|cocker spaniel puppies
||[May. 3rd, 2008|06:14 pm]
The Question Club
My husband and I both have our hearts set on getting a cocker spaniel puppy... this is something we've been talking/daydreaming about for over a year now, and we've just been waiting until we live in a house and have a nice-sized backyard for a puppy to play in. We'll be closing on a home in June and so it's about time for our all of our daydreaming about this puppy to finally come to fruition... but the problem we're running into now is that we have no idea where to find such a puppy.|
TQC, where should I look to try to find a cocker spaniel puppy?
I check petfinder.com every so often, but I rarely find anything that is within a reasonable distance of where we live. Somebody told me that craigslist was a surefire place to find all sorts of puppies, but when I looked today all I found were ads from people who are looking for puppies, not people who are selling them/giving them away. I also check the website of our local human society with about the same frequency as I check petfinder.com... with the same results.
So, is there some secret place where people find puppies? Something I am unaware of? Neither my husband nor I have ever owned a dog, but his grandfather had a cocker spaniel that meant a lot to my husband, which is why his heart (and now mine) is set on this specific breed. Don't bother mentioning that we shouldn't go to a pet store - as far as I'm aware, they don't even exist in my area... I've never heard of one around here in my life, so it really isn't even an option to begin with.
ETA: I live in Michigan (Grand Rapids, to be specific), so if anybody happens to be from around here and has good tips as to specific places, it would be very much appreciated!
*also* ETA: It doesn't necessarily need to be a purebred cocker spaniel, so long as it is partly/mostly cocker spaniel/resembles a cocker spaniel.