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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar's mum View Post
    As much as I am against puppy mills, I mean I think Beaus dad did the right thing...Beau was 6 mths old in the pet store. The poor little bugger has had a late start to a good life and i think that had he not been rescued, he would have had a much worse fate. In my eyes he was still a rescue pup..Every pooch needs a good home, regardless where they come from..
    Thanks Beau will get a great life, that i can assure you of!

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    BD beau chose you as a owner
    from what I believe you can't pick a dog the dog picks you
    all mine picked me ruby myar well that one was a bond me and her had from the start it was like me and her could understand one another I loved her and she loved me that much that she gave me nugget when she died knowing that I love her like I loved her mum ruby was the best dog I ever owned and rubys spirit is still strong only me and nugget can feel it now me and nugget walk together on that loney path just like me and ruby did
    so how I feel that rubys work is not yet finshed but olny just started I feel that she's guiding me to a better life and that she's keeping me safe She had a big heart that glowed with pride and that it shines from her eyes she was loyal to the end but her jernory is not yet over nugget walks in her mothers footsteps
    This is what I believe that a dog will chose his owner
    Like ruby chose me
    I will always remember her ruby myar 10/4/2007~4/3/2011 RIP my forever friend may you fly free my pretty girl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar's mum View Post
    As much as I am against puppy mills, I mean I think Beaus dad did the right thing...Beau was 6 mths old in the pet store. The poor little bugger has had a late start to a good life and i think that had he not been rescued, he would have had a much worse fate. In my eyes he was still a rescue pup..Every pooch needs a good home, regardless where they come from..
    I think the point is is that Beau got lucky. For every dog like lucky Beau there are many that are not so lucky.

    You often see at pet stores, the pups come in really young and then as they start to get past the age that most people want them, they get put on clearance specials. I saw that once in a pet shop. It made my heart break. I despised the unknown breeder that put those innocent puppies in that situation.

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    I feel the same way sad when I do see them there I hope that thay find a forever loving home
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    Im not completely against pet shops to be honest, or the purchasing of puppies from petshops.

    I am against the puppy mill the pup likely came from.

    Contradictory to some degree I know.

    All my babies have been BYB I guess. Chevy was from an accidental litter. So was Lennox. Barney was from the SPCA, id say another accidental. Pippi was purpose bred (but from a stupid woman, only redeeming quality was, she wasnt charging hundreds and hundreds of dollars for the pups).

    I would definitely purchase from a BYB again. An ethical one of course, but I still would. And to be honest, Id probably go another accidental too if it felt right (not entirely sure about that one though).

    My thing is that, dogs choose you. No matter where they come from, you are led to them. I have to believe this coz thats the only explanaton I have for owning a lab x and a tiny dog when I didnt like either LMAO

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    It's very romantic to think that dogs choose their owners. But that doesn't make much sense when when you think of all those dogs that end up with sh!t owners who end up mistreating their dogs and/or dumping them at the pound when they start becoming a burden.

    I find puppies in pets shops cruel to the pups. Being in a glass cage all day and then left alone there (I assume?) when the shop closes. But I also think it takes impulse buying to a different level. And the shop staff are really only interested in shifting their stock... As is the breeder.

    I am not opposed to getting a pup from a BYB as such either. But it again becomes quite a different ball game if they charge lots of money for a pup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalacreek View Post
    I think the point is is that Beau got lucky. For every dog like lucky Beau there are many that are not so lucky.

    You often see at pet stores, the pups come in really young and then as they start to get past the age that most people want them, they get put on clearance specials. I saw that once in a pet shop. It made my heart break. I despised the unknown breeder that put those innocent puppies in that situation.
    Thats exactly what was happening to Beau, and yep..it broke my heart, i knew it was meant to be. I was told by the shop owner that he (Beau) was the last of a litter and had a week to sell or the "breeder" was going to surender him to the RSPCA? (Much to the shop owners disgust i will add, and happiness when i purchased him)

    I seen him, fell in love with him and the rest is history as they say

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    was the last of a litter and had a week to sell or the "breeder" was going to surender him to the RSPCA
    standard scam. at least if you got him from the RSPCA (they're pretty good at homing puppies) - he would come with free vet for 2 weeks if he needed anything, and a lot better puppy pack and follow up info and you would not be rewarding pet shop or breeder for bad breeding and selling.

    I don't want you to feel bad about it now, but I really hope you don't do it again. Personally I would never go into a pet shop that sells puppies.

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    What I look for are pups from ethical breeders or shelter or rescue dogs of which I have 2. If an ethical breeder is breeding a limited number of litters out of their home, I am okay with that as long as they tick every box that defines an ethical breeder, to me this is not backyard breeding. If I purchase from a registered breeder or a working breeder, same thing applies.

    To me a backyard breeder is someone who does not tick all these boxes I dont care how nice they are or how many registrations they have. If they cant demonstrate sound understanding of breeding principles, sound goals and knowledge of genetic issues and structural problems and are not prepared to back their pups for their lifetime then they are not ethical breeders. This applies equally to registered breeders of purebred dogs.

    Working at my local dog club for some years I got really fed up with the assorted basket cases that came through and the number of rescue dogs that we saw. Great that people were taking on shelter dogs but there were often all sorts of issues both physical and mental and some people were amazing in their effort to support these dogs they had rescued and it was often really tough going. Some nice dogs too, just in the wrong homes. Most of these dogs originated from backyard breeders, no doubt. It was then that I became very pissed off!
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    im gonna throw a spanner in the works here...... is it ok for pet shops to sell fish? birds? mice? rats?

    im totally against the practice of pet stores selling any live animal to be honest.... but the questions begs to be asked..... where do we draw the line?
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