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    Default Finally found out where Winslow came from

    I knew I shouldn't have looked!
    So, I have always been a little ashamed of how we wound up with him, and i just wanna get it out. I found him on Craigslist - I swear I was just looking! But there he was, his squishy little face atop his big adorable paws, looking at the camera like, "Jenna, when are you gonna come be my mama?"
    Much to my surprise my husband told me to call for him (we were actually planning to take a look at our local SPCA the next day). So we met, after the most sleepless night I have ever experienced.


    Anyway, this story is getting long! Obviously the rest is history. After a while I forgot about the breeder/health/registration papers I was supposed to be given, figured there were none and didn't really care. But last weekend, his previous owner got in touch with me and told me he'd found the papers and realized he never sent them to me.

    They came in the mail today. My heart sang when I found out his birthday! I don't know why it's so significant to me but I've always wondered, and making one up was never satisfying. Then I found his parents' names and saw they were registered under ACA, not AKC which I was led to believe. I should have left it alone at that point, but there I am at the computer for an hour, trying to figure out how to track all this down. Uhh DUH! There's the name and phone number of the breeder on the paper.


    Type in the guy's name aaaaaaand... womp womp womp, puppy mill king. I've always figured he came from one, but I felt tremendous guilt once it was confirmed. I didn't do my research on him and I knew it. I feel like in some way I supported it, something I have always felt so strongly against. Would I change it, if given the chance to do it all over again? Probably not, cause my god do I ever love this dog, so why am I whining.

    Fun little thing, since I cannot find any segway into this subject... he is registered as a Victorian Bulldogge on this paper. It would explain the long legs, and perhaps his more muscular tone, but that's about it, as far as I know! He's almost a year and is at 50 pounds, so he'd be a runt of a Victorian. I'm sticking with EB, though, unless anyone believes otherwise.

    I guess in a way I'm glad to have these answers... but in another way, ignorance might have been bliss. But I don't think so. He is a healthy, happy (and gorgeous, if I do say so myself! haha) boy and we're all blessed for that.




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    He is a BEAUTIFUL boy=and you SAVED his life by finding him-so feel no guilt!! You had no way of knowing and though the breeder may not have cared where he went-he got LUCKY when you found him! In essence, you rescued him. Being on Craigslist, no telling where he would have wound up! Lucky,lucky Winslow.
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    Default Re: Finally found out where Winslow came from

    hey now, at least he wasnt stolen and registered to someone else!

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    At the end of the day he is your puppy and he deserves your love happy you have him


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    Well it doesn't really matter where he came from. He is a beautiful boy and he is loved big time, so that's all that matters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manydogs View Post
    He is a BEAUTIFUL boy=and you SAVED his life by finding him-so feel no guilt!! You had no way of knowing and though the breeder may not have cared where he went-he got LUCKY when you found him! In essence, you rescued him. Being on Craigslist, no telling where he would have wound up! Lucky,lucky Winslow.
    Aww!! ♥♥
    Sometimes I told myself that it counted as a rescue haha.
    I'm the lucky one! Especially being I left it up to my husband!!.. Although I do wonder, did he really have a choice? :p

    Quote Originally Posted by raetate View Post
    At the end of the day he is your puppy and he deserves your love happy you have him


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    Thanks, I am too!
    He is my boy, no matter where he came from. I just hope you guys get what was making me feel bad haha.

    Quote Originally Posted by aprilemari View Post
    hey now, at least he wasnt stolen and registered to someone else!
    Haha, this is very true! Unless he was stolen along with the papers!

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    I understand. I actually just posted about puppy mills and was worried that my pup came from one and I did my research as well. Held my breath almost the whole time. So I completely understand. But everything happens for a reason and a blessing you found him on Craigslist happened because it was meant to and you'll take care of him the right way


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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    Well it doesn't really matter where he came from. He is a beautiful boy and he is loved big time, so that's all that matters.
    Aw, thanks. I think I feel better just having said all of that.

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    @raetate I must not have seen your thread!
    Glad I'm not the only one.

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    Default Re: Finally found out where Winslow came from

    It's in general bulldog talk. But yeah it's scary but a lot of people on here are really supportive and will help you out with anything you have questions on if anything arises. This site has really helped me with Hercules. Granted he did not come from a puppy mill but the thought is still not settling.


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    Sorry you felt guilty so long and you know what...no shame! You can't know
    what you didn't know...and now you do, like so many of us here, myself included.
    Winslow is so lucky you found him and brought him home, so lucky! And, so are
    you to have such a handsome boy and healthy...I love that pic of the two of you.
    GOD bless all of you <3


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    RIP beloved boy.

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    He's beautiful<3 and the fact is that puppy mill puppies must also get awesome homes it's not really the puppies new parents fault that the breeder doesn't care for their dogs. The buyer just want a puppy to love I blame the breeder for not caring, I blame pet stores for selling dogs to make money and I blame the state for not having regulations and checkups when it comes to breeding. I don't think you need to feel guilty AT ALL, your baby has a great home with you and that is what matters
    You were born with the ability to change someone's life, don't ever waste it.



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