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    Default Please help me find my forever home

    Rocky's contract fell through so we need someone to put their hand up and say, ME ME ME ME"

    He is a really lovely boy. Not in the least shy. When I had the blower Vac on the other day he was around my feet chasing the leaves whilst his siblings ran and hid.

    Call me on oh four one four eight two double three one six. We are north side of Brisbane.

    Nev Allen
    Border River Pet Resort

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    Have you tried letting some of the local agility dog clubs know there is a puppy available?

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    I would have him in a heartbeat if I could. I am sure you will find the right person. Maybe other breeders have people on file or is that against the 'code'?

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    OK> So Rocky was bought by an older couple who came over as a good place for him to go. They had had dogs but now the kids were all gone they thought they would bring a new pup in to the home. He went on Thursday afternoon.

    On Friday morning at 11am, he was back. The husband brought him back and with tears in his eyes said his wife had had such a traumatic panic attack about what it was going to mean raising a puppy, she insisted he take him back. He said quite plainly he did not want his money back.

    We had a reserve buyer so that was not an issue. This lady is coming to see him on Sunday and if she takes him, he will be in a BC home with other fly ball and obedience trailing dogs. Only issue was she was not going to pay what we were asking for.

    This was now not an issue as we had already received the full price. My wife and I agreed we would refund any payment from this new buyer, to the older couple - ie they may loose a couple hundred bucks.

    However, We have just had a call from the older wife, who was in tears saying she had made a mistake, she was sorry but could they have the dog back. She realised that she had panicked but had talked to an aunt who knew dogs and had arranged for this aunt to come and live with them for 6 months to help with the initial training.

    What would you do.
    Nev Allen
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    I would put the pup's best interests first. This would mean that the pup goes to the reserve buyer if she decides to take him.

    I would be very hesitant about placing a pup with a buyer who is so prone to panicking.

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    Nev you know collies aren't for people who waffle. They need clarity, commitment and EXERCISE.

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    I would advise the older couple to get an easier dog. In 6 months time little Rocky will have hit puberty and the hard work is only just starting. Tell them to get an older, calm dog from rescue (maybe even a greyhound?) or a Spaniel or something like that.

    The other home sounds ideal, so I would let them have him.

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    'Nev Allen' - I would be treating the 2 different customers as 2 totally separate situations and transactions.

    Unless there is contract that you get people to sign when purchasing pups from you - outlining refunds and the rest - then I would refund the total purchase price of Rocky to the first people - to get them out of your hair and so they can have no grounds for complaint in the future.

    As the prospective home appears to be ideal and what you would like for Rocky - then I would sell Rocky to them.

    The prospective purchasers have made an offer - you have accepted it - then that = a contract.

    For the sake of a couple of hundred $s - make life easy for yourself and sell Rocky to the perspective purchasers.
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    OK, just to close out this thread. Rocky went to his fly ball home on Monday. The other people, haveing returned the pup to us, were all on the phone on Saturday, trying the tearfull, regreting their action, emotional line first, then the " so you think we are unfit" to threating Fair Trading on us. We got their account details and transferred the full payment into their account and told them to do what ever the thought they needed to do.

    Just goes to show, despite doing all the checks, you cannot really read people.
    Nev Allen
    Border River Pet Resort

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    'Nev Allen' - I really hope that this will be the end of it for you ! You have done the correct thing in refunding all the money back to them.

    Put this encounter down to experience and I would be doing up a diary summary and putting it with your litter notes - just in case !

    It is instances like this that is making it so hard for others to purchase pure-bred pedigree pups.
    Maybe oral references is the way to go !
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