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16 May 2008 @ 05:46 pm
there are lots of boston puppies on petfinder right now...

west virginia


might not be a legit rescue. do your research!


http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=10822407 (these are boston terrier/english bulldog mix puppies! i got that bit of info from someone who is going to adopt one of them.)



edit: to anyone reading this that is interested in adopting a dog vs buying one, you should always research rescues just like you should research breeders. don't just assume that all rescues are legit!

for starters, check that they are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. second, look at the types of dogs they have in rescue... are they all puppies or young healthy dogs? no "special needs" dogs, no seniors? the majority of legit rescues are in debt because they take in all types of dogs regardless of their age or condition. if they are sick or injured, they get them all fixed up and healthy, yet they still charge a low adoption fee for these dogs that may have cost them thousands of dollars. they might charge more for any young healthy dogs that come in just to offset the cost of the dogs that racked up a higher vet bill, but that doesn't mean the rescue is bad. for example, i am currently looking into adopting a 4 year old BT mix that needs surgery for luxating patellas and the rescue will be paying for it... her adoption fee is only $250, even though the surgery is going to cost about $3,000. the same rescue had a puppy for adoption at one point and the adoption fee was $500. there's nothing wrong with that! just do your research.
raymiewraymiew on May 17th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)
I looked at those puppies in West Virginia earlier this week. I seriously don't think that is a rescue. I think it is a puppy mill breeder. If you look at the pets that group offers they are almost all puppies. What other rescue has almost all puppies? Out of the 27 dogs they have listed only 2 are adult. Maybe they are legit but it sent up red flags for me.
know all your enemieskelliee on May 17th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
you're probably right... that is totally lame. thanks for bringing that to my attention! there is another "rescue" like that in new york or new jersey (i think) that goes to the shelters in the south and pulls all the highly adoptable and healthy puppies and leaves the moms and other adult dogs behind. then they mark up the puppies and make a profit on them...
sinnomngrl: death-closesinnomngrl on May 18th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
I thought all BTS were part english bulldog part white english terrier....
know all your enemies: dublinkelliee on May 19th, 2008 05:04 am (UTC)
yes, bulldogs and white english terriers are some of the breeds that were used to create boston terriers way back when, but bostons today aren't half english bulldog or anything.
sinnomngrl: Bticonsinnomngrl on May 19th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
interesting......Cute red boston.We dont see many of those around here. (nj)