APC Pointers as Forever Friends 

The mission of the APC Pointers as Forever Friends site is to help potential Pointer owners be connected to APC members who have available Pointers that are looking to find them forever homes. 

Disclaimer - The American Pointer Club (APC) is not to be held responsible for any claims any APC member states about the available dog(s).  All transactions are between the potential new owner and the APC listee.  The APC is just offering this site as a service to its members.

Questions you should ask and items to be clear about regarding your potential Forever Friend:

            Pointers are a wonderful breed that makes extraordinarily great pets.  Pointers are a healthy long-lived breed often living to 14-15 years of age.  They tend to be very sweet, soft dogs who make great pets, performance dogs, hunting companions and compassionate, loving therapy dogs.  Breeders occasionally have adult dogs to place for a variety of reasons.  Some dogs simply don’t have the attitude to be show dogs, some have misaligned teeth, undescended testicles or some other minor issue that would not affect the life of the dog as a pet, but makes them unable to show or be bred.  Often when breeders have multiple dogs, they want to give each dog the best life possible.  Sometimes, placing a dog with a family gives the dog more attention and less stress than living as a part of a pack. 

1.  What are your requirements for adopting the dog?
a.   
Cost
b.
      Spay/neuter           
c.
       Feeding requirements
d.
      Veterinary care
e.
      Fenced yard

2.   How has the dog been living?
a.    Crate

b.
      Kennel            
c.
       Fenced yard (jumping/digging problems?)
d.
      House trained?
e.
      House manners?
f.
        Kitchen manners?

3.   What kind of training does the dog have/need?

4.   Any special concerns regarding the dog?
a.       Shy?
b.
      Nervous?
c.
       Big running?
d.
      Aggressive?
e.
      Possessive?
f.
        Protective?

5.   Any health concerns with this dog or its immediate relatives?

6.   How does the dog get along with other dogs and/or other animals?

7.   Has the dog been raised around, comfortable with, used to children of all ages?

8.   Do you think this dog will be suitable if I want to participate in _______________?
a.
       Hunting?
b.
      Companion dog events (agility, obedience, rally ?)
c.
       Pet therapy?


 

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