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    Default What Would Happen to the Puppies?

    Ok guys, I was talking with a friend about not buying puppies from pet shops and she said 'but what would happen to them? Do you just leave them to be put to sleep?' She is totally against puppy faming - she was just pointing out that it's a catch 22 situation. And I get where she is coming from.

    So... if no-one bought pups from the shops what would happen to them? Would they be PTS?

    It's a valid question...

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    They just keep marking down prices a week at a time until they have a home.
    Probably why that member bought that kitten for $10.
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    well...hopefully they would stop mass-breeding them to be sold in pet shops! No shops to sell puppies....no or minimal puppy farms

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    So... if no-one bought pups from the shops what would happen to them? Would they be PTS?
    I would think so, well the pet shop wouldnt, they would dump them at shelters for some other poor bugger to do the deed.

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    I know so many people that believe they "rescued" their dog from the pet shop because it was 14wks+ and on sale. They think it would've been killed if it wasn't for them. Sigh.

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    What would you rather? These pups be put to sleep humanely, or their parents go through a lifetime of torture?
    Most vets use T-61, it sends them to sleep, then stops their organs. Its very very peaceful. Now think of their parents, do you think their 'owners' would even bother getting them PTS?
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    I know Myf

    Tragically the offspring would be 'collatoral damage' (is that the right term?). But I agree, there would have to be casualties. Actually the parents are already casualties.

    I'm just thinking in terms of what to say to someone if they ask about the 'surplus', when you tell them not to buy from pet shops.

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    Yeah I know what you mean Loren.
    I've often been faced with that question, and have given them the straight answer.
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    Economic 101: supply and demand.

    If people boycotted buying puppies from pet shops there would be no demand and therefore pet shops would no longer source pups to supply. The pet shops would need to investigate other avenues to make up for the lost profits and the puppy mills/back yard breeders would quickly find their business endeavors no longer viable.

    Ofcourse there would be a lag time on this occurring, so in the meantime I assume, as Aussiemyf said the puppies would be marked down to try and generate sales. If no one still bought them I guess they'd go to the pound at be at risk of being PTS. While no animal should be PTS, I believe it may be a small price to pay to go a long way in solving a huge problem.

    Maybe we'll start seeing more of the pet stores stocking rescue dogs and pups instead. I love the one in Woodend (VIC), good on them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newfienut View Post
    Economic 101: supply and demand.

    If people boycotted buying puppies from pet shops there would be no demand and therefore pet shops would no longer source pups to supply. The pet shops would need to investigate other avenues to make up for the lost profits and the puppy mills/back yard breeders would quickly find their business endeavors no longer viable.

    Ofcourse there would be a lag time on this occurring, so in the meantime I assume, as Aussiemyf said the puppies would be marked down to try and generate sales. If no one still bought them I guess they'd go to the pound at be at risk of being PTS. While no animal should be PTS, I believe it may be a small price to pay to go a long way in solving a huge problem.

    Maybe we'll start seeing more of the pet stores stocking rescue dogs and pups instead. I love the one in Woodend (VIC), good on them!
    Fabulous post!! Your first line summed it all up.
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    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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