Keep on touch with the pet shop/puppy. If they haven't sold the puppy as it gets older, the price will drop. Personally I am on my 3rd wheeler. I got many stories, but the best conveyance would be intelligence (akin to a Border Collie that I had), seriousnessI want to buy a dachshund. Had one for 14 years when I young. I think they are adorable. My last three dogs were all rescue dogs, the last was a Goldendoodle who never stopped being a puppy. He died naturally, old age.
A large chain pet store in Racine has a 10 week old female dachshund that is chipped, comes with food and a crate and shots and toys and everything imaginable. They went on and on about the quality of the breeder.
I’ve paid $5,500 for English Saddle trained horses.
I’m obviously out of tune. I was thinking $2000. I’d happily pay $2000-ish.
I’ll keep checking the humane society. I understand that it’s a wonderful 14+ year life enriching thing. Is $5,500 a lot or is that common now days?