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    @ reyzor.
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    I think it's not too late. She hasn't taken the puppy home.

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    i am on the fence with this one, what happens to the little thing if she doesnt??? it will probably end up at a shelter for a few months of its life before finding a family, if at it does at all??? y put the dog through this if he has a very excited/loving family to go to now?... i am not in agreeance that they produced this pup in the first place.... but now he is here why not think of his wellbeing?

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    That was my take on it as well Hya.

    Dan as hard as it is....just one pup is still enabling that store to go ahead enabling yet another farmer/peddlar and so on and so on....its a cruel never ending cycle.

    The only chance we have at the moment is through education .
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    Im with chop on this
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    the puppy mill people use exactly that sentiment to get people to buy their puppies. A responsible breeder would not.

    Eg pet shops will often only have one or two puppies from a litter in the window - so that people will feel more sorry for them. "this is the last one - how could you leave him here". Or "if you don't buy him we'll have to take him to the pound or PTS". They try every dirty trick in the book - including bringing litters in from the disgusting farms and having them in private homes - without the puppy parents... for buyers to see and then they say "raised in loving family home" but it's just a ruse - especially if you don't get to meet the doggy parents.

    Why not go to the shelters and pounds and pet rescue for a puppy if a bitsa is fine. Instead of directly supporting the puppy farmers and pet shops who sell their product.

    I just feel so sad when people come and join these forums after they've decided on the puppy instead of doing some research first. Puppies should be planned for, thought about, information gathered and researched from a wide variety of sources.

    What if the pugalier is really one of these?
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    Ok, I didn't realise that.

    I still think a more diplomatic approach might have been more constructive though. Now she's just been put off from visiting here, so she'll go ahead with getting the pup without the advantage of the advice you all have to offer.

    I agree that it's a tough one, the puppies in stores. They do have to end up somewhere, so it's very hard to leave them there. But you are right in saying that as long as people buy them - for whatever reason, they will keep breeding them. Not that I'd ever be tempted mind you. I always get rescue dogs who need a home even more badly. But who knows how many of those came from pet stores originally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    That was my take on it as well Hya.

    Dan as hard as it is....just one pup is still enabling that store to go ahead enabling yet another farmer/peddlar and so on and so on....its a cruel never ending cycle.

    The only chance we have at the moment is through education .
    Agree with education, but berating someone buying a dog in this way doesn't educate. Not buying the dog and giving it a death sentence doesn't educate either.

    I purchased 3 bitches and a dog direct from a puppy farmer. Do I feel bad? Not on your life! Those Pugs are now happy and the sad little lives have turned into fabulous ones with families who love them.

    You will never stop everyone buying from petshops, nor do I think people should. Instead of making people who buy from petshops feel guilty, turn your anger and advice towards the people who actually commit the abuse - the puppy farmer! Send letters to pollies and let them know you wnat it stopped. Direct your anger and energy to where it will do the most good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Agree with education, but berating someone buying a dog in this way doesn't educate. Not buying the dog and giving it a death sentence doesn't educate either.

    I purchased 3 bitches and a dog direct from a puppy farmer. Do I feel bad? Not on your life! Those Pugs are now happy and the sad little lives have turned into fabulous ones with families who love them.

    You will never stop everyone buying from petshops, nor do I think people should. Instead of making people who buy from petshops feel guilty, turn your anger and advice towards the people who actually commit the abuse - the puppy farmer! Send letters to pollies and let them know you wnat it stopped. Direct your anger and energy to where it will do the most good.
    They work on a supply and demand thou, stop the demand will stop the supply. Once a puppy is bought its replaced by another one, Increasing the demand increases their business.

    People stop buying them and petshops wont need the government to tell them they cant sell them. It just wont be profitable to sell them!

    I went off at my mother the other day because she was going to buy a pomeranian from a pet shop at the markets. I think when you buy them you are supportting the industry.
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