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Pet adoption is quickly becoming the preferred way to find a new dog, puppy, cat or kitten
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Other grassroots groups use different tactics to bring down puppy mills. Some take to social media, building Facebook pages around graphic photos and pleas to spread the word. Then there are street warriors who picket pet stores, some with stunning results. Mindi Callison, a young schoolteacher in Ames, Iowa, formedsix years ago, and has recruited countless students from Iowa State to protest with her. Callison tells me about a local pet-shop owner who "used to have dozens of pups in his window; now he sells two or three a month." At first, she got flamed by furious millers. Then, to her shock, a few quietly reached out, asking if she'd take their used-up dogs. "This year alone, they've given up almost 100, and we don't pay a cent," says Callison. They call her, she says, not out of charity, but to avoid the cost of euthanization.
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Any dog of any age can end up in a shelter. Someone may breed their purebred dog to sell the puppies but then not find homes for all the purebred puppies. Or someone might buy a puppy from a breeder or a pet store, and then be unable to keep the puppy. Perhaps they cannot afford the care, or there is a crisis in the family that requires them to find a new home for their dog. They may not be able to return the puppy to the dog breeder or pet store, and so the purebred puppy might be taken to a shelter to find a new home. Should You Adopt a Puppy or an Adult or Senior Dog? - Petfinder
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Puppy Prodigies is dedicated to promoting mutually-rewarding relationships between people and puppies using motivational based training methods. Our goal is to make early puppy education and training more available to people and their pet dogs. We believe training should be fun at both ends of the leash!Show dog breeders can’t afford to have anything other than a healthy, reputable breeding program. Most of their puppies are sold through word of mouth from satisfied customers, groomers, veterinarians and other dog people. Just as certain as the pet puppy buyer wants a healthy, happy, long-lived dog, the show dog breeder wants a healthy, happy, long-lived home for every puppy. Pet homes are every bit, if not more, important than show homes to the show dog breeder. How I wish every pet puppy buyer understood that! We often get calls or e-mails from people looking to add a purebred dog to their households. More often than not, the caller or writer specifies that he wants ‘just a pet,’ so he doesn’t want to pay a lot of money for a puppy. We know that the most reliable source of a puppy is a responsible breed enthusiast who does health checks, breeds for good temperament, and backs up his puppies with a contract and a health guarantee, so we decided to begin our breeder’s forum with two questions: (Answers in this column are in alphabetical order; future columns will rotate answers.)As breeders of combination show and performance German Shepherd Dogs, we consider ‘pet quality’ to be a puppy that has a lower energy level and drive in addition to less-than-perfect conformation. Our high-drive, high-energy puppies are directed at homes desiring strong instincts for tasks such as search and rescue, narcotic and patrol canines, Schutzhund, German-style shows, tracking etc.
Choose a new or cat who will mesh well with your current pet. For instance, it can be helpful if your new puppy — when fully grown — is the same size as or smaller than your senior dog, so the former doesn’t beat up on the latter too much. It’s also a good idea to get a pet of the opposite sex. Even when pets are spayed or neutered, opposite-sex animals tend to get along better than those of the same sex.
Just what do show dog breeders consider to be a pet quality puppy? Well, you’ve just opened up a can of worms...no two people will agree on this!