(Closed) It really hurts when…

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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984 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m sorry if anyone has made you feel this way. You obviously got a great dog that fit your lifestyle. I felt guilty when we bought our corgi, but that is the dog we felt would best work with the dog we had. I love that little guy so much. 

I will say everytime I am in a pet store that has dogs I always want to take them home because I hate the little cages they are in.

Post # 4
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685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m sorry people are making you feel bad about your dog. Tell them to shove it. How you got yor dog is none of their concern. Fiance and I are planning to get a dog in the future and we are open to to adopting or buying it from breeders (will need to do research); whichever fit us most. However, we have a little issues about adopting; Fiance wants full breed and I don’t like the language on most adopting applications. If we find a dog with the application that we like then we’ll adopt, if not we’ll buy.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I actually count buying a dog from the store the same as adopting one from the shelter!  In both ways, you are paying for the dog and giving it a home it would not otherwise have.  The crates at the pet store aren’t any better than those at a shelter.  Don’t let people make you feel that way, you gave an animal a home!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

**hugs**

I don’t have much advice, but I know how you feel.

We bought our cat from a breeder and received a lot of flack for it. Whatever. It’s our choice and I’m still happy we went this route.

But we will be adopting our next pet from the shelter. 🙂

Post # 7
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11394 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Aw, I am really sorry people are making you feel this way! 🙁 You are not a bad person at all. You simple went into a store & fell in love with a dog you just couldn’t leave.

I am a shelter gal all the way. That’s where my baby came from but I would never call someone a bad person for not doing the same as me. That’s not right. :/

Post # 8
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5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Sorry that you feel that way. I have adopted my dogs, but I love all dogs, it’s not their fault how they were bred. And as long as you love your animal and treat them right then you shouldn’t have to feel bad about anything.

It always breaks my heart to see those dogs in the small crates at the pet store. I understand what you are saying that if a dog doesn’t get adopted then the end up in the shelter but when you buy one from a pet store you are giving money to support that puppy mill.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MrsCoachBtoBee:

The difference is that when you buy from a pet store, that pet store orders more from its suppliers. The issue is not that in some way the animals at a shelter are more deserving, it’s that when you buy from a pet store, it creates a reason for more animals to be bred when there are too many animals without homes as it is. 

 

OP, don’t feel bad about your dog. Just explain exactly what you explained here! Tell people that you fell in love and couldn’t leave your dog there. Then explain that in the future you plan to adopt from shelters. That should shut people up. 

Post # 11
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5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

@MissComicBook: I think the problem is that, yes you “rescued” the dog from the pet store, but if everyone would focus on adopting OR buying purebreds from reputible breeders then those pet stores would realize that no one wants a puppy mill dog. Because lets face it, puppy mills are beyond cruel. There was actually a big movement around me that ended up with a major pet store chain being required by law to prove the animals they sold were from legal, humane, breeders and not a mill. Another chain is no longer allowed to sell cats/dogs because there were too many proofs that they were using illegal mills to stock their store.

And it is toally amazing that you plan on adopting too. I realize not everyone wants a Heinz 57 dog, but there are plenty of places that are rescues for purebreed dogs because someone didn’t do their research well and ended up with a dog that is much larger or energetic than they thought it would be. 

Post # 13
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5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Im really sorry your feeling this way, but in my eyes you still adopted a puppy. You gave it a loving home. Anyone that wants to belittle you for that can shove it.

Post # 14
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5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@callirome- The pet stores are a cycle that fund the puppy mills and for that reason you just mentioned they will never stop. The animals are innocent the people behind those places are just bad.

 

Post # 16
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5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Did I say that? There is no animal who doesn’t deserve love. It is just sad that this cycle will never stop.

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