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Old 09-14-2006, 12:20 AM   #1
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I don't know if I have done right or wrong and if I sound confussing, I am. Well this is what happened this evening. An adult couple driving through the neighborhood were trying to get rid of new born pups, I mean their eyes haven't yet opened so I know they are les than 3 weeks old. Well my son has watched me take care of a few litters so he said to the couple my dad knows how to take care of them. My son accepted a pup without my knowledge. The couple indicated that the mother had stopped feeding the pups but yet the pups look so healthy, I mean they are full and round as a pup should be. The prblem I saw here was that the couple were desperate to dispose of these pups so I took in a second one and I mean because each would have their company and in some way have some sort of bonding rather than one lone pup and the chance of surviving would increase. I offered to take all three pups, he refused had and released two pups. Ok well being so late this evening all pet shpos are closed so I ran and purchased goats milk until daylight hours and then I can adjust their feeding. I believe they need feedings every 4 hours or so which is not a probelm with me being up all night whenever they need it but please someone direct me with advice of any kind, did I do the right thing to take these pups in or should I have turned my head and walk away? They are being kept warm and not being handeled unless its feeding time and I am stimulating them with cotton and warm water for their pottie needs. I have 2 JRT's 4 months old that I raised them from 4 weeks because of their mommies death but 2 pups maybe 2 weeks old? Have I done the right thing? Should I call the pound in the morning, a pet shop? I don't know but I don't have a problem taking care of them until they're 8 weeks or longer if need be. Please any advice, raising the pups or direction would be so much appreciated. Oh and the couple indicated they are german shepard pups and I will send a few images Thursday afternoon. Thank you for reading this and so sorry for it being so long and confusing.

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Old 09-14-2006, 06:34 AM   #2
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You did the right thing and thank you for caring enough to take these pups.

People can be either very ignorant to the fact that newborn pups should be with their Mom or they do not care. It bothers me a great deal that people think of animals this way. I wonder how they would feel if the shoe was on the orther foot ?

Anyway, best wishes to your new additions, I am sure you will do just fine with them. Goats milk is fine for them till you can get the proper milk this morning.



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Old 09-14-2006, 02:21 PM   #3
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The pups have been doing really well but feel so sad beacause they are without their mommie. I am very excited but I am afraid and I know I will get so attached to them and I already have 3 JRT's, with the city code I am allowed but 3. I will care and love them but where do I go when it's time to find them homes? I have no info on parents and I would never want them to be put to sleep. I am sending some pics I took before their meal this morning and if someone can help me with identification, I mean I was told they were german shepards. Will I have to wait until they get older to have some kind of positive ID? Thanks to all and here they are.
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Hi Huizzi
You ask if you did the right thing or should you have just walked away. You know that you couldn't have done that and bless you for that. They look like they may have some labrador in them. I'm sorry I cant help identify them, but if you need any advice you'll get tons on here.
Or if you just want to rant and rave in the middle of the night if your pups are wearing you out!

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they've got enough color variation they could be part GSD but it is hard to tell at this point just how much.

Since you've handled little ones before I imagine you know what you need to know to get them through this stage. But a decent vet should be willing to offer suggestions for care since they are a bit younger than you're accustomed to.

you did a great thing - wish you could have gotten all three. Why would they only give you two? People are strange.

I wouldn't worry about the legal limit with the puppies. IME, people have dogs and cats that have litters in their homes and as long as they are healthy and you plan to adopt them out when you are able then no one would fault you for what you're doing.
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German Shepherds puppies are born black, in a few days the legs will show tan marking, should not have white on them much at all. Especially on the face none at all, legs, belly maybe on the toes some is ok and will leave. As they mature and get their looks u will easily know if they are Shepherds, I just whelped a litter on 9 and now at 3 weeks, much larger than that they are so sweet, barking and almost yelping at me.
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Thank you for your feedback. Why would they only give me two? I really don't know, he had 2 other males in his posession, I left him with one. I did try to grab all but he would only allow me with two. If you could only have seen the condition of this couple I think you would understand but I won't get into that.

I am anxious getting them to the vet for sure but do I tell the vet how I came about these two pups? I have also looked into offering the pups for adoption, do I offer them now or wait until they are at least 8 weeks old?

I want the best for these pups as they now are a very important part of my life and know the day will come we will have to seperate, a very sad time to come.


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they've got enough color variation they could be part GSD but it is hard to tell at this point just how much.

Since you've handled little ones before I imagine you know what you need to know to get them through this stage. But a decent vet should be willing to offer suggestions for care since they are a bit younger than you're accustomed to.

you did a great thing - wish you could have gotten all three. Why would they only give you two? People are strange.

I wouldn't worry about the legal limit with the puppies. IME, people have dogs and cats that have litters in their homes and as long as they are healthy and you plan to adopt them out when you are able then no one would fault you for what you're doing.

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Thank you so much on shepherd info. You have pretty much described the pups except that each do have white markings on their chests and one is turning brown around the front legs. I know I have much to learn about shepherds, I am extremly excited.

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German Shepherds puppies are born black, in a few days the legs will show tan marking, should not have white on them much at all. Especially on the face none at all, legs, belly maybe on the toes some is ok and will leave. As they mature and get their looks u will easily know if they are Shepherds, I just whelped a litter on 9 and now at 3 weeks, much larger than that they are so sweet, barking and almost yelping at me.

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Thats a very kind thing you did you should be proud of yourself for what you've done, they are very lucky to have you.

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You did the right thing taking them in. Because you have experience raising such tiny pups and the other people taking them might not.

Do not give to a pet shop. And if you have the ability it would be great for you to care for them as you most likely have more time to give than the people at the animal shelter.

After they get a little bigger start advertising in the news paper or whatever for these pups. That way it will give you time to screen homes before they turn 8 weeks. I think you should wait til they are 8 weeks to send them to new homes if you have the time to care for them.

I would also charge something for them and see if you can make a spay/neuter contract.

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