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Bit of a rant really!

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Lucisky Tue 16-May-17 13:42:26

Alright, I know I shouldn't look because it annoys me so much. Online dog ads. Common example; puppy (say 5 months) looking for new home because child is 'allergic'. More likely they have discovered how difficult a job small children and puppies are together. Another - moving and new landlord won't allow dogs. Why get a dog in the first place if you are likely to move soon? Some are heartbreaking. A ten year old dog for free because it doesn't get on with other dog. What? You've only just discovered this, or else you have got a puppy and older dog is no longer wanted. There was one a few weeks ago showing a puppy so thin I was going to report it, but the ad disappeared very quickly, so perhaps someone else did. Another was a chihuahua with a cherry eye, but they still wanted £350 for it. And so it goes on. I really should stop looking and torturing myself.

SparklingRaspberry Tue 16-May-17 14:05:00

It breaks my heart as well sad

Ylvamoon Tue 16-May-17 16:21:38

You left out so called breeders, who sell their girls once they are done with them (around 5-6 years of age).

People feel sorry for the dogs and buy them... that's how you can charge money for an ill/ wild / aggressive dog or puppy.

(Reputable breeders will sell their puppies with a contract, this should also include the right to "buy/ take" the dog back if it is no longer wanted. Because a knowledge person can turn a 5 months old hooligan into a lovely family pet. Breeders who care, don't want their puppies being "recycled" many times over.)

arbrighton Thu 18-May-17 14:10:24

Re having to move to new rented: not always choice of tenant to be told to move on, and often might be told they can stay long term then get section 21 6 months after.

Unfair to include that in your rant really.

Lucisky Fri 19-May-17 07:24:38

I don't think its unfair at all, and I put it in because I see it so often. Often the animal is only a few months old, and I think it is just a convenient excuse to get rid in some cases. However, if you have to move, why can't you find somewhere that takes dogs, instead of dumping your so called best friend? I think it is very unwise to get a dog if you have no long term security with where you live. I just get so annoyed that people see dogs as disposable assets.

MudCity Fri 19-May-17 07:32:50

It's heartbreaking. I used to know someone who repeatedly bought dogs and then 'decided' after six months or so that it was too much hassle. They would rehome then, within another six months, get another. I couldn't bear to be in their company.

There are always good reasons to rehome a dog but I particularly detest people who get a dog when they don't have children and then promptly rehome it when child arrives.

I am a huge dog-lover though and we are passionate about our dogs (they come first in this house and I'm not ashamed to say it!)

Fiona1984 Sun 21-May-17 07:36:47

I saw an advert for a cat where the seller 'thought they'd try having a cat' and after a month decided it wasn't for them. It even said 'bought in error'
Poor cat sad

Lucisky Tue 23-May-17 16:07:52

Just seen another one. Ten week old puppy for sale, 'bought for son, but the novelty has worn off'. Words fail me.

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