I visited a staffie mum today, she just had nine pups. Her owner does love her dog. But I sense has been overwhelmed by a mistake in breeding her staffie, with her boyfriends dog..a bull mastiff. The little terrors have torn her room apart, and she is wanting to get rid of them pretty quickly! They are five weeks. I have had the privileged of four dogs during my childhood. Living in South Africa, with huge gardens it was never a problem for their stimulation. But I am a single girl, who yearns for a dog, but feel an imense responsibility of what a dog requires. Loads of love. (not a problem), time, (a problem due to work constraints), walking, (not a problem, any time I have will be dedicated to their exercise. Location (a problem) I am finally buying my first property, a maisonette with no garden. Please be truthful, am I being cruel? But I do think about these poor animals, this girl is only twenty one all her potential buyers are her age, do they really want a dog, or do they want a trophy. Most of the pups are female, and she is getting few takers, cause all the "doogs" want a male pup. I fear for these pups will they be sent to RSPCA.... In South Africa if pups are not taken within six months they are put down. So the big question is, would my little flat be a sanctuary or just another hell hole for a precious animal?