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Retired breeding dogs for sale, would you adopt them?

asked 2015-11-06 17:40:54 -0500

I want a Yorkie, and have decided to look into adopting a retired breeding dog to give her a home she's never had. Do you see any downsides to this? I know two other families that have gone this route and their dogs meshed with their families right away.

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answered 2015-11-08 23:11:11 -0500

I also adopted a Shih-Tzu that was rescued from a "less than scrupulous breeder." He was kept in a cage for 5-6yrs of his life for breeding. He was a thin, knotted mess with bad eyes & teeth and was about to be put to sleep forever. My Archie is a perfect angel, and now he's approaching 12 yrs old (next month). We're happy we rescued him and added him to our family over 6 years ago.

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Same exact story as mine. My baby is also 12 years old and I have had her for 6 years as well. She is perfect. She's the one on my profile picture, best thing I ever did :)

Frances M.'s profile imageFrances M. ( 2015-11-10 15:53:31 -0500 )edit
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answered 2015-11-06 18:23:30 -0500

If they come from a reputable breeder, they're likely to be well trained, healthy, and socialized. It seems like a good option if you're interested in the breed.

(I'm sure you've also looked into breed specific rescues, which I'd recommend trying as well, though in you may be more likely to get a dog that comes from a less than scrupulous breeder, and health and behavioral issues may be more likely.)

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answered 2015-11-07 07:28:33 -0500

Amber that is so kind. I know this dog would love to be in a stabilized home not having to breed all the time. I rescued a Shih-Tzu like that and it's the best thing I did and she is so happy.

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answered 2015-11-14 10:20:09 -0500

Hi Amber - That is a Great idea! When checking out the potential dogs, don't forget to take your business cards and ask to leave a few with the rescue group. Ask them to check you out and refer you as a sitter. That is also a Great way for them to check you out before they "approve" you as an adopter. I use to volunteer for a rescue group and they always needed to check the adopter out and approve the home. -Kathleen D.

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