Spinoff: I support shelters, but shelter dogs are not the only way to go

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I don’t support dog breeders. Here’s why: They CHOOSE to purposely breed animals while there are millions of animals without homes. I find this irresponsible and immoral.

I understand wanting a full bred dog, but it’s not worth it to me to go to a breeder to find one. You can find full bred dogs in shelters by the way.

And do bred dogs need homes? Yes, but they already have homes and will be taken care of by their breeder.

Breeders don’t typically do home visits or check out who will be adopting the dog…while any reputable dog rescue does this. Breeders may be putting the dog in an unsafe environment unknowlingly (or ignorantly) which is irresponsible.

Also dogs that are bred do not typically get spayed or neutered and continue the process of creating dogs, perpetuating the cycle while again there are millions of dogs in need of home at rescues about ready to be euthanized.

Again, I find breeders irresponsible and immoral.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@JennaJay13:  Can you imagine if pro-adoption Bees started doing that to Bees that were TTC? “I think you should consider adoption. Here’s why.” The shit would hit the fan SO FAST!

I’ve adopted and gone with breeder animals. And I’ve loved them all!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

@JennaJay13:  I’m glad you love your furbaby!  He’s very cute.

I will say – giving unneeded advice, or condemning someone’s choices when they didn’t ask for it, isn’t fair, and pretty rude.  

However.  Since you started this thread.  I volunteer as a dog walker at the Humane Society, usually 5 days a week, an hour or so each day.  I walk all sorts of dogs, pit bull mixes, dachsunds, German Shepard mixes, collies, labs.  Let me tell you, absolutely beautiful, healthy, begging-for-a-home dogs.  My dear sweet girl is from there herself.    

And, well, when I see purebreds…especially ones that are very expensive, or rare…it’s not that I think you’re doing something wrong, or that you should feel guilty.  It’s just that it seems like such an accessory, almost like having a certain breed is like having a certain handbag.  Like a Coach or Prada, instead of a plain leather bag from Macy’s.

Again, it’s not that you should feel bad, nor am I trying to make you feel that way.  I love all pets, and I’m glad you’re a responsible pet owner.  There just seem to be so many beautiful and loving companions out there, that don’t cost 800 or 1000 dollars.  Who already need a home.  

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Maybe all bees who jump on the throats of those who buy dogs should get their tubes tied because it’s irresponsible and immoral to bring new children into this world when there are so many in need of a home.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Skittles131:  I don’t support dog breeders. Here’s why: They CHOOSE to purposely breed animals while there are millions of animals without homes. I find this irresponsible.

 

This is also my issue with breeders. There are dogs in shelters being put down every day, while breeders are adding more to the mix. I’ve seen pedigree dogs in shelters just as often as I’ve seen mutts. 

ETA: I’m child free, since we’re using that comparison. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

 @JennaJay13:  I agree with you!! My two fur babies are Alaskan Malamutes and they come for 2 reputable breeders! I love them so much and could not imagine my life without them! 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I fully support reputable breeders. Breeders that breed for bettering the breed. Not breeders that breed mutts. Not that theres anything wrong with mutts (hey, I have one!) But I dont believe people should purposefully breed for them.

I’m not going to sit here and judge you though, I just dont agree with it.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

@bebero:  bahahahahah omg best comment EVER!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I support responsible breeders.

But there is no such breed as a “Jug.” “Jug” is a “designer breed” aka…a mutt. There’s nothing wrong with mutts, but the thing is…there are already TONS of mutts in shelters needing homes.

 

I support responsible breeders who do health testing, where the parent dogs are titled and have had full OFA screenings, hip and elbow ratings, and other genetic screenings necessary for the specific breed that you’re looking to purchase. 

 

I cannot support back-yard or designer breeding. I just can’t. I won’t put you down or say your dog doesn’t deserve a home. Of course it does… but I would never refer someone to your breeder either. Your breeder may be a kind person…a good person… but I cannot advocate for what he or she does.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

I agree. My dog was from a breeder and I got him because he reminded me so much if my other dog that passed away 🙁 . And my other dog not from a breeder but from Craigslist . Owner said they were supposedly taking to shelter (Idk if its true) but she.didn’t look well taken care of 🙁 . She was free, I had to have her! Lol next dog I will go to shelter, ans specifically pick a quiet low energy one ha ha.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@JennaJay13:  

“you have issued a lot of blanket statements about breeders.”

This is the exact wording of what I said:

Breeders don’t typically do home visits or check out who will be adopting the dog…while any reputable dog rescue does this. 

Also dogs that are bred do not typically get spayed or neutered and continue the process of creating dogs, perpetuating the cycle while again there are millions of dogs in need of home at rescues about ready to be euthanized.

Not all, but typically.

 

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