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Are ‘Ethical Breeders’ an endangered species?
Everyone loves a dog. Yet millions of dogs end up at shelters and rescues due to irresponsible human behavior.
People breed dogs without thinking about what how they will provide care of the litter in the future. And then there are puppy mills which breed irresponsibly and maintains puppies in abominable conditions. So in this world of madness, where are the ethical breeders who make sure that they breed minimal number of quality litters, who screen every buyer thoroughly before selling their puppies and who guarantee health, temperament of the dogs sold and can take back their dog any time an owner has trouble in dealing with the dog due to some reason or the other.
Most of us who works with rescues and shelters quickly label breeders as the cause of so many dogs ending up in the rescues and the shelters at the first place. However, deep inside, I’m sure that a good portion of breeders are “ethical” (http://www.dogster.com/dog-breeds/how-to-find-an-ethical-breeder) and they truly breed dog for the love of the animals and not just for money.
Help us find few such ethical breeders.
Top 4 reasons for ADOPTING a dog today
Here are top 4 reasons to visit your nearest rescue or shelter and get a dog today.
- Dogs will love you unconditionally. Rich or poor, black or white, Tiger Woods or Tom Cruise - it doesn’t matter to a dog. They will always be there for you when you need them. They will not judge you.
- Dogs are people magnets. Do you want a way to meet great people? Are you lonely and looking for company? Get a dog now. You are certain to meet more people while walking with a dog (without any special effort) than when you are walking alone (and being considered creepy).
- Dogs will give you warmth on cold nights (and days). Doesn’t matter whether you have a fireplace or not, on cold nights and mornings, a dog will cuddle next to you and give you warmth. That was how the first wolves probably got domesticated.
- Dogs will keep you in great health and mood. There is solid research available on how people who walk with dogs are more fit and feel more full in their lives. Also, from school kids to soldiers returning from wars will vouch how good dog therapy works.
Feel free to share with us more reasons.
75% discount to people who adopt dogs that weigh 50 or more pounds
Clackamas County Dog Services is giving a 75 percent discount to people who adopt dogs that weigh 50 or more pounds on April 26 and 27.
Clackamas County is part of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland, which launched the discount adoption fee weekend to encourage more and more people to adopt.
Now you have one more reason to adopt (and not buy)
Do you consider your dog dangerous?
Do you have a dog which is considered a dangerous breed? Well, recently the New York Supreme Court has ruled that there is “No legal basis to find dogs dangerous based on breed”
Based on Agriculture and Markets law “A [d]angerous dog is defined as a dog that “without justification” attacks a person, companion animal … or domestic animal … and causes physical injury or death” or “behaves in a manner which a reasonable person would believe poses a serious and unjustified imminent threat of serious physical injury or death to one or more … companion animals. Notably, a dog shall not be declared to be dangerous if its conduct “was justified because the dog was responding to pain or injury, or was protecting itself [or] its owner…”
There is no mention of any breed. So if anyone tells you that if you have a dangerous breed, please feel free to point them to the story here