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?
@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
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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