Just wondering if anyone has personally delt with the 'Waggin' Tails Placement Rescue' in Okalahoma. I could be wrong, but they do very suspicous things that I have never heard of a 'rescue' doing. They advertise themselves as a rescue on another large puppy find ing site (hint hint). It's very strange for a 'rescue' to be advertising what large litters that a 'homeless' adult dog has. It also bugs me that many of these 'rescue' dogs that they are selling AS BREEDERS aren't even AKC registered(let alone breeding quality). They are also advertising over 70 'purebred' dogs and puppies, many at above regular prices for the breed.
To me a true rescue that doesn't demand that the dog be spayed or neutered is all sorts of shady. I personally suspect it is just a ploy to get more people to purchase from them, or as an income tax shelter.
I have many times asked that particular site to take off the homeless catagory crap-pardon my French! I have seen many who claim to be rescues that also have several of their rescues with full AKC papers and show quality. I honestly think a breeder who did intervine and do a rescue would have something listed in the comments section in regards to being a breeder, but this is a rescue dog. I can't imagine, unless they have an additional facility or place to keep the rescues that a breeder would bring a strange dog into their kennel or home with their dogs. It is just too risky with all of the diseases.
Myshadow- part of being a responsible breeder MEANS participating in breed rescue. I'm not defending these shams at all- it's obvious that they are blatant liars and NOT rescues. But to state that responsible breeders can't handle rescue dogs is a very poor assumption.
Rescue dogs aren't usually walking balls of disease- simply pets who've been abandoned. NO rescue group fosters out dogs without quarantine space before they've been vetted. My two favorite breeders EVER are EXTREMELY active in breed rescue- their philosophy is a wise one- if you are breeding and producing puppies- you need to help the dogs that already need homes, too.
I would NEVER deal with a breeder who WASN'T active in SOME manner with their breed rescue groups.
I think my post was taken wrong as I am a breeder and yes we do participate in rescue here also. What I am saying is that particular website that advertises them has been known to have breeders lie about the rescue aspect. i know this for a fact. My point was that this website and some of the breeders are as you put it blatant liars and I wanted to point out to those who may see this that not just anyone can take in rescue dogs who breeds-that special considerations must be taken-they simply cannot just put them in with their dogs and everything is fine. I however, have had to take in many dogs that were not healthy and have had to quarantine them from mine. Many that are rescued here, we accept general rescue, not neccessarily our terrier breeds, are not able to be adopted out and have to be put down. I would never state that a responsible breeder would not take rescues, so I think my post was taken wrong-maybe I should have written it more carefully.
***Edited By: myshadow on 4/27/2005 10:10:26 PM*** Reason: add
I, too, believe that breeders should be active in rescue for their particular breeds and in my experience, the ethical reputable breeders are. Not only do they believe they are responsible for all the dogs they've brought into this world for their lifetimes, but also feel as though it i their duty to give back to those in need. Had it not been for my best friend (shows & breeds Cresties/Chis) rescuing Pixie, I never would have got started in Cresties or rescue at all. She also does doberman rescue and takes in solely the older dogs (as long as they are small dog & chidlren trustworthy) with no intent of rehoming them, but for them to live the remainder of their days living the good life on her 10+ acre fully fenced land.
Many of in rescue are quite familiar with this site and I've not run across one yet that deems this place as anything but a broker.