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Old 06-09-2011, 12:18 PM
 
Location: S. New Hampshire
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Ah, I see! Petsmart has been doing this for a long time already. Don't know about Petco, but I think so. They have adoption/rescue fairs every month.

The thing is, the puppies in the pet stores are purebreds. So are you hoping customers who want a purebred will seek out a breeder instead? At shelters and rescues I see mostly mixes.
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:47 PM
 
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Ah, I see! Petsmart has been doing this for a long time already. Don't know about Petco, but I think so. They have adoption/rescue fairs every month.

The thing is, the puppies in the pet stores are purebreds. So are you hoping customers who want a purebred will seek out a breeder instead? At shelters and rescues I see mostly mixes.
Very true - most shelter dogs are mixes. If someone does decide that they want a pure-bred dog, its always better to go with a reputable breeder. Thats a breeder that usually will only hand one, maybe 2 breeds of dog in their kennel. They do testing PRIOR TO BREEDING to certify hips and other problems that are passed along genetically. BYB and puppy mills do not care about such things. To them all the dogs are is cash in their pockets.

Shelter, rescue or reputable breeders are always the best way to go. Oh and btw - many breed specific rescue groups do get puppies in occationally! A lot of times what is rescued is a pregnant momma dog ready to drop
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