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    DefaultRescued a puppy today

    Hello,
    Thanks for all the great advice from everyone. It was greats to be able to think through what I was going to do.
    This week I filled out an app for an adoption event for today. We went to meet 2 dogs, one was a flat coated retriever who was 3 and then the lab puppy. We ended up getting a lab puppy. He is a chocolate lab and they think pure lab but I am not sure. Doesn't matter we fell in love with him. He was born 3/22. The other one also ended up getting adopted. He was also adorable we just didn't have that bond.
    We adopted him and brought him for a bath. Got him settled in. He had dinner and we took him for a walk. Now he is pooped out sleeping in his crate. I was thinking this out so much and then ended up just knowing the second we met.
    Once I figure out how to post pictures I will. I haven't been able to figure it out.

    Thanks again for your help.

    Susie

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    ~It doesn't matter how smart the dog is,it matters how smart the owner is.

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    Congrats on your new puppy Susie. My Roxy was born on 3/11 so they are very close in age
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    Congrats! Looking forward to seeing pics. Does he have a name?

    Bella

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    welcome! Libby was born on mARCH 14!
    Rachel mama to,

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    His name is Gary. He is very thin. He weighs 20 pounds. I am not sure what his situation was. I know that the rescue had 5 puppies dropped off to them. What is the recommended age for neutering? They told me 6 months.

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    I am so thankful you adopted him! He is way under weight, so chances are he was having a hard life before he got his new mama! Labs should average at least 2 lbs per week, with males a little more. Our chocolate Sophie was born on 04/13/2011. She weighs 34lbs. and she is a lean looking girl. A chunk when you pick her up tho. We plan to have Sophie spayed, our breeder said it is ok. We are retired people and can't really deal with a litter. Our vet said 6 to 7 months on the spaying. Make sure your pup has a good food, one with meat listed as the first ingredient. Not meat by products or meal. The fleas your pup probably had can make him underweight as well, plus make him anemic. We use Frontline Plus and so far, so good. Welcome to the forum. I need to put more pics on here, just got my laptop back from repair, so now maybe I'll get to it. I am looking forward to seeing pics of your new addition!!

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    Congrats on the puppy, looking forward to pictures!
    Does the rescue mandate that you get him neutered by a certain age? Some make you agree as part of the adoption contract.....
    Otherwise, I believe most people on here suggest waiting until the pups are done growing, so you may want to wait longer if you can.



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    They don't have a time limit that they told me about. Their incentive is to send you $50 back once you send proof of neuter. I have heard conflicting advice on the age. I want to do what's best for Gary and will just donate the $50 back anyway.
    I can't believe all the March babies!

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    congrats.
    mine have always been neutered early (before guiding eyes pups-shelter pups) but i understand it's best to wait, if possible till about 18 months.

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