Category Archives: Puppies

Shelter Sunday: Anemone / Hope Animal Rescue / Maxwell, IA

Anemone IA

Meet Anemone! She is said to be good with kids, cats, and other dogs. Here’s what her rescuers have to say about her:Anemone is a sweet little 8 week old girl. She is still learning the ropes on potty training, she just isn’t too sure of this Iowa snow! She and her sister Amaryllis love to snuggle up on the couch with the other pups in the house and take long naps. If you’re looking for a cuddle buddy Anemone would be your girl!

APPLICANTS FARTHER THAN 45 MINUTES FROM DES MOINES WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR ADOPTION DUE TO THE VETTING REQUIREMENTS OF PUPPIES UNDER 4 MONTHS OF AGE. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY.

Anemone and Amaryllis are two female terrier mix puppies rescued from Oklahoma high kill shelters. They were born in Nov’20 and working on potty training.

Anemone is currently a guest at Hope Animal Rescue in Maxwell, Iowa. If you’re lucky enough to be nearby, why not contact the shelter to find out more about Anemone and all of her friends. I may have to move to Des Moines so I can get her in her cute little PJs! If you beat me to it, you can send an email to [email protected] or fill out an online application.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Pandemic Puppy Scam

Tips to avoid a scam:

Never buy online. You want to see both the puppy and its parents up close and in person.

Ask lots of questions of the breeder, and expect them to ask you questions, too.

A reputable breeder will not have more than 2 – 3 breeds they deal with. They should be experts in the breeds they sell.

A reputable breeder will not have more than a litter or two at a time. Puppies are a lot of work, and giving them a proper start in life requires a lot of time.

Make sure you see health records of the parents and the puppy.

Expect the breeder to have a waiting list.

Know that you may not get a puppy quickly. This is a 10 – 15 year commitment, so you don’t need to finalize the decision today. Take the time to get it right.

Last, but not least, NO PUPPIES UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

AKC Introduces Puppy Pack 2.0

Puppy Pack 2.0From The Dog Lady’s Mailbag: Calling all puppy lovers! The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is excited to announce the newest group of puppies for its “AKC Puppy Pack,” which will feature three puppies training for work that will transform the lives of their human companions – what’s better than that? The AKC will follow the endearing stories of all eight dogs in the puppy pack — including a guide dog, a service dog, and a detection dog in training — as they grow, learn, and play! Continue reading AKC Introduces Puppy Pack 2.0