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I know I don't post on the forum often but I always come on and read the threads. And all your opinion is valuable to me. So I want to ask what you all think of this situation.

Yesterday out of the blue, I got an email from the person who I bought Priscilla (my latest Chihuahua girl) a couple of months ago. After I got Priscilla, I did write to this person letting her know how Priscilla was and even sent her a picture of her. No replies so I just thought that's that, it is okay, after all it's me that care about Priscilla's walfare now.

Anyway, the person got into the matter straight away, asking if I would take Priscilla's sister, and she would sell her to me for £300, way a lot cheaper than what I bought Priscilla for.

I replied back to her I would think about it but haven't confirmed anything. I did ask her for the description and a pic of Priscilla's sister. I didn't think much after the reply. Pretty late last night, was around 1030pm, I got a phone call (to my mobile) from this person, she told me that she has replied back to my email (which I didn't know as I have already log out for the day and I didn't even check my mobile for any emails) and she told me to go and check. I log back on the computer and replied back as I needed more time to think about it. It's not just as simple as taking in another dog and make the decision within a few hours.

Within half an hour, I got another phone call from this person, it was at least 11pm and she told me she could bring the dog to me last night. I was a bit confused what she was talking about and she told me she has the car and she could drop the dog off to me. My heart sank because I thought how would someone wanted to drop a dog off to someone who she only met for once and bought the Chi from her in the past. I asked her why it's so desperate and it wasn't convinent to come to my house at that late hours. After I put the phone down, I sent her another email, basically just saying if she was so desperate to find home for her Chi, then it's better to advertise and go somewhere else. I also told her she only asked me yesterday afternoon, and I haven't even got a chance to talk to my husband. I have my son as well as other animals (dogs and cats). It's stressful for everyone. Besides I am working full time and I wouldn't drop all my work this week just because I have a new dog. The person replied back to me saying she was sorry if I have taken that in a wrong way. She just thought the dog would be very well loved and care for if she came to my house. I just replied back to tell her I would have a word with my husband after he finished work this morning (he was working shift). And you guess, I got another phone call from this person this morning, just telling me her laptop broke and sorry she has to call me and asked me if I knew anything and could text her with any news.

I did think about it last night when I went to bed. I was in fact a little bit crossed to think someone is so pushy. And my heart was telling me there's something wrong with the dog as IF this dog is Priscilla's sister, it is about 9 months old and the owner couldn't take care of her anymore. (The owner in fact is this person's good friend as I was told). My heart is telling me this is very dodgy. But part of me feeling sorry for the dog.

I haven't text this person back yet but I will. But my deicision is I should really reply back and tell her I don't want the dog. We haven't even thought of having another Chi, we have already got 3, 1 boy and 2 girls and I think it's just nice atm. I just have a feeling about the whole situation is pretty dodgy. I am a rescuer and I have got animals coming into my house that needed to find home, but that's a bit different. I know I can afford another dog if she needed a new home etc. But something just told me in my heart this is not quite right.

So am I being selfish to going to say No to this person? What you would do if it's in your shoes? Please advise.
 

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I don't think you are being selfish. If I had someone as pushy as that, I'd tell her "Listen, I don't have the money right now, but I will be happy to adopt her for free".. lets see how pushy she is then.

I once was looking into a chi pup from a breeder in another state. The woman emailed me and said she needed the 600 deposit right away because of a family
emergency. I emailed her back and told her I was now not interested in her puppy.

Your breeder only cares about the money, thats why she is 'pushing you'.

Take the pup for free or tell her no thank you.. jmo.
 

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I think you are being wise to hesitate about this. She is being very pushy for some reason ... whatever it is. Sounds dodgy to me, too. Wonder what the problem could be with the dog.

Jeanette
 

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Thank you for the iput.

Yes I am totally aware of the greed from the breeders. While I have to give credits to some very proefessional breeders, most of them are pretty greedy and only just think of the money. Within a short period of time while I was looking for the right dog, I came across 4 of them.

It did alert me when she called me late last night, it's gone passed 1030pm. I don't go to bed early but I don't expect any phone calls from someone who I don't socialise with. My friends and family don't even call me at that time of the night, unless it's emergency. I have in fact told her to be honest with me why the urge with rehoming a dog or even willing to drop the dog off to me at that time of the night (she hasn't got my address). My heart just told me something's not quite right.

I will reply to her shortly, just with a simple text message telling her I cannot have the dog. I just hope someone whoever going to adopt this dog will give her the forever home.
 

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What a cheek she has,she's making you feel awful saying it would have a loving home just to pull at your heart strings.i think you're doing the right thing walking away.
 

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Wow. That's really off. :(

Sounds like she's desperate for the money. Whatever, it's a huge red flag that I wouldn't ignore. I HOPE it's just that she needs the money, and not that there's something wrong with the dog!

I think you're smart to say no.
 
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