If you haven’t already caught wind of the news (mostly from me babbling on and on and on about it), our puppy is finally confirmed!
In my last post, I shared a bit on the adoption process. How I went a little crazy over this adorable puppy (without even talking to Fiancé…), and decided that I just needed him. Of course, that didn’t end up working out. The pup was in Ohio, we couldn’t get much information on his health, where he came from, etc., and he needed to be picked up in 24-hours. For us Manhattan-ites, figuring out a car situation and driving eighteen hours on a few hours notice is tough. And since Fiancé just wasn’t 100% sold, we couldn’t go through with it. It would have been his puppy too, after all!
Over the next few days, we kept our eyes on all of the adoption sites: BARC, Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, Petfinder (with a more local filter this time!), even Craigslist (per a recommendation from my dog-loving friend, Cio <3). But with my slight dog allergy, & NYC-sized apartment space, we just couldn’t find a doggy that fit the bill. And the last thing we wanted was to get a dog we wouldn’t be able to care for properly.
So, we started investigating breeders. There are a lot of weird ones out there, so it’s important to be very very careful and do a lot of research. I realized that testimonials (real ones) are key. The breeder we found had a huge Facebook presence with hundreds of customers posting pictures of their dogs (even 12-year old dogs which they had gotten from her back in the day!), and singing her praises. She had a bunch of mixed breed honeys, and as soon as Fiancé saw some of the pictures she sent us, he totally fell in love.
I’ve been speaking to the breeder at length since then – seriously bless her for putting up with my incessant questions! She stayed on the phone with me for an hour the night we decided to finalize, telling me all about him and his parents, filling me in on what we’d need, etc. It was the most wonderful, stress-free, comforting process.
SO, in two weeks, our little guy KINGSTON is going to arrive. And we CAN’T WAIT.
I don’t have any pictures of him to share yet, but rest assured that when we do start posting pictures, it’ll never stop. Consider this your preemptive puppy picture hiatus.
Can’t wait to get started on all the cute puppy shopping! My Mom’s already started – she got him the bowls below 🙂
Hope everyone’s week is off to a great start.
PS – Any puppy advice would be much appreciated, so send it our way!