Puppy Finder

Who I am Yes, I am a puppy finder. I have drawn upon my professional business background (Boston MA) to create a viable operation that is a win win for myself, the puppies and my clients. I never imagined that my business skills would contribute to make this venture work so well. The opportunity to be involved with puppies and facilitate them finding loving homes has been deeply gratifying.

What I do For the past three years I have been a puppy finder, identifying family friendly puppies that need homes and pairing them up with loving families. I recognized a need and wanted to see if I could find puppies and then match them with their new homes. This venture has been more successful than I ever imagined. More than 60 puppies have found their way into the lives and hearts of people looking for that special pup.

Why I do… I moved from Boston , MA to Southern Pines, NC which was a big adjustment but a very timely and needed change. One of the biggest contrasts between North and South is the neglect and attitude toward pets and the dog/cat overpopulation issue accompanied by all of the suffering that goes along with that. I went to various local shelters, attended local animal advocacy meetings and met with some rescue groups. Yikes I guess we’re not in Kansas anymore Toto! There are numerous factors involved that contribute to the abundance of unwanted and uncared for animals which makes it challenging to address the problem. The neglect, high euthanasia rates and constant shelter overcrowding prompted me to become a puppy finder since it was obvious that there were many people that would appreciate and value a puppy as a new family member.

The Process

Finding the puppy People I speak to will often ask the questions where do the puppies come from? There are lots of non-spayed and neutered dogs which inevitably result in a surprise litter of puppies. In addition there are many stray abandon dogs which also contribute litters of puppies. I find the puppies by checking internet postings, local community board postings and referrals from my Veterinarian.

Interview the owner If I see a posting that I’m interested in I’ll call to find out details that will help me decide if I want to go see the puppies. I’ll inquire about age, Mixed with??, health care, and where did the puppies originated from, their dog’ s litters, a recues, stray? I have to see photos before I take a long drive.

The drive It’s not unusual for me to drive hours (two-five)to go pick-up a puppy which often is located in a very rural area.

It’s love at first sight Ahhh puppy love I’ll take a look at the puppies and see the mother and father if possible. I’m first looking to see that the puppies are healthy and then I want to see how they react to me. I want the puppies to be active and eager to greet me. If the mother is there I want to see her, her condition and how she reacts to me around her puppies. Then it’s time to pick a puppy or two. It doesn’t happen very often but If everything is not right I won’t take home the puppies.

Home first order of business I get the puppy settled and then fill out the document that organizes and keeps track of the age, shots, worming etc. A bath, shot and worming are done right away and additional shots and worming are done should I still have the puppy when the next round is due.

The Result A happy healthy puppy that is ready for their new home.

Please visit the following links for my current available puppies and to understand the the adoption process. Let me be a puppy finder for you!

Available Puppies
How to Adopt
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Dutchess I wanted to let you know how well she is doing. She is such a great dog. We love her so much, I can't Imagine our lives without her!! We are thankful that you had her and we found her with you. Thank you for sending us the light in our lives! Pam Thurlow and family

Sox Hi Susan. Sox is doing great in his new environment. The children love him as you can see in the picture. He is a good boy, and quite the love. He is really smart too. Thanks for the health record. I passed your website along to a few people in Maine already. Kim-Slade-Brier and Family

Tipsy She is a great little girl, very sweet and naughty just the way I like it. So thank you for doing this work of bringing dogs and people together! The puppy is a delight! She is very sweet and so smart! My kids and husband adore her. In short, she has been a wonderful addition to our family. Thanks Susan! Judy McMahon and family