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5/21/2014 5:43:15 AM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  

janet5360
Pittsburgh, PA
64, joined Dec. 2013


Would you rather adopt a pet or buy one from a private owner or pet shop. I personally would prefer to adopt a pet but not having enough information on background is problematic.




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5/21/2014 9:25:22 PM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  
danmohr
Rosman, NC
51, joined May. 2013


Adobpt owners lie, so does the pet shop.

5/22/2014 7:41:24 AM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  

janet5360
Pittsburgh, PA
64, joined Dec. 2013


I just dont want to get atatched to another animal only to lose it due to health problems or inability to adjust to a domestic situations. I am on disability and cant afford the cost of a sick pet.

5/23/2014 10:40:27 AM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  

shadygirl13
Lincoln, NE
45, joined Jun. 2010


Honestly, if you can't afford a sick pet you shouldn't get one at all. They need regular vet visits whether they are sick or not and no matter where you get a pet they can always get sick.

5/23/2014 10:44:55 PM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  

bronze77
Mukilteo, WA
66, joined Mar. 2011


Adopt a Greyhound, "Greyhound Rescue Society" for a small donation & they have been checked by a vet & signed off with all the shots.You could even barrow one or foster one too.



5/24/2014 8:12:20 AM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  
mms3181
Over 4,000 Posts! (6,030)
Rutland, OH
60, joined Jun. 2013


Adoption.

5/25/2014 3:10:43 AM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  

holy99
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (11,868)
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
42, joined Sep. 2011


I prefer to adopt from a reputable rescue. At least i know that my future dog(s) have been vetted, spayed/neutered, are up to date on shots, and are socially ready to go home to the right family.

5/25/2014 10:26:17 AM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  
ufo_joe
Over 4,000 Posts! (5,174)
Sherrill, AR
57, joined May. 2014


Both of my dogs were both "drop offs" meaning their owners left them on the back roads to fend for themselves. They're both very happy to be living here on the farm with me & I couldn't ask for better pets.

5/25/2014 6:06:42 PM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  
angeleyes4400
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (16,084)
Cranston, RI
35, joined Feb. 2013


Just adopted this cutie!




5/25/2014 10:17:54 PM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  
dead_end
Over 2,000 Posts (2,590)
Greenville, SC
32, joined Feb. 2014


Heidi...gimme!

5/25/2014 10:21:06 PM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  
angeleyes4400
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (16,084)
Cranston, RI
35, joined Feb. 2013


That's my kitty!

5/27/2014 10:12:01 PM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  
devilangel24
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (12,181)
Stillwater, OK
32, joined Apr. 2009


Things happen..and you can't expect a "one time fee" for a pet. It can get sick, needs shots yearly etc. Just like a kid. So if you can't afford a pet, then shouldn't get one. I personally have 2 horses, 3 dogs ((all rescues)) and 9 cats. All are well taken care of as am I. And thats on a $300 a week budget. All my bills are up to date as well.




5/29/2014 2:28:56 AM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  
anthonytra
Over 2,000 Posts (3,659)
Fort Worth, TX
39, joined Mar. 2013


Buy from Owner or a breeder... I would never adopt for the simple fact of not knowing anything about the animal. Why was it givin up? Was it born on the streets as a stray? Was it abused? Was it inbred? When adopting you get no history on the animal and that's something i care about before bringing a new animal in my home....jmho

5/29/2014 3:33:51 PM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  

shadygirl13
Lincoln, NE
45, joined Jun. 2010


I would never buy from a breeder or a pet store. I'm sure there are good ones but you never know if you are buying from a puppy mill, even if they let you come and look. They are good at hiding where they keep them. I have seen the horrors of it and what they do to the parent animals. Google it and it will make you sick. As someone who volunteers at a no-kill shelter you should always adopt. There is no need to breed when there are plenty of animals that need homes.

5/31/2014 7:47:16 AM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  

janet5360
Pittsburgh, PA
64, joined Dec. 2013


When I mentioned cost of an ill pet I certainly did not mean the normal cost of upkeep and unexpected visits to the vet. My Mom had a cat that was diagnosed with feline blood disorder and she had to have the pet put down. From what I understood insurance was costly and selective in coverage even if purchased.

6/4/2014 5:01:05 AM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  

saddestangel7
Over 2,000 Posts (3,774)
Santa Clara, CA
55, joined Apr. 2011


I grew up in a dog show household. My mom bred Shetland Sheepdogs. Had both Obedience and Confirmation dogs. I would buy a purebred from someone like her. Standards unlike any other breeder/exhibitor. Puppies weren't made for income.

Now at the present time I have a 3 month old Border Jack (Border Collie/Jack Russell) that I adopted at the local shelter in April. Wouldn't trade him for the world. Though, I will be glad when the puppy teeth are gone.

6/21/2014 1:07:53 PM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  
don_johnson99
Over 1,000 Posts (1,814)
Janesville, WI
56, joined Nov. 2013


I have adopted all of my previous dogs. I just recently purchased one from an individual and she is a great pup. Healthy, happy and fun.

6/22/2014 8:15:37 PM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  

melb2626
Over 2,000 Posts (2,113)
Clearwater, FL
31, joined Feb. 2014


Any dog can get sick it doesn't matter where you get it from. I adopted two dogs and they were both great dogs. I would never recommend getting one from a pet store

7/9/2014 8:35:17 PM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  

happyladyme
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (11,609)
Stephens City, VA
74, joined May. 2014


Again, I do not believe anyone should own a pet. They are free spirits and no one can own a free spirit, just saying. Anyway I would adopt a pet as that would save a life.

7/10/2014 6:40:04 PM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  
cupocheer
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (252,261)
Assumption, IL
68, joined May. 2010


Happy ... nice to see you, again.

7/10/2014 7:54:32 PM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  

ragin_gaijin
AndowjCesena
Italy
24, joined Jun. 2014


Stop trolling DH

7/10/2014 10:59:03 PM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  
cupocheer
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (252,261)
Assumption, IL
68, joined May. 2010


And you call me a scammer, perv? You're just a regular ignorant 'stalker gone wild'.

7/11/2014 4:31:37 AM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  

dances_in_woods
Over 4,000 Posts! (6,883)
Henderson, TX
50, joined Mar. 2011


Never from a pet store, they often get their dogs from puppy mills.

I got my Border Collie at 6 months old from a Border collie rescue, shots, microchipped,neutered & personality tested. What we do know from the rescue is he came from a working Border collie ranch, registered & good bloodlines. The ranch took him to the pound because he didn't sell by the time he was 3 months old...sheesh. The pound called the Border collie rescue & the rest is history. Now, he's in a stable, loving, forever home with me, out in the country with plenty to keep him occupied.

Also, got a cat from a rescue...no health issues, extremely affectionate, shots, spayed, no health issues etc...half persian & had the most outgoing personality. Best cat I ever had. Can't say the same for the one I have now tho...very moody, aloof & pretty weird at times, she didn't come from a rescue tho. I would never take her to a shelter, I know she would not be adopted out, she doesn't take to strangers at all. So she'll stay with me



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7/12/2014 1:34:07 PM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  
naturesbounty
Plantsville, CT
47, joined Nov. 2013


Adopt

8/17/2014 6:34:10 AM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  

yuhaszb
Indiana, PA
45, joined May. 2014


I have used all ways of getting pets. I have had strays, I have adopted and I have bought from owners and petshops. No matter what type of pet you get you are going to have to be able to take care of them and take them to the vet. all animals get sick even ones that are well taken care of. They get colds and viruses just like we do. a pet is not just a pet it becomes part of your family. I call my animals my kids or my babies.

8/17/2014 10:04:01 AM Adopt a pet or buy one from owner?  
cupocheer
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (252,261)
Assumption, IL
68, joined May. 2010


neither, OP ~~~ have breeding stock --- and select pick from litter