Got a Puppy? Good for you! But Where Did He Come From?
Good Dogs! (08-04-2021) #6088: Carol and Tracie bemoan the problem of people showing little regard for the origin of their puppy when they decide to get one. Sadly, we are an impatient nation of people who want what they want when they want it. How about being ethical? Learn where and how that puppy’s parents live. How was “your” puppy and his littermates bred, born and raised? “If you can afford $3,000 for a puppy who you’ll spend at least a decade with, you can afford a plane ticket to see where ‘the magic happens.'” You also must make arrangements to pick up that puppy directly from the breeder, not have him shipped. A good responsible breeder would want this too! Otherwise you are enabling irresponsible breeders and supporting “dog farming.”