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.
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.
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!
How to Adopt