My wife and I currently live in Vermont but were are moving to Mass. in June. One of the requirements for any house we planned to rent was that it had to be pet friendly. We have a cat but have wanted a dog for years. We both grew up with them but just can't have one in our place right now. We wife has wanted a chocolate lab for as long as I've known her.
As soon as we signed the lease I began looking around for our new puppy. Saw a local breeder that's been around for a while who had labs for sale in the pennysaver. She had some that were 3-4 weeks old. This included a couple of chocolates. We spent some time with them and I let my wife pick out the one she liked best and bought it for her. (Happened to be her birthday that day.) She named him Rupert.
He'll be ready in a month so that timing is perfect for us. We'll have him our last week here when we will be home packing and then we'll make the move. We are going to visit him on weekends until then. Our new house has a fenced in yard and abuts a park, so it's a very dog friendly set up.
This is our first dog together and we couldn't be more excited. I figured this would be a good forum to get some info and trades stories on.
Here's a pic of the little guy.
Welcome and congrats!!! I have a 6 month old chocolate Lab puppy, and she is a doll!
Just saw the photo- AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
He is gorgeous! Welxome! Please stick around alot of things to be learnt here
What a cutie pie !
Welcome to the forum! We have Milly, our 4.5 month old chocolate lab girl!!! It's our first dog together too and it's so much fun! This forum has been a great help to us so make sure you stick around
Rupert is adorable too!!!!!!!!!
Welcome from WI; great to have you & Rupert on the board!
What a little cutie pie - I bet you can't wait to get him home with you. Please keep us updated, especially with pictures, when he comes home!!
What a cutie!! Welcome!!
Thanks everyone for the welcome!
I've already learned a few things here. We are going back to the breeder's this weekend to visit Rupert. I don't think he'll remember us but I want to socialize with him, as does my wife.
We are going to go to the pet shop and start getting some supplies after work day. The engineering firm I work for did a job for the local pet store owner last year, and he said he would personally help us pick some stuff out. I can't wait!
I need to take more pics this weekend to use as an avatar.