Hi,
I have a 9 month old son and am looking to get him a dog or puppy for christmas. We had a dog but unfortunately had to give her away one year ago due to my pregnancy. If I would have known we would have found a temporary home. If by any chance the people that have Tasha, a 3 yr old Rotty, not fixed, see this message, and are looking to give her back or could find it in their hearts to let her come back to us, please contact us, we'll take her back. We gave her away in Jan 2003.
We are really hoping to get one for this Christmas. We are looking for a dog who is good with babies, this is the most important thing. If it is an older dog, trained. Either large, medium or small breed. If you are looking to find a good home for your pet please reply, you would be giving our son his best Xmas gift of all, a friend. Feel free to send a picture of your pet.
Thank you,
Jody and Kenneth Contois
Hi, I have a 9 month old son and am looking to get him a dog or puppy for christmas. We had a dog but unfortunately had to give her away one year ago

So what happened to the severe allergies you were suffering on 2003-02-15 when you were posting with the addess (Email Removed) http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=KeC3a.704182%24F2h1.284148%40news01.bloor.is.net.cable.roger...

Chances are very high your child will also be allegic. Don't endanger the health of your child by geting a dog.
Diane Blackman
Hi, I have a 9 month old son and am ... but unfortunately had to give her away one year ago

And..don't endanger the health/life of the dog, either.

Linda H.
Hi,

(snip pathetic tale loaded with hot buttons for the passionate amongst us)
YOU MUST NEVER EVER GET A DOG FOR CHRISTMAS ...WAIT TILL AFTER WHEN THINGS

HAVE CALMED DOWN ...GOD I THOUGH EVERYONE KNEW THAT ..

Please, please don't feed the trolls.
Kate
YOU MUST NEVER EVER GET A DOG FOR CHRISTMAS ...WAIT TILL AFTER WHEN THINGS

HAVE CALMED DOWN ...GOD I THOUGH EVERYONE KNEW THAT ..

The local shelters in a large city I used to live in would not adopt out for Xmas presents. They would sell you a certificate to give that would cover the adiption fee. The reason behind this is that the shelters want to screen the actual owners and not the person paying for the adoption. Also, an owner and a pet should be matched to each others personality and lifestyle. Also a certificate gives a sort of waiting period since the holidays are not the best time to bring in a new member of the family.
Anyone who really wants to give an animal as a gift should buy a stuffie and attach a shelter gift certificate to it, if you are sure an animal would be welcome and cared for.
Besides choosing your new best friend is also half the fun.

-sunny
what if the dog was asked for by say a wife and the husband got one?? what if it was a gift for themselves?

Cheers,
T Parsons
Newfoundland
Canada
"Just give 'er"
HAVE CALMED DOWN ...GOD I THOUGH EVERYONE KNEW THAT ..

The local shelters in a large city I used to live in would not adopt outfor Xmas presents. They would ... sure an animal wouldbe welcome and cared for. Besides choosing your new best friend is also half the fun. -sunny
HAVE CALMED DOWN ...GOD I THOUGH EVERYONE KNEW THAT ..

The local shelters in a large city I used to live in would not adopt outfor Xmas presents. They would sell you a certificate to give that would coverthe adiption fee.

That is a great idea.
The reason behind this is that the shelters want to screen the
actual owners and not the person paying for the adoption. Also, an ownerand a pet should be matched to each ... sure an animal wouldbe welcome and cared for. Besides choosing your new best friend is also half the fun. -sunny

Ain't that the truth.
what if the dog was asked for by say a wife and the husband got one?? what if it was a gift for themselves?

Intelligent breeders pay attention to the actual circumstances. Not every gift is a surprise not everyone celbrates December holidays not everyone has a busy life or household during that time. BUT caring breeders want someone who knows and understands the usual concerns and who will address those concerns intelligently. Stomping footies, turning red and yelling "but it shouldn't apply to me me me" probably won't cut it. If a breeder insisted that December was a bad time for ME to get a dog (or puppy) and lacked the will or ability to consider otherwise I would simply mark that breeder as an idiot. Maybe a caring idiot, maybe an idiot trying to avoid a mistake, but still an idiot. No gifts and no puppies in during December holidays is a good starting place, but that's all.
Diane Blackman