Neither is wrong, however, irresponsible and unethical sellers on both sides create not only a divided population but also many dogs without homes. If we ignore these "breeders" they'll keep breeding irresponsibly and if we ignore these "rescues" they'll keep selling dogs to unfit homes for a profit. As long as we ignore/allow these poor practices, dogs will suffer. Especially whatever breed is in the hot seat at that particular moment.
A ethical breeder will start creating healthy puppies before they're even born by creating the best and healthiest conditions for the mother. They carefully screen potential owners, choose which dogs go to which homes based off of what the owner is looking for, help start the socialization period off right by getting puppies used to different safe environments, people, animals, and other novel sights, sounds, and textures. Ethical breeders choose which dogs they breed carefully and don't use dogs with health or behavioural issues. Does this mean some of the puppies won't have them, of course not, genetics aren't magic, but it helps bring more well balanced, healthy dogs into the genetic pool. Plus if a responsibly bred dog does end up with issues a ethical breeder will take a dog back, at anytime.
A responsible rescue will do similar things. However, many cannot give backgrounds on health and often do not even know one parents temperaments. Amazing rescues instead use decompression periods to get info on the dogs before putting them up for adoption (and work with reputable trainers if needed), they never lie about the dogs temperaments, they do detailed home checks, are always available to answer questions, and have foster periods with potential owners.
Getting a rescue to say you rescued or particular breed, because you saw it on social media is ignorant and often leads to heartbreak when the dog isn't what was imagined. Dogs are family and family takes work. So make sure you do your research on where your dog is coming from and choose wisely so you aren't adding to overpopulated shelters and a deeper divide between those who adopt and those who shop.
Turned 7 months and got this terrible onesie/wrestler suit. Also pretty sure I lost something... Vet tried to give me the #coneofshame but I went on a hunger strike until she took it off. Least I get to just have treats for dinner tonight. #neuterday#lossofmanhood#whatisthislife
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big boy at the hardware store
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Today I decided the best place for a quick walk break was the middle of the road. Don’t @ me💁♀️
🍃sorry i’ve been lacking on my posting lately. i know it’s only been 3 or 4 days since i last posted but i got into such a routine of posting daily so when i don’t i feel like i’m slacking. it’s just been a lot of stress recently with school, finals week is coming up and all the teachers schedule their unit tests and projects for the week before and i’ve been busy with completing training for my summer job. but at least i finished drivers ed a couple weeks ago so i don’t have something everyday after school. hopefully once school is out and i have my work schedule figured out i can post more. 》
Endlich kam ich auch mal dazu, ein Foto mit Blumen zu schießen! 🌸 Der Ort wo das passiert ist, ist allerdings recht amüsant und die ein oder anderen Passanten haben etwas komisch geschaut. Denn dieser Baum steht direkt vor meinem Haus aber natürlich hängen die Äste viel zu hoch. Also hab ich Pauline kurzerhand einfach auf unsere Briefkästen gesetzt & von dort aus fotografiert. 😅 Pauline fand es toll, da sie dort eine super Aussicht hatte und ich hab endlich mal ein Blütenfoto! Habt ihr auch schon solche Locations gehabt? .