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    I came across two English Bulldogs, born April 16, for sale. Pics below of them, and parents. I'm a little nervous because the lady selling them is feeding them Puppy Chow! She owns the female who is 5, and her friend owns the male who is also 5. She tells me that she has vet letters of health and that she has registration papers she will email me tomorrow. The price she is asking is $800 less than the typical price in my area. This is the moms only litter. I've made plans to meet the puppies on Thursday. Any thoughts?

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    Have you ever considered getting a rescue?


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    Does the puppy have akc? As Jessica mentioned, have you considered rescue?
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    I did apply for a rescue but I was told since Tucker is still intact, I would not qualify. He is only 5 months, and u do plan to have him neutered. It's just too early! I would rather have a rescue. I just don't understand because the rescue would be spayed or neutered.


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    They look like they are healthy. Why are selling them? If you do buy one you are technically rescuing them, since their owners no longer want them. . I would ask the questions regarding health, vaccinations, temperament, behaviour, and training, and before you decide have Tucker and the new dog meet on neutral territory to see if they get along.
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    Puppy chow would make me want to decline, sorry but that is my honest answer. Cute pups though, but I would be VERY concerned with their future health, as they look to be like a backyard breeder type, and if raised on puppy chow I just couldn't...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullmama View Post
    Puppy chow would make me want to decline, sorry but that is my honest answer. Cute pups though, but I would be VERY concerned with their future health, as they look to be like a backyard breeder type, and if raised on puppy chow I just couldn't...
    That is kind of my thought as well.


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    I also have to wonder why would you be selling puppys for 800 less than normal asking price IF they're good healthy pups. I personally would only buy a pup from a reputable breeder. But if you have considered a rescue these could count as ones too....

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    Would be very concerned about the health of the litter. Is this from Craigslist too? People will lie through their teeth on craigslist. I would not be surprised if this wasn't moms only litter. Please please please do not support craigslist backyard breeders


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    I would go look at them. Doesn't hurt to see them. Nothing says you have to take one home with you. I have been trying for quite some time to adopt a rescue. For some reason I can't even get a reply on my application. It's not a easy task to try to adopt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roseann View Post
    I would go look at them. Doesn't hurt to see them. Nothing says you have to take one home with you. I have been trying for quite some time to adopt a rescue. For some reason I can't even get a reply on my application. It's not a easy task to try to adopt.
    I've also had issues with rescues. Most of the rescues I contacted before I got Ruckus told me I wouldn't be approved because I didn't own my home and didn't have a backyard. I looked into adopting a rescue as a the 2nd dog after Ruckus and had similar responses to him not being neutered yet. Rescues do great work, but sometimes their rules can be counterproductive.

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    i would love to rescue also but everywhere ive put in my application with two different rescues they tell me my application is excellent and i would qualify then its like they fall off the face of the earth, no return phone calls no return emails so i gave up on that idea it frustrates me bc we could give bella play mate and give a bully that needs a home the perfect home love and life. i dont get it. these puppies are cuties though
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