We have been looking for a dog for over a month since we lost our last Pom the end of July. Decided to try a rescue dog. Came with a 30 day return. First one lasted 2 weeks when he went back. He would not get close to me and acted like he was going to tear my leg off if I went in the bedroom after Carolyn was in bed.
Tried his brother, which was to be a lot more shy but got along with men OK. He lasted 3 weeks. First 2 weeks were fair. Then all he wanted to do was lay in his bed, day and night. If no one was in the house he would be up and about. As soon as one of us came in, into his bed he went. Sent him back as we felt he was lonely for other dogs as he had never been alone in his life and was 2 yo.
Looking through CL Saturday and found a 2 yo purebred, Black Pom. Young couple with 2 young children. Kids had no interest in the dog. Couple did not have time to give him the attention he deserved. Agreed on the price and home we came. Was on my lap 90% of the hour trip. He hit the RR window button on the driver side and scared hell out of me. He wanted to get to that window. Got it up and locked them so he could no lower one when he was at the door. Same with the door locks. Made the rest of the trip w/o incident. Got home and was met with a leash for him. No problem with the leash at all. Ran up to the 6 yo granddaughter and put his front paws on her legs tail going 90 mph. Has accepted the change extremely well, like he has been here all the time. Love attention, loves to play with several toys with us or by himself. Knows where his door is to go out into his pen. Yep, going to keep him. Goes to the vet next Tuesday for full check up and neutering.