As I'm sure most of you know, I have a maltipoo named Meela, and I am obsessed with her. When I first got her, she was a deep red color, and has since lightened up, but she is considered a "red maltipoo." Any time I'm out with her or post her on my story, I am constantly asked where she is from... so here is a post explaining it all! (Like, I can't even count on one hand how many times in public I've had to text the website of where I got her to a random person I've just met lol.)
I wanted a red maltipoo SO BAD, but could not find any breeders in California that sold anything other than white maltipoos, almost 9 years ago, so Meela is a little Texas girl! I got her from FischerKennels.com and the entire process was mad so easy by the breeder. However, she has quite a waitlist, so if you do end up going through her, don't expect to get a dog within a month or two. lol. There is a shorter wait for a male dog than it is for a female dog, though.
So being that Meela was from a breeder in Texas and I live in California, yes, she had to fly over here. Naturally, like anyone else, I was terrified about this, but again, the breeder made this a very easy process, since this is what she does for a living. She explained where animals are picked up at the airport she flew into... She gave me a list of things I needed to do within the first month of having her, which vaccines to get first, why she could NOT get all vaccines at once, etc.
I know many people may not agree with "shopping for a dog," and that's totally fine, but I have zero regrets getting Meela. I love her to death and could not imagine a life without her. If you have adopted, I think that is awesome. I personally have terrible allergies, and I needed a hypoallergenic dog, so this route made more sense for me. - To get slightly off topic: my dad was adopted, so I have a soft spot for adoption in general. He came from a terrible home and to this day, says that the day he was adopted was the best day of his life. I think adoption is such an amazing thing for people AND animals. However, I would never ridicule someone for NOT adopting. When a couple cannot conceive naturally, I do not find anything wrong with those who spend what they do to go through In Vitro, rather than adopting. So please, save yourself the energy and don't give me a lecture in the comments or my DM's on why I should have adopted. I've heard it all. lol.