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#1 Old 08-28-2004, 04:50 PM
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On the way back from the store today, we stopped at an informal swapmeet. One of the women there was selling husky puppies. SO wanted to buy one ($250).



I explained (out of the woman's hearing) the concept of back-yard breeders, how a responsible breeder would have the parents available, or at have their certifications (and NOT be selling at a swap meet!!), and how there was no guarantee of the health of the puppies.



I also said that we'd likely be able to get just as good a puppy from a shelter or rescue group, and that it'd be (a) neutered, (b) less expensive, and (c) saving a life.



We left puppyless. It helped that we found our last two dogs abandoned in the desert, and they're great dogs -- at least I didn't have to battle the "shelter dogs are rejects because they're problem dogs" attitude.



But man, those puppies were adorable....
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#2 Old 08-28-2004, 07:17 PM
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Good job! That definatley sounded like a shanty situation. ($250 for husky puppies??!!?? Somethings gotta be wrong there...that's way too inexpensive)

Did you maybe get the name/number of the person who had them??

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Good job. When I read the first paragraph I thought you were going to say you talked your SO into buying one of them. Relieved that isn't the case. : )
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#4 Old 08-28-2004, 09:18 PM
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Good job! That definatley sounded like a shanty situation. ($250 for husky puppies??!!?? Somethings gotta be wrong there...that's way too inexpensive)

Did you maybe get the name/number of the person who had them??



I don't know how much they usually go for but if they don't have papers they'd probably be a lot less than usual.

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Micheal- still $250 is real inexpensive in the wonderful world of pet wholesale. $600 is a 'steal' for a husky w/o papers.



KPickell- I thought the same thing too at first. But I knew any VBer would be too smart to do that.

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I don't know how much they usually go for but if they don't have papers they'd probably be a lot less than usual.



I can't tell you how many times people go out and buy puppies for thousands of dollars, and there are no "papers" involved. People simple are clueless when it comes to paying for animals. It boggles my mind and angers me(b/c I can't stand "breeders").

Papers mean nothing to most people. Hell,most papers in genral mean nothing in the whole scheme of things.
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