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SnooFloofs4918 t1_iwij8wo wrote

I have a puppy mill rescue dog. I got him when he was 9 weeks old and he will be 13 next April. He's also a "helper" dog, he helps himself to my food if I turn my back for a second. I wouldn't trade the little guy for love nor money. He has been with me since my wife passed away in 2010, and at times has kept me going.


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TransposingJons t1_iwhmp6x wrote

Never, ever , EVER buy a dog. Even the most reputable breeders are part of the problem.



ForFucksSakeAnything t1_iwhysn9 wrote

While I agree in theory. Reality just isn't that simple. Where I live every single shelter/rescue that I have looked at only has pit bulls or pit mixes. Those dogs are not good fits for about 95% of households (I'm not attacking the breed, but they do ideally require experienced households without small animals/kids). So it makes adopt don't shop really difficult if you don't want a pit mix.


that_sweet_moment t1_iwih6nf wrote

Check out as there are lots of different breeds available. Especially if you are in Dallas area (from your post history).


LlamaNmyLivingRoom t1_iwikvr8 wrote

Thanks for the advice! That's actually how we ended up finding our last family addition. She was listed as an Australian cattle dog basset hound mix. However, even she ended up being about 15% pit bull after dna testing (dunno if those are 100% accurate, but the vet agrees she has some pit). Luckily we don't have an interest in a puppy, so we don't plan on going to a breeder. We are thinking about looking at retired working dogs or even a senior for our next.


Shakethecrimestick t1_iwiicrv wrote

This is exactly my dog. We got her as a rescue through a group that got her from a puppy mill at 1 year old. She was extreme anxiety for a long time, but slowly came around. Now, she is a neighbourhood therapy dog, especially for big dogs. She is very calm around dogs and a lot of people who say their dog is nervous around all dogs are good with our dog.


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BertNankBlornk t1_iwj5far wrote

ah yes, animal torture is so uplifting


Aragon108 t1_iwl8bpt wrote

At the end a happy-end, amazing!