Thursday, July 28, 2011

Do you support puppy mills...

Look at this face,
she didn't ask for the life she was given...
but just the same she was purchased at a pet store.
Most puppies are pet mill puppies like it or not.
If you breed your dog for profit,
you are a puppy mill!!!

This sweet lil' female poodle was purchased to breed
with a chihuahua...now why would you want
to do that, this is a poodle...
that is a chihuahua, talk about ruining the breeds!

Zoe was so matted, I literally had to peal the hair off.
She was given to my client, as the woman that
purchased her couldn't control her, so she severely
neglected her. She told him that she was recently
groomed, now in my experience,
this dog has never been groomed...
EVER, she's just one year old.

The hair on the legs is so matted, it's like taking off
a sock, I have to cut up the center and peal it back
little by little, that's an eighth of an inch at a time,
but she was trooper, sat perfectly.

Ahhhh...freedom...just imagine!!! She also has a
bad bladder infection causing her to seep urine all
over her fur creating quite a stink
and raw skin to her entire back end...
so sad!

Not the classiest of do's, but who cares,
she's a new dog, with a new loving home!
Think twice about that cute lil' puppy from the
pet store or a private owner...
ASK QUESTIONS...
ask to see the parents and the facilities, if they
have nothing to hide they will show you!
Don't fall for the statement that they are
breeding a dog that won't shed...
ALL DOGS SHED!!!
That is what creates mats and dust bunnies.
Think twice,
DO NOT SUPPORT PUPPY MILLS

16 comments:

Gatherings said...

She looks so happpy now!! Would hate to have that hair in this heat!!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh this tears at my heartstrings so very much..and you've doens such a wonderful job with that sweet pup! She looks adorable and she is smiling and is FREE!!

Bless YOU Sista!!

Bandhura said...

What a cutie! I'm so glad you rescued her. Now...my aunt shows and breeds Great Danes. She despises puppy mills. There is a HUGE difference between those who breed to show and keep the breed standard. All of her puppies are co-owned. Those who can afford her dogs must sign a contract that is VERY specific about how the dog is to be cared for and handled. If someone cannot keep one of her pups anymore for ANY reason, they come home back to her. No questions asked. In addition, if she finds out you are treating her babies poorly, she will come pick up her dogs and dare you to try and prevent her from doing it. Co-ownership is the way to go if you truly love your dogs! Her prices are high, but if you can't afford her dogs, you can't afford to keep them and care for them properly. PERIOD.

Your little pup is so cute! She looks so happy. That's how all dogs should be! Incidentally, my aunt also rescues. She has currently, besides her 5 Great Danes, she has rescued two Labs and a Dalmation. Like me, she is a sucker and will rescue and care for all she can. She also works with MAGDRL (Mid Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League) this is a group who rescues this particular breed from people who didn't realize what they were getting themselves into when they purchased "Marmaduke" UGH! Damn movies!

Anyway....I can only praise you for helping out this little sweetie! You are awesome! I am a huge advocate for the proper treatment of all animals. To me they are like children and the elderly, they can't care for themselves so we need to help them out as much as we can!

I hope the people who sold that dog have been reported! That is a disgrace! Sorry for the rant...I just get so emotional about stuff like this!

The Attic Girls said...

The first picture made me very sad, the last one made me smile. You did a great job Sharon. I'm happy to learn she will be in a much better place now. Whenever I watch those undercover shows on puppy mills, I get very sad :( Even walking by one of those pet stores. It sickens me because I know the majority of people who walk in there have NO clue about these places, and probably wouldn't care either way.

Vintage Green said...

Poor thing, she must have been so
miserable. On to her new life!!
Good job Sharon and important post!!

Steph said...

Awwww poor dog... Makes me sad and angry... I'm glad she found a new home where she will be loved... and I'm sure she felt your love and care when you groomed her...

suzeeez said...

Poor little thing ....you did such a great job with her and I'msure she feels great! Now the little thing can enjoy the rest of her summer.

Hartwood Roses said...

What a sweet face!! I can't imagine how much work it was to et this darling little lady looking and feeling as good as she does now.

The good thing about rescue dogs is that they don't hold grudges and they are grateful for good treatment. All of our dogs, and all but one of our cats, have been rescues. It's the only way to go. Right now we have two retired greyhounds, three indoor cats who were once feral kittens, and one formerly-feral cat who still prefers to be outside.

Jane said...

Wow she looks so much better in coat and in spirit. I dont know why anyone would support 'pet stores'. They support such horrible practices. I am a 100% recycled pet owner. All mine come from shelters and I have the best dogs in the world ;)

mermaid gallery said...

she is a sweetie!...yes, i once bought a dog from a puppy mill years ago. he was very ill from bad breeding and did not live long...heartbreaking....now i know better....get the word out there...it is important!

cconz said...

Oh what a sad face ! It is a heart breaker. The puppy mill will never go away. Cause people are ignorant. period.

T said...

Poor lil doggie. Makes me sad when I hear stories of animals being treated bad. Although, we do not have animals (son allergic). So glad this doggie found a good home and someone like you to take care of his matted fur.

Susie said...

sharon, so many people want a cute "hey look at me dog, cat, whatever." then they do not ever exercise or play with them. they think ,if i feed it and put it in a fence, or on a chain, i am a good dog lover...no damn way. gee don't get me started. i hate that everyone thinks they need a dog, they do not. if you get a dog it should be part of the family. not something on the end of a chain , barking 24/7. now that's cruel. gee, i feel better , haha. susie

Cindy Craine said...

Amen! You had me at no puppy mills! You saved a sweet soul that had no one else to save her. Saint Peter will wave you to the front of the line when you go, and hand you a leash. You are one of those people that I admire most. I don't have the ability to have any more animals but I only contribute to animal charities!! You're my hero! Come visit me if you want, I have a post on the Weiner Dog Races in Abilene Texas for their SPCA! It was so much fun and I took some really funny photos! Lillyslace.blogspot.com xoxo-cindy

Gemma Wiseman said...

That dear little face is going to haunt me now! Thank goodness she has a caring owner keen to give her a real life!

Jackie said...

AMEN! I have 2 dogs, both from shelters. One of them is from a puppy mill. The poor thing could not even walk up or down stairs...she is now a happy puppy-who gives total unconditional love and affection. Great job Sharon.