What are everybody’s opinions on selling puppies for a huge amount?
For example, you have a beautiful female dog (pure breed), you get her pregnant and try to sell the pups for $2,500 plus.
I personally think it’s disgusting and would never support such a thing, but I wondered what others opinions were, am I being too harsh?
May 11 22:11
I’m against it too
May 11 22:15
Don’t agree with it. Rescue a dog in a home.
May 11 22:18
Agreed, in my opinion it’s morally wrong when there’s soooo many dogs in rescue centres.
May 12 00:03
Definitely opposed to breeding when there are so many amazing dogs in shelters. But, in the context of breeding, I don’t have anything against charging a high price for puppies. Breeding is not supposed to be cheap—it’s really expensive to do DNA testing, research temperament, find the best match, health test, raise puppies to be socialized, etc. It’s honestly the $400 purebreds that you need to be really worried about.
May 12 06:18
I agree with @grazydol8. I used to follow a breeder and she honestly put so much time and effort into making sure the puppies are healthy, all of the testing etc so the process is quite expensive. I definitely would advise people to look at shelters first but I also understand breeding as it ensures healthy puppies (obviously that depends on the breeder so a lot of research is needed).
May 12 06:54
@grazydol8 Agree under £1k is usually a deal too good to be true, but is there not a middle ground though? £3k+ seems like its getting excessive and more about the money?
That said though I don’t think buying from a breeder rather than rescuing is morally wrong as long as you try to do it as ethically as possible x
May 12 12:37
@awg1 I mean I think price gauging in general is wrong but I don’t think it’s more wrong just bc it’s puppies.. if someone can charge $10k for a puppy and people will buy it bc it’s such high quality then by all means!! It’s not like they’re a necessity. I will definitely judge people who buy instead of adopt but ultimately people can do whatever they want to do.
May 12 13:09
It really bothers me when people shell out tons of money for pure breeds that have tons of health issues due to genetic inbreeding. Getting a mutt from the shelter is usually so much healthier.
May 12 14:41
Prices have gone up since lockdown & if they’re a good breeder I don’t see an issue. We tried adopting a shelter dog for 2 years and every single one was deemed as not suitable for us. It’s far easier to say adopt not shop than it is to actually do it.
May 12 17:23
As much as I would rather rescue from a shelter and grew up with the mentality of adopt don't shop, recently my partner and I have been trying to adopt a dog. Unfortunately, where I live none of the shelters have deemed us appropriate... One shelter says it's because we both work full time, despite having family willing to help with day care, the finances for private day care when family cannot be there to help out and dog walkers lined up. Another refused us because the family members who are offering to dog sit have a dog and they think that's trickier ... Another refused us because we don't have kids yet and (according to them) we might want kids in the future, while previously refusing to let my friend adopt because she had children ... So we tried a shelter further away but we were told no because we aren't close enough to them to continue training that has been started at the centre... So unfortunately it is not always so easy to adopt
May 12 17:48
@martini_2 that's a UK thing I think it's pretty easy to adopt in the US