Rusty: Friday is one of our favorite days of the week.
Micah: Oh, I don't know. We seem to be partial to every day of the week, for one reason or another.
Cameron: True. But today is Funny Farmer Feline Friday and we post another Mousebreath interview.
Cyndi: This week we interview Savannah and Sage from Savannah's Paw Tracks.
Percy: Many of you are already familiar with their blog, but we're sure you'll learn more about them when you read Princess Savannah and The Kid Sage.
Buddy: Now that the cats have finished their post, we'd like to be upfront on where we stand with Rescue vs Breeder. This was thrown in Jan's face this week when a friend asked Jan to help "them" with something. (We'll use they or them instead of he or she because the person wishes to remain anonymous.)
Sam: Jan posted this on Facebook Wednesday and had some polite suggestions on adopting from a shelter or rescue instead.
A friend is looking for a reputable breeder of AKC Yorkie or Westie or Toy Poodle pups. In Middle Georgia area. This pup would have a great home! But I'm not sure how to find a reputable breeder who has reasonable prices, so I thought I'd ask - ***** - and anyone else who would might be able to help. Thanks.
Merci: Suddenly, Thursday a rescue we'd never heard of started leaving angry messages. We have stripped off any identifying info and are only printing the exchange between Jan and the rescue, no one else. Please bear with us.
Rescue: Why in the world would you be looking for a reputable breeder with so many Yorkies and Poodles being put down in shelters? We are cleaning up their messes.
Jan: Anyone who knows me understands I have a great respect for rescues and no kill shelters. Rescue is expensive, time-consuming and often thankless. So, in case no one has done so lately, I'd like to thank you for helping to save canine lives. I also wanted to say, that although I understand your position, I also understand that there are those who want a specific pedigree type for whatever reason and there is no reason to try to make them feel guilty for this.
Rescue: I am a Stae licensed Animal Rescuer for 28 years. I want them to feel guilty for this when there are dogs that they would love -if someone would point them and educate them into the right direction You are not helping rescue
Jan: And you are not helping your cause. You do not have the right to decide what others can or can't do.
Rescue: I have every right . I am the one as many other rescuers are that are taking care of the dogs Poodles/Yorkees that are being dumped . I am not trying to help my cause. I am trying to help the animals. You are looking for a BREEDER for friend??Help her to adopt one from a shelter.
Jan: You are being rude and trying to start an argument. You aren't helping the animals either. Kindly back off and think about what you are posting. This is not your business!
Rescue: Save the dogs in the shelters and I will!! When someone is trying to help a FRIEND BUY an expensive dog when they can go to a shelter or rescue and find any breed they want for $40.00 . And other wise would be put down. I don't have to know them.. No one can defend this type of thinking and say they shouldn't feel guilty. It doesn't matter whether a Breeder is Reputable or not. Their dogs are winding up in shelters also. And being put down. You are not getting the meaning here. You would be saving a Life!!! Who cares about anyone being right?If you have helped with Rescue- you should know better!!!! You just don't get it!!!!!
Jan: No, sadly YOU don't get it. You aren't the Gestapo but you are trying to act like you are. Please vent your anger elsewhere. Your brand of rescue isn't welcome here.
Rescue: Where is here? Upson County where all the animals are dying Miss Scarlett?????? If trying to save as many animals from dying makes me a JERK- I want to be one!!!!
Buddy: We know many of you are involved, some heavily involved in rescue. We understand it is an up and down emotional roller coaster ride between tears for those that die and happiness for those that take the freedom ride.
Merci: We all stand solidly behind Jan and disagree with the rude, extreme and uninvited opinions expressed by this rescuer. We are all for supporting a reputable rescue, but no one has the right or authority to demand, command, require (whatever word you want to use) others to adopt only from shelters or rescues. Nor to try to shame or guilt another human being because their decision isn't the one you want them to make.
Buddy:: Jan said this mindset / attitude turns potential adopters off to all rescues. A local person agreed with the rescue, saying, "It's hard for any rescue to be a fan of breeders." Rescues don't have to be a fan of breeders. There are both good and bad breeders, just as there are good and bad rescues. And it is not their choice to make. It is the adopter's choice.
Sam: If rescues want respect, they need to stop bad mouthing all breeders (as this rescue did) and adopters. She was disrespectful toward adopters too.
Merci: Rescue is about the animals. We will continue to support animal rescue in ways as we are able. We will also support potential adopters who want to adopt a healthy puppy from a reputable breeder. Whether anyone in rescue agrees with us or not!
Buddy: Now you know our view on rescue. We would be interested to hear your view, whether or not you are involved in it.
Marcus: Garth Riley was our hero. He stepped in and defended Jan. Thank you, Garth.
PS - Buddy: We want to add a couple of links to good posts appropriate to this subject. Garth Riley's mom wrote anarticle on Want a Purebreed Puppy? 4 Things You Need To Know. Last month Bailey posted I Love My Purebreed Dogs and I'm Not Afraid to Show It. Yes,adopting rescue and shelter dogs is great but we advocate that humans need to offer and accept a balanced approach to rescue vs breeder adoptions.
Today is Rascal & Rocco's Pet Parade blog hop. We can't wait to see which blogger is featured favorite this week.
There are no rules. Any pet blogger can enter. And you can promote your social media too.
Their co-hosts are Bionic Basil, Barking from the Bayou, Love is being owned by a husky and yours truly (Jan's Funny Farm).
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