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I would never get a dog from a shelter

Anonymous
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All of my dogs come from reputable breeders. I research extensively, go and visit where the dogs are, meet with the parents, get copies of all health testing/screening that had been done, etc. 

All my dogs are part of the family and it is very important that they are well bred and I know the background they come from. Plus they are all trained to do other things. My lab is a hunting dog. My Australian shepherd  our livestock, and my GSD is a trained protection dog.

Shelter dogs can be great for certain families but they can be a gamble temperament wise and health wise. You dont know their background, you dont know their genetics, and you dont know what they have experienced.  That is just to much of a risk for me when I need the dog for a specific purpose. 

I support my local shelter in other ways but I would not adopt a dog from them 

Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 5, 2014 at 5:21 PM
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Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Apr. 5, 2014 at 5:22 PM
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I have gotten animals from shelters and I have bought them from pet stores. I don't care where they come from as long as they are healthy

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 5, 2014 at 5:23 PM
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After our last dog we rescued from a shelter attacked my 7 month, never again.
svolkov
by Emerald Member on Apr. 5, 2014 at 5:23 PM
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Same. Might make an exception forna pup but not likely. The breeding and temperament of a an animal that has the capacity to kill a human is pretty dang important
greatwhiteshark
by Bronze Member on Apr. 5, 2014 at 5:24 PM
I got my chihuahua from a breeder. And I have also got dogs from shelters.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 5, 2014 at 5:24 PM

so would you buy a puppy from cane corso factory?  i wouldn't.

I used to do K9 with GSD, fun stuff.  i totally see the value in well-bred dogs.

RazzleMySpazz
by spaztastic on Apr. 5, 2014 at 5:25 PM
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We only get dogs from the shelter... But dh is an aco, and the one that rescues them in the first place!

happykitty316
by Platinum Member on Apr. 5, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Because our kids are still young, we have only ever had puppies.  I will not adopt an older dog.  I would have adopted a shelter puppy, but there have never been any available when I have been looking for one.

jobseeker
by Bronze Member on Apr. 5, 2014 at 5:39 PM
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 I never have and never will pay for an animal. 

I will pay for their vet costs, which is what you are covering when you get an animal from the shelters.

I do not see my pets as status symbols.  I never have had a pure breed anything. I love my animals and they are part of my family.  I have never had a 'bad dog'.  I also stay away from certain breeds, not because I think they are bad, but because I don't want to take a chance.

My terrier mix definately has her own personality,

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 5, 2014 at 5:41 PM
I dont adopt from shelters either. I got my dog from a yardsale for free. Had her for almost 5 years. Best pup ive ever had.
wkukid
by Ocean Wave on Apr. 5, 2014 at 5:43 PM
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I wouldn't adopt a dog. Our cats came from shelters and are perfectly healthy.

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