Saturday, February 18, 2012

Before I adopted my little furball, I searched high and low for a dog on the Humane Society webpage and Craigslist. I would see listings for and about dogs that needed their forever homes. One day, I clicked on a listing.  It was along the lines of “I am looking for a free dog. Full-breed and up to dates on shots. I don’t have a lot of money so it needs to be free.” Uhhh.

It was frustrating to read. How on earth can someone who is genuinely serious about adopting a dog not realize that it’s going to not be “free.” In fact, it’s expensive. That posting was thoughtlessly written but it was also selfish. This person wasn’t thinking about the dog, they were thinking about simply getting a dog to get a dog.

 Click here for an estimate about how much a pup will cost you!
On a smiliar note: After I adopted Teddy, I met a girl who wanted to get a dog herself, except she lives on campus at our school. No t only is it against all sorts of prohibited, but it’s all sorts of cruel. A dog shouldn’t be cooped up in a dorm room that’s too small to share with a roommate, let alone a dog. She was completely serious about it too, which scares me. I would like to know what her plan for the dog was once she got caught. I wish people were more mindful about these types of things.

1 comment:

  1. Adopting a dog is such a great thing. You were clearly ready for the commitment. It's too bad some people do it out of their own selfish needs without thinking about an animal who deserves a safe place to be.