(Closed) Where did you get your pet?

posted 8 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Where did you get your pet?
    A shelter : (64 votes)
    38 %
    A friend : (9 votes)
    5 %
    A reputable breeder : (18 votes)
    11 %
    A backyard breeder : (13 votes)
    8 %
    A pet store : (5 votes)
    3 %
    I found them as a stray : (10 votes)
    6 %
    Both - I have pets from breeders AND from shelters : (9 votes)
    5 %
    Both - I have pets from shelters AND pet stores : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Both - I have pets from breeders AND pet stores : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We got our kitten when one of my friends neighbors cat had an “oopsie” litter.

    ETA: Before we got our kitten we were looking at getting one from a shelter or foster home, but weren’t able to be because I wasn’t 21 yet.  I guess that’s the magic age where you become responsible enough to own a pet?

    Post # 4
    3363 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We have four pets….a cat and three dogs.  All 4 came from shelters! 


    Post # 5
    4546 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I got our dog from a shelter and our cat…well I bought him from the back of a van technically haha. Actually I found an ad on Craigslist and met this woman halfway. It was sketchy, looking back on it haha. The cat’s himalyan, and I knew I wanted a long haired cat, which is why we didn’t get him from a shelter.

    Post # 6
    652 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I got my cat from my cousin’s girlfriend.  Her cat had a litter of kittens and she needed to find homes for them (ps–she finally got her spayed after that).  

    Post # 7
    1432 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    We have a cat from a reputable breeder.  We knew what kind we wanted and sought him out.  And we couldn’t be happier.  He was $800 (!) but worth every penny.

    Post # 8
    322 posts
    Helper bee

    Not sure if you would count it as a shelter but I got my cat from a rescue group. They mostly use foster homes though, not a shelter, so I said other ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 9
    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I got one from a reputable breeder and one from who i THOUGHT was a reputable breeder, but wasn’t.

    I’m a fan of very specific cat breeds with particular temperments (exotics and himalayans).

    Post # 10
    1288 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

    I got my cat from the shelter. Hoping to get a dog this year and will try to get her from a breed rescue.

    Post # 11
    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We got one cat from a shelter, one cat from cragislist (I guess we rescued him), one dog we got from craigslist (after leaving there we called an reported them… the conditions were horrible and the people had 27 dogs!) and one dog we got from a reputable breeder because honestly we wanted to be able to raise her from a puppy and we wanted a specific breed.

    Post # 13
    16196 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    We have a boxer and we got her from a boxer rescue home. In the past, our other two dogs were from a shelter and from a Labrador rescue.

    Post # 14
    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We adopted our pup from a shelter.

    I’m a HUGE supporter of adopting/rescue, etc. There are so many unwanted animals out there!!! ๐Ÿ™

    @Violet Violet:

    I also 110% believe in spaying/neutering. If everyone spayed/neutered their pets there wouldn’t be such a huge overflow of unwanted pets in shelters! Ugh. Annoys me every single time.

    Post # 15
    1135 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    We got our cat from a rescue organization–which isn’t really the same as a shelter because the animals are placed in foster care until they are adopted.  I didn’t see an option like that in the poll, so I didn’t vote.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 16
    1222 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Both of our furbabies came from the shelter. Save a life! ๐Ÿ™‚

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