There is an exotic pet store in the town I live in. I go there to buy food for me hedgehog. While I was there I saw three cages full of puppies. There were Cockapoos, Pugs, Poms, Chis, and other toy breed pups. Each were for sale for about $600! Well, there were too little Chihuahua brothers in there. Both smooth coat...one chocolate and one fawn. I sat near their cage and just watched them. I wondered what kind of home they were going to go to. Anyways, a couple of days later I went back to the pet store just to see if the puppies were still there.....they were. The price had gone down to $350.00. I asked the lady why the price is reduced and she said bc they are full grown and had been there since January. They cut the price so that someone would buy them. I just thought.....how sad!!! The pups are 20-something weeks old, only 2 pounds a piece, and now on discount at the pet store. I almost cried. I wanted to take those tiny little darlings home with me. I am still thinking about them....I want to go to the store again and see if anyone has bought them yet. I just hope they get a good home. The store will sell them to ANYONE with money. I've seen children come in with their families and pick them up and carry them around the store......and there I was following them begging them to be careful and not drop them!!! I want them soooo bad!
i know the feeling. dont you just want to sneak in in the middle of the night and take them all away.
my mazel was in a petstore before we got her. she was 6 months old, had been taken home twice and returned cause she has an eye problem. they couldnt sell her so she would have be put down- good thing we got her :(
she has some neroses (sp) from her past, poor little thing, she is really starting to grow into herself now though.
I drove by the place again today....I couldn't go in. I just couldn't put myself through seeing those little boys again. How sad. I'm really depressed about the whole situation and I wish there is SOMETHING I can do. I feel sooo helpless.
You could go in and ask if they have any full grown dogs or ones that have medical problems and offer to take them. It seems like a long shot but if you come across a compassionate person and there is a little dog who they were going to PTS they may give him to ya. The trouble is that if they give you a dog it would be like admiting that they have sickly dogs or that they do not sell all the puppies they get in- because of this I wouldn't expect great results but it can never hurt to ask and maybe you can save a life. you never know, i spoke to the right person at the right time and ended up with my pup.