Buying A Pet Vs. Adopting A Pet

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  1. jjackson786 profile image95
    jjackson786posted 7 years ago

    Buying A Pet Vs. Adopting A Pet

    What would encourage you to purchase a pet from an independent owner rather than adopt one from a shelter, or vice versa?

  2. ohsoamberx profile image60
    ohsoamberxposted 7 years ago

    I would consider buying a pet over adopting for the following reasons...
    - certain types of pets aren't always available to adopt.
    - they may only have aggressive dogs at a shelter

    a few other reasons that other people may point out..
    - if you want to breed, you can't adopt because they make you get them fixed
    - the dogs may no longer be puppies
    - people may only want pure breeds.

    I have done both. I have a dog that we adopted 7 years ago. And I really wanted a chihuahua which are hard to find to adopt. I had to find a breeder in order to get him.

    I will say that I hate pet stores that get their puppies from puppy mills. Because the dogs are treated poorly and it breaks my heart.

  3. jjackson786 profile image95
    jjackson786posted 7 years ago

    It breaks mine as well!

    I guess that it just frustrates me when people buy certain breeds from a private owner when those breeds are available at shelters. Like pit bulls, for example. Not my favorite type of dog, but why would someone buy one while there are hundreds just sitting around, waiting to be adopted? If these types of animals are adopted early enough, some of that aggressive behavior can be eradicated through training.

    Thank you for sharing your opinions!

  4. sarairwin profile image58
    sarairwinposted 6 years ago

    Since I am a cat person, I am able to find able supplies of new furry babies either at the shelter or through one of the rescue leagues.  My husband is a dog person and we adopted our dogs from the shelted and would do it again if we ever wanted another dog.  However, my mom loves miniature dachshunds.  I have convinced her that even though one is 6 months to a year old, there are still puppies.  So I can't think of a reason why I would purchase a pet from an independent owner unnless I thought it was being abused.

 
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