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Offline Gevaudan_Jo

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How Not to Buy a Puppy...
« on: March 06, 2009, 04:03:55 pm »
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Re: How Not to Buy a Puppy...
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 07:32:02 am »
I watched this program too, and I agree with the fact that- Hello?!?!  They bought a puppy for the purposes of the program, which I think completely contributes to the problem, AND the puppy they bought was NOT staying with the person who bought the end, they mentioned that though the lady had grown fond of the dog (Hope) it was time to hopefully find her a forever home now.  That part made me mad, as now where will poor Hope end up if they can't find a home?  Back in the shelter.  And (though I disagree on how pet stores obtain their animals) IMO, she would have been better left at the pet store.

I do also have to add my two cents in, because while I would never buy a puppy (or kitten) from a pet store because of where they come from, I do believe that rescuing dogs/puppies from city shelters or breed rescue organizations is ok, and something that needs to be done.

I don't believe the only place to get a "good, quality" dog is from a reputal breeder where the parents have a pedigree a mile long...

For example, my Tucker is 100% full out Bernese Mountain Dog, and we adopted him from our local SPCA.  He and his sister were dropped off at the SPCA in a box, with the staff having no knowledge where they came from, or why the owners couldn't care for them.

To some people, it may make Tucker less desirable in their eyes, because he is not registerable, he does not have papers, I did NO research into the breed prior to adopting him (not counting what I knew of BMDs from seeing them in our neighborhood), I had no idea of his lineage, no idea what his parents looked like.

But that doesn't make me love him any less, nor does that make him any less valuable or important to me.  I would rescue a dog that needed help, though I would never buy from a pet store.

Just my opinion.
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Re: How Not to Buy a Puppy...
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009, 08:11:06 am »
I think it said that Hope was taken to an american eskie rescue.  So she won't end up in a shelter.

but I do agree that buying a puppy for the sake of a story was a bit hypocritical.