I have three rescue dogs and it's the only way to go. Puppy mills exist because dogs are sold in pet shops and from unscrupulous people who keep the breeding dogs in pretty horrendous conditions.
I always adopt rescue dogs this is my 2nd one. makes you feel good
<------ We adopted this little fellow 7 weeks ago. We are SO glad we did!
We adopted a kitty from Animal Appeal over the weekend :D
We just adopted a rescue puppy a month ago!
He is cute
That's how we get our dogs! It's the only way to go!
I have never bought a pet from the pet store.
I can proudly say for my entire life NOT ONE of our (at least 20) animals we've had in my lifetime have ever came from a store. Ever! (And I'm almost 30.)
I always adopt from a shelter. You get the same absolute lifelong love, but - as importantly - you're giivng an abused animal another chance.
I have 5 pits.....4 pulled from TO BE DESTROYED list and adopted. Just picked up my newest beauti-BULL today!
All of my animals have been adopted, the most recent being a 10 - 11 year old senior girl from St. Louis's Stray Rescue, whose founder Randy Grim goes into the worst parts of the city and rescues stray dogs in horrific conditions.
our dog was purchased from a shelter and is beautiful. she has some habits that alot of people would not put up with, but after nearly 3 years she has improved alot. we love her to bits so what anyone else thinks does not matter.