Basenji puppy in Macon, GA

@tanza:

And how sad… this is the time of year that we now see young adults up for placement because people "didn't" do their homework, purchased from on line BYB breeders that do not screen buyers or try and educate people... had no idea what a Basenji is.... or any puppy for that matter... and they grow up... not a cute little puppy any more.... figure out they have to spend time with the dog...etc..... sad.....

I was thinking the exact same thing. It is really sad and I feel so bad for the young adults.

I think of my 9mo pup and think how wonderful she is - she is such a happy pup and she's been fully house trained and crate trained for months and now she rarely mouths when playing anymore - she's grown up so much and is still such a little sweatheart (but still full of mischief - in spades :D). She brings such happiness to all of us - and I think besides her people, Ruby really misses her when she is away.

My family and I were just talking about this last night and said that the puppy experience wasn't nearly as bad as we had anticipated (or had been warned about) - but we also talked about how much work and commitment it took to make it that way. I have to say, I'd do it again - just not this year :D:D!

Houston

I agree with what both Tanza and Renault1 says. It is a shame to see these young semiadult dogs up for sale/dump..Otis (8 mo.) has not been any harder to have as a pup then any of my other dogs, I even believe my Westie was worst, if you can say that about a dog. Shoot you never know what you will be dealing with, even when it comes to your own children..and that is what I love about the whole thing, it is not predictable. I would so love to have this little girl, 'cause I do think she is "still cute", but then I wouldn't be able to foster anymore.

Personally, I think my dogs are just as cuteness as adults. It is not like a bloodhound or shar pei that grow out of their cuteness. I have super cute small doggies forever.

@dash:

Personally, I think my dogs are just as cuteness as adults. It is not like a bloodhound or shar pei that grow out of their cuteness. I have super cute small doggies forever.

I 100% agree with you - and I've had many people comment that my adults are super cute. Many times strangers think they are puppies until I tell them they are 4yo.

This is the response to my inquiry about Anasazi. Like I said, I'm three hours from Macon and will be glad to help out with transportation.

_Hi,

Yes, Anasazi is in foster care. Her adoption fee is $200, that includes her having all her shots as well as being spayed. She was an owner surrender who decided that puppies were too much work. She?s a very sweet girl, she gets along well with the other dogs I have. For further adoption information visit our web site at www.heartofgahs.org.

Thanks,
Kevin Drawdy
Heart of Georgia Humane Society_

Dash, I agree.

Houston

I saw that they only adopt out to Georgia residents, as they require a homevisit, which is good for the dog, not so good for anybody out of state that might want to adopt her.

I am with all of you so sad and I also look at Jaycee who will be 9 months in couple days I could never, never let her go. We love her so much and yes there was there times like what are you into now and yes there are still those times. I wish people would understand just because they have four legs and are called animal they are really our children not legs and animals. Then I have to say to myself there are people who do not even take care of the children. To sad and I hate it.

Rita Jean

@Basenjimamma:

I saw that they only adopt out to Georgia residents, as they require a homevisit, which is good for the dog, not so good for anybody out of state that might want to adopt her.

It doesn't hurt to ask for an exception to the rule. A home visit can be done by another rescue group. I believe the rescue group understands that Basenji owners are a different breed, too. I told the rescue group about this web site and the forum.

Please read the above response from the rescue group.

@Vicki:

This is the response to my inquiry about Anasazi. Like I said, I'm three hours from Macon and will be glad to help out with transportation.

_Hi,

Yes, Anasazi is in foster care. Her adoption fee is $200, that includes her having all her shots as well as being spayed. She was an owner surrender who decided that puppies were too much work. She?s a very sweet girl, she gets along well with the other dogs I have. For further adoption information visit our web site at www.heartofgahs.org.

Thanks,
Kevin Drawdy
Heart of Georgia Humane Society_

I rest my case wonder who the breeder is?…. :mad:

@tanza:

I rest my case wonder who the breeder is?…. :mad:

Macon is only a couple of hours from Harmony Hounds but this really doesn't mean much considering how easy it is to have puppies shipped by air.

@YodelDogs:

Macon is only a couple of hours from Harmony Hounds but this really doesn't mean much considering how easy it is to have puppies shipped by air.

Very true Robyn…. however from what I know about Harmony Hounds, while not my choice of a responsible breeder... she will take back her dogs (IF THIS WAS from her breeding)... wonder if the owner ever contacted the breeder

Houston

Sometimes I think people rather give the dog up to BRAT or sell it then return it to the breeder. I don't know, but the last few weeks, some people that posted their dogs on here didn't even know to do that..or so they said.

@Basenjimamma:

Sometimes I think people rather give the dog up to BRAT or sell it then return it to the breeder. I don't know, but the last few weeks, some people that posted their dogs on here didn't even know to do that..or so they said.

If they have a contract, it is not optional or at least it should not be… However, that said, 50% of the pups out there are from BYB's that do not have contracts or tell people they will take the dog back, only when or if the time comes tell them... NO..... they are just as happy to be "relieved" of the responsibility and let Rescue take care of the dog

Houston

Easy way…the american way of life..

Just in the last month I have spoke with BYB I know for fact after asking just one question to each of them. I ran and never looked back or called back. IA, TX, GA, TN all four states.
Have the parent's been fanconi tested? No need to they will not get it until ages of 3 to 7 thats when you test each month with a test strip that is what everyone said. So there is going to be lots more out there.

Rita Jean

Folks need to do their homework..sadly some folks just impulse buy.

@sharronhurlbut:

Folks need to do their homework..sadly some folks just impulse buy.

+1. And sadly the impulse buyers keep BYBs and puppymills in business. Oh, and also people looking for what they perceive as a "deal" in price.

Y'all know I've been considering adopting the little girl so I know she will be safe and in a good home.

This girl sounds like she is in a place that will do right by her and find her a good forever home.

I must agree with you Ivoss I looked at there website and I think it said they have placed 4,700 animals in homes. Looks like they do lots of things with the dogs also. It does not look like a bad place. I am sure they will find the right home for this gal.

Rita Jean

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