Great job on passing up that puppy! I have a hard time doing it, but think of it this way, she is small, younger, and cute, she will passed into a home somehow, if you want to feel bad go into a shelter where puppies without homes will be killed just because there isn't enough room.
*I admire and rescpect you for passing the mill pup!*
No worries Stdogz, I'm not getting mad at anyone. Just having a discussion.
But to heatherfeather, that's my point. PAWS is useless because puppymills already have to be USDA approved. The USDA don't just inspect meat, they also inspect how livestock is treated. Somehow they oversee puppymills. To sell to a puppymill you have to have a USDA approval. However this is easier to obtain than a drivers license. The USDA don't have enough inspectors, so they turn the other way and just sign off on things.
As for the puppymill already being paid, that's not neccessarily true. My understand was it was kinda like the publishing insdustry. If a bookstore doesn't sell a book it sends back the cover and it's credited by the publishing company for another book. I thought petshops sent back the "papers" usually AKC if the pup could not be sold. Where it goes for there, who knows.
If your taking this thread personal, no need to. I have nothing personal against you just because I just don't agree with one of your opinions. I enjoy your post in general, so I hope you have no hard feelings.
Debating can be very educational and no one that is on a discussion forum should take anything discused personal..well unless it goes there LOL! But i think this topic went futher then I expected and everyone pretty much agreed even if we looked at it from a differnt view. When a little pet shop puppy can stir such emotion you know your on TP! Ha!
Again, I am not supporting PAWS. I don't know what it is, really. I support regulation of breeders. I have not said that "PAWS" needs to be enforced, or that breeders should be USDA approved. In my last post I discussed what my proposal to regulate breeders would be. In that, I did not mention PAWS or USDA as one of my recommendations.
And no, I don't take anything personal here. None of you know me, so why would I be insulted?
I agree the puppy mills will never go away, too much money is being made, and I also agree the chances of her not living a long and healty life are a little higher as well,
I also agree with scout, this puppy didn't ask to be born, this puppy is not responsible for the puppy mill that breed her and she is here on this earth already. If you fell in love with her, why not, as long as you go into it with your eyes open to the possibilities in the future. I would have had her home already, giving her every chance for a good and full life full of love.
The cold hard truth is that if you don't take her, chances are she will die. It really can't be your fault, everyone knows that, and we're all working toward the greater good, we're all trying to put the puppymills and the byb's out of business. None of us like to look at the fact that even if we adore the pup, chances are they won't have a good life if we leave them. We prefer to see the "greater good" whereby we decide not to adopt needful puppies bred by irresponsible or greedy breeders, and then they stop overbreeding and hurting dogs.
Sadly, I don't think we can always make a difference to the whole puppymill/byb organization, and if we fall in love with a puppy and know we can give it an awesome home, especially compaired to what we know it's in for, then we should. It might not be the most acceptable stance, but I hope it's more compassionate than leaving them and hoping for the best.
You did the right thing. We've all seen them, noses pressed to the glass, eyes pleading for somebody to take them home. So cute and cuddly that many a rational person has made the impulsive decision to bring one home, a few hundred dollars later. And inevitably, thousands of dollars in veterinary bills later, the poor sucker finally realizes that maybe buying that puppy wasn't such a grand idea.
Good Morning Everyone! I went to see the Davinci Code. It was good, I enjoyed it but couldn't see all the hype, you know? I'm a Christian and I was fine with it because I don't try to read too much into movies....but my mother in law was all in a tizzy saying "It's a lie" :) But this is another topic for another thread huh? :)
ROFL .. i went to see that also and got the same comment from my mother. my son also brought home a little pamphlet from the church titled " the truth about the davinci code... answers for catholics" i cracked up when he handed it to me. glad you enjoyed the movie ... i did as well .
I personally am not religious, nor have I seen the movie I went to X-Men instead, but the book is sold as a novel and Dan Brown has never claimed anything was true. He says it is a piece of fiction I have never understood why certain groups have been getting upset about it. I even have a friend who refused to go with us because it is against her religion, she hasn't been to church in like 15 years and smokes more pot than anyone I know and that is okay, but the movie, a work of fiction, is against her religion??? I dunno.