Would you get a dog off of Craigslist?

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Would you get a dog off craigslist?

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  2. No

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  3. Red Velvet Cake :D

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  1. CrystalGSD

    CrystalGSD Member

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    I'm definitely not getting a dog anytime soon, but I'm just wondering haha. Would you get a dog/puppy off of craigslist?
     
  2. Linds

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    Would and did!

    Fergus is off of Craigslist. Honestly, any dog I don't get from a breeder has a high chance of coming from Craigslist, that way I don't have to go through a rescue or shelter.
     
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    I wouldn't get *any* dog off Craigslist, but I would get *a* dog off Craigslist.
     
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    This. Although here it's still kijiji, but ya Diesel came from there. Would I buy a puppy from a 'breeder' from kijiji/craigslist? Probably not, but it would depend on the rest of the breeder, not just advertising choices.
     
  5. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    I voted for cake :D I am not against craig's list or kijiji. But I am not likely to get a dog where I don't know the breeding or history.
     
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    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    Cajun was found through Craigslist. SSo yes I guess lol.

    Personally I prefer breeders though so for my own dog I'd probably never think to look on CL.
     
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    *blackrose "I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"

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    ^ this.

    I'd be just as likely to adopt off of Craigslist as I would a shelter. Maybe even more so than a shelter, because no contracts and has been in a home environment so things like being housebroken, crate trained, scared of storms, etc., etc. are all known.
     
  8. Julee

    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    Yeah.

    Would and did. Copper.
     
  9. DogKisses

    DogKisses Durp Dog

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    Nikko and Nora both came from Craigslist.
     
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    You can get a good dog from anywhere. That said, I'm probably not looking on craigslist for my next dog, so chances are i won't.
     
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    Paviche Duuuuude.

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    I did (Riff) and got kind of burned, so I'm a little leery of doing it again. I don't think they were forthright with me and had I really known what I was getting, I don't think I would've taken him. Don't get me wrong, I love him and now he'll forever be my little dude, but he's not what I was looking for.

    I guess I would do it again, but I'd be a lot more stringent with it. Tons of probing questions & a contract of some sort that they'd take the dog back (to keep or rehome again) if it was a horrible fit.
     
  12. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Yes I would depending on the way the ad seemed. There was one dog a while back that I would definitely have adopted if I hadn't been renting. Senior fat border collie that just tugged at my heart so bad. I want to rescue all the seniors.

    One day I am going to rescue a senior.
     
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    I'm a bit leery of it, but not completely apposed. However, it is highly unlikely that I would go that route.
     
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    I'm not opposed to it, but not likely. I have gotten cockatiels off CL.
     
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    Well I have a dog off craigslist so yes I suppose, turned out well enough for all involved. But she was a 2 year old spayed dog, I wouldn't go looking for a puppy or breeder on there.
     
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    I would not go searching for a breeder on Craigslist but if a pup/dog was brought to my attention that needed to be rehomed and I thought s/he would fit well into our household and I was in a position to add another dog I would consider it.
     
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    AmandaNola Wanna Pet My Wiener?

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    I would. Wouldn't seek a dog out off CL, but wouldn't be opposed to it. I'm more likely to get a dog off CL than from a shelter or rescue.
     
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    I am less likely to get a dog off Craigslist than from a shelter/rescue, because I want some accountability for what I'm going to be told, but I wouldn't be completely opposed to it if the right dog was there. Just more leery than I would be about a dog from a legitimate shelter/rescue.
     
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    My favorite thing about getting Cajun from CL is that there were 0 hoops to jump through. Not because her owner didn't care where she went (and I think she legitimately DID care, as she had apparently turned away a couple people), but there wasn't that annoying rescue process with the lengthy application, the reference checks, the home visit. My only rescue experience is with Happy, and I think they sped through the process quite a bit with her, but it irked me that I had to go into details about my other pets and prove this, that, and the other thing about them and have them current on vaccines and defend why my cat wasn't current blah blah blah.

    There was this nagging feeling with Cajun that maybe there was a story we weren't getting, she SAYS she just doesn't have time for her but maybe she's really just crazy and aggressive and is going to eat the other dogs? But really all we had to do was spend some time with her to feel pretty confident with our decision.

    I don't tend to see "my" type of dogs advertised on CL, but as a general rule I'd probably be more likely to get a dog off CL than I would be to go through a rescue.
     
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    I have adopted pocket pets from Craigslist, accepted foster animals from Craigslist, and adopted out fosters (dogs, cats, pocket pets) through Craigslist. So I've had quite a few good experiences, especially when it came to adopting put my fosters. You have to weed through a lot of stupidity, but a lot of awesome people can be found, too.
     

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