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How Old Was Your Pet When It Came Home?

Since I was relocating when I first got my pooch, I didn't finally pick North up until I was settled into my NYC apartment when he was around nine weeks old. How old was your pet when it came home?


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lostemilie lostemilie 8 years
I think puppies should be at least 10 weeks old before they go away from the mother. At least for small breeds
baltimoregal baltimoregal 8 years
My Stella was a rescue too, by the way- her mom was rescued not 2 weeks before she had a litter of 8.
klreynol klreynol 8 years
Logan spent this first 10 weeks of his life at the animal shelter with his mom and 4 siblings (we picked him out at 6 weeks, though)! I think it helped him a lot, socially, because even at 6 months old, he's great with people, dogs, cats - you name it! He only cried the first night we got him, was sleeping through the night (not having to get up and go out for a potty) by day 4, and hasn't had an accident in the house since he was 12 weeks old.
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 8 years
My kitten was 12 weeks old when we got her from the animal shelter :-)
Txredd Txredd 8 years
My Abbey was a little over 6 weeks when I brought her home.
verily verily 8 years
My cat about five years old when I adopted him. I prefer to adopt adult cats to kittens.
cubadog cubadog 8 years
I really wanted to rescue but the woman that runs the local dachshund rescue is a freak and would not give me a dog because I work full time. I was so mad that I found a breeder and have my little Noodle Love!
couture-yourself couture-yourself 8 years
Bella was 5 months, and Harlow was a little over 6 months. Sometimes I'm sad that I missed the itty bitty puppy stages with them, but oh well. I didn't have the headache of having to train both of them, either.
cancankant cancankant 8 years
Found dog #1 when she was running down the street in my town. Never could find the owner, so she stayed with me. She was approximately 4 months old. Dog #2 was a planned thing. He was 5 months. I also have 4 cats - one was 3 wks old (too young, but feral and mother suspected dead), two were about 4 months old and one was 1.5 yrs old. All technically rescues/surrenders. The two four month old kittens were living outside of a crack house next to the place where I was working (a minimum security prison). Sadly, the husband did not want any prison related names for them!
Stupidasscat Stupidasscat 8 years
My girl (see photo) was 5 months old
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
Over 12 weeks with my Raider.
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
Zena was 3 and half years old when we adopted her.
mannylove mannylove 8 years
I adopted Manny from the shelter, he was about 2 years old...
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
My dog was 7 weeks. It was a little too soon I think. He was still very young.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I think Mikey was about 4 or 5 weeks, maybe. Henry was a little older, since he was a shelter rescue.
karjofas86 karjofas86 8 years
My fluffy was 2 month old when we got him settle at our house.. but his mommy lives only two houses away, we kept visiting her and his brothers...
Plastic-bee Plastic-bee 8 years
I rescued Sam my dog from an abusive home and being put down, I was told he was two but then the dog warden who brought him to me said no he’s only 18 months and we were told by the vet he may have been only a little over a year. He’s still growing now so we think the vet was right.
minhoca minhoca 8 years
i rescued bailey and they estimated him to be a year and a half. he's a sweetie!
SarahPW SarahPW 8 years
my dog is also a rescue, so he was about a year old. Seven years later, he still acts like a puppy :)
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
He was just about 8 weeks old when we adopted him.
Susanna Susanna 8 years
I got my dog from the shelter. We think he was about 5 years old. My rabbit was a rescue. He was maybe 3 years old.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I am happy that so many people gave rescue pets good homes! I have two rescues and love them both dearly. One was about 18 months old when we got him and the other was about three years old when we got her. Unfortunately, it's difficult to tell exactly since they didn't have the best care previously.
cubadog cubadog 8 years
Cuba was 12 weeks old.
JennyJenJenMurph JennyJenJenMurph 8 years
I have two pound puppies--one was rescued at 6 mos. and the other at 18 mos.
j4everlasting j4everlasting 8 years
Newton was 4 months old when I rescued him. Axle was 8 weeks when we rescued him.
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