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Would You Forgo Pet Parenting For a Fake Pet?

The decision to bring a pet into your life is a big one. While some people opt to animalsit for friends or volunteer time at shelters instead of taking on the responsibility, these substitutions may not be enough for others. A company called Perfect Petzzz has created sleeping puppies and kittens that "offer unconditional love and are maintenance-free." They are modeled after popular breeds and use batteries to simulate real breathing. I can't imagine life without my boy North, but there's no telling what type of "fake" pet I might be tempted to adopt if he wasn't in my life, or if I had a child.
The cat and dog Petzzz cost about $30. Of course, you an also purchase a collar, bed, basic pet carrier, and adoption papers. Would you buy one instead of a real pet?


Perfect Petzzz: Siamese Cat

Perfect Petzzz: Chihuahua

Perfect Petzzz: Dachshund

Perfect Petzzz: Jack Russell

Perfect Petzzz: Rottweiler

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Perfect Petzzz: Siamese Cat

Perfect Petzzz: Chihuahua

Perfect Petzzz: Dachshund

Perfect Petzzz: Jack Russell

Perfect Petzzz: Rottweiler

Perfect Petzzz: Shar Pei

Perfect Petzzz: Shih Tzu

Perfect Petzzz: West Highland Terrier

Perfect Petzzz: Gray Tabby

Perfect Petzzz: White Shorthair Cat

Perfect Petzzz: Border Collie
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aphaziak aphaziak 8 years
I agree that these are actually pretty creepy!
runnergeek runnergeek 8 years
no..its no sub for max
carileigh carileigh 8 years
I wouldn't trade my Izzi for anything but since I can't have her at work I would put one on my desk.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I used to know a guy who ran a mall kiosk selling these (Christmas before last, I think it was). I thought the things were kind of creepy, to be honest. I love pets because of their personalities and how they bond with you and interact with you, not just because they look cute and breathe...
wren1 wren1 8 years
Say what? I don't really think so.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 8 years
My mom gave me one of these to poke fun at the fact that I wanted a dog but couldn't get one because of my bf's allergies. She was all- "I figured it's the closet you'll ever get! Ha!" Then my bf got some Claritan and we got Brando- jokes on her!
Tami715 Tami715 8 years
I'd get one of these just to freak out my 3 cats! :D
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
I second ehadams! And I need that REAL bond.
Xandara Xandara 8 years
My dermatologist had one of these, and the receptionist totally faked me out. I kept staring at it, since they had it's back turned to the window, and finally just asked if it was real. The receptionist was like, "oh yeah, we're watching Dr. Soandso's new puppy today!" I can only imagine the look on my face 'cos she promptly burst into laughter and turned it around and showed me it was indeed fake. *facepalm.*
ehadams ehadams 8 years
Looks ok for a kid (maybe a practice pet until they are responsible enough to care for it?) but I couldn't live without the real thing!
ladypenguin ladypenguin 8 years
lol Betty, i was totally thinking "umm no" as I read this. So... Umm no. Maybe for a kid's toy but not as a replacement pet!
Bettyesque Bettyesque 8 years
Um No.
luckyme luckyme 8 years
They remind me of those life-like babies. For me, they definitely have an ick factor.
tmmkitten tmmkitten 8 years
someone gave me this for my birthday years ago, it was a little creepy, but it definitely made my time waiting for a pet frendly apartment easier.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
these things give me the creepers.
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 8 years
No way, the great thing about my dog is he always knows when I'm upset and he dials down his hyperness and comes and just cuddles with me. Plus he has such a funny personality. We couldn't have a dog for a long time so I got guinea pigs instead. They're not as in tune with your emotions, but they have little personalities too.
kristyrk kristyrk 8 years
My aunt bought me one of these about a year ago. I couldn't get a dog at the time, so I had to settle for one of these!
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Even when I wasn't in a position to get a pet, I still wouldn't have considered this. Part of what I love about animals is their personality - and these don't have any.

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