Is This A Good Idea For My Dog And Her Puppies?

I recently adopted a 1 and 1/2 year old golden retriever/doberman mix X AKC champion smooth collie (wonder how that happened?) When i went to the shelter i was dropping of some donations and i saw “Tia” She was very sweet and had just been dropped off. I was looking for a shelter mutt to compete in NADAC agility with. I asked about adopting her and was told she would be ready tommorow, so i signed the adoption papers. When i went to pick her up the next day i was told she had already been spayed by the people who broght her in. I checked her belly and there was a scar from where the stitches had been. The reason she was brought to the shelter was because she could not be trained and chewed everything up AKA- a very high drive dog, just what i wanted. The reason the former owners had gotten her was beacause her mom was an AKC champion smooth collie (the collies dogsitters(who was a family member) let her out in the front yard while she was in heat, she got tied with the neighbors dog, the dogsitters didn’t tell the owner and the dog had puppies at the dogsitters house and the pups were given away) They just had to have a puppy.
After i had gotten Tia home i noticed her belly was getting round. I took her to the vet and she was confirmed pregnant (wonder who was lying?) My vet told me not to do the emergency spay and i trusted him completely. So the pups are due in a few weeks. I will be giving the puppies away to free homes AS LONG as the are spayed/nutered. I will have the new owners sign my papillons pet quality contract.
Is this a good idea or should i do something else? I am also going to talk to the shelter.

5 thoughts on “Is This A Good Idea For My Dog And Her Puppies?”

  1. Talk to your vet about having the pups spayed/neutered before they go to their new homes. And when in doubt call around to other vets to find whose willing to do it. At least then you won’t have to worry about someone not following through on the contract.
    Personally depending on how far along she was I might have insisted on the spay/abort.
    ETA: Yeah I saw the contract part and I still say you are better spaying and neutering them while they are in YOUR care before they go to their new homes.

  2. Sounds like you are a responsible owner who has everything covered. 🙂
    Good luck with your dogs and the puppies! Good for you for not doing the emergency spay- most people would have aborted the puppies to avoid the hassle.

  3. That is a great idea! I can’t believe the shelter would do that though!!!
    And good for you for adopting!!!

  4. Emergency spays can be done right up to before delivery. It is done all the time at shelters for population control. And they do spays as part of C-sections all the time.
    I agree with spaying her and all the puppies before getting them into new homes. Or having the shelter do it. Too many “accidents” and mistakes have already happened here – time to stop the chain of events.

  5. most vets wont do emergency spays now on a dog thats pregnant because its to risky my vet wouldnt even spay my dog after she had the pups n rejected them because he said its to risky as far as the spay nuter contract i dont think it will work on the pups because their not papillions you need a contract with the breed of dog they are.

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