Question: Should You Adopt A Dog Or Buy From A Breeder?

Is buying a dog from a breeder bad?

While there are many legitimate reasons to buy from breeders, there are millions of dogs already out there in need of good homes. Due to overcrowding, health issues, or even simply their age, nearly 1.5 million of those dogs are euthanized each year.

Why adoption is better than buying from a breeder?

It saves three. Adopting your next pet from a shelter not only saves the life of your new pet, but it saves the life of the next animal the shelter can rescue. The more pet owners who are convinced to adopt from a shelter instead of a breeder, the more animals that get to keep their lives.

Why you should adopt a dog rather than buy?

Because you’ll save a life.

The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. When you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them part of your family and open up shelter space for another animal who might desperately need it.

Why getting a dog from a breeder is bad?

Breeding Trouble

Inbreeding causes painful and life-threatening genetic defects in “purebred” dogs and cats, including crippling hip dysplasia, blindness, deafness, heart defects, skin problems, and epilepsy. Distorting animals for specific physical features also causes severe health problems.

Why you shouldn’t breed your dog?

10 Reasons NOT to Breed Your Dog. Don’t breed your dogs if your goal is for any reason other than advancing the breed. Financial gain as a reason is unacceptable. Responsible breeders stand behind every puppy in their litters, ensuring that each dog has a forever home with them should they need to be returned.