week.

Will you diligently pick up after your beloved poop machine? People are becoming much less tolerant of the messes left behind: http://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/16 ... y-headache

Too many people get all warm/fuzzy/eager to have that dog, but they underestimate the work that really goes into having one.
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Re: Dog adoption

Postby whatwhat » May 3rd, 2016, 7:45 am

Bunnyhop wrote:Paws It Forward Dog Rescue

Woofer Rescue Okanagan

Both are on Facebook, you can look through their pages to get a sense of what they are about before contacting them.

Ive also heard that the Penticton poundkeeper is highly regarded and goes out of her way to adopt out unclaimed dogs. Maybe you could contact her as well?


I haven't heard of Woofer Rescue before, I'll have to check them out. Thanks for the recommendations!
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Re: Dog adoption

Postby Bsuds » May 3rd, 2016, 11:43 am

kgcayenne wrote:
Should it need emergency care, can you come up with $1000-$1500 in one day?



We just spent $6000.00 on a knee operation for our dog. It can be pricey.

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Re: Dog adoption

Postby oneh2obabe » May 3rd, 2016, 2:08 pm

But worth it, right Sudsy?
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Re: Dog adoption

Postby Bsuds » May 3rd, 2016, 2:46 pm

oneh2obabe wrote:But worth it, right Sudsy?


Yup, but told the Wife she better not hurt her knee! :D

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Re: Dog adoption

Postby Sige » May 5th, 2016, 6:57 am

I absolutely recommend Paws It Forward :) We are trialing a dog from there right now (have adopted form them before) and she's amazing!
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Re: Dog adoption

Postby Bunnyhop » May 5th, 2016, 10:04 am

Sige wrote:I absolutely recommend Paws It Forward :) We are trialing a dog from there right now (have adopted form them before) and she's amazing!


I have heard such great things about Paws It Forward! Good luck with your new dog!

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Re: Dog adoption

Postby Sige » May 26th, 2016, 12:00 pm

I am happy to say that not only did we adopt her, we also adopted another one a couple of weeks ago :)
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Re: Dog adoption

Postby mexi cali » May 26th, 2016, 12:30 pm

Are you prepared to deal with around 275 pounds of poop every year? That's a 5lb bag-o-poo every week.


Ummmmmmmm, that's only 260 which is totally doable.
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Re: Dog adoption

Postby mexi cali » May 26th, 2016, 12:31 pm

We just spent $6000.00 on a knee operation for our dog. It can be pricey.


But he must have really "kneeded" it, right?
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Re: Dog adoption

Postby mexi cali » May 26th, 2016, 12:35 pm

Whatwhat; not being a smarty here but take kgcayennes post seriously. Those are real numbers and real potential roadblocks.

Don't know your situation but there are so many sad stories of pets who have had to be surrendered for some of the reasons she posts.

Dogs are a forever commitment but so worth it.

Cats are just stupid. Kidding!!!!! I'm Kidding!!!.

Really happy that you are looking at a rescue though.

Like in Bsuds case, don't let it be knee jerk reaction cuz that costs 6k.
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Re: Dog adoption

Postby kgcayenne » May 26th, 2016, 12:38 pm

Oh shush! I rounded down from 5.288461538461538.

It is interesting, cat litter (well at least by the frequency with which I change ours) comes in at 16.5 lbs a week, and that's just the clean litter, I'm guessing at least 3lbs per cat per week in waste! :200:

What we do for our furry companions. :D
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