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Urgently need help transporting newly purchased Rottweiler puppy

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sheena   
2 hours ago, tdierikx said:

Sounds dodgy to me... can't drive due to surgery, but can go on holidays? Wants pup gone before it is 8 weeks old. Has no-one available to look after dogs while on holiday. Changing all transport/delivery arrangements at the last moment AND then telling you that you are going to lose whatever deposit you've put down already. Dodgy AF IMHO.

 

Personally, I say maybe you need to cut your losses here and find a pup elsewhere...

 

T.

Yes...I was thinking that too.  I would think a good breeder would factor in having a litter & going on holidays.  BOTH you would think would be planned well ahead.  What is the breed of pup...someone said rottweiler but I couldn't find that reference.  

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Boronia   
17 minutes ago, sheena said:

Yes...I was thinking that too.  I would think a good breeder would factor in having a litter & going on holidays.  BOTH you would think would be planned well ahead.  What is the breed of pup...someone said rottweiler but I couldn't find that reference.  

The clue is in the title @sheena  :laugh:

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sheena   
20 minutes ago, Boronia said:

The clue is in the title @sheena  :laugh:

Oh dear, I must learn to read things properly LOL

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Snook   

The situation sounds a bit sketchy and if it were me, I think I'd be hiring a car and driving to pick the pup up in person. I'd be extremely wary about sending an adult dog via transport at this time of year with the heat and couldn't imagine doing it with such a young puppy. At this point, I think I'd also want to see in person that the pup exists and is healthy, before handing over any more money. It sounds rather dodgy for a breeder to reneg on the arranged transport and then only give you a couple of days to sort something else out or lose your deposit.

 

The alternative of course is to give up the idea of having this pup, and your deposit, and buy a different puppy down the track from a breeder who is more ethical with their behaviour and who you can rely on for support and advice if needed. 

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Tassie   

Not necessarily dodgy .. possibly overwhelmed.  The stomach surgery may not have been known about beforehand, so plans might have had to change.   There is a listing in the DOL breeders page for a breeder in Quirindi.  If the OP is otherwise satisfied with the breeder and the pups, I'd be hiring a car and driving down there.   (And what car rental companies don't know won't hurt them.  They hire cars to people with kids after all .. think sticky icecream mess etc. etc.) .   With a very young pup not fully vaccinated, I'd say that's the safest option, I'd think.

 

 

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If not dodgy, poor form of the breeder to leave you in the lurch like this. 
 

I would suggest either going for a long spontaneous road trip with a friend and their car. 
 

or hiring a car for two days and driving up, getting puppy, sleep the night then drive back. 
 

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5 hours ago, Tassie said:

(And what car rental companies don't know won't hurt them.  They hire cars to people with kids after all .. think sticky icecream mess etc. etc.) .   With a very young pup not fully vaccinated, I'd say that's the safest option, I'd think.

 

If you needed to hear it from someone else, this is absolutely true with respect to car rental companies. :laugh: 

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stellnme   

Just saw this and today is the date that the puppy was supposed to be picked up, so this information may be irrelevant now.  Tamworth is the closest airport to Quirindi and there's only one airline (Fly Corporate) that goes to Brisbane direct and that's only several flights a week.  It's a small plane so I don't think there would be provision for  animals to be transported.  The only breeder advertising has had a litter on 15 December so doesn't sound like them.  Quirindi is a very small place.  My advice would be to be very careful.  If you have missed out on this puppy, source a good breeder close to Toowoomba so you are able to see the setup before you choose.

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