Ask Miss Repecka for Pet Advice


Dear Miss Repecka is the Oregon Humane Society’s advice column for kids. Children can write to this very knowledgeable chicken with questions about their pets. Miss Repecka is a chicken on a mission to place shelter animals in good homes, so she will naturally showcase her friends at OHS when she responds to your letters.

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La querida señorita Repecka de la Sociedad Humana de Oregón es la columnista de consejos para niños. Los niños pueden escribirle a esta gallina muy bien informada,con preguntas sobre sus mascotas. Repecka es una gallina con la misión de colocar animales de refugios en buenos hogares, naturalmente ella mostrara a sus amigos de OHS cuando responda sus cartas.

Question

Dear Miss Repecka:

I waited 11 years to get a poodle and I want some advice on how to get it quick. (Not from a breeder; I do not do breeders.)

Signed,

Zoelie

Answer

Dear Miss Zoelie,

Hi! I’m Rococo. I’m looking for a very special home.

Woah! I think I need to enlist some canine help to answer your question, so I’m asking my friend Rococo in the OHS kennels to assist. It sounds to me like you really want a poodle, and now! Getting the right dog can take some time, though. This is especially true when you want a very popular breed like a poodle. Mah first words of advice, then, are not to be in too big a hurry.

There are different places that you can look for a dog. You can, of course, check with animal shelters in your area. You can contact breed rescues, look on PetFinder, and check Craig’s list. It may be, though, that you can’t find a poodle that would work for your family. My next words of advice are to ask yourself if a poodle is the only type of dog that you would be happy having in your family. Are you open to another breed of dog? Or a mix? If so, look again, this time at more than just poodles. If a poodle is the only dog for you, you have two choices: keep looking until you eventually find one or look for a responsible breeder and get one from them. (Not all breeders are bad. We need good breeders, and they are out there. For starters, they ask YOU for references that you will give their puppy a good home and have an application with at least 8 pages!)

I know this probably wasn’t the quick and easy answer you wanted, but your question didn’t have a short answer! Good luck in your search for a new family member!

I’m on a mission to find a home for my friend Rococo!

Yours for a kinder world for all,

Miss Repecka

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