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Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by LeedsBecky, Nov 16, 2018.


  1. LeedsBecky

    LeedsBecky PetForums Newbie

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    Has anyone been duped into buying a puppy from a puppy farm?
     
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    No, but I think it is easily done.
     
  3. kimthecat

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    no . Puppies bought from pet shops are usually from puppy farms or BYB .
     
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    Yes my friend has. But at least she rescued it from there.
     
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    When you buy a puppy from a puppy farm, you're not *rescuing*, you're buying. You're funding an operation that creates suffering. The puppies find a home, but what about the poor breeding bitch? Stuck in a cage, litter after litter and then cast aside when she's no longer good for breeding anymore?
    Why do all these people who "rescue" puppies from puppy farms never think to rescue the breeding bitches? :(
     
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    No, your friend didn't rescue, she bought.

    So long as people buy these pups from Puppy Farms, they will continue to breed them.

    If the pups didn't sell, the breeding would stop.
     
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  7. Luka13

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    The pup could have ended up in a rescue or worse gone onto someone else who would breed from her! My friend paid €100 for the pup, she was a springer x cocker spaniel. I paid €150 for my last rescue.
     
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    She paid €100 for the pup who could have ended up with another byb or in a rescue! I have paid €150 and more when rescuing previous dog from a rescue
     
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    At least if the pup ended up in rescue, there wouldn't be a profit in the breeders pocket to encourage more breeding and the dog would have some sort of backup.

    It's genuinely not about how much you pay... It's about where that money goes and the welfare of *all* the dogs involved.
    A rehoming fee at a rescue centre goes back to feeding, vet care, transport and general upkeep so that other dogs can find homes too. Dogs from good rescues typically come neutered, vaccinated, vet checked, microchipped, behaviour assessed, and come with advice, assistant and backup if needs be.
    A sale price at a puppy farm lets that breeder irresponsibly breed more dogs. Microchip because it's the law and vaccinations and vet check if your lucky, don't care what happens to pup once it's out the door.

    Yes, that ONE puppy has a home. But it was definitely bought rather than rescued, and there's a whole bunch more where that came from.
     
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    Exactly. While it's great that one dog got a good home, it's the bigger picture. It's what the puppy farmers are, literally, banking on. People will give them money and take their puppies thinking they're "saving" that individual, when actually the puppy farmer just got anything from a few hundred to several thousand for a litter of puppies and still has the mum and dad to farm out yet more. They're happy chilling out in their luxury clothing and fancy cars while animals suffer. It's finding the strength to walk away from a sad furry face that'll worry the farmers, to then report to relevant authorities such as Trading Standards and RSPCA.
     
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    Puppy farmers tend to spend as little as possible so the money they get for each pup is as much profit as they can possibly make. Their breeding bitches don't get extra food and care to help them cope with the demands a pregnancy and feeding the pups makes on their bodies, they don't get the time between pregnancies to properly recover and enjoy any proper doggy living, they just spend their entire lives pregnant and feeding, with very little,if any, extra care. As Bluejay so rightly pointed out, a dog from a rescue centre usually comes neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and has had any health issues addressed.
     
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    My dogs from rescues have been neutered vaccinated and chipped. Not bad for £150 !
     
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    Why do you say "could have ended up in rescue" like it's a bad thing? If a good rescue got a hold of the pup, at least the pup would go to a well-vetted home with support and follow-up. Good rescues also take dogs back if things don't work out.
    The money paid to the rescue goes to help other dogs in need.
    Money paid to a puppy farmer goes to creating more suffering. I'd gladly pay $150 and more to a good rescue knowing that money is going to a good cause.
     
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    Mods, may I ask what happened to Luka13? It's always a bit unsettling when you're talking to someone and then they suddenly show up as banned without anything contentious happening. Did I miss something?
     
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    I believe when people ask to delete their accounts they take a voluntary ban? May not be the case but I wonder if they just chose to leave?
     
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    I appreciate it's unsettling for someone to disappear without warning but Luka was a PBM. ( past banned member )
     
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    Well spotted. :D
     
  18. O2.0

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    Thank you, wasn't trying to pry :)
     
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    Written about 'saving' rats from pet shops, but same deal financially speaking. Whether rodent farm or puppy farm, it's all about supply and demand.

     
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