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I volunteer at an SPCA, and they have a pet "wish list" that accepts applications for a specific breed. Of course, there is no guarantee of a time frame when that breed will be available; it all depends on what comes through the intake door. Check with shelters in your area to see if they offer this service. There are also many breed-specific rescue groups ...


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It is possible, if you are patient, and are willing to take on a purebred that does not have papers. Because of the nature of rescues it is basically impossible to document the actual origins of the dogs. In October our rescue organization All Herding Breed Dog Rescue of Illinois (Shameless plug sorry) rescued 8 pure bred pointer puppies that had been ...


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There are three main categories of sources to purchase or adopt a dog in the USA: Directly from a breeder. If you are intent on a very young puppy, this is your best source. However, not all breeders are created equal: There are reputable breeders that carefully select the dogs/bitches they are breeding based on health and temperament. They breed limited ...


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Where i live bloodwork is not done before surgery unless there is a medical condition that needs to be confirmed or excluded that might affect the outcome of the surgery. Link: http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-health/dog-checkups-preventive-care/why-does-my-dog-need-blood-work-anesthesia Bloodwork will not show low oxygen and if it does it is just a ...


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Yes and no. With a "mutt", you get what's referred to as hybrid vigor, or outbreeding enhancement. With a purebred, you can see a concentration of "desirable" breed traits that cause problems for the dog itself. For example, push-faced dogs are more prone to breathing issues (and sometimes eye problems, if they're a bulgy-eyed breed like pugs). Keep ...


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Groups like the American Rabbit Breeders and The British Rabbit council work in a way similar to dog breeders associations. For instance, the American Kennel Club recognizes breeds differently than the Continental Kennel Club. Each association has different breeds that may or may not overlap and may not have similar standards. In order for a new breed to be ...


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She needs to be seen by a veterinarian immediately. These symptoms could be any number of diseases which affect puppies.


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If a dog doesn't eat well nor drink well then it is highly likely she's not right. This is one of the ways they tell us. I strongly suggest a vet's visit. There are lots of other possible reasons but I would eliminate that first. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/dog-not-eating-possible-causes-and-appetite-solutions


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