August 22, 2008 11:29pm CST
I volunteer for a small dog rescue group - and one of thing we have a problem with is all the dogs that are cute and cuddly as puppies but when they start growing up people dump them - we have one dog that is only 4 yrs old who hips are gone from over breeding and was no longer of use so they dumped her - at least now with the rescue she can live as normal a life as possible. Over 49,000 dogs alone had to be put to sleep last year in the DFW, TX area from dogs being dumped - I say there should be strick laws for breeders - it should not be a perm job. Most of these puppies dont go to good homes -
• United States
23 Aug 08
My husband and I breed Beagles and I agree there should be a license required to be a breeder. If they passed that law and we couldn't afford it, we'd stop breeding. Reputable breeders don't get into having too many dogs and make sure all their puppies are placed in good homes, and they don't dump dogs, they find homes for them directly. It's the puppy mills that are the problem, as well as, of course, the millions of people who don't breed but just have pets that they don't bother to get spayed and neutered. I strongly believe in a "license to breed" being made law.