KanersHuman wrote:I would wager that legitimate breeders are responsible for an equal share of dead shelter dogs. Who in their right mind would breed a single dog knowing how many there are being euthanized every day.
I disagree. A truly legitimate breeder has lined up responsible homes well before a litter is even born, breeds a small number of dogs and takes back any dogs if the situation arises that the owner cannot keep the puppy.
Correct Allison! My view as well. Responsible breeders are also needed to keep the breed true (for any breed). I will always adopt or rescue animals, but I do understand the need for responsible breeders.
To the OP... I'm glad that you are happy with your pup, and what matters from here on out is that you do your best to ensure the best life possible for that dog. However, you do need to realize the outcome of your actions. We are a very honest, caring group of dog lovers here, and most of us put so much time in to help save animals lives, to educate people, and to be responsible owners. Some of us are just straight to the point, and sometimes come off a little harsh. But, the truth is, we have a very good reason for this. We want you and any others to realize that, yes, you may have saved that 1 dogs life, but in return for your actions you have caused the parents of said dog and all of the others to continue being mistreated, as well as there being one more dog euthenized that you could have adopted. There are plenty of Pit Bull dogs and many pure bred dogs in shelters, as well as rescues, that need homes and saving much more than that dog you "saved". We aren't trying to attack you, or run you off. We just want you to realize things, and learn from your mistakes. I too once paid for a BYB puppy, that I thought I was saving. It took me a year to see that I hadn't really helped at all. I only encouraged that BYB to put 2 more litters out that same year. It sucks when you're wrong, I know. This is why I do all that I do now...I'm trying to make up for my wrong. I don't know if I will ever feel satisfied that I've done enough to right that wrong.