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(Some Guy)   $5,500 in medical expenses after a weeklong hospital stay for a puppy? He'd better have been the cutest puppy in the world. (checks pic) Well, all right then   (lohud.com) divider line 170
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2011-08-07 11:52:34 AM  
There is a part of me that wishes we could highly regulate pet stores to the point of them almost not existing. That dog is adorable, but there are tons of adorable dogs in shelters barely 15 minutes from where that store is located.
 
2011-08-07 11:59:56 AM  
YEH GOT LUCKY, SUBBY
 
2011-08-07 12:07:18 PM  

serpent_sky: There is a part of me that wishes we could highly regulate pet stores to the point of them almost not existing. That dog is adorable, but there are tons of adorable dogs in shelters barely 15 minutes from where that store is located.


I feel the same way. Every pet I've ever had has been a shelter animal or about to become one if I didn't take them. All of them are wonderful. So what that they're not "pure bred" or expensive? I don't get pets for fashion accessories.
 
2011-08-07 12:10:29 PM  
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2011-08-07 12:17:04 PM  
1) Boston Terriers are ugly
2) That's a retarded amount of money to spend on a pet.

Do you know how many kids you could feed for that kind of money? Jesus Christ, people have no farking perspective.
 
2011-08-07 12:36:16 PM  
You could also feed kids instead of buying a computer and Internet service.
 
2011-08-07 12:39:20 PM  
Simple solution: feed the puppy to the children.
 
2011-08-07 12:40:02 PM  

7of7: Simple solution: feed the puppy to the children.


You, sir, are a genius.
 
2011-08-07 02:15:39 PM  
I checked the pic, and you are way off, or have never seen a retriever (golden or labrador) puppy.
 
2011-08-07 03:05:16 PM  
memoriesandnostalgia.com
I WILL EAT YOUR SOUL!
 
2011-08-07 03:11:15 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I feel the same way. Every pet I've ever had has been a shelter animal or about to become one if I didn't take them. All of them are wonderful. So what that they're not "pure bred" or expensive? I don't get pets for fashion accessories.


And now they made all these "new" breeds (puggles, labradoodles) that in the past, would have simply been called "mutts."

I've always taken in rescues or shelter animals, and I don't know. Maybe (probably) I am projecting, but they seem to appreciate it more than store-bought animals I've met.
 
2011-08-07 03:11:28 PM  
from the article: "When you have basketball players and New York Yankees buying dogs from us, it can't be all bad," Gaudio said.

What an a##w*(&@
 
2011-08-07 03:12:38 PM  
puppydogweb.com
 
2011-08-07 03:16:51 PM  
Never ever buy dogs from pet shops. Some people just don't know any better, but now you know, and knowing is half the battle. Apparently the other half is having enough money to pay for expensive vet bills.
 
2011-08-07 03:17:19 PM  

serpent_sky:
I've always taken in rescues or shelter animals, and I don't know. Maybe (probably) I am projecting, but they seem to appreciate it more than store-bought animals I've met.


i259.photobucket.com
 
2011-08-07 03:19:49 PM  
Misleading headline: the article is not about Boo the pomeranian.
 
2011-08-07 03:19:54 PM  
I'll raise you one Corgi puppy....



i274.photobucket.com
 
2011-08-07 03:20:12 PM  

Kasira: 1) Boston Terriers are ugly
2) That's a retarded amount of money to spend on a pet.

Do you know how many kids you could feed for that kind of money? Jesus Christ, people have no farking perspective.


This just in, vet bills are farking insane.
 
2011-08-07 03:20:35 PM  

serpent_sky: There is a part of me that wishes we could highly regulate pet stores to the point of them almost not existing. That dog is adorable, but there are tons of adorable dogs in shelters barely 15 minutes from where that store is located.


Adopting a scarred up rescue JRT mix this week...

Also, having been behind the scenes in pet stores... I just don't have enough money to adopt all the sorrow sold in those places.
 
2011-08-07 03:21:47 PM  
Sorry, but

1. That is a butt ugly dog.
2. As others have mentioned, she's an idiot for buying from a pet store. Even if you're one of those dipwits who just has to have a purebred dog, you can buy direct from the breeders. And any remotely reputable breeder is going to be willing to let you come out to their place to see what kind of conditions they keep their animals in, provide health records, etc. Any breeder who wouldn't should raise about seven red flags in your mind.
3. Forget the breeders and just get a damn shelter animal, or at least make an effort to find a breed-specific rescue group.

In summary: a dumbass and their money are soon parted.
 
2011-08-07 03:22:12 PM  

Joce678: serpent_sky:
I've always taken in rescues or shelter animals, and I don't know. Maybe (probably) I am projecting, but they seem to appreciate it more than store-bought animals I've met.

[i259.photobucket.com image 610x383]


A white cat who was found outdoors in a tree has been sitting on my lap for a good 60 minutes now. This little guy can outsit me every time, as I like to get up and walk around occasionally.
 
2011-08-07 03:23:46 PM  
Lou Gaudio, owner of Puppies, Puppies, Puppies, said he's been in the pet business for 23 years with a fourth location soon to open in Bedford Hills. Gaudio said he sells about 600 puppies a year and noted that his Puppies, Puppies, Puppies location at 3144 Main St. in Mohegan Lake was compliant on three visits by state inspectors in 2010.

Glad to see after numerous violations including "repeated critical deficiencies" resulting in three different citations in 2010 the reporter was kind enough to offer the owner advertising space in the paper.
 
2011-08-07 03:24:57 PM  
Pet Insurance: it's worth it.
 
2011-08-07 03:25:48 PM  
www.shewired.com

"For Only .75 a day You can help feed a starving animal and rub it in starving childrens faces that it costs .50 more a day to feed a non human"
 
2011-08-07 03:26:24 PM  

MindStalker: This just in, vet bills are farking insane.


Not really. A vet puts in as much time at school as a human doctor. They have to know more... they have to understand many types of creature, not just one. To top it off, their patients can't tell them what's wrong. After all of that, they charge much less than a people doctor.

The worst is that they have to put up with pet people, who are some of the craziest motherfarkers on the planet.
 
2011-08-07 03:26:24 PM  

bmihura: Joce678: serpent_sky:
I've always taken in rescues or shelter animals, and I don't know. Maybe (probably) I am projecting, but they seem to appreciate it more than store-bought animals I've met.

[i259.photobucket.com image 610x383]

A white cat who was found outdoors in a tree has been sitting on my lap for a good 60 minutes now. This little guy can outsit me every time, as I like to get up and walk around occasionally.


A starving, wounded calico ended up on our doorstep three or four years ago. I got her a bowl of kibbles and she started purring the loudest purr I'd ever heard. As far as I can tell, she literally has not stopped purring since - she just adjusts the volume. Happiest goddamn cat.
 
2011-08-07 03:28:26 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: serpent_sky: There is a part of me that wishes we could highly regulate pet stores to the point of them almost not existing. That dog is adorable, but there are tons of adorable dogs in shelters barely 15 minutes from where that store is located.

I feel the same way. Every pet I've ever had has been a shelter animal or about to become one if I didn't take them. All of them are wonderful. So what that they're not "pure bred" or expensive? I don't get pets for fashion accessories.


Rescued dog, Suzy. Beagle/Heeler mix FTW.

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2011-08-07 03:29:28 PM  

Inaditch: MindStalker: This just in, vet bills are farking insane.

Not really. A vet puts in as much time at school as a human doctor. They have to know more... they have to understand many types of creature, not just one. To top it off, their patients can't tell them what's wrong. After all of that, they charge much less than a people doctor.

The worst is that they have to put up with pet people, who are some of the craziest motherfarkers on the planet.


Yes, but you can't buy a new grandpa for 25 bucks.
 
2011-08-07 03:30:54 PM  
I spent $1,600 on Fawkes last year (fine needle aspiration, ultrasound, veterinary internal medicine specialist, meds) but he is the best dog in the world and looked like this when he was a puppy, so:

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$75 dog...to start. I love him, utterly. He's not as cute now:

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...or IS he???
 
2011-08-07 03:31:46 PM  

Yogimus: Yes, but you can't buy a new grandpa for 25 bucks.


Wanna bet?
 
2011-08-07 03:34:19 PM  

Joce678: serpent_sky:
I've always taken in rescues or shelter animals, and I don't know. Maybe (probably) I am projecting, but they seem to appreciate it more than store-bought animals I've met.

[i259.photobucket.com image 610x383]


*cries*
 
2011-08-07 03:34:35 PM  

Inaditch: MindStalker: This just in, vet bills are farking insane.

Not really. A vet puts in as much time at school as a human doctor. They have to know more... they have to understand many types of creature, not just one. To top it off, their patients can't tell them what's wrong. After all of that, they charge much less than a people doctor.

The worst is that they have to put up with pet people, who are some of the craziest motherfarkers on the planet.


Well sure, my my health insurance doesn't cover my dog. So if he gets sick, its much more expensive out of pocket. //I do honestly understand the cost, it just sucks, the worst is the cost of vet meds of course, simple stuff like Advantage have doubled in price in the last 3 years.
 
2011-08-07 03:34:52 PM  
I don't give the slightest shiat about the woes of people who would buy a puppy from a puppy mill. Sad for the puppy, though.
 
2011-08-07 03:37:25 PM  

Kasira: 1) Boston Terriers are ugly
2) That's a retarded amount of money to spend on a pet.

Do you know how many kids you could feed for that kind of money? Jesus Christ, people have no farking perspective.


Bostons don't shed much and love to play tug of war.
 
2011-08-07 03:40:22 PM  

Dallymo: I spent $1,600 on Fawkes last year (fine needle aspiration, ultrasound, veterinary internal medicine specialist, meds) but he is the best dog in the world and looked like this when he was a puppy, so:

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$75 dog...to start. I love him, utterly. He's not as cute now:

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...or IS he???


YES!
 
2011-08-07 03:40:39 PM  
My dog is an attention whore when we get the camera out.

webpages.charter.net
 
2011-08-07 03:42:20 PM  
Puppies are cute. People who buy them should be prepared to accept the fact that they are going to cost you out the yin-yang sooner or later. That's the case whether you buy from a breeder, a pet store or from a shelter organization.
 
2011-08-07 03:42:37 PM  

cowgirl toffee: My dog is an attention whore when we get the camera out.


Holy farking cow that dog is cute.
 
2011-08-07 03:42:54 PM  

MindStalker: Well sure, my my health insurance doesn't cover my dog. So if he gets sick, its much more expensive out of pocket. //I do honestly understand the cost, it just sucks, the worst is the cost of vet meds of course, simple stuff like Advantage have doubled in price in the last 3 years.


Yeah, drug prices are just insane in any case.

My wife is a vet tech. We're good friends with her bosses, both vets. Even with my wife's considerable discount, we paid well over $1000 trying to save her dog a few months ago. My wife is one of those crazy pet people.
 
2011-08-07 03:46:34 PM  

cowgirl toffee: My dog is an attention whore when we get the camera out.

[webpages.charter.net image 458x494]


If I was that cute I would be an AW also ;-)
 
2011-08-07 03:48:41 PM  
I'm guessing labrador? Those lab reports don't come cheap.
 
2011-08-07 03:51:07 PM  
Daily Puppy, Subby.

Far cuter, far more pictures.

Link
 
2011-08-07 03:52:52 PM  

Inaditch: MindStalker: Well sure, my my health insurance doesn't cover my dog. So if he gets sick, its much more expensive out of pocket. //I do honestly understand the cost, it just sucks, the worst is the cost of vet meds of course, simple stuff like Advantage have doubled in price in the last 3 years.

Yeah, drug prices are just insane in any case.

My wife is a vet tech. We're good friends with her bosses, both vets. Even with my wife's considerable discount, we paid well over $1000 trying to save her dog a few months ago. My wife is one of those crazy pet people.


If the cost of medication exceeds the cost of a shovel, I will purchase the shovel.
 
2011-08-07 03:57:50 PM  

Chinchillazilla: cowgirl toffee: My dog is an attention whore when we get the camera out.

Holy farking cow that dog is cute.


Salem Witch: cowgirl toffee: My dog is an attention whore when we get the camera out.

[webpages.charter.net image 458x494]

If I was that cute I would be an AW also ;-)


The only bad part... my pup KNOWS she's that cute and all that.
She has big brown puppy eyes, and she knows how to use them to her advantage.
 
2011-08-07 04:04:36 PM  
Cuteness level insufficient. Love dogs/pups, but that guy don't cut it if you're talking top tier cuteness. (gotta be at the kennel in 26min)
 
2011-08-07 04:04:39 PM  

Yogimus: If the cost of medication exceeds the cost of a shovel, I will purchase the shovel.


Then you have no business taking on the responsibility of a pet.
 
2011-08-07 04:06:18 PM  
Adopt from shelters. For every cute puppy you see in a store a dozen are being brutalized in some crappy, southern pet mill.
 
2011-08-07 04:07:44 PM  
meh, buy a puppy from a store and you only have yourself to blame.

personally, my sympathies are limited to the animal
 
2011-08-07 04:08:16 PM  
If you want a dog, then here (TRANSPORT ACROSS THE COUNTRY):

DAWGS (new window)

Pups and Pals (new window)

Paws on Parole (new window)

There are more. But for the love. I'll EIP if people are interested.
 
2011-08-07 04:10:28 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: serpent_sky: There is a part of me that wishes we could highly regulate pet stores to the point of them almost not existing. That dog is adorable, but there are tons of adorable dogs in shelters barely 15 minutes from where that store is located.

I feel the same way. Every pet I've ever had has been a shelter animal or about to become one if I didn't take them. All of them are wonderful. So what that they're not "pure bred" or expensive? I don't get pets for fashion accessories.


I'm a big believer in "hybrid vigor". (Whether or not it's scientifically proven.) I've always thought mutts were healthier and cuter dogs and the poor, inbred puppymill dogs that people get from pet stores.
 
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