Adopting a pet versus buying from a breeder
Okay, this isn't parenting related but I need to vent for a minute.
I am part of several animal organizations in my area since I am very passionate about my pets. Yeah, I'm that crazy cat lady.
Not realizing it, I joined a Facebook group that is a bunch of breeders selling puppies and some adult dogs too. Several of my Facebook groups are shelters and regular people desperately trying to find homes for animals or the animal faces lifei n a shelter/euthanization. It breaks my heart, honestly.
Then I look on this page with people selling puppies for hundreds sometimes a thousand bucks OR MORE. It makes me so frustrated. A purebreed animal is no better than a mixed breed animal. And you CAN find rescues that can have pure breeds, sometimes with papers even.
What is worse is the mixed breed dogs that are TWO breeds known for problems. I saw Dachshund/Chihuahua Puppies listed for a few hundred, no papers and no vetting besides first shots done before being released to new homes. Why would you take a breed known for back problems and mix it with a breed known for eye issues and charge hundreds of dollars for them without even offering a health certificate?
Please ladies, if you want a dog find a puppy or even better an adult dog who is in desperate need of a home.
I appreciate your passion for this Melissa, I'm right there with you!!
Ok ok, stepping off my soapbox now.
Three. Litters. Of. Puppies. At $600 a pop. Disgusting.