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Would you buy a dog from a pet store? - June 13, 2011, 12:05 PM

So, My fiance and I saw a Bichon Frise at a pet store and she can't stop talking about it. The dog was $1200. I started looking on the internet and there are many sites saying not to buy a dog from a pet store because of puppy mills, health problems, etc. I know there are many dog lovers on the site, so I was just curious if any of you have bought one from a pet store and what your opinions are.

And yes, I know it's better to adopt a dog from a shelter. The problem is my fiance is stuck on this particular dog because she saw it in person and feels bad for it.
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Get one from a shelter or from someone else.


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either get from a breeder or a rescue


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June 13, 2011, 12:21 PM

I'd guess it would be like buying anything from a third party (used car/bike from dealer)...there are pro's and cons....lol...but I don't think dogs come with a warranty?

haha...

Personally if you were going to spend 1200 you might as well go right to the breeder...makes the transaction more personal and you would get a real feel for the dogs personality from their bloodline and all of that jazz....

not so much at the pet store.


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June 13, 2011, 12:22 PM

always rescue / pound. way too many dogs need love to justify buying a dog.


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I only buy from puppy mills.


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Yeah, I don't have a problem with going to a breeder or rescue. I should have never walked in that damn store. Those stores are evil!

I guess I just need to show her some of the articles on the net about all the bad things associated with buying from the pet store and she will change her mind.

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I'd guess it would be like buying anything from a third party (used car/bike from dealer)...there are pro's and cons....lol...but I don't think dogs come with a warranty?

haha...

Personally if you were going to spend 1200 you might as well go right to the breeder...makes the transaction more personal and you would get a real feel for the dogs personality from their bloodline and all of that jazz....

not so much at the pet store.
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either get from a breeder or a rescue
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Puppy mills are in it for the money, not the love of the breed.

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I only buy from puppy mills.
Ha... you *ARE* a puppy mill.


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June 13, 2011, 12:31 PM

never. definitely rescue all the way. I have also rescued a few dogs, and have good dog/rescue references, full fenced in yard, etc. so the process of adopting is easier now. but still, even for a first timer, rescue mutts are so worth it. their personality, perspective, and attachment is way different then bought dogs imo. admittedly, some of that may be projected from me knowing their background stories though.

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So, My fiance and I saw a Bichon Frise at a pet store and she can't stop talking about it. The dog was $1200. I started looking on the internet and there are many sites saying not to buy a dog from a pet store because of puppy mills, health problems, etc. I know there are many dog lovers on the site, so I was just curious if any of you have bought one from a pet store and what your opinions are.

And yes, I know it's better to adopt a dog from a shelter. The problem is my fiance is stuck on this particular dog because she saw it in person and feels bad for it.
take her to a shelter. if it's really about feeling bad for the dog that's the place to be. otherwise it's just aesthetics and whatever else she attributes to the breed. but that's REALLY what it ends up coming down to for most people, despite whatever rationalization they try and put on it.

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Don't buy from a Petstore, I don't even shop for leashs at petstores that sell dogs.

Especially don't buy one from a petstore thinking you're "rescuing it" all that's doing is pumping more money into the business thereby making the problem worse. Supply and demand.

Rescue, or if you're stuck on a certain breed, which you shouldn't be, mutts are some of the most lovable dogs in the world, atleast find a reputable breeder.

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Shelter all the way. There are so many great dogs that are short on time in the shelter, I don't know why anyone would want to buy a dog from a petstore. Go to the shelter and save some little guys life.


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June 13, 2011, 12:41 PM

Yeah, with all the GREAT animals who need loving homes, buying them doesn't make sense.


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Live animal pets is such an archaic concept, quit fucking around and join the 21st century!



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