Wed, 23 Jun 2010
“I have a gorgeous Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who was rescued from a “puppy farm” on the Gold Coast Hinterland (QLD, Australia). Thank goodness my little girl survived well enough after major surgeries to be re-homed .. her sister did not survive. “Puppy farms” need to be closed world wide. Any puppy in a pet shop’s window is from a puppy farm .. they do not come with pedigree papers. Be aware people!!”
“Shame on this designer practice, so many lovable cats and dogs of every possible breed waiting in shelters for their forever homes, so many just dont make it through, these idiots need to spend time in a shelter, better still one of these horrific puppy mills.”
“I find it impossible to believe the pet shop owner could be that naive and ignorant of the industry she works in. She turns a blind eye because of the $$$$$
I myself have a pedigree poodle, and at $1000 he came with papers and even certifications that he was free of certain hereditary diseases.
This is not to say that designer dogs aren’t adorable and equally as worthy of a great home… it is just unfortunate that they are bred by people with no concern other than making a quick buck. Buying these dogs you are supporting this conveyer belt like breeding to meet demand.
If you want a cross breed, go to the pound – here you will find all your oodles when they are disposed of, often within days or weeks of their purchase :(“