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I'm wanting to adopt a puppy-found a cutie on Petfinder.

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
What do you think of this guy?
http://www.petfinder.org/pet.cgi?act...=0&tmpl=&stat=
He is what we are looking for, a very large puppy, hopefully part newfoundland for the good personality. I applied to be considered for adoption, but even if they choose me, he lives about 8 hours away! Am I nuts?
post #2 of 22
Not at all!

That's great that you want to adopt. I hope you find the doggy you want. Good luck!
post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
Am I nuts?
NO WAY!!!!

I cant seem to get anything from the link... however bless you. GOOD LUCK!!! Let us know
post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 
Ok, I fixed the link. Hopefully if this isn't "the one", we will find the puppy we are looking for. There is no rush, but this guy looks pretty perfect!
post #5 of 22
He is simply gorgeous! I'd say he looks perfect as well. Good luck. & 8 hours away is not that bad. Especially for a puppy that you'd love to have!!
post #6 of 22
He looks like a very big boy, he weighs alot already, but he's very cute
post #7 of 22
Tellmen is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

eight hours is nothing. it's just a bit shorter then my island
post #8 of 22
Looks like a keeper!!!

You are not nuts to want him. If it was meant to be, everything will work out, if not, then that means there is another dog out there for you. This guy is definitely worth trying to get! Good luck!
post #9 of 22
Nope you are NOT nuts, because if you are I am beyond hope with going to pick up Massey next week! That's 20 hours
post #10 of 22
awwww what a cutie! your not nuts!
post #11 of 22
I spent weeks looking at Petfinder before I found Brynna there. Then I drove to Iowa to pick her up at the Keokuk Humane Society Shelter. If you're nuts, I'm right there with you! That was 3 years ago, and she's such a wonderful friend! Good luck finding your perfect little match!
post #12 of 22
Tellmen is adorable! When will you know if your application is successful?


Juli
post #13 of 22
Thread Starter 
Well, I didn't get that pup, but now I've found another. It is only about 4-5 hours away.
http://www.petfinder.com/pet.cgi?act...=0&tmpl=&stat=
(I apologize to anyone who clicked on the other link from August.)

I will call in the morning to see if he is still available. If so, I will most likely drive to MI to pick him up tomorrow. We want a new pup, and a newfie mix, but it will be a challenge to incorporate him with our other dog, 2 house cats, and 3 foster cats. And the outside boy Will rubs on our other dog as we take her out on the leash, so this pup needs to be nice to Will, the outside cat, too!

We have quite a bit of time off over the next month, and I can take days off in January, too, for training. Oh, I do hope he is available!
post #14 of 22
aww, CUTE!

My husbands been wanting a dog.. Of course, I would LOVE one, but I'm worried with our 3 cats.. I don't want them to get hurt in any way, or them change, ya kniow..


GOODLUCK!
post #15 of 22
goodness he's a doll. crossing fingers for this boy!
post #16 of 22
what a sweetie! good luck!
post #17 of 22
Looks like a sweetheart in his reindeer antlers! Good luck!
post #18 of 22
He is a doll baby . ... sending a prayer he comes home with you
post #19 of 22
OMG, what a cutie! We drove from southern AL to PA for our pup.
post #20 of 22
I hope you get him. He's adorable. And as I learned in Newfoundland this past summer on vacation, Newfie dogs need lots of outdoors space, and the purebred dogs actually prefer to live outdoors. He needs room to roam, and cold weather.
post #21 of 22
Awww, he looks like a sweetie!! Hope you get him!!
post #22 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sammie5
I hope you get him. He's adorable. And as I learned in Newfoundland this past summer on vacation, Newfie dogs need lots of outdoors space, and the purebred dogs actually prefer to live outdoors. He needs room to roam, and cold weather.
The shelter opened at 8am, and I called several times (getting a busy signal). When I got through at 8:20am, they said he had been adopted this morning! Someone must have been waiting at the doors when they opened!

At least he found a home, where hopefully he is truly wanted.

We do have 4 acres, and while our plan is for a house dog, one reason we want a pup is so we can train him well. Hopefully he will learn to stay in our yard, so he can go out with us whenever we go out. DH wants to train him to go in the truck with him. And of course, any dog we get needs to learn to be good to cats.

I'll start checking Petfinder more often. I really would love to add one more dog to the family, and dh wants something huge but gentle, so a Newf seems like the best bet. And a shelter dog is preferable to me to a rescue dog. Often they add rules like fenced in yard required. Or no kids. Or they only have full grown or purebreds. We just want a great dog to become part of the family.
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