I cannot imagine committing to buy a puppy without seeing the animal and if possible the sire and dam. OTOH, a rescue (or adoption of an older dog) is a different thing. My last two Basenjis came to me sight unseen, and turned out to be wonderful dogs, but the breeders I got them from wanted to place their dogs in an experienced Basenji home, and I only paid the cost of getting the dogs to me. One came by air, one was personally transported to me by his breeder. If she hadn't been happy with what she found I expect she would have taken him back with her when she left. I also had to commit to return him if ever I couldn't keep him. Good breeders care about where their dogs end up.
Our last foster
I had to share this because it makes me grin ear to ear, and tear up a bit.
This is a blog post from the people who adopted our last foster Buddy. They just had a baby a few weeks ago.
I actually took the pic, it is right beside my dining room table, where he is trying to stuff himself into a cat bed.
Buddy was a sweet boy, and a very fun foster, and I am so happy that he has a good home.
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Awww. Good job, Nicole.
Very nice Nicole..makes me feel warmth in my heart, knowing people like you care so much to foster and people like Buddy's "parents" care to adopt, "even" though they are bringing human babies into the mix. Warm feeling indeed.
You folks who foster are angels on this earth.