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We got a dog!

October 29th, 2018 at 08:46 pm

So 22 months later we got another dog. It took a long, long time but we got one! He is a black 1 year old standard poodle from a rescue group. His name is Winston. He cost a lot more than we expected and he is slightly bigger than we thought.

We went on Saturday 10/20 to an adoption event to see a 35 lb labradoodle. We weren't a 100% sure we'd adopt but were testing the waters again trying hard to find a dog by the end of November before we decided to buy one. Well by the time we got there another family (we were 10 minutes early to the opening) had already decided they wanted the labradoodle and we just decided to walk around.

My husband saw him and said he's cute and hypoallergenic. So we asked and they said he was a turn in and around 48 lbs. Our plan had been between 25-35 lbs with a maximum of 40 lbs. Well that went out the door.

But he's a super sweet dog. Extremely well trained. He's completely housebroken. He cost us $2365 with $65 going to a dog trainer and $2300 for him. Now it is $2200 tax deductible because it's a non-profit rescue group that uses the money to pay for vet care, fostering, crates, etc.

Yes he's probably more than we would have spent on buying a dog (well maybe because the schnoodles and cockapoos I was looking at for puppies were more like $2500-3000+). But I do feel a little better that it's not going to a breeder, it's tax deductible and I didn't get a dog, instead we gave one who had a home a home instead of a new dog.

Ah well things are buzzing along great. Can't wait.

6 Responses to “We got a dog!”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Standard poodles are awesome! Smart and classy. Good choice!

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    You know you can't post about a new dog without including pictures, right? Smile
    Congratz on the dog!

  3. Jenn Says:

    I had no idea a dog could cost that much! He has a good home now - enjoy.

  4. lurker Says:

    Holy guacamole! That's the highest adoption fee I've ever heard of! And if $2200 is tax deductible, the value of the dog is $100, so the rest is a donation? I've worked with an adoption group for years and our $250 fee does not cover all our costs for a dog but that's why we have volunteers and solicit donations and discounts.

  5. livingalmostlarge Says:

    yep. It's tax deductible. Only consoling myself it's not going to the breeder. I have a friend who just got a puppy for $3000

  6. livingalmostlarge Says:

    I will try and post a picture of the dog.

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