Adopting or purchasing dogs

United States
January 5, 2007 6:33pm CST
Our last 2 dogs were adopted from a rescue organization. 1 was abandoned as a tiny baby (we can only guess her breed) & the 2nd was placed in adoption as a pup. Did you adopt or purchase your dogs?
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10 responses
6 Jan 07
My Rottwieler Kujo was at an adoption fair at Petsmart 7yrs ago. I was there getting bird food and fell in love. My 2nd Rottwieler, Biscuit was a stray he was found trying to herd our goats, lol. We guess his age to be about 2.5yo he wasn't full grown when he came to us. One day we got a call from the animal control officer, she knew we were wanting a yellow lab. He was a 2yo owner surrender. We found out pretty quick that he was deaf, the vet said he'd suffered severe trauma (likely abuse from previous owner). The last one we got in July, we were at some friends of my mother in law. They had a Golden Retriever and her 3mo litter of puppies. The puppies dad was a Great Pyrenees, my hubby fell in love with one of the females. She's the only one who isn't an actual rescue. They are all wonderful!
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• United States
6 Jan 07
so, how many dogs do you have? I hope you have alot of space for them!
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• United States
6 Jan 07
I do not believe in dog breeding. There are far too many dogs that need good homes that are available to be adopted by people who will love them. I have adopted every dog I've ever had and have only ever regretted one. It was the one and only untrainable dog I've ever come across in my life. That dog would go outside and hold it until he came in the house then piss all over the place, but that's another story! lol My Ana is the love of my life as was Warf before her and both of them were adopted, as will be my next family addition.
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@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
6 Jan 07
We live on a farm and I have heard every reason in the world as to why someone can't keep thier dog So you guessed right. The dog population just keeps growing at our place I can't remember having a puppy All the dogs are rescue of some sort. I have a strict policy about spaying and neutering for the simple reason that the world does not need anymore unloved animals
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
6 Jan 07
Our current dog Lassie, she's a collie that looks like her namesake although we didn't name her, we got from Collie Rescue. She's a beautiful dog that we love dearly. Over the years I've had several dogs. Only one did I purchase as in from a dog shop or breeder. All of our other dogs were from the pound or humane society. Although I loved our shih-tzu overall I would recommend getting one that really needs a home from a pound or rescue place. It's were we have gotten all of our cats as well.
@MEANXF (47)
• Australia
6 Jan 07
yeah i usually check out the animal aids first because i like pitbulls and there is usually alot there and i dont like to hear that they get put to sleep because not many pplz addopt them is sad really there such a beautiful dog :-(
• United States
6 Jan 07
I have bought dogs, but now I prefer to adopt, they are so greatful for the second chance. No sense in lining a puppymillers pcket purchasing one from a pet store
• India
6 Jan 07
i purchased my dog i didnt know that dogs are adopted too???
• India
6 Jan 07
that doesnt matters that u r going to adopting or parchasing the dog...the main thing is give them love as much as u can.....bcoz they want only love from us...not more than that
@xiaoxian (110)
• Singapore
6 Jan 07
I bought my 1st dog, a jack russell from a breeder, and the person wasnt a good breeder, but I didnt know about puppy mills and backyard breeders until I started going to forums.. My 2nd dog, a chihuahua was adopted from Yahoo classifieds, the owner was urgently trying to get rid of him..
• United States
6 Jan 07
Our last 2 dogs were purchased from a private home. We have adopted dogs from the Humane Society in the past as well to keep them from being put down.