Every so often, I see a question pop up about whether or not placing retired breeding animals is ethical. To people who aren’t breeders, it often looks bad or feels icky... like breeders are just tossing away dogs once they’ve been used to produce puppies. Let me give you a different perspective...
I receive messages and see posts from the owners of my retired breeding dogs. While their lives are comfortable with me, they now get to live an incredibly loved and spoiled life, many times as an only dog with a family that adores them. Different isn’t good or bad, it’s just different.They live a different life with their families than they would have with me. They are content, satisfied, and loved with me; they continue to be all of those things, but with their very own people and without having to share those people with a pack of other dogs.
The day I let one of my retired dogs go to a family is HARD. I cry when I let them go... I look forward to updates on birthdays, “gotcha” days, and out of the blue every few months. I see how they are loved beyond measure, and I am grateful every day that my “retired” dogs have been blessed into the lives of the people that love them just as much as I ever did. I’m glad it could be one of mine that they love.
Quality breeders don’t rehome retired breeding dogs because it’s easy. We do it in spite of how hard it is on us because it’s what’s best for them.
Remember.. Adult dogs usually require a period of transition. They are leaving everything they have known so I will ask you to commit to a lifetime because once the babies leave they have to go into quarantine when they return and that is hard for them. Most of my babies have never been on a leash since I lived in 5 acres that is fenced. ***YOU MUST HAVE A FENCED IN YARD TO BE ABLE TO ADOPT ONE OR HAVE A PLAN TO LEASH TRAIN BEFORE YOU LET OUTSIDE.
**WE DO NOT FLY OUR ADULTS! THEY MUST BE PICKED UP**
Faith - Liver and white Shih Tzu. She is spayed and just had her dental. She is also up to date on all healthcare. Faith is a very sweet girl and she loves to sit next to you on the couch and watch TV. She uses the doggie door to go outside! Faith is 5 years old and I will be looking for a family or person who can spoil her for the rest of her life! She will spoil you right back! Just asking the cost of the dental and spay.