LIFE TIDY BUT BORING? YOU NEED AN ANIMAL.

If you want a specific breed of dog for hunting (or for a show dog… I guess), by all means contact a breeder*. Otherwise, don’t be a fool by supporting the puppy mills that supply many pet stores. Visit the shelter. If nobody there suits you, go back a week later.

Pet Store:    wants to sell you something, anything, today.

Shelter:       vets YOU to protect the animal (this is a Good Thing).

Has already culled aick/problem animals.

Has a clue as to temperament

-good with kids

-gets along with cats

-fearless farm dog but don’t you dare coop him up in your yuppie studio “loft” (code for crappy inner-city hellhole @                                        $2000/month you damn dumbass).

*Reputable breeders exist. I have met both of them.

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