A Girl's Gotta Knit

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Thursday, November 30, 2006

A new puppy under the Christmas tree

It's that time of year when people want to get that perfect gift for the family...
they think, "what's better than a cute new puppy under a Christmas tree?! "
So just a quick reminder when considering adding a puppy to the family....

If you get a new puppy this year please, please, please get it from anywhere but a petstore.....better yet, get a leash, a bowl, a ball and a bag of dog food as a gift under the tree and take the whole family to the shelter to pick out their new pet family member together.

Happy holidays from all my critters to yours!


At 11:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice Angi! I applaud this posting, and I totally agree with you. There are lots of really wonderful dogs in shelters that need a great home.


At 12:52 PM, Blogger KnitterBunny said...

Hey, I agree with you too. I'm getting (my might-as-well-be-my husband) Will a puppy this year. A purebred Brittany from a friend who used to breed the occassional litter. This one was a bit unintentional (the female was supposedly spayed by a previous owner before being rescued by my friend), but well timed for me.

A lovely hunting companion for Will and a bundle of fun for me!

(And I boycott the pet stores because no reputable rabbit breeder would sell their animals to a pet store either.)

At 2:02 PM, Blogger Bumbershootska said...

Thank you so much for reminding everyone about this issue. Shelters are 'over-stocked' every month of the year; what's better than adopting a friend who really needs you?
Let's put puppy mills out of business for good!!!!
Good one, Girl!


At 5:14 AM, Blogger Stacey said...

I totally agree. This is the complete wrong time for a new puppy....it's such a shame most people really don't think it through!

At 8:32 PM, Blogger cindi said...

2 paws up! Say no to pet stores that sell animals...


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