Should i buy or adopt a dog?

my mom promised me that once we get a floor( we had carpet) that she would buy a dog. Well we got our floor done and were still talking about buying a dog. It may take a while till she buys one cause she other stuff to pay off and what not. I was going to get one from my uncle but his wife took mine -_-" so we basically have to buy one now. Im trying to persuade her to adopt a dog because buying one wouldn’t be right because the dogs at the stores come from puppy mills. She thinks that adopted dogs have problems since they were abused and what not. Shes watched tv shows where some adopted dogs lash out at their owners and stuff. But were trying to get a dog that is small and doesnt grow sort of like a yorkie or a shih tzu. What type of dog would you recommend and how can i persuade her to adopt one instead of buy?

Sorry for the long question XD

Not all dogs from a shelter are because they are abused, tell ur mom that there are other reasons like divorce, moving at a no pets area or mo time for the dog. Buying a dog will only add to the population of dogs but adopting will save a life of a dog in need. Adopting isnt expensive and usually includes spay neuter, vaccinations, microchip and deworming. Pet stores dont include these and sell pups for a higher price, they also dont receive enough care and pee in the cage theyre staying in at the puppy mill and at the pet store. U could also buy from a reputable breeder but its hard to tell from a healthy or unhealthy dog if unseen. Some pups die in a couple days after they are living wih the family die bexause the breeder wasnt responsible so be careful. I believe that adoption is the best option and u should get a mxed breed dog, they are full of personality and one of a kind. I own a mutt that was supposed to be euthanized so it really feels good saving a life. U could get pups, adolescents, adults or senior dogs at shelter so if u do t have time for a pup, i would recommend a young adult or adult. Good luck!!! Glad you want to adopt!!!

15 Responses to “Should i buy or adopt a dog?”

  1. Billy Ippolito says:

    Adopt a dog so you cAn help out a dog in need of a home. Use petfinder.com
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  2. d woodsy11 says:

    adopt, the puppies at the pet stores dont get put down after a week
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  3. Ty T says:

    def do the world some good and adopt. they need homes more than ones that are being taken better care of in a pet shop. please adopt. -and from experience pets that are adopted are much much more lovable and super sweet and your kind of doing a good deed by adopting. persuade her. and its cheaper. you can find a shih tzu or whatever type of dog in a shelter like me, as long as you are determined and look around.
    i would also recommend going to a dog pound where lost dogs/hurt dogs/etc are put.
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  4. Daisy says:

    Adopt!
    Go to a local shelter or humane society with your mom. If you see a dog you like, ask the person working there to let you play with them. The person will answer any questions you have.
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    Goodluck!

  5. Miranda says:

    Adopt. Not all dogs from shelters have problems. Some shelters even have puppies so you can raise it your self.
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  6. superwoman says:

    That’s not true about adopted dogs! You should seriously consider adopting. The shelter will let you come spend time and get to know the dog before you adopt… at least check it out… plus, most come already spayed, housebroken, and immunized! You could save a life! As for the breed, just go to a shelter and interact with the dogs, take them out and play with them! Every dog has a unique personality so it really depends on the individual.

    **Also, if you must buy, only buy from a reputable breeder. Never a pet store!
    *As a side note, a reputable breeder does not "ship" puppies, they check you out as much as you check them out!
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  7. Allison Chloe says:

    You should get a maltese poodle mix. They are so cute (I own one)!!! They barley shed, and they are pretty small. You can persuade your mom by telling her to ask the adoption people about the dog’s history. Why they came to the animal shelter and stuff. You should get a puppy, so it can learn to trust you. Good Luck!
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  8. Talk is cheap; but liquor is cheaper says:

    You should definitely adopt. If you get a puppy from a shelter it was probably just a stray that was born on the streets rather than an abused dog.
    And most dogs at shelters were just dogs that were given up by owners who could no longer have them, strays, or puppies.
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  9. volleyballer22 says:

    i adopted a 3 year old toy poodle and now she’s 9. she has been one of the best parts of my life, honestly i would encourage everyone to adopt! i got her at a humane society by luck, but she doesnt shed and she’s just so nice to be around. always happy you know? yea, some dogs have been abused.. all they need is patience and unconditional love. then they’ll be back to normal in no time, they just need to trust you. i feel like you’re good with dogs already so that wouldn’t be a problem. it’s not the dogs fault it has problems, would you blame a baby for being abused? never. same with a dog, you have to know that it has a right to be timid, wouldn’t you be? tell all of this to your mom, tell her how you can save a life and make a special dog really happy and give it the affection it deserves :) hope i helped!
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  10. Mariah M. says:

    Adopt a dog.
    I adopted my dog, who was abused as a puppy (and she was cuter than cute I have no idea how anyone could have hurt her!) she’s totally perfect and is one of the best dogs I’ve had. My best friend adopted her dog and he was amazing too.
    Try going to like Craigslist.
    You have to think though, the dogs that go to the stores from puppy mills are just as much as in need of adoption as the pounded ones.
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  11. Jules. says:

    Adopt please! I adopted a shih tzu/poodle from a rescue and he is the sweetest dog ever I love him to death! That’s so untrue about adopted dogs! Most adopted dogs have have more personality, come trained, and with shots. Try http://www.petfinder.com
    That’s where I found my dog. Puppy mills are absolutely horrible and there is no need to contribute to that! Those are the dogs that usually are sick and crazy! Trust me everyone I know who has an adopted dog does not regret it one bit! You my want to get the dog from a private rescue instead of a shelter. They usually get there dogs from killd shelters and they work to make them well trained and ready to go home. Good luck!
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  12. Xer says:

    You should try to convince your mother to go for adoption. As you mentioned, there are too many homeless, down on their luck dogs and cats. I’d only consult a breeder if I desired a purebred for shows and the such. You should point these facts out to your mother:
    Dogs that do not come from breeders are necessarily harmful, have physical or temperament problems, etc. You can generally tell a dog’s personality upon first meeting. If you want to be sure, ask the pound or adoption agency to let you greet and maybe even walk the dog so you can get a sense of them. The dog will appreciate the exercise, even if you do not decide to purchase.
    If you’re getting a small dog, the main problems to expect would be skittishness. With kindness and support, a dog can be coaxed to come out of their shell. Having a pet takes work. Your mum shouldnt expect a golden dog who behaves perfectly just because he or she came from a breeder. I have a purebred and she has a barking problem that has escalated.. You just have to face that dogs take work and care!
    Adoption is cheaper than buying from a breeder, of course. Im sure your mum can appreciate that.

    Sorry for the long answer and good luck!
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  13. Charlie Sheen says:

    Adopt a shitzoo.
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  14. Panda says:

    Try showing your mom a picture of a dog for adoption on http://www.petfinder.com
    Good luck!

    PANDA
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  15. Vanessa Wu says:

    Not all dogs from a shelter are because they are abused, tell ur mom that there are other reasons like divorce, moving at a no pets area or mo time for the dog. Buying a dog will only add to the population of dogs but adopting will save a life of a dog in need. Adopting isnt expensive and usually includes spay neuter, vaccinations, microchip and deworming. Pet stores dont include these and sell pups for a higher price, they also dont receive enough care and pee in the cage theyre staying in at the puppy mill and at the pet store. U could also buy from a reputable breeder but its hard to tell from a healthy or unhealthy dog if unseen. Some pups die in a couple days after they are living wih the family die bexause the breeder wasnt responsible so be careful. I believe that adoption is the best option and u should get a mxed breed dog, they are full of personality and one of a kind. I own a mutt that was supposed to be euthanized so it really feels good saving a life. U could get pups, adolescents, adults or senior dogs at shelter so if u do t have time for a pup, i would recommend a young adult or adult. Good luck!!! Glad you want to adopt!!!
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