|Meet Reilly, my first Wheaten. I bought Reilly from an ad in the
newspaper. I didn't realize this was not the way to go about getting a
Reilly came from a huge puppy mill in Iowa. He was sent to a
"broker" in Virginia who then sold the puppies through an ad in the
Reilly had health problems from the day I brought him home - food
allergies, skin allergies, ear infections and protein-loss through the
Reilly's vet bills kept piling up trying to find relief to the allergies
and intestinal problems. Throughout it all, Reilly was a trooper.
Once I realized that Reilly came from a puppy mill I became a foster
home for Wheatens In Need. In as little as three years time, I
fostered 13 Wheatens that were turned over to Wheatens In Need.
Each one of these dogs had been purchased at a pet store. The people
who bought the Wheatens had no idea that cute little fluffy puppy
was going to grow up to be a high-energy, time-consuming dog who
many times had health problems.
I lost Reilly to a brain tumor in December, 2005. He was and will
always be my heart dog. He taught me that there is a way to buy a
dog - from a Reputable Hobby Breeder.
|Because I was so enamored with
Wheatens I had to have
another! This time I decided to
acquire a Wheaten from a
reputable hobby breeder. The
best way to do this is to attend
dog shows in your area. You can
find a list of upcoming dog
shows by going to the following
AKC EVENT SEARCH
Select your state and breed -
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
This will give you a list of shows
|Reilly - Summer of 1999