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Beware of Ads for Free Pomeranian Puppies

The price of a Pomeranian puppy can be more than many families can reasonably afford and leads some to search for free Pomeranian puppies on the internet or in their local papers.

Persons seeking free puppies need to understand that they are really searching for a needle in a haystack when they go this route. Think about this logically.  Why would an individual who just paid several hundred dollars or even more than a $1,000 for a brand new purebred Pomeranian puppy turn around a couple weeks or months later and offer to give them up for free?  And if you think you are going to luck into a free teacup Pomeranian puppy then you need to reassess your expectations.

I am not saying it has never happened or that you will never find a free Pomeranian puppy, but the odds of doing so have to be incredibly low.

Again, I do not want to speak in absolutes because there are several situations where you could luck into a free Pomeranian puppy.

However, what is more likely the case is that any ad listing free Pomeranian puppies to a good home are really offering you the opportunity to take home a mutt.  The Pomeranian owned by the person posting the ad was probably impregnated by another breed.  Now they have a litter of mutts on their hands and need some folks to take these free puppies.

Now, if you are simply looking for a free adult Pomeranian dog then you should have considerably better success.  Obviously, over the course of a dog’s life, many things can happen that may result in an owner willing to part with their Pomeranian for free.

There may have been a job loss and they need to relocate to a place that doesn’t allow pets.  Maybe the owner died and a family member in charge of the estate needs to find an immediate owner.  The scenarios are endless.

The best place to find free Pomeranian puppies is by contacting a Pomeranian rescue organization and saving a dog.  Now, these dogs are not technically “free” because you are required to pay some fees and costs associated with the rescue and rehabilitation of the dog, but it is pretty darn close to free.  Adopting a Pomeranian, or any dog for that matter, is infinitely more rewarding and fulfilling than purchasing a new puppy from a puppy mill.

Here is a list of some Pomeranian rescue organizations.

Pomeranian Rescue Organizations

 

Instead of purchasing a new teacup puppy from a breeder you may want to consider visiting a Pomeranian rescue organization (list below) to see if they have any dogs that might interest you.

Pomeranian rescue organizations and the volunteers who spend hundreds of hours each year advocating on behalf of adopting and rescuing Poms and other animals deserve our praise and appreciation.  These individuals are some of the most selfless, kind and loving people you will ever meet and they put forth a rather convincing argument for adoption.

Rescue is much cheaper than purchasing directly from a breeder.  With our nation’s kennels and shelters saturated by scores of stray and abandoned cats and dogs, we really need people to step up to the plate and save these animals from being euthanized.  Many individuals who adopt and rescue animals state that they receive a greater degree of satisfaction and fulfillment knowing that they saved their animal from death.  Also, some owner’s suggest that saved dogs are intrinsically aware of the fact that their new owner saved them and this strengthens the bond and affection between human and loyal canine pal.

I think teacup Pomeranians and other small dog breeds are particularly well-suited for adoption since they reach physical maturity rather quickly and their physical appearance is rather consistent.  Thus, an owner can adopt/rescue a dog that pretty much looks like the puppy they would have spent considerably more money on.

Here is a list of some Pomeranian rescue organizations. If you know of additional groups worthy of being listed here, please drop me an email.

 

California

Nor Cal Pom Rescue in Santa Rosa, California

Southern California Pomeranian Rescue in Irvine, California

Here is a link to their adoption page.

 

Oregon

Displaced Pets Rescue in Northwest Oregon

 

Texas

Second Chance Poms in Lake Jackson, TX

Here is the link to their page of dogs available for adoption.  They currently (9/2013) have a beautiful white Pomeranian named Shy and a gorgeous black Pomeranian called Symba available.
Washington

Displaced Pets Rescue in Southwest Washington

 

Should You Adopt a Teacup Pomeranian?

I know you are looking for information about teacup Pomeranians, but please indulge me for a minute as I bring up the subject of adoption and Pomeranian rescue.

It is truly none of my business whether or not you choose to purchase a teacup pomeranian puppy versus adopting or rescuing a teacup Pomeranian.  I am not going to berate you, browbeat you or guilt trip you into anything.  I simply want you to allow me a quick second to make the pitch for adoption.

As you probably know, there are thousands of dogs all across America sitting in animal shelters.  Many of them will be put to sleep.  I know you want or are interested in a teacup Pomeranian and the odds of finding one at the shelter are slim.  And even if you did find one…can you really be sure it is truly a pure breed Pomeranian?

Probably not.

I get that you want a cute little puppy and that you want to raise one and make it part of your family.  I get it. I really do.

I just want you to reconsider for a moment that you can adopt a lovely animal who will love you unconditionally from a shelter, save tons of money and engage in a worthwhile and noble effort.

All I am asking is that you sincerely evaluate your motivations for buying a new puppy from a breeder and determine whether or not it is really worth it to you.  I know from speaking to dozens of pet owners that those who saved a puppy from euthanasia feel so incredibly rewarded by the experience and I truly believe that animals know when they have been “saved” or “rescued”.