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I have to sell three of the puppy's my AnnaBelle had in two weeks! I am so scared that they will end up in a bad home. My husband wants me to post them on Craig's list. That just does not seem like a great idea. Does anyone have an idea how to go about this? I'm NEVER letting any of my dogs go thru the breeding thing again. I thought my Fred was sterill. Belle and Fred have been together for two years. :eek:
 

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Craigs list is a very bad idea. Contact your vet and get their recommendations. Check out potential buyers closely. Make sure they understand what they are getting into with a lifelong committment to pets. Have a contract to return the pup to you if at any time they need to rehome.
 

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craigslist is questionable. i got toby off craigslist in december, paid some good money for him considering how broke i am, was promised AKC papers and of course, i still haven't received them! but it doesn't change how much i love him and he gets spoiled rotten with treats toys walks training dog park visits a couple times a week etc. if you go that route make sure to ask a lot of questions!! and i think i'd stress that if for any reason they can't keep the dog to return it to you instead of a shelter.
 

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I believe this forum would be a good place to find good homes for the puppies. We all joined the forum because we love bassets. I am sure we can help you find good homes for them!
-Rebecca:D
 

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Craigs list is a very bad idea. Contact your vet and get their recommendations. Check out potential buyers closely. Make sure they understand what they are getting into with a lifelong committment to pets. Have a contract to return the pup to you if at any time they need to rehome.
All of what Basset Momma said.
 

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This is something that should have been considered long before this.

You want to have a screening process to make sure that the puppies are going to suitable homes. Start checking out websites of good breeders, some will post their puppy questionnaires online (like Rebec Bassets, and Sanrick Bouviers). Also check out some of the Basset Rescue sites, many will also have their adoption questionnaires online as well. This will give you an idea of the questions you should be asking potential buyers. Also, check out some of the pet sales contracts at the breeder's sites (I really like the Sanrick one), and use them for ideas for your own contracts.

When interviewing people, learn to trust your gut. If something about them makes you uneasy, don't sell.
 

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My vet has been trying to help me find homes for them. My vet said I need to charge $200 because that is a big enough investment in the puppy that it would make some one think before letting it go in the streets or hurting it. I have become so attached to the little guy's I just hate I have to give them homes. They are not able to be registered and I would not advertise them like they could. Luckly it is only three I have to sell the rest are veing bought by family and friends. Thank yall so much Im a real Basset case right now lol.
 

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You can also check with your local rescues...some of them will do a post for you. Hopefully after this you will look into preventing this from happening again. Not at all trying to bash you, but these things can happen, but are preventable! Good luck!
 

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My vet has been trying to help me find homes for them. My vet said I need to charge $200 because that is a big enough investment in the puppy that it would make some one think before letting it go in the streets or hurting it. I have become so attached to the little guy's I just hate I have to give them homes. They are not able to be registered and I would not advertise them like they could. Luckly it is only three I have to sell the rest are veing bought by family and friends. Thank yall so much Im a real Basset case right now lol.
So is what I think - the German registered breeders charge for the moment 1.200 € for a puppy - even in the newspaper for dogs without registered papers 200 to 500 € are requested. And I think this is worth it - if someone is only interested in buying cheap - the risk of a bad home is high. We have breeders from puppy mills - they screen the internet boards and papers for cheap puppies.

Do you have something like this basset-rescue site? Basset in Not - sorry the site itself is in german but you can get the idea - they are looking for new homes for basset males and bitches - if you click on the pictures below you can see the description of the dogs and you can contact by email. "Hündinnen" = bitches and "Rüden" = male dogs. This is a charge free service - the only idea is to find a good new place for the dogs.
 

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My Belle had to have an emergency histerectamy so we will not have anymore puppys She had thirteen puppys all together, it strecthed her so much that it could not close back up and she got an infection. Belle is doing great she is looking good and she has been tryin to play like she is a puppy. I have pictures of Mommy Daddy and puppys in the photos under Allen Family Basset's
 

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It may seem over the top, but my sister breeds Labs and these are her requirements.

"REQUIREMENTS FOR FAMILIES

We require two letters of recommendation from outside members of your family, co-workers, friends or your veterinarian to be considered for one of our puppies. It must include their name, address, phone number, email address and detailed information concerning how they know you and why they feel you would provide one of our babies the love and care they require."


Whether you go this far or not, you need to be real careful as bassets are so cute people that are not really dog people are pulled in.. One of the biggest things you can do is have them sign a paper guaranteeing that if for any reason they cannot not keep the dog they return it to you (with no refund of any money) so you can find another home for it.

If your dogs have AKC papers, $350 to $400 is extremely reasonable and that amount of money at least shows some commitment.
 

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If it were not such a great distance b/t PA and TX, I'd contact you to ask you to allow me to purchase one of your pups (actually I'm working on my husband for two).

As a prospective owner, I would be willing to supply letters of recommendation as suggested in the previous post. I'm sure your puppies are an expense to your family but don't let them go if you have any doubts (follow your heart). I'm sure you will or you wouldn't have posted such a heart wrenching thread!

Praying for good homes for your pups!
 

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Thank all of you so much for your help. Im feeling alittle better about finding them homes. I know I could not provide all the care for so many bassets but I would sure try. :D I think to meet mid way with my husband I will post on craigslist, and I will ask for recomendation letters and a copy of the contract for them to sighn. Thank yall. I do feel better.:cool:
 

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PErhaps, you can contact local Basset club in your area as well.
and it is important to ask them to sign contract that state ANY time the new family is no longer able to care for the dog, they must not resell or dump the dog to the dogpound. and, have to return the dog to you with no cost.

If they refuse then you know they probably have another intention than to have a pet to be loved.
 
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