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    Over a year ago

    We are considering getting a dog, and my parents want a breeder’s dog. I told them that I want a rescue dog, but they will only get one if I can find a puppy that is the breed mix they want. Is this even possible?

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    Over a year ago

    @Rainstar, It would be helpful to let your parents know that 25% of animals in shelters are actually purebred! There are also hundreds of breed-specific rescues around the country. I definitely recommend checking your local animal shelter or Petfinder.com, as @hakred suggested. Mutts are where it’s at, though. :) -Whitney from peta2

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    Over a year ago

    Thanks!

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  • Profile photo of hakred

    Over a year ago

    you can use to*

    Woops. Good luck! :)

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  • Profile photo of hakred

    Over a year ago

    @Rainstar

    It’s very much possible! http://www.petfinder.com is a great website which you can use it to search for animals for adoption by breed/age/location and so on.

    Please share this information with your parents! http://www.peta.org/issues/companion-animals/breeders.aspx

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  • Profile photo of WaxButterfly

    Over a year ago

    Of course it’s possible! You should research whatever breed your parents specifically want and see if there’s a rescue/shelter around your area that has that breed or perhaps even specializes in them. Some rescues are specifically for certain types of breeds.
    You should really get a shelter/rescue dog though. I find that they’re more eager to please and are so loving because they really appreciate that they’re getting a second chance. Also, puppies/dogs from breeders are more prone to certain diseases and illnesses because they are often inbred.

    I adopted my first dog, a Parson Russell Terrier from a shelter 9 years ago when she was 5 years old and had her until she was 13. She was amazing. A few months ago I adopted my now 8 month old puppy from a local rescue in my area. She’s half Jack Russell Terrier half Cardigan Corgi.

    Good luck. I hope your parents see that shelter/rescue animals deserve a loving home.

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