April 5th, 2006, 08:59 PM
Desperatly looking for a small dog averaging around 12lbs. My mother recently lost her best friend to cancer and now she is lost. She is an active senoir and needs a companion. She can provide a loving, caring and nutruring home to the right dog. She lives along so can and will devot all attention solely to the dog. We would prefer a dog that is good with children and other animals.
We are hoping to find a free dog but are willing to pay a nominal fee. She doesnt have a specific breed that she likes but really wants to find the right dog.
She is located in the Pickering area thank you.
April 5th, 2006, 09:03 PM
They have thousands and thousands of dogs in need from all the sheters and rescues across Canada and the US, and you can narrow down the search options by postal code, size of dog, ect.
All the dogs there have an adoption fee, and no one condones giving away dogs for free here.
April 5th, 2006, 09:59 PM
What do you mean by a "nominal fee"? Most rescues ask between 150$ - 350$.
Any free dog you get is not likely to be spayed or neutered, or UTD with shots, tested for heartworms, temperament tested etc.
If someone here has a little dog looking for a home, and who they paid to have spayed/neutered etc, why would they give it to you for free?:confused:
The best place to go to get a dog for a small fee is the shelter or pound but of course you won't know if it's good with other animals or kids.
You could probably even get one free from the classifieds, but I'm telling you that owners lie like crazy when they want to dump their dogs and will "forget" to tell you that the dog bites, or pees all over, or has a terminal or chronic illness.
Really, you get what you pay for.
April 5th, 2006, 11:43 PM
Free would send most people in rescue running at breakneck speed in the opposite direction.
Makes people wonder what you would do about future vet care if possibly not willing to pay a rescue fee for the dog to start with..