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Response to TorchTheWitch (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 08:56 PM

25. The only dog we ever bought was a 3 month old Weimaraner.

Believe me we researched and researched and thought we had the best of breeders. Not. She had some problems and we spent a good deal of money getting her righted around. We lost her last year at the age of 11. We loved her dearly. Since then we have rescued 4 dogs from high kill shelters in the south (we live in upstate NY). We have a purebred Weimaraner, her puppy which is a Weim/Chocolate Lab mix, a Black Lab mix and a Border Collie mix. 2 came from GA and the Weim and her puppy from Mississippi. We also have another Weim that we have had for 9 years now (he came from rescue in Michigan). They are all wonderful dogs and extremely appreciative of all they now have. They are so loving and loyal. We will never purchase another dog again. Our neighbor bought 2 Black Labs from a "wonderful breeder" because he wanted them to hunt with and some day to breed. Both dogs ended up with degenerative hips. What a waste of money he now says. There is no guarantee with any animal, whether purchased from the best breeder or gotten at a shelter or rescue group. But I will take my chances with the animal that needs a home and am thrilled to save it's life.

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