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Old 04-13-2015, 08:13 PM   #1
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Does anyone get negative comments when they buy their puppy from a Breeder(s) rather than getting a Rescue dog...I adore the dogs from Humane Society but really wanted puppies & more specifically, Yorkies...I wish I could have 20 dogs...😝 I have also been in contact with Yorkie rescue but they are adopted quickly!
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Buy from a good breeder. Doesn't matter what ppl say. But if you buy from a bad breeder you may regret it. Better to rescue if you can't find a good one
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Sometimes i can hear disappointment in their voices when I tell ppl she's not a rescue and from a breeder. But i think either is fine as long as the puppy isn't from a puppy mill or mail ordered or from a pet store which are both also usually from puppy mills. But also idk where to find rescued yorkies around my area and adopting from the shelter is always a sweet thing to do but this time i wanted to know what i was getting.
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Does anyone get negative comments when they buy their puppy from a Breeder(s) rather than getting a Rescue dog...I adore the dogs from Humane Society but really wanted puppies & more specifically, Yorkies...I wish I could have 20 dogs...😝 I have also been in contact with Yorkie rescue but they are adopted quickly!
Yes, and the rescues around me are really starting to tick people off. They plaster "adopt don't shop" everywhere, and its offensive to those that buy from good breeders. They are against you buying a dog period, yet all they are doing is cleaning up after backyard breeders and idiots that recklessly breed their pets.

Our local shelter is full of mainly pit mixes and a few other mid to large breed mixes. We've had one yorkie there in the past three years. And unspayed female who was quickly scooped up by a local "rescue" whose head proudly announced that she bought her for $75 and sold her the next day for $300. who knows where that poor girl ended up. "Rescues" around here are nothing more than pet flippers trying to make $$ of dogs, and in my opinion are no better than the bybs and puppymills they purport to be against.
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It dosent matter what other people think it's about what you think and feel. My Callie came from a breeder not a good one and actually a puppy mill but I never got any negative things said to me because of it. I am thrilled and love my baby girl but im passed needing a puppy lol. One day I would love to have a yorkie from a reputable breeder but it may not be in my cards. I feel my next yorkie will probably be a rescue but who knows. I have a love for the dogs no one else wants because I feel like that is me . I love all dogs.
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Yes, and the rescues around me are really starting to tick people off. They plaster "adopt don't shop" everywhere, and its offensive to those that buy from good breeders. They are against you buying a dog period, yet all they are doing is cleaning up after backyard breeders and idiots that recklessly breed their pets.

Our local shelter is full of mainly pit mixes and a few other mid to large breed mixes. We've had one yorkie there in the past three years. And unspayed female who was quickly scooped up by a local "rescue" whose head proudly announced that she bought her for $75 and sold her the next day for $300. who knows where that poor girl ended up. "Rescues" around here are nothing more than pet flippers trying to make $$ of dogs, and in my opinion are no better than the bybs and puppymills they purport to be against.

I didn't know that about flipping the rescues for profit. good to know.
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Yes, and the rescues around me are really starting to tick people off. They plaster "adopt don't shop" everywhere, and its offensive to those that buy from good breeders. They are against you buying a dog period, yet all they are doing is cleaning up after backyard breeders and idiots that recklessly breed their pets.

Our local shelter is full of mainly pit mixes and a few other mid to large breed mixes. We've had one yorkie there in the past three years. And unspayed female who was quickly scooped up by a local "rescue" whose head proudly announced that she bought her for $75 and sold her the next day for $300. who knows where that poor girl ended up. "Rescues" around here are nothing more than pet flippers trying to make $$ of dogs, and in my opinion are no better than the bybs and puppymills they purport to be against.
Last time I checked rescues didn't buy dogs so I don't think that was a real rescue.
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I hoped the rescue vs breeder questions/lectures would stop after Lola stopped looking like a puppy, but it still happens regularly.

I tried to rescue, but unless you want a bully breed or a cat it's nearly impossible in my area. There are small breed rescues, but it's extremely hard to get approved, the wait is years long, and most of the dogs are over 10 years old. I love old dogs, but I just can't go through that right now. I've had 4 dogs live to be 14-18.

I'm getting really sick of being asked, it's no ones business. I'm looking for a good way to shut the question down without having to explain my reasons, listen to them lecture me or pat themselves on the back.
I wish small shelter dogs from the south would get sent here, but it just doesn't happen enough.

A family member was willing to drive from NJ to TX to pick up 2 10 year old siblings the rescue wanted to keep together, but they don't allow long distance adoptions.
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Both my boys are rescue Yorkies. The rescue I work with regularly gets Yorkies in. In fact there are three little guys coming into the rescue this week.
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Last time I checked rescues didn't buy dogs so I don't think that was a real rescue.
How else do you think they get them out of the shelter? They shelter is city run. They don't just give dogs away for free.
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"Our local shelter is full of mainly pit mixes and a few other mid to large breed mixes. We've had one yorkie there in the past three years. And unspayed female who was quickly scooped up by a local "rescue" whose head proudly announced that she bought her for $75 and sold her the next day for $300. who knows where that poor girl ended up. "Rescues" around here are nothing more than pet flippers trying to make $$ of dogs, and in my opinion are no better than the bybs and puppymills they purport to be against."


You do understand that all the money a rescue takes in is used for treating dogs that are in need. All dogs go out for about the same cost...then it is spread around for use in vetting. I suggest looking more closely at rescues and not assuming they all take money for personal gain. Our rescues spent three thousand plus for a dog who was on deaths door. The dog was still adopted for about $275. Same as all the others. Oh and this saved dog was a yorkie...he was in fostor for three years...and well loved until a couple looking for an older dog took him in to thier home. Rescues save dogs!
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How else do you think they get them out of the shelter? They shelter is city run. They don't just give dogs away for free.
Well said Kazzy...we do save from shelters!
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My personal opinion is it is literally no ones business where you choose to get your dog! You have legitimate reasons for wanting a purebred Yorkie, so there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. There are plenty of people on this site and a lot of threads on how to find a reputable breeder. I have purchased a Golden Ret, and 3 Shih Tzu's from reputable breeders and don't have a single regret. I have also had plenty of rescue dogs. In fact my little Sunni is a rescue, but the circumstances were highly unusual that I got her. She has a genetic defect, that had to be surgically repaired. I will never know the true details of her history. I know she has Yorkie in her, but I am really wondering if she also has Silky terrier in her as well. She's already a pretty big girl!! 8lbs at 5 months, lolůso, we already know whoever bred her, was probably a backyard or mill breeder. But, not knowing is something I just live with. If I were to get another puppy, which is highly likely..after falling madly in love with this breed, I think unless some miracle happens like finding Sunni, I will start researching the best breeders I can find in NJ/NY area. In Sunni's case, we rescued one another. She was going to a kill shelter, but my friend heard thru (I guess an underground network of rescuers) and stepped in to get her to me..thats a whole other story
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I used to have a sort of negative opinion about rescues too. In my limited viewpoint of rescues, they picked up these free, unwanted dogs and then turned around and sold them for big bucks, and were pretty darn picky about who got to pay for and adopt the dogs. My opinion has changed drastically and I now have the utmost respect.


I saved/rescued a fat little teapot yorkie six months ago. After the heart breaking loss of my 16 year old yorkie in the fall, I was at the county shelter dropping off some leftover food and supplies. A couple parked their car next to mine, got out of the car and were there to surrender their dog - a 12 pound two year old yorkie boy. They wanted a small dog and he had grown to be too big. We got to talking in the parking lot and next thing I knew, he was in the backseat of my car. This little guy had lived for the last several months in their backyard. He was matted, full of ticks, both ears were infected, he was not neutered, not house trained, marked like a water faucet and had not had any vet care. Over the next three months, I spent well over $1500 on this little guy. With blood work, treating him for the ticks, clearing up the ear infections, getting him neutered and a dental. It took months of diligent training and wearing a belly band before he learned some inside manners. He is not exactly a quality specimen of the breed. He's got floppy ears, is oversized at 12-13 pounds, has a long body and short legs, and definitely does not have a show coat. But this little guy is so worth the trouble and money spent.


However, had he actually made his way into the shelter, I am sure he would have been picked up by a rescue. They would have covered his health needs, had him neutered, the dental, the shots, taught him some manners and spent that same $1500 on him. And then he would have been adopted out for a few hundred dollars. Kudos to the rescues for what they do!


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I've actually never had anyone ask whether or not I obtained my pets from a rescue. The "How much did you pay" question comes up a lot more. Either way, it's no one's business and if you don't want to answer either one you could simply ask why they want to know/offer your breeder's info in response/or if you have a smart mouth like I do Ask them how much they make in a year and they usually get the point. I've never rescued, there are a few things where most rescues and I would disagree on for me to obtain a dog. They're not changing their ideals anytime soon and neither will I.
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