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Do Tell: What Would You Say If Someone Was Selling These Dogs on Your Street?

My pal snapped this picture to share these "Pomeranian/Chihuahua mixes" for sale outside a local shop. Am I the only one that doubts that breed combo made these puppies? But anyway, he mentioned that he felt lucky I wasn't with him because they definitely didn't look old enough to be away from their mother and he knew I'd give the people an earful for all of the above.

On the one hand, at least the dogs weren't immediately abandoned at a shelter but, on the other, who's to say the owners didn't plan to make money off of this "unexpected pairing" either now . . . or in the future. The whole situation doesn't sit right with me, but share what concerns you have about this scenario in the comments below.

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missy1632 missy1632 6 years
Thankfully I have never seen a puppy street vendor in Australia... if I did, there would be trouble... I would not be able to leave until those puppies were taken away from the 'seller'... puppies have a relatively good chance of being adopted at pet shelters and most places have a mandatory neutering as part of the adoption process. And at least then the money 'made' is being put back into the shelter.
Hotlegs-Runner Hotlegs-Runner 6 years
AAAARrrrggghh! this makes me really sad and angry at the same time. I would've given him a mouthful if I saw him selling these poor puppies on the street!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 6 years
Situations like that shown and stories of them causes my blood to boil and heart to break. Poor little dogs being sold too young and most likely from a mill/irresponsible breeder. I probably would have stopped, checked on the pups, asked the seller questions and probably end up giving a local shelter/animal rescue a call. A rescue group would have most likely worked with this scenario in a kinder, safer way. The entire designer dog BS is awful and the poor animals pay a price. Shelter animals are the best way and you can both save a life and find one that suits your lifestyle.
weffie weffie 6 years
Ah, such common sense is relieving... I spent a good portion of last night arguing with my boyfriend that his sister's idea to buy a beagle-bosty mix from a puppy dealer (like, this woman seriously buys and sells dogs just like used cars) she found online wasn't the brightest. He was defending the whole idea and even started to defend buying puppy mill dogs from pet stores, claiming it "doesn't make a difference"... I can see this issue being the demise of our relationship before long, my blood is still boiling over his ignorance :(
creedy218 creedy218 6 years
hate things like this...i am a fan of shelters/rescues and it just breaks my heart to hear stories like this.
celebritycatwalk celebritycatwalk 6 years
This type of issue hurts our hearts. The direct result of "backyard breeding", this is why our shelters our filled with dogs/cats. The street is absolutely no place to buy or sell puppies regardless of their breed.
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
(oops, i would also spell unnecessary right)
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
first, i would cross out the uneccesary apostrophe. i also doubt that they are pom/chi mixes. and while i don't agree with selling them on the street, maybe the shelters in the area are full? i know that our local shelter can no longer take abandoned animals, just strays.
Spiderlove Spiderlove 6 years
*** my chi was a quarter of the size of the brown one peeking inside the box... not the tiny multi colored one on the
Spiderlove Spiderlove 6 years
If they truly WERE chi/pom mixes, they look old enough to be away from mom, but I HIGHLY doubt they are. They certainly dont seem to have the characteristics of EITHER breed. (I have a Chi and have friends with Poms) My chi was about a quarter of that size when I got him at 13 weeks old. Regardless, the street isn't the place to sell a puppy. (and I'm not even gonna start on the "puppy's" vs "puppies" I think a shelter would have found BETTER homes for these pups, at least they screen people somewhat and ensure the animals are spayed or neutered. These people wanted to make some $$$.
kismekate kismekate 6 years
Yah, this makes me really sad. There are much better ways to go about putting these dogs in a good home. I'm sure they would have no problem. And you're right - they do not look old enough to be away from Mom.
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