My groomer shared this situation with me today, and I was appalled! As a volunteer with Sheltie Rescue, I hesitate to question another rescue's practices, but this disturbs me. A friend of my groomer adopted a pit mix puppy from a local rescue, who was spayed and given all immunizations, including Rabies, at 8 weeks old, before being adopted. Four weeks later, the puppy is now 12 weeks old and (pardon the expression), sick as a dog. Spay stitches haven't healed and she is vomiting and listless. The adopter called the rescue, who in turn put her in contact with their vet, who surmised over the phone that the puppy probably has parvo . . . None of this make sense to me, but I am not an expert by any means. Eight weeks is way to young to spay/neuter a dog and too young for a Rabies vaccination . . . isn't it? and, if the pup got a full set of shots, the first should have been for Parvo, right? It is unfortunate that there are some licensed rescues out there, that are so full, they just run the dogs through to get them adopted quickly. It is stories like this that give rescues a bad reputation. Thanks goodness, that our Sheltie rescues are more knowledgeable and caring. I seriously doubt that any of my friends in any Sheltie rescue would put a puppy through this at such a young age.