and along the same lines......what would you look for with a home check?
the only thing that would intrest me where how the other animals looked and where cared for. so to me......I would think a good vet reference would be a great thing! many people have big nice homes and beautiful yards and well behaved kids! and out back in a tiny kennel lays the family dog. god forbid it get mud on the floor or DOG HAIR! just saying......money cant buy love. you can tell alot about a person by the care of other animals in the home.
but really I would like to know how many people who bought a doberman had a house check???? can someone make a poll?
Oh so true! I had a home check but once...for a rescued Moluccan Cockatoo.
We got him at age 20 & he lived with us for 7 years before he passed away due to my brother-in-law using an "oven cooking bag" for pork chops one night while babysitting for us (if you have birds, NEVER use these or teflon pans they release toxic gasses that kill birds if overheatd!!)
I have purchased dogs out of newspapers & taken a Free one off Craigslist. I had my newspaper Dobergirl for 14 happy, healthy years...and I have had my Craigslist boy for 4 years now. I think all advertising avenues are OK...the seller must simply pay attention to who the buyer repesents themself to be...and if it's REALLY who they are. If you asked them to come over & spend time ith the animal I think the rue colors come out pretty fast.
I , myself, would prefer to give vet references over a home visit. Simply because I am a very private person & having someone coming in to my home to "deem me acceptable" makes me feel super insecure. Like: Oh man, my carpet is SUPER old,& my wood floors are totally ratty... will they reject me because of that?!