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Our family is looking to add a new addition. We are looking for a boxer puppy that is brown and black that will be ready to go to a good home in July. We can't afford it, free would be the best, but it's for our 2 wonderful children.
This pictures is the type of colouring we want in the boxer.
Gender doesn't matter and all shots up to date would be preferred.
If someone has any "soon-to-be" puppies  or know anyone who has one, please get back to me with
some information.
thank you very much!!!

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I am offering a safe, loving environment with lots of love and attention. I am a 5 minute walk to the lake and nature trails. I'm looking for a puppy or young dog. Trained or trainable. Must get along with another small laid back, spayed female & children.I'm a stay at home housewife and am looking for a companion to share my walks with and spoil rotten. The breeds that I love are yellow or chocolate lab, boxer, doberman, golden retriever, scottish terrier. I am willing to pay $50. I understand that the cost of one of these is usually very high due to expenses, but I as an owner will too have expenses, I will do the shots through the vet of my choice, I will do the spaying or neutering through the vet of my choice, and the obedience training. I just want a loving, healthy companion. I can afford to feed and maintain my pet, I just would prefer not to pay the high prices. If you are looking for a loving home and lots of attention, here we are!
 

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I know what you mean; I understand that some people object to the prices breeders ask for their puppies, but we do have costs that go into the litter, and prefer not to go completely broke!  Can you imagine if someone walked into a Lexus dealership and said "I am offering a safe driving environment with lots of care and maintenance.  I am a 5 minute drive to the highway. I'm looking for a coupe or sedan. The models that I love are SC, IS, LS. I am willing to pay $2,500. I understand that the cost of one of these is usually very high due to expenses, but I as an owner will too have expenses, I will purchase through the station of my choice, I will do the oil changes through the mechanic of my choice, and the schedule maintenance. I just want a reliable, well-made car. I can afford to fuel and maintain my car, I just would prefer not to pay the high prices."  They'd get laughed right out of the place.

(And no, that doesn't mean I think dogs are comparable to cars; if anything, as living breathing beings, more care should be taken when buying a dog!)
 

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:eh:  People just never cease to amaze me!
 
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so they want a dog, but don't want to pay for it.  sounds messed up.  the first ad sounds like they don't need one at all.  if they can't afford to BUY a dog how can they afford to take care of it.  My dogs are expensive and I knew that going into it.  Not just medical and food, but the toys that they HAVE to have   :)

I like Newcastle's comparison.  Gave me a good laugh.
 

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HAHA Newcastle!

Seriously, I don't like to pay high prices either, who does ... on cars, gas, clothing!  But life is not a free ride!!   :roll:
 

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who in their right mind would place an add looking for a puppy but not expecting to pay for it!! are they nuts
 

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uhmm wow  i dont like those either

LMAO @ Jennifer, hahhaaha great comparision
 

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I love when people want a dog when they cant afford it...


that makes a ton of sense...
 

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southerngirls\";p=\"106383 said:
who in their right mind would place an add looking for a puppy but not expecting to pay for it!! are they nuts

Yep....and you see them on Craiglist all the time :)
 

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Certainly does make a lot of sense to some but not to me  :lol: ; then when their puppy is grown they won't have it fixed but they will want someone to pay for their puppies  :(
 

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I think these ads came from Craigslist...my sister sent them to me, so I'm not sure, but I have seen them there too....sad!
 

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And what do they do when and if their dog gets sick, or heaven forbid, needs to eat? That is disgusting.....
 

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:lol: OMG people are so clueless...once you get the puppy you think it's going to be free to take care of him/her and of course there is no cost to FEED the dog...geez get real!
 
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Just because someone can't afford exuberant amounts of money to buy the puppy doesn't mean they can't give it a good, loving home.  I don't think these people should be expecting to get pure bred dogs, but I can see someone looking for a mixed breed for free or cheap.  I know many people that couldn't afford $500+ to buy a purebred puppy, but can supply a loving home.  My family was like that when I was a child.  We had a $15 terrier mutt for the first 9 years of my life and a free dog for the next 8 years of my life.  We loved the dog, the dog was happy and the dogs were cared for.  We couldn't afford to buy an expensive dog though.  Just because someone wants a low priced puppy doesn't make them a bad person.
 

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Nope, but why are they advertising for one?? I think our shelter has a flat rate of 35 dollars ( this week the are actually doing a "special..$10.90..sponsered by a radio station to provide the animals good homes).
I find that people who state they can't "Afford" the dog..usually can't afford the upkeep. Sorry to disagree MyBoxerBabyz, but with out the cost of Ashley..I have spent well over 500 dollars for core shots, and one illness visit. What will they do for those fee's?..I don't think vacinations are free..nor is good food to keep your dog healthy.
Your parents sound like they are great folks to be honest to take in a dog..and I am sure they led happy healthy lives. But these folks sound desparate..which can lead to carelessness sometimes at the expense of a animals life. I just have seen it too many times to think this is ok..( probably ok people like you said..just a bit confused on the costs of raising a dog..and the second add wants someone to give them a dog with all shots already paid for...kinda weird )
 

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no that ad came from kijiji toronto! i saw it yesterday and i thought the EXACT same thing..and the pic posted with that ad is 2 BEAUTIFUL flashy brindle boxers that look well cared for. i was soo mad because i didnt get maverick free and i am not rich. i too was able to pay for the expenses of the dog but didnt have the cash just sitting around to purchase one but guess what...i waited and saved and then bought him. I realize that yes a lot of people (at least students like me) can afford vet care but 500-1000 for a pup upfront is a lot...save. and if you have kids teaching them that you need to wait and save for something you truly want is a better gift than the puppy.
 
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Between my two dogs I have spent under $250 in vet care for them, and I average $45 a month on food, treats and toys.
 

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where do you live tho? I know that ad came from toronto canada which is one of the most expensive places in canada to live rent wise etc...to feed a good quality food is about 60$ a bag...treats are extra...food is extra..puppy shots alone on avg are about 200 each time at the vet (incl exam fee) and the pup IF it comes with first shots has to go back 2 more times to get up to date on shots...that is 400 right there off the bat in the first few months. it is 400 avg to neuter and almost 500 to spay a female....that is if the dog never gets sick and has to go to the vet for illness...your area seems cheaper but over here it is NOT cheap to keep a pet!
 
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