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2010-01-15 04:58:26 PM
Good cause, terrible 'article.'
 
2010-01-15 04:58:44 PM
Ah, puppy mills - Among the most abhorrent ways to make a living. I'm no PETA member, but I have enough sensibility to know you've got to be a pretty shiatty person to work at a puppy mill and not feel the least bit bad about what you're doing.
 
2010-01-15 04:59:28 PM
I know a lady that can nurse those poor underfed puppies...
 
2010-01-15 05:01:07 PM
Epsilon: Ah, puppy mills - Among the most abhorrent ways to make a living. I'm no PETA member, but I have enough sensibility to know you've got to be a pretty shiatty person to work at a puppy mill and not feel the least bit bad about what you're doing.

THIS. And I'd eat dog if properly prepared.
 
2010-01-15 05:01:18 PM
Solid State Vittles: I know a lady that can nurse those poor underfed puppies...

I was gonna say the same thing

*shakes impotent internet fist*
JC
 
2010-01-15 05:01:28 PM
The phrase "Critter Camp" gives me the heebie-jeebies.
 
2010-01-15 05:01:41 PM
I really don't understand why people buy pets. do they REALLY not get how horrible it is when people raise living beings for profit? or how easy it is to get a dog or cat from a shelter?
YOU COULD RESCUE A LIVING BEING FROM DEATH, and INSTEAD YOU PAY MONEY FOR SOMEONE TO BREED YOU A NEW ONE
 
2010-01-15 05:02:58 PM
Katie98_KT: I really don't understand why people buy pets. do they REALLY not get how horrible it is when people raise living beings for profit? or how easy it is to get a dog or cat from a shelter?
YOU COULD RESCUE A LIVING BEING FROM DEATH, and INSTEAD YOU PAY MONEY FOR SOMEONE TO BREED YOU A NEW ONE


I value things I pay for more than things I don't. You know, like "I would totally throw this thing in a lake if I hadn't paid $600 for it. Honey, get the carpet cleaner. Yeah he did it again."
 
2010-01-15 05:04:07 PM
My mother applied to work at a place because they said she would be working with dogs, it ended up being a puppy mill and she reported it to the local news. After that she got involved in an inter-racial gangbang.

/cool story bro
 
2010-01-15 05:04:19 PM
Katie98_KT: I really don't understand why people buy pets.

Do you buy prime rib or just get what the pound has to offer?
 
2010-01-15 05:07:34 PM
ErikShocker: My mother applied to work at a place because they said she would be working with dogs, it ended up being a puppy mill and she reported it to the local news. After that she got involved in an inter-racial gangbang.

/cool story bro


WTF?
 
2010-01-15 05:07:36 PM
Photos from the mill:
tvscreener.com
 
2010-01-15 05:08:24 PM
Katie98_KT: I really don't understand why people buy pets. do they REALLY not get how horrible it is when people raise living beings for profit? or how easy it is to get a dog or cat from a shelter?
YOU COULD RESCUE A LIVING BEING FROM DEATH, and INSTEAD YOU PAY MONEY FOR SOMEONE TO BREED YOU A NEW ONE


Perhaps if the shelters (at least the ones around here) didn't make it slightly more difficult to adopt a puppy than a child....

I'm sorry, but it should NOT take a farking background check, $75, and a home visit by a freaking counselor. For a farking chihuahua mix.

My grandmother just paid about $200 for a australian shepherd/blue heeler mix.. most adorable little thing ever.
 
2010-01-15 05:08:40 PM
fark him.
 
2010-01-15 05:08:59 PM
The puppies should have stuck the owner in a sack with a bunch of cinder blocks and threw him into the nearest river. Would have been a much more fitting end.

I didn't actually realize that these places existed until reading this article. Just another thing wrong with the world I guess.
 
2010-01-15 05:10:17 PM
TsukasaK: I'm sorry, but it should NOT take a farking background check, $75, and a home visit by a freaking counselor. For a farking chihuahua mix.

Of course it should. And it should be even harder to even conceive a child.

Maybe we'd have less problems if people had to be more responsible in order to raise a child or a pet.

/offtopic
 
2010-01-15 05:11:45 PM
Tom Paulin: The puppies should have stuck the owner in a sack with a bunch of cinder blocks and threw him into the nearest river. Would have been a much more fitting end.



or alternately, crammed him into a cage with no food or water.
 
2010-01-15 05:13:41 PM
I was hoping the owner was mauled to death by the dogs.
 
2010-01-15 05:14:03 PM
farm3.static.flickr.com
LOL What?
 
2010-01-15 05:14:30 PM
Katie98_KT: I really don't understand why people buy pets. do they REALLY not get how horrible it is when people raise living beings for profit? or how easy it is to get a dog or cat from a shelter?
YOU COULD RESCUE A LIVING BEING FROM DEATH, and INSTEAD YOU PAY MONEY FOR SOMEONE TO BREED YOU A NEW ONE


Your tone suggests you know what you're talking about, but you really don't. For example, I attempted to adopt a puppy from the local SPCA. They made me sit for a half hour, fill out a questionnaire, and then told me one of my answers was incorrect and I wouldn't be allowed to adopt. I ended up purchasing a puppy I found in the newspaper who was born in a rural area near where I live. Can you please explain to me how I am morally inferior to you?
 
2010-01-15 05:15:14 PM
Puppy Mills = Meh
 
2010-01-15 05:17:11 PM
NorCalLos: Katie98_KT: I really don't understand why people buy pets. do they REALLY not get how horrible it is when people raise living beings for profit? or how easy it is to get a dog or cat from a shelter?
YOU COULD RESCUE A LIVING BEING FROM DEATH, and INSTEAD YOU PAY MONEY FOR SOMEONE TO BREED YOU A NEW ONE

Your tone suggests you know what you're talking about, but you really don't. For example, I attempted to adopt a puppy from the local SPCA. They made me sit for a half hour, fill out a questionnaire, and then told me one of my answers was incorrect and I wouldn't be allowed to adopt. I ended up purchasing a puppy I found in the newspaper who was born in a rural area near where I live. Can you please explain to me how I am morally inferior to you?


I've had plenty of friends adopt pets from our local shelter. Our dog is admittedly from my aunt, when she neglected to neuter her new dog in time (yes, very dumb). I also have tons of friends who foster dogs. Maybe your shelter is insane, maybe you're a narcissistic asshole who told them you wanted a large breed dog and you don't have a yard.
 
2010-01-15 05:17:25 PM
Quasar: Of course it should. And it should be even harder to even conceive a child.

No, fark you, it shouldn't. And shelters will continue to be overpopulated. I volunteered at the said local one here for about a month before I couldn't take it anymore. The people there have a shiatty attitude (I should take a picture of the sign on the front door and post it..), and more than one prospective adopter was turned off at the bullshiat one had to go through to adopt a pet.

The correct way to get people to do something is NOT to make it as unpleasant as humanly possible to do. I seriously can't think of anything more these people could have done to turn away more people.
 
2010-01-15 05:17:31 PM
Katie98_KT: I really don't understand why people buy pets. do they REALLY not get how horrible it is when people raise living beings for profit? or how easy it is to get a dog or cat from a shelter?
YOU COULD RESCUE A LIVING BEING FROM DEATH, and INSTEAD YOU PAY MONEY FOR SOMEONE TO BREED YOU A NEW ONE


Pure breds are typically not found at the local animal shelter and not all dog breeders raise their animals like this. I bought a golden retriever puppy from a bunch of Mennonites. It had all of its' shots, is very friendly, has good hips, and the puppy's parents run free on their farm. It's actually a pretty decent way to get a nice pure bred. The parents are on the premises so you can check them out and make sure your new puppy won't be dragging it's back legs by its' 10th birthday. Now, if you want to argue against owning a pure bred then you can just STFU. Not everyone wants a 10 pound lapdog. Certain breeds are just much better at certain tasks than others. I'm not going into argument any further.

//bought a pure bred AND rescued another dog
//there's room for both at my house
 
2010-01-15 05:17:59 PM
I was hoping the owner was mauled to death by the dogs.
farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2010-01-15 05:18:57 PM
spacechicken170am: Katie98_KT: I really don't understand why people buy pets. do they REALLY not get how horrible it is when people raise living beings for profit? or how easy it is to get a dog or cat from a shelter?
YOU COULD RESCUE A LIVING BEING FROM DEATH, and INSTEAD YOU PAY MONEY FOR SOMEONE TO BREED YOU A NEW ONE

Pure breds are typically not found at the local animal shelter and not all dog breeders raise their animals like this. I bought a golden retriever puppy from a bunch of Mennonites. It had all of its' shots, is very friendly, has good hips, and the puppy's parents run free on their farm. It's actually a pretty decent way to get a nice pure bred. The parents are on the premises so you can check them out and make sure your new puppy won't be dragging it's back legs by its' 10th birthday. Now, if you want to argue against owning a pure bred then you can just STFU. Not everyone wants a 10 pound lapdog. Certain breeds are just much better at certain tasks than others. I'm not going into argument any further.

//bought a pure bred AND rescued another dog
//there's room for both at my house


google search: "golden retriever rescue". 1st link: http://www.grreat.org/
douchebag.
 
2010-01-15 05:20:41 PM
Ugg. There's a small puppy mill out where I live (on one of the major streets to boot), and the local authorities can't technically shut it down. But they did give citations for having the animals outside in cold weather.

So what did the farks running the puppy mill do? Move it inside.

/can smell the reek of that house from the sidewalk
//worse part: it's a border collie puppy mill
///those farkers are keeping these adorable little border collies in tiny little cages, driving them mad
//not a hot enough room in hell for people like that
 
2010-01-15 05:21:02 PM
Quasar: TsukasaK: I'm sorry, but it should NOT take a farking background check, $75, and a home visit by a freaking counselor. For a farking chihuahua mix.

Of course it should. And it should be even harder to even conceive a child.

Maybe we'd have less problems if people had to be more responsible in order to raise a child or a pet.

/offtopic


You're telling us that it makes more sense to make it more of a hassle to adopt than to buy from these puppy mills? I understand that there has to be some sort of cost but make the price/process more inviting than going to an unlicensed breeder. That's the reason puppy mills exist, animals are cheaper and the owner usually doesn't care how you're going to look after the animal.

Unfortunately.
 
2010-01-15 05:21:27 PM
Katie98_KT: I've had plenty of friends adopt pets from our local shelter. Our dog is admittedly from my aunt, when she neglected to neuter her new dog in time (yes, very dumb). I also have tons of friends who foster dogs. Maybe your shelter is insane, maybe you're a narcissistic asshole who told them you wanted a large breed dog and you don't have a yard.

I'm sorry. I didn't realize your experience = absolute reality. I can't believe you support people not neutering their pets by taking a puppy off the hands of an evil non-neuterer. For the record, I was denied because I said on the questionnaire I was planning to keep the puppy in the garage at night. (I live in California. It doesn't get very cold.). A simple "you should keep it in the house at night" would've done the trick, and the dog would've had a loving home.
 
2010-01-15 05:22:02 PM
Katie98_KT: I really don't understand why people buy pets. do they REALLY not get how horrible it is when people raise living beings for profit? or how easy it is to get a dog or cat from a shelter?
YOU COULD RESCUE A LIVING BEING FROM DEATH, and INSTEAD YOU PAY MONEY FOR SOMEONE TO BREED YOU A NEW ONE


While cruel, yes- you're preventing the placement of said animal into a shelter- which may or not be adopted and if not, then possibly euthanized. So think of buying designer pets as 'pre-approved' shelter pets - they come home with the new pet smell and none of the fleas.

NorCalLos: They made me sit for a half hour, fill out a questionnaire, and then told me one of my answers was incorrect and I wouldn't be allowed to adopt.

I've heard of similar stories - it's insane, plus the cost of the actual adoption itself. The Humane Society and local shelters out here want your name, address, and how you're going to pay for the pet. Dogs run $60-100, cats are $30 or so, sometimes there's a 2-for-1 deal on them.

/Phoenix has a Chihuahua problem right now, last count I heard was like 800+ in shelters in Maricopa county alone.
 
2010-01-15 05:22:18 PM
That's a pupulation of 30.
 
2010-01-15 05:24:33 PM
NorCalLos: Katie98_KT: I've had plenty of friends adopt pets from our local shelter. Our dog is admittedly from my aunt, when she neglected to neuter her new dog in time (yes, very dumb). I also have tons of friends who foster dogs. Maybe your shelter is insane, maybe you're a narcissistic asshole who told them you wanted a large breed dog and you don't have a yard.

I'm sorry. I didn't realize your experience = absolute reality. I can't believe you support people not neutering their pets by taking a puppy off the hands of an evil non-neuterer. For the record, I was denied because I said on the questionnaire I was planning to keep the puppy in the garage at night. (I live in California. It doesn't get very cold.). A simple "you should keep it in the house at night" would've done the trick, and the dog would've had a loving home.


I said it was possible your shelter was insane.
 
2010-01-15 05:26:53 PM
Katie98_KT: spacechicken170am: Katie98_KT: I really don't understand why people buy pets. do they REALLY not get how horrible it is when people raise living beings for profit? or how easy it is to get a dog or cat from a shelter?
YOU COULD RESCUE A LIVING BEING FROM DEATH, and INSTEAD YOU PAY MONEY FOR SOMEONE TO BREED YOU A NEW ONE

Pure breds are typically not found at the local animal shelter and not all dog breeders raise their animals like this. I bought a golden retriever puppy from a bunch of Mennonites. It had all of its' shots, is very friendly, has good hips, and the puppy's parents run free on their farm. It's actually a pretty decent way to get a nice pure bred. The parents are on the premises so you can check them out and make sure your new puppy won't be dragging it's back legs by its' 10th birthday. Now, if you want to argue against owning a pure bred then you can just STFU. Not everyone wants a 10 pound lapdog. Certain breeds are just much better at certain tasks than others. I'm not going into argument any further.

//bought a pure bred AND rescued another dog
//there's room for both at my house

google search: "golden retriever rescue". 1st link: http://www.grreat.org/
douchebag.


Hey, Douchette Goldens are highly susceptible to a ton of health issues including cataracts and hip displaysia. That's why people don't like to adopt pure breds. That's why people go to reputable breeders that have the parents on premises.
 
2010-01-15 05:27:39 PM
This thread needs more pictures of puppies.

When I get a house with a yard, I'm getting one of these little guys:
static.gotpetsonline.com

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
 
2010-01-15 05:28:15 PM
hitmanric: Quasar: TsukasaK: I'm sorry, but it should NOT take a farking background check, $75, and a home visit by a freaking counselor. For a farking chihuahua mix.

Of course it should. And it should be even harder to even conceive a child.

Maybe we'd have less problems if people had to be more responsible in order to raise a child or a pet.

/offtopic

You're telling us that it makes more sense to make it more of a hassle to adopt than to buy from these puppy mills? I understand that there has to be some sort of cost but make the price/process more inviting than going to an unlicensed breeder. That's the reason puppy mills exist, animals are cheaper and the owner usually doesn't care how you're going to look after the animal.

Unfortunately.


I understand, but they're also trying to ensure the dogs that get adopted don't end up right back in their hands.
 
2010-01-15 05:28:49 PM
Katie98_KT: I really don't understand why people buy pets. do they REALLY not get how horrible it is when people raise living beings for profit? or how easy it is to get a dog or cat from a shelter?
YOU COULD RESCUE A LIVING BEING FROM DEATH, and INSTEAD YOU PAY MONEY FOR SOMEONE TO BREED YOU A NEW ONE


When I first read "living beings" in your post, my brain said "humans" and I was all like, "WTF? I haven't heard of this!" But then on a second, more careful read through I understood what you were saying, and it wasn't as exciting as I initially thought. But I agree with you.
 
2010-01-15 05:32:02 PM
Epsilon: Katie98_KT: I really don't understand why people buy pets. do they REALLY not get how horrible it is when people raise living beings for profit? or how easy it is to get a dog or cat from a shelter?
YOU COULD RESCUE A LIVING BEING FROM DEATH, and INSTEAD YOU PAY MONEY FOR SOMEONE TO BREED YOU A NEW ONE

When I first read "living beings" in your post, my brain said "humans" and I was all like, "WTF? I haven't heard of this!" But then on a second, more careful read through I understood what you were saying, and it wasn't as exciting as I initially thought. But I agree with you.


hahah. true, there is also adoption of humans. But except for surrogate mothers, there really isn't much trade in paying for someone to breed you a human. and I think everyone would agree that that is a MUCH more complicated issue.
 
2010-01-15 05:33:16 PM
spacechicken170am: Hey, Douchette Goldens are highly susceptible to a ton of health issues including cataracts and hip displaysia. That's why people don't like to adopt pure breds. That's why people go to reputable breeders that have the parents on premises.

ahh, I see. so in your value estimation:

chance that the dog may have cataracts > saving life of dog.
(more important than)
 
2010-01-15 05:39:13 PM
s1ugg0: I'd eat dog if properly prepared.

Many people do. I hear they love dog meat in China and SE Asia. Probably other parts of the world, too. I find the thought of eating a dog repulsive, but that's because of the culture I was brought up in. I don't object to others eating dog meat, as long as the dog is killed in a humane fashion. Sadly, that's often not the case, but we have no control over that. Hell, in some S. Pacific Islands they still eat people. The world is a strange and multi-faceted place.
 
2010-01-15 05:42:39 PM
The fact that purchasing my purebred contributed indirectly to the suffering of other dogs only makes her seem that much more awesome.

/3 lb yorkie
 
2010-01-15 05:42:55 PM
What about people who WANT to breed their animals, but are completely inept at it, but let the animals live in crummy conditions anyways?

MIL's little yappy dog's rump is all discolored and scabby. She started scratching it and they she just ignored it until they discovered it was literally dripping with fleas. They ripped them out and put some anti-itch crap on her rump but I will be surprised if she is capable of growing hair there again.

She'd had her dogs for two years now and they have failed to copulate even once. I'm pretty sure the girl dog is a lesbian.
 
2010-01-15 05:43:12 PM
Epsilon: s1ugg0: I'd eat dog if properly prepared.

Many people do. I hear they love dog meat in China and SE Asia. Probably other parts of the world, too. I find the thought of eating a dog repulsive, but that's because of the culture I was brought up in. I don't object to others eating dog meat, as long as the dog is killed in a humane fashion. Sadly, that's often not the case, but we have no control over that. Hell, in some S. Pacific Islands they still eat people. The world is a strange and multi-faceted place.


I've had chihuaha chorizo.
 
2010-01-15 05:53:13 PM
NorCalLos: Katie98_KT: I've had plenty of friends adopt pets from our local shelter. Our dog is admittedly from my aunt, when she neglected to neuter her new dog in time (yes, very dumb). I also have tons of friends who foster dogs. Maybe your shelter is insane, maybe you're a narcissistic asshole who told them you wanted a large breed dog and you don't have a yard.

I'm sorry. I didn't realize your experience = absolute reality. I can't believe you support people not neutering their pets by taking a puppy off the hands of an evil non-neuterer. For the record, I was denied because I said on the questionnaire I was planning to keep the puppy in the garage at night. (I live in California. It doesn't get very cold.). A simple "you should keep it in the house at night" would've done the trick, and the dog would've had a loving home.


We had a similar experience trying to adopt a kitten. We have carefully raised five cats to happy old ages, get them shots, good food, medical care, and lots of attention. But admitting that we occasionally let our adult cat outside in our completely fenced-in back yard, in the daytime, under our supervision was grounds for immediate disqualification. So next time, we just lied.
 
2010-01-15 05:57:07 PM
Gortex: This thread needs more pictures of puppies.

When I get a house with a yard, I'm getting one of these little guys:


Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever


My puppy:

i47.tinypic.com

i47.tinypic.com

i46.tinypic.com

It's hard to tell, since all of them were taken with my crappy cell phone camera, but the last one is him enjoying Houston snow for the first (and possibly last) time.
 
2010-01-15 05:58:56 PM
Yes there are "puppy mill" breeders out there that abuse their animals, but there are plenty of reputable breeders as well. If you're looking for a healthy dog, raised in comfortable surroundings, then GO TO SEE THE BREEDER. And don't buy from a pet store. It's really just that farking simple.
 
Byn
2010-01-15 06:02:51 PM
Purebreds can be found at reputable breeders or through rescues. If you buy from a pet store/puppy mill, then it's out of sheer laziness, and only helps to exacerbate the problem of animal abuse and puppy mills.

I'm all for pets going to "loving homes", and the biggest part of that is the owner having the sense to check into where the pet is coming from. That's the very first step in creating that "loving home".

Due diligence is all it takes.

/Border Collie foster mom
 
2010-01-15 06:04:10 PM
Puppy Mills are horrible places, but so are most backyard breeders. If you want a purebred dog you have to pay top dollar from a reputable breeders. Those are ones that the parents are on the premises and probably have been shown at one time or another.

Reputable breeders tend to breed out certain health concerns and if the puppy has it, than they make the buyer have it fixed. Also these breeders ask you to give the dog back to them if at any time you can't take care of it.

I have one Shiba Inu mix from the pound and a purebred Scottie. I only paid for the pound puppy, as the Scottie was in a "surprise" litter and the breeders gave away all the males. Do you know who has the most health problems? The Scottie of course!

Now don't get me started on pet stores...
 
2010-01-15 06:06:15 PM
featherspy: What about people who WANT to breed their animals, but are completely inept at it, but let the animals live in crummy conditions anyways?

MIL's little yappy dog's rump is all discolored and scabby. She started scratching it and they she just ignored it until they discovered it was literally dripping with fleas. They ripped them out and put some anti-itch crap on her rump but I will be surprised if she is capable of growing hair there again.

She'd had her dogs for two years now and they have failed to copulate even once. I'm pretty sure the girl dog is a lesbian.


There's a test for that you know (whether a dog's a lesbian I mean).

Sit it in front of the TV and find a Lady Gaga music vid. If the dog starts wagging it's tail, it's a lesbian. Unless it's a male dog obviously, then it's just retarded.
 
2010-01-15 06:09:09 PM
Since we are sharing stories about insane qualifications for adopting a pet from a shelter/rescue... My parents, who live in the middle of nowhere with a huge yard and have raised multiple dogs which were inside/outside dogs, were denied a rescue AND adoption from a shelter because they don't have a fenced in yard.

/they bought one from a reputable breeder
//spoiled rotten dog with more room to run and better food/medical care than most people. :)
 
2010-01-15 06:09:19 PM
Katie98_KT: I really don't understand why people buy pets. do they REALLY not get how horrible it is when people raise living beings for profit? or how easy it is to get a dog or cat from a shelter?
YOU COULD RESCUE A LIVING BEING FROM DEATH, and INSTEAD YOU PAY MONEY FOR SOMEONE TO BREED YOU A NEW ONE


Newsflash, not all breeders are scumbags, and buying from reputable supports responsible breeding. I don't know about you, but I would prefer my next dog to be guaranteed to be free of genetic diseases and have a known history. The only way to do that is to buy from a breeder that keeps the parents on the premises and tests them and the puppies. My last dog was a pound dog, and while I loved her dearly she had behavioral issues from being abused that weren't apparent at the pound. We dealt with them and she eventually pulled through, only to die of pancreatic cancer at age 5. Who knows what she was exposed to before we got her, she might have grown up in a meth lab for all I know.
 
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