Renate Posted August 11, 2020 Report Share Posted August 11, 2020 37 minutes ago, Manarelle said: Much better than supporting mills or breeders, imo. We got our 2 dogs from two families once upon a time. Had to give them away (to some loving, supporting families that did not go on 2 week to 1 month vacations. Both doggies could not stand driving in a car or plane without getting scared/sick. Had to give them travel medicine but still it seemed mean to make them endure that). Maybe I am missing some background info like rental conditions. I was maybe 14 since I had a pet last... Families like my mom that really loved helping a dog become a dad or a mom. My mom played midwife to both her male dog's pups (the one she got before I was born) and our two female ones. And really enjoyed helping the pups and the mom, careful not to get her scent on them, protecting the pups from the suspicious moms etc.etc. & vetted new owners as if she was seeking a foster home for human children. ✔ Just in defense of getting a baby pup or kitten. You are not always supporting mills or breeders. Not everyone is fit to do the emotional work involved with taking over an older shelter pet. And the fact you are guaranteed for it to have less life left than when bringing up a young one. (Not to mention the medical bills - i.e. having financial means and time to go to vets - if you knów it has conditions or is likely to have given its history.) I wonder what I am missing. Always an interesting discussion. The parents of a friend of mine always took in some cat with a condition, (like blindness) and she worked in an animal shelter and constantly had to stop herself from adopting ALL THE PETS haha. So sweet to see. I got used to a house without pets and do not think I will get one. So I enjoy other people's pets. My sis has been promised one once she turns 8 and we are already training her to be aware of habits. Like in the morning: When you have a pet now would be the time to take him for a walk, whether you feel like it or not. Etc. She is still excited. I am curious how responsible she will be (of course with help & my mom will definitely make sure everything is cared for.) You never know! Quote Level ☆ human [uncategorizable] STR 2 | DEX 3 | CON 3 | STA 3 | WIS 6 | CHA 6 Link to comment
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