I will gladly share this with you, if you PM me. But I judge my life by other accomplishements, than how many dog's I've rescued. Like others here I do what I can. See, I just did what Ruffian said I did. That's something.
I am certainly not making fun of your efforts. Only the music.
BTW Ruffian, really, who is John Stossel? If you don't tell me I'm going to have to google it.
DebsDogs, I went to your site and saw the wonderful work you have done in saving the dogs pictured there, and you are an amazing person for having saved these dogs lives. Somehow though, the message is being sent to those of us who breed dogs, that we are contributing to the plight of dogs in need of rescue, and that whatever we do is not enough, for the simple fact that we breed dogs. I for one, as well as all my friends who are in the breeding and show world breed our dogs for the betterment of our breed of dog. We go to extreme lengths to ensure that not one of our dogs will ever end up in a shelter. Our contracts specify that the dog shall not be sold, without our express permission, otherwise the dog will be returned to us.Very few of us sell puppies without spay/neuter contracts. My clients receive their registration papers upon proof of spay/neuter. Each puppy is microchipped, and we all keep copies of that microchip # in our files. Every effort is made to sell show quality puppies to show homes; so that they can be finished and receive their championships in order to breed them. All of this work is based upon years of studying, researching and trying to perfect our dogs. The dog that Savannah bred was kept and lovingly restored physically and mentally for a year. She did every possible health test, and the dog passed them all with flying colours. Then Savannah made a professional decision to breed her. She most certainly did'nt have to breed her, she did it with the dog's best interests at heart. Someone who does'nt breed dogs, can't know what a litter of pups can do for a bitch's psychological well being unless they've seen the results of it, as I have. Your critisism is sadly misplaced, and I only wish that you could understand the fact that those of us who love and breed dogs are not the people you should be attacking. The real culprits are the disgusting puppy mills and BYB's who churn out 1000's of unhealthy inbred puppies, and sell them to an unsuspecting public. Those are the dogs who, when they manifest temperment and health problems , end up unwanted on the streets and in rescues or shelters. It takes a very dedicated person to take these dogs, spend endless amounts of money to heal them, and try to give them a normal life. My puppy buyers don't want that. They want a well bred, healthy, topnotch example of the breed. When I direct any future customer to a shelter, or rescue, the answer has always been 'NO'. If you think that all the good dog breeders in the world stopped breeding dogs today, the problem of 5 million dogs killed would end, you are sadly mistaken. All that would happen is the puppy mills and BYB's would have a greater chance to pump out more defective dogs than ever, thus increasing the number of dogs in shelters and rescues. As for having 37 puppies on the ground, you must be able to socialize those puppies, and that takes a lot of energy and manpower. Have you looked at the pictures of Savannah's puppies? They are the picture of health and happiness, obviously very well looked after. I can't understand these complaints when I look at the terrible images of some of the puppy mills, or the auctions of dogs that were in them. There just is no comparison, whatsoever. Should we all stop supplying the public that is demanding our dogs, and tell them to go and buy one from a shelter? We could try, and I can guarantee what would happen.