Taking on a Rescue Pedigree Black Labrador?

A colleague has asked me to take her friend 3 year old black labrador… free of charge.

It has not been wormed, chipped or spayed or had flea treatment

However an interferring colleague said that I should pay for it seen as I am rescuing the dog. But I thought that if it is a pedigree, it should have all those things done to it as standard.

Am I wrong?

Obviously the friend didnt look after the dog, hence wanting it to be adopted. If you are interested in rescuing him, just take him and get him his boosters, wormer and chip. Your local shelter might be able to help you. If you bring him in and tell them you have rescued him from neglecting owners and you want to keep him but you are looking for some help with the initial costs,. they might even give him his vaccinations to help you out.

Best of luck

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3 Responses to “Taking on a Rescue Pedigree Black Labrador?”

  1. Miss Dannii? says:

    Obviously the friend didnt look after the dog, hence wanting it to be adopted. If you are interested in rescuing him, just take him and get him his boosters, wormer and chip. Your local shelter might be able to help you. If you bring him in and tell them you have rescued him from neglecting owners and you want to keep him but you are looking for some help with the initial costs,. they might even give him his vaccinations to help you out.

    Best of luck
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  2. rhos says:

    This person should have done all these things but the fact is they haven’t, and unfortunatley if you want to rescue this dog, you will have to do all these things if you want to get the dog as soon as possible, as I doubt they will do it now if they haven’t bothered up to now. Worming and flea treatment is about the cheapest types of treatment you will have to pay out for in this dogs life, there may be many more.
    Look for help with cost of neutering. Get your dog flea and worming treatment and make sure you get a tag (don’t put the name of dog on) untill you have money or help to get them chipped, but try and do it as soon as you can. Unless you know the breeder the dog came from, you will have no idea on what kind of "pedigree" he/she is " Please ask your vet about hip scoring and get the dog neutered as soon as you can. Good luck.
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  3. Cookie says:

    This is a decision you have to make with the original owner of the dog, not an interfering colleague.
    When you get a rescue from a rescue group (not a shelter), you pay a fee. That fee is used to spay/neuter, vet, vaccinate, temperament test, so you know exactly what you are getting.
    When you take on someone elses dog to "rescue" it, the money involved will be on you, not the original owner of the dog, whether or not it is purebred or a mix.
    Considering you are getting a free pedigree (hopefully AKC, not one of the bogus organizations) labrador that normally would cost in the range of $500.00 or more , you should willingly take on the responsibility of worming,chipping, spaying and treating for fleas is any of this is necessary.
    Owners giving up a dog to another person and not an organization have absolutely no responsibility to that person to do any more than simply hand over the dog. If you want a lab with all the stuff done to it, go to Lab Rescue, pay their rescue fee, and you won’t have to worry about it.
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    Foster mom to Sheltie Rescue
    Breeder

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