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Kimberly Runkel

Danielsville, GA

198 Community Rewards Points

are you a pet rescuer/adopter or do you purchase animals at pet stores?

Posted on 10/16/10 at 11:23 PM By Kimberly Runkel | 37 Replies
I used to think it was so much fun to buy a cute, clean little animal from a pet store, then I became involved with different humane societies and animal shelters. I realized that there are so many abandoned and unloved animals in the U.S. that it would take every person rescuing between 2-3 animals per person to get the numbers of stray/wild pets down. If every person would spay/neuter their pets, the population would be much more easily controlled. It is a sad thing to see an animal left on the side of the road to die or starve or suffer an unnecessary illness due to no fault of its own. So the next time you drive down the road and see an animal that needs help, please stop, it could mean all the difference to that poor animal. 

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Aurora, IN

388 Community Rewards Points
I bought my dog from a flea market. I do not buy pets such as dogs at pet stores they mostly come from pet mills. If they do not there are alot of pet stores that do not treat them right.
Posted on 5/10/11 at 9:29 AM

Barbara Graham

Haverhill, MA

263 Community Rewards Points
One was a rescue kitten and one was a gift from my son for my 50 th birthday 11 years ago.
Posted on 5/09/11 at 10:07 PM


Macomb, MI

126 Community Rewards Points
Adoption only!
Posted on 5/04/11 at 10:11 PM

Tracy Thoren

St.Paul, MN

404 Community Rewards Points
pet stores connect with the buyer and are nice
Posted on 5/01/11 at 1:30 AM

Betti Victory

Hamilton, IL

102 Community Rewards Points
I have only once bought a dog from a private person. Never a pet store. Ther rest have all been adopted or rescued. I dont believe in buying dogs from pet stores because there are too many animals out there that need homes and make great if not better pets than pet store purebreds. The one time I did, it was for my husband for his birthday because he wanted a boxer but she was purchased from a private breeder not a store.
Posted on 4/23/11 at 10:59 AM

Leigh Ann

Louisville, KY

103 Community Rewards Points
I have gotten 3 out of 4 of my dogs from shelters! I believe that everyone should adopt from a shelter at least once. If I ever win the lottery, there will be no homeless dogs!!
Posted on 4/18/11 at 11:22 AM

Sarah Moyer

Charlotte, NC

108 Community Rewards Points
Both our dogs are rescues and are fixed. We wouldn't have it any other way. It's crazy how many amazing, sweet wonderful animals are out there to adopt and some people feel like there is something wrong with them.
Posted on 3/22/11 at 2:46 PM

Helen Graham

Cooper City, FL

138 Community Rewards Points
I would NEVER buy a pet from a pet store-they keep the puppy mills in business. go to a shelter or breeder and then when you get your bundle of love have him or her neutered or spayed. I always spay my dogs....its better for their health
Posted on 3/22/11 at 1:59 PM


Oklahoma City, OK

148 Community Rewards Points

I am an animal rescuer!

"Don't breed or buy while shelter animals die!"

Posted on 3/20/11 at 7:42 PM

Melody Simpson

Splendora, TX

120 Community Rewards Points
Ooops, misspelled rescue - and got 3 more points for correcting it. lol  That should put me up to a platinum membership.  Yippeee!
Posted on 3/20/11 at 2:16 PM
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