Ruger wrote: Lua wrote: Ruger wrote: Lua wrote:
Welcome! He is definitely a cutie, I love his colours. Six weeks is a bit early to "leave the nest", obviously it's too late now but if there's a next time the extra 2 weeks (8W/O) is crucial..
You'll learn a lot of beneficial stuff for you and your pup here.
I know 6weeks is a lil early, i felt like i had to take him though cause the person who has his mom wasn't taking good care of them. I worked really hard to keep him healthy, i did my research and fed him puppy milk for the remaining 2 weeks. I think i did a good job, he's doing very well. He has two left that im trying to find someone to take in. Because if not i'm scared they will pass away. They r less than half the size of my ruger and their living conditions r the worse.
Thanks for the compliment!!!!
Sounds (and looks) like you did a great job, good for you!
I hope you can find someone. If the 'breeder' takes such poor care of his dogs, I'm sure he won't care who or what he sells to if it means a quick buck.
If you really think they would die anyways, you may be able to get them free from him and find them good homes, or at least call AC or something about a neglect case.
Thanks!!! I will definitely look into taking them in myself and finding them homes or i might just keep them or one because i was thinking about getting another puppy. I will try my hardest either way to make sure they grow up in a better environment.....
Haha you're very welcome.
Honestly, I would not recommend keeping another pup as you don't know if Ruger (or the other pup) is going to turn out dog aggressive or not until he's 2 or 3. I think they tend to bond pretty strongly with each other at this age, not to mention you, and unless you're willing to "crate and rotate" them as adults it may not be the best idea. On the other hand, if you have already considered the possibility of dog-dog aggression and are willing to always have them separated, then go for it.
When I was looking for my APBT, I made sure that I was getting a submissive dog, especially because I now have 2 females rather than 1 female and 1 male - and one of them is a mean ol' Chihuahua. Since Lua (pittie) is submissive, and Stella (chi) is dominant, they get on OK but I will never leave them alone together.
Just a heads up!
Here's a website about multi-dog homes that I suggest you read, and if you do a search you'll find plenty.