MAKE SURE TO ADOPT!

CatMom1994

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Jul 23, 2017
Welcome to the forum.

One poster loves Bengals and German shepherds. Another loves Manxes and schnauzers. They both support adoption and pet rescue; it is just a matter of breed preferences for them. I wish there were more breed rescue organizations for people like them because the only thing wrong with a breed preference is it usually requires buying kittens or puppies.

My sister never wanted five cats. She ended up with that many because nobody else in her area likes cats, so they all came to her house. There is no animal shelter in the area, so she has no choice but to keep all of them. More than once she said, "I know we have too many pets," referring to her husband, stepdaughter, two dogs, and however many cats they had at the time. Only one of her pets, a maltepoo, was adopted "on purpose."
 

Pickle Porcupine

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Mar 30, 2021
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:) we need to remember, many BUT DEFINITELY NOT ALL pet stores harass, abuse, and anything more you can think of, "do bad" to pets, just to get their hands on as much mula as they can. it's a serious thing.
 

linda2147

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Mar 13, 2014
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New Hampshire
pet stores sell puppy mill puppies and kitten mills kittens. Everyone bought makes room for one more and the parents live in terrible conditions and never get out of their cages, NO ONE under any circumstances should support pet shops if there is no market for their product they will quit stocking puppy mill pups and if there is no one buying there is no longer any incentive to breed
 

linda2147

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reputable breeders don't sell to pet shops, or sell on line, they don't advertise on social media, they care where their puppies and kittens go, not to just anyone that has the money to buy one.l
 

CatMom1994

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Reputable breeders don't sell to pet shops, or sell on line, they don't advertise on social media. They care where their puppies and kittens go, not to just anyone that has the money to buy one.
They also care about heritage. Instead of wanting more kittens or puppies, they want better kittens or puppies. Loki would have Manx syndrome -
a life-threatening spinal condition that cases paraplegia and incontinence, among other problems - if he came from a kitten mill breeder instead of
a reputable one.
 

TTouch

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Apr 20, 2021
:) we need to remember, many BUT DEFINITELY NOT ALL pet stores harass, abuse, and anything more you can think of, "do bad" to pets, just to get their hands on as much mula as they can. it's a serious thing.
If you purchase from a pet shop you are supporting BYB/pet farming/mills as NO breeder would sell their litters by sending them off to live in a pet shop and that pet ending up being the subject of an impulse purchaser, the reality is the pet shop would not pay the price of pets from a breeder anyway when they can get 10 to 20 pets from their supply chain of BYB/farms/mills compared to 1 from a breeder.

But, we must try
You have an idealist view point, which is fine but you have no idea what someone else wants/needs when getting their pet which is/could be very different to why you want a new pet...the only person you are responsible to is you and what you choose to do.
 

PhoenixKoi

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Mar 22, 2021
With different breeds of animal it can be hard to adopt them. With birds for example, A lot of times rescue birds have some sort of dissorder or medical issue due to the kind of life they may have led before being given to you. For some reptiles like Tortoises it can be hard too but I think its a wonderfull mindset to try to adopt when possible. Honestly alot of Mutts and Rescue pets are more adorable then the ones you buys since you know they are better off with you!
 


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