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When you have a new puppy, walking from the bedroom to the bathroom is a challenge. With each step, a puppy bites at my slippers and jumps at my feet. She grabs at my jeans after I’m dressed, ripping holes in the denim (twice). Getting ready to take her out for morning pee is a game of keep-away with my snow boots, already sporting one chewed-off tie. Welcome to the truth about new puppies….
But this weekend’s a new start – I pick up my pup and the journey begins. For the first time, I know one of my pet’s origin story. I know her birthdate, her pedigreed, and her puppyhood.
Why? I bought her from a family online.
For months, I tried rescue after rescue. I filled in application after application only to be rejected for minor reasons, denied even a meeting because 50 applications for a single small dog was the cut-off, or completely ignored. Shelters and rescues were either empty of dogs or void of small dogs. I must have filled out at least 20 applications.