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Old 09-11-2012, 01:37 AM
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I finally found a beautiful long coat female puppy from a recommended breeder. Breeder lives a 12 hour driving time from us. With stops it be longer. I'm nervous about how a puppy is going to handle the trip. She will have had 2 rounds of vaccine. We thought about stopping at a hotel on the way but maybe the "dog room" with carpet could expose her to germs and cause more stress than pushing through?? And we live in a high rise in an urban area so I'm nervous about her being exposed to germs after the stressful trip. We will not take her outside until she is 14 weeks and has had her 3rd vaccine round. Help! Should I wait until she is 14 weeks? I do not know if the breeder will want to keep her that long. And whether 2 more weeks would really make the difference. I'm so worried.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:32 AM
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If its a 12 hour trip you have to get a hotel at some point because that's 24 hours total. Personally, I would stay in a hotel room and break up the trip a little bit.

When we brought Chloe home from the breeder she got fleas because we stopped at a rest stop. So when you stop make sure it's not directly off the interstate and stop at weird places people don't normally stop with dogs.


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The trip home from the breeder is 12 hours driving time. Wonder if its best to drive straight through (12-14 hours) or get a hotel and make 2 days out of the trip home. I'm leaning towards driving through as fleas/germs in hotel and puppy probably wont sleep in hotel (1st night away from breeder) so better to just get the trip over with. Will definitely stop for water and potty breaks.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:42 AM
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The trip home from the breeder is 12 hours driving time. Wonder if its best to drive straight through (12-14 hours) or get a hotel and make 2 days out of the trip home. I'm leaning towards driving through as fleas/germs in hotel and puppy probably wont sleep in hotel (1st night away from breeder) so better to just get the trip over with. Will definitely stop for water and potty breaks.
I would drive straight through, if it were me, if my puppy was not fully vaccinated and newly away from the breeder.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:56 AM
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I would drive straight through, if it were me, if my puppy was not fully vaccinated and newly away from the breeder.
I agree.

It wouldn't hurt to ask the breeder if he/she keep for a few more weeks either if you are concerned.
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Actually, I wasn't even thinking that if you stay somewhere that allows your dog that it obviously means other dogs have stayed their too. Since your baby won't be vaccinated the. That's not really a good idea if you can help it.


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