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Old 11-24-2012, 09:43 PM
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so i seen a pregnant chi on craigslist for free, i texted them and asked if they still have her, if so im going to get her so she doesnt go to a crap home, then get her fixed once she has puppies and find good homes for all of them. what do yall think good idea or no? and advice is welcome i have never had a pregnant dog before.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:51 PM
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It is a lot of work. Personally, with my level of experience I wouldn't do it. If you decide to do it, contact one of the knowledgable people on here. I know Kat's rescue just had a litter I'm sure she would help. Before you decide, make sure you know what you're getting into.

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Old 11-24-2012, 10:04 PM
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Do you have enough funds to take care of a pregnant one? There is a possibility that you might take her to the vet if she needs a c-section or an kind of emergency.

It's a good thing if you take her for her not to go to a bad home, but do research on all the situations that you might get yourself into. But that's my opinion
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:07 PM
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Do you have enough funds to take care of a pregnant one? There is a possibility that you might take her to the vet if she needs a c-section or an kind of emergency.

It's a good thing if you take her for her not to go to a bad home, but do research on all the situations that you might get yourself into. But that's my opinion
This is true, too. A c-section can cost up to $2000. They are common in chis. Also, if for some reason the puppies can't nurse, you're looking at a 24/7 responsibility. Where is Florida are you located? Is there a rescue that could take her- usually they have the resources for this type of thing.


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A lot of money, time and help from experienced people will be needed. If you're willing to do that and know what you're getting into then I think it's great. She may end up going to someone who doesn't have a clue and that may end up with her and/or the pups dying or someone very good and experienced may take her on. You never know. What you need to think is are you ready for that level of responsibility. Hopefully being around when she gives birth, having the money to possibly pay for medical bills, somewhere for the pups to grow up, whelping box and all that stuff, time to look after and socialise the pups, money to keep hold of them should you have difficulty homing them? If you do then that's fantastic! There are many people on here willing to help with everything and I look forward to hearing all about it.

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Just seeing this now! Did you end up adopting her? I too am raising what was a "Free" chihuahua. There is NO such thing as free, LOL. Puppies cost money to rear properly, and there is always the possibility of complications. Soon the itty bitty hamster creatures morph into real dogs; with just as much responsibility. The interview and screening process alone just to find homes is time consuming. Let us know what happened!!
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