Purchase a retired breeder (so a mature dog) from what seemed to be a puppy mill?
I came across an advertisement on Pet Link over the weekend that was for 4 Cav's. Purebred, one was listed as "aged" and was a lot cheaper than the other three.
It also said they were retired "breeders" and the area in which the dogs were located made me think they were possibly from a puppy mill.
They were in a small town in South East Qld that had been in the media for a puppy mill that was shut down there.
Now I could be completely wrong BUT it got me thinking...is that something you would consider? Taking in a dog like that?