We're back! Sorry for the delay in blogging....but we've been busy...rescuing :-( . The number of dogs in shelters in our area alone needing rescue is staggering - and yet I continue to see Puppies for Sale" and "Looking for Stud" scrolling across my Facebook feed. Just today I received a notification that a backyard breeder dumped their 4 purebred Boxers, one who is pregnant, at the shelter we get the majority of our dogs from. And people wonder why I get so mad when I see puppies for sale.
In the last month alone I have spent almost $1000 out of my own pocket to pull, vet, and try to place our dogs in forever homes. Some may question our nominal ($200) adoption fee - but it costs $200-$300 just to get the dog examined and spayed/neutered. On top of that, we have not pulled one dog yet that is heartworm negative - which means at least another $300 for slow kill, which may scare some adopters off, or $1000 for "fast kill" which, if you ask me is a much scarier thought! Our adoption fee is a fraction of what most people are selling puppies for - and you get a spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and house trained dog! And if you have ever attempted to house train a puppy that alone is worth the $200 adoption fee!
I am going to get off of my soap box now, I have 4 hungry foster dogs that I need to feed......if anything that I have said here resonates with you please don't hesitate to share, donate, transport, volunteer or simply "Like" us on Facebook! Until next time.....