Thank you Jan, You are the Best of all here with Heather Houlahan right beside you
Diane, this breeder has a litter of collie x ES mixes. She is charging $250 and is in the Ozarks so maybe within driving distance. And maybe she'd take payments or barter. Unfortunately she doesn't do any health testing (and her prices reflect that) but unfortunately right now you can't afford a truly well bred dog. I think, looking over her info about her dogs, that they are good dogs.
My Sheltie cross Shannon died almost 2 years ago in September, a lot has happened since then, I was supposed to have a dog 1 month later on October the 8th, but everything I wanted was gone by the time I could get anything done. I REALLY want a female puppy of the same type as my 1st dog, he was a mixed breed farm collie, I put up a craigslist wanted ad 14 days ago & haven't heard a peep from anyone; http://stlouis.craigslist.org/wan/5652586894.html it has pictures. My dad got sick around Easter & died in November & my mom said we couldn't get a dog until he was gone & then a bunch of other stuff came up including her having knee replacement surgery in April, so now we're definitely ready to get a new dog if ever we can find 1. The reason why I'm not going the rescue route this time is because not only have I seen only 1 dog that was anything like Tippy, a Collie cross that was gone by October 8th, but the fees & adoption forms are getting ridiculous. I don't want to spay the dog until it's at least a year old because of growth issues, Shannon had too early spay issues, like abnormal growth, legs too long, head to narrow, but she was also spay incontinent, I also am going the fewest vaccinations as possible route, so I'll be titer testing instead of vaccinating. Both are things rescues frown upon, so I want a dog from an oops litter most likely that needs a good home. Also I probably can't pay more than $100 for the puppy if there's a fee at all. Any help finding a dog like this would be greatly appreciated. I've seen at least 1 in the area but wasn't able to stop & ask about the dog at the time.Diane Peter[log in to unmask][log in to unmask][log in to unmask] - cell email