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    I see another adorable puppy on there, but once again I feel like I'm balking at the price, & I still feel like maybe I should just enjoy Heidi, which I do, and not rock her boat! But then I think about how she loved Molly & how it could work out just fine! These people are asking $1800 for a female puppy which looks adorable & I inquired about her, & the lady emailed me back & it sounds like she is doing the right things with her puppies, they are being socialized with the kids & other pets, have started litter box training, & supposedly have had vet visit, shots, dewormed & gotten microchipped.....but no mention of AKC registration, which probably wouldn't be a big deal to me since I wouldn't be showing, but still, seems like a lot of money for a puppy from a hobby breeder who hasn't done all the health screenings, etc. Yet, I know puppies aren't going to go down in price, either, and probably a puppy from a show breeder would cost a good deal more than that. I think I'm too tired to try to figure it out tonight. I will just go cuddle up with Heidi, & maybe in the morning I will have a clearer idea what to do.
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    A good breeder would not advertise on Craig's list!!!!

    To me...it's NOT a good place to buy a puppy or a dog.....But a good place to rescue one!
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    I must agree with Shaynapugs. All pugs puppies are ridiculously cute but the health screenings are so important. You may get lucky and get a pug that lives a long and healthy life but you would have a much greater chance of heartbreak and at least major veterinary expenses.


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    Yes, I know you all are right. I realized I have to hold off on doing anything, anyway, because Heidi has to take her micronidazole for giardia today & tomorrow, then Sun I guess I'll be bathing her & washing all her beds & toys....then 10 days after she finishes her med I have to have her stool rechecked to make sure she is clear of giardia.....can't bring a new puppy into that, anyway......I wouldn't want it to get sick. The good thing is, Heidi is still asymptomatic, so that is good. The vet & assistant were surprised when they got the results back from her stool sample because everything looked good at her recheck. She is getting slight tarter buildup on her teeth so vet recommends maybe getting them cleaned around Nov, which would be a year after her last cleaning. She weighed 15 lbs this time, so she is my dainty little girl! I will try to squelch my "puppy fever" for awhile! There just don't seem to be very many breeders around here, & no Pug rescues.
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    That does sound expensive for a hobby breeder who hasn't done all the health testing and doesn't have papers.

    I'm sure the right pug for you will come along eventually. In the meantime, I'm sure Heidi doesn't mind being an "only-pug" and getting all your attention.
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    All mine were around that price . To much for Craig’s list and Hobby Breeder


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    Are you on FB? You live in washington?I can give you the fb page of a wonderful breeder and she has a network of approved breeders in the area. They all have waiting list but at least you can get to know some breeders in the area incase you do want to add a puppy.
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    Yes, I'm on Facebook & live in WA State. It would be helpful if you could PM me the breeder's name--then I might feel like I might be able to get a puppy from a reliable breeder sometime in the future, when I'm definitely seriously ready to take that step......thank you!
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