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Old 11-22-2010, 07:38 AM
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I need some help. I know that an online site for posts about puppies for sale is only as reliable as the posters, but I've had some really bad luck lately. I am looking for a female Siberian Husky puppy to get as a playmate for my 5 month old male Husky, just as a playmate, no interest in breeding or the puppy being a purebred. I just love the breed, and I've wanted to raise Denali with another playmate since the beginning. I have and plan to continue to check local shelters and papers for one, though.

I tried looking online at oodle.com for pets, but every person just doesn't seem right. One seller who claimed to live in my town actually lives in Georgia, won't say where exactly though, and won't let me actually see the puppy before I buy it. Of course I would never do a deal like this, but this is the problem I keep seeing. If anybody knows where I can find reliable owners and sellers in the Charleston, SC area, I'd appreciate it very much. As I said before, I'd prefer not a purebred, and can't wait to welcome a new addition to my home! And sorry if this is the wrong place to post this or if the answers already somewhere else, I'm still pretty new here.
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Petfinder.com is the website I used to find my puppy. Shelters and rescues post animals that they have in their care for potential adopters. I did a quick search for huskies in your area and it appears there are quite a few!

Pet Search Results: Adoptable Husky Dog Pets in Mt Pleasant, SC: Petfinder.

Hope this helps!

ETA: It may be more difficult to find puppies, but I'm sure if you check in regularly, a darling will show up waiting for you.

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Hi and welcome.
Maybe you can check in with all the local shelters and rescues, and put your name on their lists looking for a husky or husky mix puppy.
Also, you could look on petfinder.com, and fill out their forms so you would be alerted if there were a dog/pup fitting your description that became available.
The right pup will fall into your lap. Just keep sending out inquiries and looking and it will happen!
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I didn't know you could leave your name like that at a shelter, and I'm checking out petfinder now. I'm flexible on the pet's age, I'd just prefer to get a non-breeder dog!
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I didn't know you could leave your name like that at a shelter, and I'm checking out petfinder now. I'm flexible on the pet's age, I'd just prefer to get a non-breeder dog!
Yes, some shelters are very good at keeping an eye out for the right match for people, although not all.

I think its a great idea for your dog to have another dog to play with. I know our two enjoy each other immensely! Dogs need other dogs, IMO. We humans cannot really fill the role of "playmate" in the rough house sort of way they enjoy. Also, they can keep each other company while their humans are away at work.

It might not hurt to let your pup get just a wee bit older and more established in his training before adding another puppy, however if the right dog comes along soon, you'll probably want to snatch her up! Sometimes it takes weeks or months to find what you are looking for so its good you are looking!
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I just contacted the owner I got Denali from, and his mother might be expecting another litter! They said it's still too early to tell, but if she is then I plan on getting one from the litter. That way, Denali would be at lest 9 months old by the time we actually got the puppy. I just feel like I could provide a very good home for both Denali and his future friend, I absolutely love all dogs. Denali loves other dogs so much too, luckily I have two neighbors who have three Huskies between them and we get together every day for play dates.
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I just contacted the owner I got Denali from, and his mother might be expecting another litter! They said it's still too early to tell, but if she is then I plan on getting one from the litter. That way, Denali would be at lest 9 months old by the time we actually got the puppy. I just feel like I could provide a very good home for both Denali and his future friend, I absolutely love all dogs. Denali loves other dogs so much too, luckily I have two neighbors who have three Huskies between them and we get together every day for play dates.
Now that would be an absolutely perfect solution! Its wonderful Denali has some playmates nearby in the meantime too. Lucky, lucky dog(s) to live with you!

Dogs do bring us so much joy... not sure how we could live without them!
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Thank you! They're my best friends and favorite companions. They give me so much that I only hope to give back to them, and not just my own dog(s), but any dog.

I just wonder if I could trust an out-of-state owner selling their dog, I'd hate to get scammed.
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I just wonder if I could trust an out-of-state owner selling their dog, I'd hate to get scammed.
I wouldn't
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I'm an out of state person. When I so sell or place a dog or a pup, you can trust me when I tell you something. I'm looking for good forever pet homes, or working homes with a nice family. Don't want the dog to have to come back. With the economy, I've taken back one of my Belgian Tervurens. Owner lost her job. Had the girl for close to a year. Got a Dachshund the same way. Dn't want any of mine in a shelter or rescue. Will always find a home here, not matter what the age.
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