Results for - If getting or giving a pet this Christmas, will you adopt from a shelter or buy from a pet store/breeder?

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  • 1. If getting or giving a pet this Christmas, will you adopt from a shelter or buy from a pet store/breeder?
    Adopt from a SHELTER. | 25.72% | 613 votes
    Purchaser from pet store. | 3.57% | 85 votes
    Purchase from a breeder. | 3.52% | 84 votes
    N/A | 66.55% | 1,586 votes
    Other (please specify) | 0.63% | 15 votes

12/02/2013 Pets 5 points 21

Comments

  • LoveZCatZ profile photo
    NEVER give pets as gifts, EVER. An animal is a commitment and a choice that should only be made by the person who will have to have that connection - that commitment for the life of the animal. IF you want someone to have a cat or dog, then take them to a shelter to let THEM pick out the animal that suits their life and YOU pay the fees.
    10 months
  • nikki profile photo
    Adopt from shelter
    10 months
  • lifecity profile photo
    Pets shouldn't be gifts; that's a life-long (for the pet, or easily 10+ years for the human) commitment! Also, I've gotten all my animals from public shelters.
    10 months
  • lostsoul1 profile photo
    Only from shelters to give them a forever home.
    10 months
  • CJS314 profile photo
    Comments are love to have this is Tandria alisha WADE peace and love from your daughter.
    10 months
  • Shona profile photo
    pets are not gifts!
    10 months
  • carlosarnold profile photo
    Asti. *Shakes head* NO. If given for the right reason and to the right person, ANY TIME is a good time to give a pet, especially if it's in a shelter. It'll save the animal's life in many cases. If a person ends up "dumped later," then NO TIME is a good time to give that person a pet.
    10 months
  • wiltedviolet profile photo
    Agree not to give pets for Christmas, they do get abandoned sometimes, and I would always get a pet from the shelter. Great survey!:) Remember that most shelters have nice breeds too that have been abandoned, I think you can call the shelter and ask for a call when they have the breed you are looking for:)
    10 months
  • asti profile photo
    Pets are not for xmas, terrible time to get one and most end up dumped later however of the answers above a rescue group or shelter
    10 months
  • jwalk profile photo
    I am finally getting my last stray spayed but what a mess. All of the vets here want between $200.00 and $300.00 to have one done.Called multiple places only to find a waiting list. There are so many cats who are wild that rescue places cannot keep up and the no kill shelters are full. One place had already done 18,000 cats this year! Now I have three kittens to have done.
    10 months
  • FIESTIE profile photo
    I get all my animals from shelter or people dump them off at my business.now have 3 dogs and 2 cats. last one was a five week old kitten named him FIESTIE.already been to vet
    10 months
  • babygirl350 profile photo
    Adopt a pet from a shelter, they are there dying for a forever home. For a chance to live. Do not buy from puppy mills. If you must have a specific breed, check out the Rescue Groups. There are reputable ones available.
    10 months
  • countesssummer profile photo
    Shelter is the way to go but Grandma621 has got it right- Pets are permanent. It's not fair to give or adopt a pet if it's going to end up being given back to the shelter. We got a dog from the shelter about 6 months ago and she had been beaten before (there's no doubt-you can definitely tell) and then she was adopted only to be taken back. Thank goodness she finally has the loving home that she deserves now.
    10 months
  • Grandma621 profile photo
    Don't give pets for Christmas unless they were already planning on getting one!
    10 months
  • Monkeyray profile photo
    Shelters should be free to put the chip and help the animal find its home!
    10 months
  • foesracing profile photo
    Adopting from the shelter is best.
    10 months
  • daddyduck profile photo
    We've had real good luck with shelters. Highly recommend.
    10 months
  • beatsdrop profile photo
    Always adopt from shelters! :)
    10 months
  • selkie305 profile photo
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid 664329003588481&set a.177141655640554.36425.173420656012654&type 1&theater A pet isn't just for the holidays, but for life.
    10 months
  • Wraith42 profile photo
    I get all my pets straight off the street. They come to the house, the friendly ones come inside and spend the winter with me. The feral ones have a hay house in the garage. I feed them twice a day.
    10 months
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