Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: upstate NY
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The fate of the breeding parents is horrible, but add to that the puppies who wind up in pet stores and purchased by anyone who can plunck down a credit card. These impulse purchases often wind up in shelters or put out as strays when the "owners" don't understand that their cute fluffy puppy now does doggy like things....and chews the couch pillows, pees on the floor, oh....and God forbid- barks!
I was looking at my sweet Misty (started off as Nikita) the other day and it occurred to me that she was probably bought as cute fluffy pet store puppy only about 9 months ago for probably 1000+ dollars. Now, a very short while later, she is a year old and was already surrendered twice to the shelter. Sad state of affairs in this country.