We got a dog on Saturday. Less than a than a week ago. I put a short post on the forum but I'll go into detail here what happened.
He is an awesome 3/4 poodle 1/4 golden retriever mix from a breeder. He is 16 weeks old and we call him Parker. He is super cute. I found him on FB adopting doodle/poodles rescue group. Well LAL how did you get a rescue dog? Well Friday 8/25 a post was put up on a puppy needing to be rehomed. He family was unable to take care of him so they were looking to rehome him and the group was taking applications.
So I said ME! And then I applied and was picked, we zoomed to confirmed it was real and not catfished or anything. Then we drove saturday and picked him up. The kids were so excited and we were so excited. It was $700 donation to the group and we got ourselves a 4 month old PUPPY.
Background about where we got him and what happened! You will absolutely be amazed. He was adopted by a single mom influencer with a 2 year old child. She thought it would be a great idea to get a puppy and raise with her son and I bet probably put on her website and be part of her "brand". But she didn't realize how much work having a dog would be. So she put him up for adoption about 8 week after she got him.
She adopted him from a breeder 4th of July. She took him home and worked on crate training and house breaking him. But she never had time to brush him (turns out he hadn't been brushed and was startled when we tried). She told us in 8 weeks she had never walked him outside. She couldn't find his leash when we went to get him. She hadn't made a groomer appointment, and had been once to the vet but hadn't followed up with the fecal sample or appointment to neuter him. This made her aware she just didn't have time for a dog. For anyone whose had or has a dog they know this is really sad.
But we are eternally grateful she was willing to turn him in and just wanted him placed in a good home and gone asap. So now less than week leter he's a great pup and we are so so lucky! Look at how cute he is! We got another secondhand dog! And I feel better since I didn't end up with buying from a breeder again. My DH was really concerned about adopting again with our last dog and his health problems. And aren't too sure about sizing but whatever.
Thank you covid for all these great dogs being put for adoption. My pearl of wisdom is if you are looking for a dog now or soon, go look on FB at all these rescue/rehoming groups because there are a lot of high quality adoptable dogs being put up by families unable to take care of them for many, many reason.