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    I admit that I would not take on a "problem dog" either, Bernie. And I agree that it is more of a risk with larger breeds.

    When I looked for another rescue dog, I was only willing to take on one that had had proper socialisation. And Banjo is fantastic with other dogs. And loves all people (a tad too much maybe ). It was unfortunate that no one taught her not to jump up on people when she was younger, but that is an issue I was willing to deal with. Aggression towards other dogs or people was not. Nor was an extreme desire to escape.

    I am very happy that I chose to get an older rescue dog instead of a pup because that she had some of the traits I was after from what her foster carer told me.

    But I have seen some cases at the RSPCA that I think sadly will never be rehomed because it would require a very committed person with lots of experience and time and energy to take them on.

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    I could happily rehome a problem dog (I got 2 problem dogs sitting at the back door waiting to be let in after dinner LOL). Naturally it would depend on the exact nature of the problems.

    I dont mind dog or animal aggression, human aggression would probably be the only issue I wouldnt want to take on and that's only because I have a kid and I dont thnk dealing/living with a human aggressive dog should be forced on her until she is old enough to contribute to the decision and rehab if that makes sense.

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    I agree, fair enough if you dont want to take on a dog with lots of baggage, especially a large dog i just hate puppy mills so i refuse to buy an animal from a pet store. In regards to shelter animals i currently have a dog from the pound, never had problems with her although if she did have problems i couldnt deal with i probably would've returned her also. I also have another, who i got through the classifieds & him and my dog got on like a house on fire from the beginning. I was warned he was never socialised and was animal aggressive and i soon witnessed it for myself & to be honest it was frightening he would attack any animal in sight. He was such a good boy with my dog and myself that i was willing to work with him, my cats sorted him out in the first week so he soon learnt to keep his distance, i would take him to the dog park every afternoon for socialisation muzzled and then slowly took the muzzle off as he got better & he now no longer needs the muzzle & hes learnt to keep his mouth to himself! Lol i can now walk him offlead past a group of ducks & he knows he isnt allowed to touch them. Im so glad we've been able to rehabilitate him & keep him as a treasured member of our family as it wouldve broke my heart & mollys if we had to part with him. I know every dog cannot be rehabilitated and thats just the way it is sometimes, but dont let a bad experience stop you, sometimes it can work for the best!

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    I dont think anyone particularly LIKES puppy mills to be honest....everyone thinks they are awful, but when you are taking home a gorgeous wriggly bundle of joy, where he comes from isnt the instant concern is it?

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    Well actually i think id feel quite guilty as i would have just thrown money to an industry i dont support, but ive never bought an animal from a petshop so hard to say... Never been in the position

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    Ive never bought from a petshop either but I am talking abotu the genral public.

    The general public isnt really thinking about where their gorgeous new bundle of love came from.

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    Some people go into petshops and come out with a puppy because they can't bear to leave it there.

    It is a popular marketing practice to only have one or two puppies from a given litter in the one petshop so that people are more likely to feel sorry for the puppy and "save it". I knew a few pet shop puppies that have found homes that way. How can you say - I won't buy this pathetic needy creature because it would be supporting puppy farms if I do. It's like saying I won't donate money to help starving Africans unless they make birth control freely available with it.

    We do need to make it easier for people who want a puppy to know how to go about getting a healthy puppy and what rights they have if it doesn't work out as promised.

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    One of the main reasons why selling pups and kittens in pet stores should be banned!

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    I could very much say that "i wont buy this pathetic needy creature because it would be supporting puppy mill dogs if i do" because i know the gimmick & i would be doing just that - supporting them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Some people go into petshops and come out with a puppy because they can't bear to leave it there.

    It is a popular marketing practice to only have one or two puppies from a given litter in the one petshop so that people are more likely to feel sorry for the puppy and "save it". I knew a few pet shop puppies that have found homes that way. How can you say - I won't buy this pathetic needy creature because it would be supporting puppy farms if I do. It's like saying I won't donate money to help starving Africans unless they make birth control freely available with it.

    We do need to make it easier for people who want a puppy to know how to go about getting a healthy puppy and what rights they have if it doesn't work out as promised.
    this sound sterrible, but I do say that african thing. I would donate lots of money to control birth rates until the population was much more easily sustainable

    Im a horrible person, but donating money to feed the starving who then produce more starving is counte rproductive to saving them IMO

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