(Closed) It really hurts when…

posted 9 years ago in Pets
Post # 32
Hostess
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Sugar Beekeeper

I am sorry you feel bad, please don’t. Giving an animal a loving home is something amazing regardless of where that animal came from. While I do agree that adopting pets from a shelter is the best plan of action we can’t always help falling in love, right?

I have two Pomeranians that my mom purchased (from a breeder) and then decided shortly after to rehome them. Of course I stepped up and took them as I loved them and couldn’t stand the thought of them possibly being in a home that mistreated them.While I didn’t plan to inadvertantly support the “puppy mill” industry that is how things worked out in the end.

 

Post # 33
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@TeamMcGowan: ahh! I’m putting my GSD in a tux for our wedding too! You must have a big yard or an awesome landlord? Love your dogs.

 

To the OP: I’m sorry you are hurt! It would be great if everyone in the world was like you when it came to dog care and responsibility! Sadly things are everything but that in the dog world. I agree with a lot of what  

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Miss Apricot said.

For anyone not able to find something in a shelter, there are tons of well respected breeders who will do things right and give the utmost care!

Post # 34
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I don’t know how to say anything without causing more defense and hurt feelings, but I hope you make a more informed adoption in the future (which it sounds like you plan to). Unfortunately those purchases only actually end up killing more animals instead of “saving them.” Miss Apricot said it all.

I know it’s not what you want to hear, but you put it out there and people get very passionate about it because there is just no need for it to keep happening.

Post # 35
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@MissComicBook: Aw =) we took in a stray thats momma got hit by a car. The kitten was alone from about a day old for 5 days! We have no idea how it survived but it ended up not making it more than a few days. We all took it very hard. My cat HannahBelle Lector was a farmers wifes indoor cat and his wife decided to leave so he let the cat go into the barn. A friend of mine (that worked for him) saw this and the farmer told him to take the cat or it would die because it was without claws… so my friend brought it to me as a birthday gift… she’s so fluffy and cute and happy. She’s my little miracle. He said she took 3 hours to catch because she was scared, she still doesn’t like going outside!

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@Treejewel19:  Not every breeder is a “puppy mill” so your mother might not have bought from a puppy mill.

Post # 38
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@MissComicBook: we did that too… we named him Jack the Ripper…

and here’s Belle

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@Eva Peron: thank you! Thankfully we own our home and do have a huge backyard! In fact, we have 3 dogs. We also have a 6 yr old heeler that a so called friend dumped on us. Yea, she needed a “sitter” and then dropped off the face of the earth. sigh. 

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@MissComicBook: and that is one adorable lil girl! No wonder you brought her home!! I would have too!  And a pink Kong..I recognize that a mile away. Our 4 legged babies have more toys than actual human kids lol

Post # 41
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Bumble bee

I don’t agree with pet stores either, but you can’t help who you fall in love with right? Especially when they give you the face: My dog came from a shelter where i’m pretty sure she perfected the face! Don’t be upset, ask those people if they would like you to dump her off in the street because she is from the pet store. You already bought her, it can’t be undone. Quite honestly it’s none of their business and unless they would like to be so harshly judged about things they choose to do, then they need to back off. You already have her and love her.

Post # 44
Hostess
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@accorn: Here’s hoping! 🙂

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

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@MissComicBook: I understand that and THAT is what I feel bad about, but people need to realize my little girl needed a home and we just weren’t leaving without her.

And that is just what pet stores want to happen.  Most pet store purchases are impulse buys, because puppies and kittens are cute.  If people took the time to research before they bought, there would be a lot less animals abandoned in shelters when they get too big, or shed too much, or bark too much, or drool too much.  And there would be a lot less pet store purchases in general because people would realize where those puppies come from and look for other sources for their puppies.  Pet stores hope to heck you don’t do your research.

I personally will not go into any store that sells puppies and kittens.  I don’t need the temptation, and I dang sure refuse to give my money to a store that supports that industry, even by buying kitty litter or a collar or fish food.  

Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@MissComicBook: and in case you don’t feel bad enough..read above. Sheesh.

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