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July 8, 2010
tags: adopting a pet, ASPCA, dachshund german spitz mix, dogs, , pet adoption, petfinder, puppy, PUPS Act, Support Puppy Mill Oversight
by Sonia

Recently a lot of you have been emailing me asking about my dog Finn, so I thought it was high time I dedicate an entire post to him.

I adopted Finn (his full name is Finley) back in October off of Petfinder. He was originally placed in a shelter with a group of Cocker Spaniels, but when they realized he wasn’t of that breed (DUH!), they put him in a kill shelter. I don’t know how anyone could ever put an animal in a kill shelter, I find the whole thing absolutely appalling.  Thankfully I saw Finn’s photo on Petfinder just in time and saved him from death row.

He arrived in NYC on my birthday and practically leapt into my arms, and from that day forth Finn and I have been almost inseparable.

While they tell me he’s a Dachshund/German Spitz mix, I believe that there is probably a lot more mixed into my darling puppy.  But, regardless of his breed(s), he’s the most lovable dog I have ever met. He’s playful, snuggly, funny, and more than anything I could ever ask for in a dog.

Now take a second to support the PUPS Act (here).

Currently only breeders who sell their dogs to brokers or pet stores require to be licensed and inspected by the USDA. The PUPS Act would require any breeder who sells or offers to sell more than 50 dogs annually directly to the public-including over the Internet-to also be licensed and inspected. The bill also requires that dogs get proper exercise and spacious living environments.

This is an incredibly important act and with your help, dogs around the United States could be happier and better cared for.

17 Comments leave one →
  1. Could I have that permalink
    July 8, 2010

    Stop! He’s so cute I can’t handle it! I’ve been wanting a dog so bad lately… my latest breed obsession is a boxador (boxer and lab mix).

  2. FoxyFido permalink
    July 8, 2010

    Finn is absolutely ADORABLE!! And what makes it the best is that you found him on Petfinder! I support the PUPS Act.

  3. Nina permalink
    July 9, 2010

    honestly I teared up reading this, I love animals so much, he’s gorgeous and you’re lucky to have each other :)

  4. cheloveche permalink
    August 1, 2010

    I would like to exchange links with your site
    Is this possible?

  5. Judy permalink
    August 21, 2011

    I have a has a dachshund/german spitz mix puppy named Reeses, originally after Reeses Peanut Butter cup , but we usually call him Reeses Pieces. He’s almost 2 years old now, but I’ve had him since he was 5 weeks old (we were originally told he was 8 weeks, but it wasn’t true). When I saw your pictures of Finn, I couldn’t believe how much he looked like Reeses, expect for his coloring-Reeses is a reddish golden brown with black tips to his fur.

    If you want to see some pics of him, go to this url:

    You can see the rest of his pictures by choosing that option on the toolbar under his pic.

    Let me know what you think!

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