Canadian in Candia

April 20, 2009

Our Poodle Puppy

Filed under: Dogs — Tags: , , , — Miriam @ 8:05 am

Cooper

We went to visit the puppy this weekend. At 7 weeks he’s already about the size of the cats. He’s a “cafe au lait” Standard Poodle. We think we are going to call him Cooper. I pick him up next Saturday.

Cooper's litter

We really wanted to get an adult dogs but we had a very hard time finding an appropriate rescue. Our biggest factor was Adam’s allergies (he was allergic to the breeder’s collie, mom of the black poodle mixes in the picture above), and getting a rescue that would be cat friendly. As much as I would have loved to rescue a poodle mix from the shelter, low shed dogs without major issues don’t stay in shelters long. Some of the ones I did find had difficult to met adoption requirements. Or were taking multiple applications to pick the prospective owner. I’m told that NH has one of the highest spay/neuter rates in the country so a lot of the dogs you find in the shelter get transported from southern states for adoption up here. So shelters/rescues up here can sometimes afford to be picky. At least with dogs… cats they would gladly do two for the price of one adult cats when they are in kitten season.

Cooper

Oh no I’m boring him. Speaking of shelter cats, my cat who spent two months of his first year of life in a tiny shelter cage loves the puppy’s crate. I set it up so they could get used to the idea and he now loves to sleep in there. I don’t think it’s the cage so much a the fleece blanket.

Beavis in the crate

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2 Comments »

  1. Oh my that puppy is too cute. It looks like he will have to find somewhere else to sleep since the cat has taken over.

    Comment by Jes the Bes — April 20, 2009 @ 12:55 pm

  2. Where did you get your puppy? SO CUTE!!

    Comment by susan jackson — February 7, 2010 @ 2:23 pm


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