Looking for a Weimaraner puppy?! 😊
Apparently, lots of folks are. CalWEAR currently has over 40 active applications on file from people who are specifically looking for “puppies.”
One inquiry recently said, “We’re looking for a puppy because we want to have a long time with the dog, but we don’t want to buy from a breeder so we’re wondering if you have any for adoption.”
Another email asked, “Can we get on the wait list for a puppy that is good with kids and other dogs?”
Rescue exists because people don’t want their dogs anymore. And they usually don’t want their dogs anymore because something about that dog just doesn’t work for them. Oftentimes, it’s because the dog isn’t good with kids, or isn’t good with other dogs in the house. And almost all of the time (like 99.99% of the time), by the time a family realizes their dog needs a new home, that dog is waaaaaaaay past puppyhood. For example, another email we recently received was, “Hi, my dog is 11, but she needs more time and attention than I have right now so she needs to find a new home.” 🤦🏻♀️
Folks, if you’re looking for a Weimaraner puppy through rescue, it WILL come with at least THREE of the following caveats:
– You will have been waiting for over a year
– It will not be purebred
– It will not be socialized
– It will have temperament issues
– It will have behavioral issues
– It will have medical needs
– It will have other special needs
In other words, the likelihood that a perfect little puppy will come along and be available through rescue is almost Z-E-R-O.
Please understand that rescue is just that. Rescue. We take in what other people throw away. Sometimes literally.
It’s incredibly noble to adopt a dog through rescue. Those of us who do, belong to an elite club of people who own Weimaraners despite their imperfections, and choose to love them anyway.
Rescues are not shiny and perfect. Our latest guy came from the shelter. He has lumps. He has bumps. Some tartar on his teeth. But underneath that gray suit of his is also a friendly soul. A grateful heart. And a cheerful spirit. Despite the fact that his family of nine years, just dumped him. (Update: Cullen has been adopted!!!)
If you’re looking for a Weimaraner puppy, PLEASE INQUIRE WITH REPUTABLE BREEDERS. 👍😊 We’ll make it easy for you: www.weimaranerbreeders.org.
DO NOT just cruise through PetFinder or Craigslist and buy the first puppy you see that’s available. (Because then you’ll be part of the problem down the road when you bring us your uncontrollable beast.)
Should you choose to adopt through rescue, know that you’re probably not going to get a puppy, but if you’re open to it, you may just luck into the best dog in the whole wide world.
– Kim/Team CalWEAR ❤️🐾
…send this to John and Christine.