Adopt. Don't Buy.

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    King Browny Well-Known Member

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    King Browny, Jul 26, 2012
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    Yiddo Member

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    I am going to be adopting the next dog I get, rather then buy. I get a cute dog out of it, they get a new home and the people trying to get rid of it, get rid of the dog.
     
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    MakingCents Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely, adoption is the key. Millions of dogs are euthanized because they are simply un-wanted. Terribly sad :(
     
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    That was right, Why spend money if you can simply find a lovely dog in the shelter that would want to love you forever. :D
     
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    Don't breed or buy, while shelter dogs die! I'll never understand the fascination of "my dog is pure" sounds like something taught to the Hitler youth. I have a neighbor who actually said "I mean do I need to apologize for not buying my dog at a shelter? I payed top dollar for a top dog.". He hasn't trained his dog, he doesn't walk them on leashes (which I have begged him to do) and now he wants to breed his dog.. I don't get some people.
     
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    I volunteer at a shelter so THANK YOU! I think the first thing to do is admit that mutts often escape the health problems that years of breeding in such a narrow group cause. Golden Retreivers suffer from cancer significantly more often than other breeds. German Shepards hips often go out. Chihuahuas often have nervous disorders. Give me a nice healthy mutt any day. Another point is that being purebred doesn't always save a dog from being rehomed. There are often purebred dogs in the shelter if that's your thing.
     
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    Spending money on a dog no longer makes sense! At least not if you live in the US and Canada, where you can easily find a rescue dog :) It's harder in some countries of Europe tho, where you can't really see stray dogs, like for example Norway and the Netherlands.
     
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    I think I'd adopt a dog if I was allowed to keep pets in my apartment. Thinking about lonely dogs in shelters breaks my heart. I feel so sorry for them!
    My parents bought a Yorkshire Terrier, because they suffer from allergies. They couldn't adopt just any dog.
     
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    Mines Rescued
     
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    In connection with the adoption, we have noticed that in our street there were so many stray dogs. Yesterday I saw another group of puppies, that means it is a new family and those puppies would add to the number of stray dogs in our place. I wonder why the local government is not implementing the ordinance that stray dogs are subject to penalty.

    As for the adoption, we never buy dogs and our 5 dogs, in all, were all gifts to us. We are actually discouraging the breeding of dogs because over population would lead to neglect.
     
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    Not walking it? Report him
     
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    I agree 100% There are too many dogs out there that need a loving home. The dollar amount that you pay for a pet doesn't determine its value in terms of love and loyalty. I begin to question whether people are looking for a furry companion or a status symbol of how much cash they can fork out.

    As for leaving the dogs unleashed I would suggest calling up a bylaw officer to investigate...anonymously of course as I'm sure you don't want bad blood in the neighborhood.:p
     
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    If the adoption law changes to make it easier then I would. We check in to this option before, but it didn't work out for us. Adoption still asked for $150 fee, and they also needed to exam the house inside and out plus it is a long process to wait. My dog was bought from Craigslist, and I also considered him as a rescue dog. Since he has half Pit Bull blood line, and was born in the neighborhood of dog fighting, I paid $75 dollars to take him away from that environment.
     
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    I agree with this post so much. I think that sometimes a lot of people can think that there's more probabilities to have a cute dog if you buy them, but I think that it's not only about that, there's so many street dogs out there that can provide you a good company and unconditional love but they don't really have a change to do so... And at the end of the day that's the most beautiful feature of dogs. We need to start looking around us to find them.
     
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