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Old 04-02-2009, 07:55 AM   #1
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We adopted a puppy!
She will be coming to us from Kentucky on Saturday and I am so excited.She is 16 weeks old her mom is a Yorkie they are not sure what the dad is but he is most definitely bigger than a Yorkie,they are estimating the pups to be around 20 lbs full grown.Any advice from fellow adopters will be appreciated,I am so excited and nervous it feels like I am adopting a child and I am just hoping she likes us.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:34 AM   #2
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She will LOVE you.

I adopted my Rott 5 years ago. Stuff I had ahead of time: Collar, leash, CRATE (very important), good food (Wellness), toys, lots of chewies.
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Yeah I almost went out last night and bought all the supplies but we are picking her up at Pet Smart in NH and they give you a booklet with $200 worth of coupons so we are going wait and buy from them.
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Yeah I almost went out last night and bought all the supplies but we are picking her up at Pet Smart in NH and they give you a booklet with $200 worth of coupons so we are going wait and buy from them.


Wow! Great deal!

I remember how over the moon I was when I adopted Cyrus and I am sooooooooooo excited for you!
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Congratulations! How exciting!! You'll have to share pictures of her! I am an absolute sucker for puppies!!
My brother and SIL adopted a puppy last year the person from the rescue org told them to put a shirt in the crate with the puppy that they had both worn so he could get used to their scent quickly. Also they were told to always take him to the same spot to go potty. It really works! They still take him to that spot and he goes right away. My dog on the other hand has to check out the entire yard before he finds his "perfect spot for now".
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Congrats! I have three dogs and couldn't imagine my life without them.

You're going to have a great time taking the puppy shopping with you. That's what we did with the last two we adopted, and it was so much fun! Once you have the dog, then you have an idea of what kind of collar looks best on them...important stuff, you know.

I think the most important thing is that you'll begin training the moment you step inside your door. If you don't want the puppy on your couch or bed, start training immediately...and be consistent. It's harder to break a bad habit after the fact.

I'm so happy for you! I love new furry babies!!!!
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20 lbs?? Yorkies are only like 5 lbs..what kind of dog could mate with a Yorkie so the pup size would be about 20 lbs!?

Congrats though!
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I have was asking the very same question so I did a little research on mixed breed dogs and you would not believe some of the combos out there I saw a black lab/miniature pincer mix (I think there must have been some dachshund in there too because the legs were awfully short.)there is such a thing as a Yorkie/Russel which is a Yorkie and Jack Russel.
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:43 PM   #10
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Congrats on adopting ! I am trying to talk my hubby into a second dog (we lost our old boy in Nov and I miss having 2). I must ask - how did you come to adopt a dog from Kentucky all the way in Maine?

Let's see you'll need a digital camera so that you can post lots of pictures, a crate, crate liner (or three our girl liked to shred them), leash, collar, toys, food, treats, bowls....I'm sure there's something I'm missing. I have medium to large dogs so I am not sure if the same rules apply to small dogs, but we have always been told to get them into obedience classes ASAP if only for the socialization so that the puppy learns to sniff and be sniffed and gets used to people squeezing its cheeks.
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