This is just my little vent this morning. I've been scouring newspapers and web pages that help find lost dogs - my neighbor's dog has gone missing - anyhow, I kept seeing pets for adoption. And there's not a thing in the world wrong with finding a new home for an unwanted dog, or puppies or whatever.
But I just can't get with the term "Rehoming Fee"..... Yes, I know people ask for fair prices to help ensure that someone might care for an animal. But what gets my goat are "re-homing" fees into the hundreds. Let's just get real here - if you got a dog and found out that it's not gonna work out for you or the dog; by all means find the little guy a new home. But when you post pictures of a tiny little baby Chihuahua, with a bow on it's neck, posed in a coffee cup and a "rehoming fee" of $550 --- you are not re-homing that dog - you're selling it. So just say that you're selling it already.
(I have NOTHING against people finding dogs new homes)... I'm just getting sick of backyard breeders using that term to sell dogs, that they probably aren't qualified to breed to begin with. I've yet once found a reputable breeder that actually uses the term "rehome".... LOL I'll come take that little Yorkie off your hands - but I'm not giving you 700 bucks for it.... if I wanted to pay a price like that, I'd be searching for reputable, qualified, experienced breeders. (But alas both of my dogs are rescues).
Okay, soapbox evacuated. Vent over.
But don't it irritate you too when people try to use "industry terms" to sound legit when they're not? (not saying they ALL aren't legit - but the vast majority aren't).
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