Originally Posted by ScottSellersUNR
she is not spayed, But only(because i do beleive in it) because she has an incredible temperment and and is gorgeuous...I want to have a puppy from her when she and my male get older.. maybe 5 or 6 years. When i am gone shes in my back yard... Condo, 9'x18' yard, just my sliding glass door wont lock half the time for some reason, i iddnt know it was failing till my male learned to open it. Now i check it before i leave them.
I do have a crate but i dont get enough time to really give her the excercise shed need being pinned up all day, so i leave them to play together during the day, i ocme home for my lunch break and spend about 20 minutes with them, then beforre and after work.
But thank you very VERY VERY much... ill pm you my address
Got your pm, will go out tomorrow by 5 & glad she's doing well BUT.....I would really hope you would reconsider having a litter and get both your kids fixed! I actually would love not to have to do rescue, but unfortunately there are so many unwanted dogs out there and the reason is too many dogs so breeding just adds to the overpopulation problem. I have 2 pup fosters (from different litters) right now (plus a few others) but both of them - guess what "their dog was so sweet, and the other such a good hunter" that they wanted to have a litter. 2 of 10 from Louie's litter (kept 1, gave one away) and 3 of 12 from Enzo's litter someone bought for $50. Guess what became of the other 17, YES SEVENTEEN pups ~ they were dropped off to a shelter and were going to be put to sleep. So, I REALLY would urge you and anyone else out there to please not add to the overpopulation problem. If you don't believe me go down to your local shelter on any given day, trust me you wont like what you see. It breaks my heart when I have to pick 2 that I have room to save out of 27 that are being put to sleep that day. We had a letter sent into one of our link-up lists for rescue here in Michigan, our list owner replied - it was just so awesome I wanted to post it to demonstrate the truth about breeding a dog and why you should NOT do it........
Reply to: xxxxxxxx @ xxxxxx
Date: 2007-05-01, 11:09AM EDT
Help!!! This is the third time my Jack Russell, Paige has been in
heat, I really want to get her fixed but not without first having one
litter from her, She is a pure breed and is very loving with a great
temperment. If anyone is willing or knows of someone who breeds pure
breed jack's, Please call me or pass on my info,I am willing to pay or
you have pick of litter.
At the present time there are 1,876 Jack Russell Terriers listed on www.petfinder
. com They are all homeless. Many of them are in shelters and will die there in the next few days.
They are little puppies, young adults, middle aged discards and old timers, purebreds and mixes. Any size, color, age or sex of JRT you could possibly want.
Every day those of us in rescue are bombarded by shelters and individuals begging us to please take their JRTs so they don't have to kill them. There is no where near enough help to be able to save even half of them. Far from it.
Every one of those dogs once had a home. Many of them are purebred and were purchased from a breeder such as you would like to be or a pet store where they paid big money for the dog.
Do you really want to bring another litter into this world, knowing that even if you find "good" homes for them, at least half of them will eventually find themselves homeless and die unwanted and unloved?
This year is especially bad in Michigan for all breeds, as so many owners are moving due to our poor economy in Michigan and can't take their dogs with them or can no longer afford to pay for their vet care anymore.
But any time is bad for the Jacks. The breed is adorable, but few people are really prepared for the energy and drive of a JRT. Then they go to Free to Good Home placements, animal shelters and get passed around to a series of homes or are killed or given to the research brokers who collect excess dogs from a number of Michigan shelters.
Please talk to your vet. You'll find there is no medical or psychological advantage to a bitch having "just one litter" and that spaying your bitch provides medical advantages to her as well as prevents the various inconveniences of living with a bitch in heat.
And most importantly, spaying her guarantees that "just one litter" more that will not end up dying because there are simply too many Jack Russell Terriers and not enough homes.