Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom
You know, I think that a lot of the problem here is that people don't know any better.
Something needs to be done, and its a massive education campaign.
We went last winter to look at some puppies when we were looking for a dog. Ended up at a major BYB home. What was so annoying was she was trying SO hard to push a puppy on us. She didn't ask ONE single question as to what kind of house, yard, schedules we had. Didn't ask about what we knew about dogs or that breed, how many pets we've had in the past etc. Not one single question. Anytime I tried to voice my concerns, she kept saying how cute they were and how much they loved me. We left (told her we would think about it). She came running out to our car saying her boyfriend told her they could reduce the price! I was sick to my stomach.
We ended up getting a poodle from a rescue. He is the very best dog. I still feel bad for those puppies... and think about them often.