Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Boston, MA
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The ads are unfortunate-but lets relax, wait, and see how this is handled.
I do not think it implies that we endorse these sites that advertise, these are the same exact ads that will pop up if you type in "Havanese" in a google search, as this is a google powered search box-and is clearly branded as such. When I typed "garlic" into the search box above there were no ads for puppy mills.
I included a screen grab of the results from typing "Havanese" into the google search box on a web site I frequently read. The same results came up. I do not think she is promoting puppy mills.
If you use a free email service such as gmail or yahoo, you might as well cancel it on principle because if you send emails with "dog" or "Havanese" in the text of your messages the same ads will pop up in your viewing box. All "free" web services need to make money somehow. The reality is nothing in life is free, and when this website was sold to a company, they have a main goal of making profits so we can all continue to use this site. I think it is far more important to focus on educating others about the importance of finding a good breeder (which this website makes it easy to do, especially because it is rated so high on google!) and promoting that than it is to get up in arms about what pops up when you type "Havanese" into the search box.
Maybe a posting can be added to search results reading that we do not endorse any advertisements that come up, with a link to the thread on the importance of choosing a good breeder.