Believe it because I relied on goggled when I first did a research on where to buy a pomeranian, and I probably got scammed for the price I paid but 2 years down the road I think Simba is worth more than just that.
After doing a handful of research about Pomeranians, basically they are small and fragile,very yappy,attentive and full of life but could be difficult to train and handle. I would say that is all true but like every pet or child, it takes time and effort to nature them in whatever behaviour you deem as appropriate.
So I recalled on the 22nd of september 2012 I fixed an appointment with the breeder, who’s a local breeder, he claimed to have breed at home, I was too fascinated to owning a dog I didn’t care if he was telling the truth or not and that was the first time I laid my eyes on this big eye furball who could barely walk and stumbling all over! so I told him that I would get back to him, man it was a lot of money and I had to think about it! But being compulsive I bought him the same evening on that day since I couldn’t find a dog to adopt, if i stayed in a bigger house and the situation i was in allowed me to own a bigger dog i would have but Simba was love at first sight at that moment.
The joy of having a dog is wonderful but only if you have the time and would put in the effort in looking after them. I m not a great pet owner but I always make sure Simba is happy and healthy, get his walks, treats and lots of cuddles and neck rubs, to me a happy dog is a healthy dog, I never really disciplined Simba, which I regret because when I reprimand him he thinks I’m playing and every morning before we leave for work he would try to run out from the house with us, I can only imagine his excitement but at times I feel bad closing the door on him because he doesn’t understands. Since young, Simba got the chance to be exposed to many different people therefore he doesn’t bark at all, he just would rub his head for you to pet him, his quirk happens to be quite cute yet annoying at times but he throw me sets of beady eyes that I cant say no on most occasions. I admit that i treat Simba like a dog i don't carry him like baby every single time or spoil him with human food, because in the long run, it is not healthy for the dog and imagine having dinner and your dog grabs your food because he thinks that what he eats, you may disagree with me but to me a dog is a dog and should be treated well as a dog and not spoiling it with fancy clothes or toys all the time rather spending more time with him doing activities together.
Before you would want to purchase a dog or make home for a new pet, do visit this website and see if you could offer this beloved animals a shelter, Simba and I make a point to donate every 3 months to ensure this shelter could afford to feed the dogs.
Animal adoption organisations in Singapore
(taken from www.expatliving.sg)
Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD) Run entirely by responsible and dedicated volunteers (they were recently granted full charity status), all of SOSD's dogs and puppies go through a full rehabilitation programme before being put up for fostering or adoption to the public. Check their Facebook page for updates on their next adoption drive.
SPCA - Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals With the development of HDB flats and apartment sizes shrinking, dogs and other animals have been continuously abandoned, which the SPCA have been working to combat. Today, they take in stray dogs, cats and rabbits into their care, and all of them are available for adoption and fostering.
Action For Dogs Singapore This 14 year old organisation's sole mission is to improve the life of stray dogs in Singapore and find as many as possible a loving home. All dogs within their care receive equal love and attention, as well as medical and health care.
Cause for Animals Singapore (CAS) Founded by five experienced and dedicated shelter volunteers, this animal welfare charity’s committed to saving the lives of Singapore’s homeless cats and dogs through its successful rescue and adoption program. Additionally, CAS aims to create a sustainable model of effective stray management and animal health through its vaccination and sterilisation programs.
HRSS This non-profit organisation is dedicated exclusively to re-homing abandoned bunnies of all shapes, breeds and sizes. They also run a successful fostering program and regular education events.
Lost Paws An online network and portal for multiple animal welfare groups and organisations, Lost Paws is a one-stop adoption and missing pets portal. These guys have adoption advertisements and lost-and-found pet notices gathered from across the networks in Singapore.
Three Legs Good This non-profit's mission is to give injured and disabled dogs a second chance at life. They also work towards raising awareness about the joys of adopting a mongrel, who can be very intelligent and perfect companions.
Voices For Animals Singapore Though they don't belong to any registered organisation, Voices For Animals are actively involved in animal rescuing stray and retired breeding mill dogs.
Hope Dog Rescue A group of animal lovers who strongly feel that all animals should be treated with love and respect, Hope Dog Rescue help animals who have been abused, neglected and abandoned.
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