Thanks for answering it was just really like weird to try to understand. I didnt know that putting dogs in shelters cost money. I have never bought from a store or adopted from a shelter i have always bought through back yard breeders or had the dog given to me. does it cost money to adopt?
The fees now seem to be getting higher than ever. I'm not sure if that is to make up for the time the dog was there, or just depending on the breed (or lately, the mix) to get extra money. I can't really complain if a shelter has a higher adoption fee. Most need that extra money. The last shelter I went in was in dire need. It just seems that around here, people use working dogs so much and are hung up on dogs who have proven parents. A shelter dog just isn't enough for them. But I've used shelter dogs many times before. It's a shame that $100 adoption fee is crappy enough for some people to look in the paper at the latest mix to pay $300 for, only that cheap because it sells quicker. :(
suit of armor? there is none. actually, the whole way i found this site wsa bc i was researching info and referanced this site.
maybe YOU and a cpl other senior members should learn how to communicate with ppl. anyone new coming in here, you jump down there throats. i cant say you offered anythign constructive and loaded most of your responses with sarcastic remarks and snide comments. you want someone to learn from you, then learn how to teach.
all your experience in the world doesnt mean if you cant get ppl to listen to you.
you really think i will take anythign you post and careto learn from it now? bc you claim im whining? hun, im from nyc... i dont whine. i will stand up for myself or call out ppl when they are being arrogant or jerks tho... if you call that whinig round your way, then so be it.
***Edited By: pearl on 1/18/2007 8:23:38 PM*** Reason: xx
I am sorry roccos_mom, but if you call these sm feedback not constructive, I can only say that you just do not want to learn, you came on here to scream about your own views, and showed absolute lack of open mind. You want to teach everyone here your lessons, and you get mad if people do not agree with you. I have been on here only a couple of weeks but I see here a lot of very knowlegeable people, good breeders, dog lovers, who love all dogs, pure and mixes. if anyone is looking for a good advise, I am sure he can get it here, you just need to LISTEN and LEARN You have no knowledge about dog breeding at all, as well as you jump to the conclussion without researching the subject. You need to relax and start your homework
um, im sorry... where did i say i was looking ot breed anything? no where. im not tryin to teach anyone anything. i camew on here hoping to LEARN and was absoluely appalled at some of the ignorance i saw coming out of ppl.
roccos_mom - would you like an advil? better yet, how 'bout a midol? you seem to be a little aggitated today. how 'bout you come back next week. you know, when you're feeling better. ------------------------------- luvmypugglebaby.....thanks for the laugh and the spray of coffee on my keyboard....you cracked me up!
I had planned to stay out of this age old arguement....people just read the words and twist it to make it what they want and cry meanines....mix breed haters....senior member meanies! Blah blah
Cant say it enough, no one here hates mixed breed dogs.....dont like the people who mix them to make a buck though. I raise and show purebred AKC dogs, but also own 3 mixed breeds.
I had two crossed breeds and would never judge anyone in what they did there choice and everyone has their own opinion and i wouldn't imply that anyone was wanting to breed anything unless they said so it's just not some thing i had heard of and was asking why anyone would want to it's all about learning isn't it?.
luvmypugglebaby: Your first post on this thread was one of the BEST things I've ever heard!!! and to your piont you've got all my respect!
pope: thanks for the laugh LMAO
Molly Doll: You hit the spot... everyone here loves dogs/animals might want to reconcider fighting everyone on something that obviously is a problem.. OVERBREEDING MUTTS!!! Thank you for adding to the many pets in shelters, your doing so much good.
Allshepards you would be surprised at the amount of money people will spend on a intentionally bred mixed breed dog. I have seen them for sale all the way up to the 1500.00 or more mark. The cheapest I saw was 500.00.
My Mom just adopted a "goldendoodle" from her local shelter for $58 including microchip and spay. She's just 4 months and the original owners had paid over 1000 plus shipping for her.they only had her a few weeks before deciding they had no time for her and dumped her at the shelter.
Does anyone have any actual evidence or reputable study results that will show where the animals in shelters came from and why? Iíve seen many statements claiming the causes but am trying to figure out if itís just opinion based on bias or fact. Studying the contents of my local shelters, most of the dogs are either Heinz57s (made up random, accidental breeding of other Heinz57s), or purebreds (big dogs over-represented). There are occasional cross-breeds (offspring of two purebreds), but nothing like what many posts on this site would indicate if intentional mixed breeding was responsible for the number of abandoned pets in shelters. The causes for dropping them off vary, but from what Iíve learned talking to people who volunteer at shelters, the biggest reason they hear is that the owners say they donít have time to take care of the dog anymore. Moving is a popular reason, as are behavior problems, financial difficulties, and especially, with many elderly people, illness. For many, their puppies grow up and they decide they donít want a dog. That problem holds true for any type of dog these people have had, not just mixed ďdesignerĒ breeds or purebreds or multi-mixes. Also Ė regarding shelter adoption, their rules for adoption may be so strict as to contribute to the high euthanasia rate. Iím not stating that as a conclusion, but as a question to consider. For example, the large local shelter closest to me will not adopt out pets to any home with children under 12 years old. I find that appalling. Owning animals Ė lots of animals Ė was the greatest joy of my childhood and I would have been so unbelievably heartbroken if I would have had to wait until age 12 to have any. People who want their children to learn the joys and responsibilities of owning pets, therefore, are forced to ads in the newspaper or purchasing pets from breeders instead of using the shelters. Then the shelters complain about the lack of good adoptive homes. Some rescues refuse to adopt out housecats to anyone who owns a cat that lives has outdoor privileges. That may make sense for a city dweller, but not in farm country. It seems that they are being selective to the degree of unnecessarily exempting what would be good homes in favor of euthanizing the animals. Anyone have any study reports? Please don't accuse me of being a breeder. I'm not - just to get that out of the way.
"For example, the large local shelter closest to me will not adopt out pets to any home with children under 12 years old. I find that appalling. Owning animals Ė lots of animals Ė was the greatest joy of my childhood and I would have been so unbelievably heartbroken if I would have had to wait until age 12 to have any."
i don't know how many do that. but i agree i don't think that is a good idea. i see some reasons why, but that age is too high.