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Thread: Rescue Dogs... Just Need to Let It Out!

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    Unhappy Rescue Dogs... Just Need to Let It Out!

    Hi everyone

    I was looking at the Pet Rescue website at all the dogs that need rehoming (I REALLY shouldn't do this because I can't get another dog right now) and felt I just need to voice my sadness .... it is so heartbreaking that there are all these beautiful dogs that deserve loving homes. There are so many! Yet lots of people are inclined to get puppies and/or buy from pet shops. (I'm not saying there's anything wrong with getting puppies though so I hope I don't offend anyone)

    I myself was thinking I would probably get a puppy from a registered reputable breeder for my next dog. But every time I see these dogs needing homes I feel so guilty. I think I will end up getting a rescued dog... I can't give them all a home but one is better than none isn't it!


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    I adopted Kimba and my sister adopted her dog from a pet rescue website.
    I started crying when I went to the Rspca when I saw all the dogs in the cages. It was heart breaking. Everything from a litter of puppies to a set of older jack russells, each just wanting a home.

    I went knowing what I wanted in a dog and Kimba ticked every box. She was a bit bigger than we wanted but we have more than enough room for her.
    My brother got a puppy from his friend and he is now 4 months old and already bigger than his mum. They aren't puppies for long and I really didn't miss out on much getting Kimba at 1 year old.
    She wasn't trained when I got her so it was just like having a gigantic puppy!

    If I was going to get another dog I would definitely adopt again without hesitation.

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    All my dogs have been rescues. I wont on principal, buy a pup from anywhere.
    I have bought my puss from a breeder and have very distinct preferences as far as cats go, but my wonderful lovely duigies have all been rescues.
    I dont know how pther people feel about rescues, and they are not for everyone, but if you want a 'dog' it is a really good way to go.
    If you want a pup, then I would go reputable breeder and not pet shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    I myself was thinking I would probably get a puppy from a registered reputable breeder for my next dog. But every time I see these dogs needing homes I feel so guilty. I think I will end up getting a rescued dog... I can't give them all a home but one is better than none isn't it!

    There is nothing wrong with buying from a registered breeder, and nothing wrong with rescuing a dog. I hate the pet shops and bybs, they are the reason they need rescuing in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwallylegs View Post
    All my dogs have been rescues. I wont on principal, buy a pup from anywhere.
    I have bought my puss from a breeder and have very distinct preferences as far as cats go, but my wonderful lovely duigies have all been rescues.
    I dont know how pther people feel about rescues, and they are not for everyone, but if you want a 'dog' it is a really good way to go.
    If you want a pup, then I would go reputable breeder and not pet shop.

    Funny isn't it? My dogs are from carefully picked breeders but our cat is from the RSPCA - so the same as you, but in reverse!!

    I am a sucker for looking at rescue sites, and saw a boy yesterday I would bring home in a heartbeat. Have a look:



    GORGEOUS!!
    I hope he finds a home soon or I might find myself owning five dogs instead of the current four!

    So it's up to you entirely, but I would suggest there are only two ways to buy a dog - from a rescue/shelter or a registered breeder. And either way do your homework, and make sure you are welcomed in to see the premises and all the dogs.

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