Hubby wants a weim so I view the Dog Rescue section on a pretty regular basis. There is a "rescue" offering a large selection of different breeds of pure bred pups, no mixes, and only one adult dog. If you go to there web site, there is no declaration that is non-profit and it touts that they take in abused animals. The pups don't look abused to me, all are as cute as a button. Do you think this is a back yard breeder posing as a rescue to get free advertising, or am I just too suspisious?
I do not feel you are being to critical at all... It's a pretty sick thought but now a days you just never know.
I would check the organization for the standards such as are they a Non Profit 501C3? Are the pups registered back to their organization? Are they spayed/neutered microchipped upon adoption? Do they do home checks/background checks/adoption contracts? Do they have a facility or foster homes? Most legit rescues are happy to provide this information.
You may want to check out petfinder.com as they are usually a pretty good resource of listing shelters/rescues in your local area. Good luck with your search =)
You know... even if it is a legit 501c3.. that doesn't mean much.
I mean, you would still want to know about the organization and if they are one that you really want to support. Some are just not very well run, or actually hinder the cause they are trying to support.
So, being critical is not bad. Even if they are nonprofit, you must look into what they are truly doing. A 501c3 status in any state is easy to get, doesn't mean you are a decent, or smart person.
Look into it, question the owners. GO THERE!!! GO THERE repeatedly. You'll make the connections.
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