Dogs & Older Puppies
In any responsible breeding program, there are numerous reasons why a particular
dog is not to be an on-going part of the breeding program. Young or
middle-aged dogs are occasionally available if I feel it is in the best interest
of the particular dog to be placed in a carefully-screened pet home or another
breeder home. My "geriatrics" stay for life. Many people realize the
advantages of adopting a well-socialized, house-trained dog rather than an
8-week-old puppy, and it can be a perfect situation benefiting both the
particular dog and the adoptive family. No more competing with numerous
other dogs for attention, but exclusive attention from a loving family! My
heart may break when they leave, but I'm eventually comforted by the fact that
he or she will be the center of life for some wonderful family. And
everyone who knows Labs knows that, no matter how old, they have an unbelievable
desire and ability to bond with anyone who shows them love and affection ... and
I require that the prospective family come and visit and allow plenty of time
for the family and the dog in question to get to know each other in various
situations. We all must agree that it is a "match made in heaven".
The reason(s) for placing the dog will be fully and honestly disclosed and a
written guarantee will be issued. A week or two should be devoted to the
adjustment period but, if for any reason, it appears not to be working out, I
will immediately take the dog back and refund any money paid. Prospective
adoptive families should be prepared to give a comprehensive dissertation
regarding their desire for adopting an adult dog, their expectations, their
family environment, lifestyle, facilities, etc.
I will be retiring and placing both
Addie in approved pet homes.
after they are done with their last litter of puppies, settled and back in good
If interested, please e-mail me with information about yourself, family and
I will start responding to people around the end of September.