Thursday, April 24, 2008

This Is Why We Have Dogs In Shelters!

With all of the negative publicity about dog breeders and legislation to regulate, control and end dog breeding, it really ticks me off when I see something like this. As a breeder, I take great care in placing my puppies into homes where they will hopefully live forever. I have a written contract which states that if the owner can't keep the puppy, it will be returned to me. My puppies go to their new homes with health check ups from the vet and the owners go home with the assurance that I have done everything that I can do to make sure their puppy will live a long and healthy life.

Then I get the following ad from my local freecycle.

"Free Puppies

chocolate lab and black and tan mixed
8 are ready for homes now
6 will be ready next week
and 5 will be ready the week after

some of the chocolate colored pups have blue eyes, all are real cute
need to find homes quickly or they will end up at the pound and no body
wants that."
This person is not a breeder, they just don't care. My bet would be that these pups have not seen a vet, a vaccination or even a worming. They have probably not been raised in clean, sanitary environment and they are the most likely candidates for Parvo which has been rampant in the area this spring.

The laws and regulations won't touch them because "they aren't making money" or "breeding for profit". Do you want to make a bet on how many of these puppies end up in shelters either now or in the future? Yup, it ticks me right off!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Dog Blog Carnival - April 6th Edition

Welcome to the April 6, 2008 edition of the dog blog carnival.

Dog Care

David presents Kindness Is For The Dogs posted at Toxic Kindness, saying, "A heartfelt plea and suggestions to prevent the needless death of millions of dogs every year."

Dog Stories

Sassy at Dogs Rule and Cats Drool is pouting today as you can see in her post The Heartbroken Kitty

Ishtar presents » Does aggressive have a tender side? Esther Garvi: aka Ishtar News posted at Esther Garvi.

Tony Clements presents the simple and the difficult posted at tuesdays, saying, "saying goodbye to my buddy reggie."

Daniel Lafleche presents Sell Sheet Sampler: Cool Video Clip about the Entrepreneur Behind ?Doggie Daycare? posted at The IPEX VIEW Blog, saying, "A fun video post that looks at how one woman turned her love for dogs into a successful business."

Lindsey Moore presents The Super Fickle Pickle: January 2008 posted at The Super Fickle Pickle.

Dog Tips

Michele Pulis presents Human Foods Toxic to Dogs posted at Learning through Life.

Kent Tay presents Dog Problems - Mouthing posted at Dogs - Man's Best Friend, saying, "When your dog uses your hand rather than a bone as a chew toy, you may have a potential problem. Nip mouthing in the bud!"

Tip Diva presents Tip Diva | Top Ten Tips - Getting A New Pet posted at Tip Diva, saying, "Tip Diva has had many animals over her lifetime, including fish, cats, dogs, gerbils and prairie dogs. Having a pet brings a lot of love and fun into your life, but also brings a lot of responsibility. Before buying or adopting a pet, there are many factors you should consider and steps you should take."

Dan Stein presents Tips For Renting With Pets: Finding a place to live with your dog posted at The Dog Guide, saying, "A short guide written to aid renters with pets. It can be challenging to find an apartment or condo that allows dogs, so I compiled these tips to try and make the process a bit easier (I have been doing it myself for over 10 years!)."

Kay Stephenson presents Have a New Puppy? Ten Things You Need to Know posted at Dog Dialogue.

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