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Old 12-28-2012, 10:36 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I think though that the point with supporting a puppy mill*, is not so much what you get, but what you are ensuring will happen to the dogs who don't get out of there. It's not about us/the dog we get, but other dogs. That's hard for people to realize/understand.

Would you rather give $1000 to a dog that is in a place where the remaining dogs are going to be well cared for (and not saying all dogs that cost $1000 come from places where they are well cared for or dogs that come from places where they cost $250 do not)? Or are you okay with knowing that you are supporting an operation where dogs are more like livestock? Choosing a dog is really a good example of an upper level thinking skill, like choosing a college - there are many, many variables, and many things to consider in order to find a fit -- not only in breed, temperament, but also in values.

*if that is what it is - I defer to Jax!

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There is definitely truth to that statement, but all I know is that this one puppy is going to have a great new life with our family.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:46 PM   #52 (permalink)
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*if that is what it is - I defer to Jax!

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hey..I'm just adding up clues here. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck...it ain't no horse
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:54 PM   #53 (permalink)
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looked at them and would say that these are just great pics. they are just beautiful...
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:39 PM   #54 (permalink)
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good luck with him, I agree with what Jean said and then some

I think every puppy / dog deserves a good home, but coming from a puppy mill/producer, I can't justify giving them 650$ (or any bucks), when I could be spending 10 times that amount in vet costs, or maybe not, but not a chance I'm willing to take.

Altho, I do have to admit, a couple years ago, a young man came into my work place with the most beautiful 12 week old black gsd , of course I had to know where he came from, turns out the Amish...but you know what? IF he had said you want this dog right now? I would have taken him, gorgeous, good temperament, health unknown..just to add I wouldn't have paid for him tho.
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Puppy Mills : The Humane Society of the United States

Puppy mills have been around for decades. They continue to thrive because they prey on unwitting consumers who are smitten by too-cute-for-words puppies in pet store windows and on legitimate-seeming websites.

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Old 12-29-2012, 04:48 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Rico's first day home!
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Puppy Mills : The Humane Society of the United States

Puppy mills have been around for decades. They continue to thrive because they prey on unwitting consumers who are smitten by too-cute-for-words puppies in pet store windows and on legitimate-seeming websites.

Wow, that is bad! The place where I got Rico from was NOTHING like that! Very clean place and both parents had great temperaments! Mother was hip certified too!
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That's good to know! Not all Amish treat their animals poorly. You can check the mother's hips on the OFA site.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:42 PM   #59 (permalink)
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Another pic!
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he is such a cute little squirt) Have fun with him
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