Fed up, we decided to buy a puppy and found a lovely breeder, and our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Lily, has made us all ecstatic.
The new organizations take potentially adoptable pets out of the shelters and foster them, usually in private homes, until the right owner comes along.
They control the fate of an increasing number of animals.
Others push on, answering pages of questions (“As a dog ages, it often becomes incontinent and arthritic.
How do you intend to handle your dog's age-related problems?
At this point, many frustrated animal lovers can commit an act they’d previously thought abhorrent: They buy a dog, cat, bird, or guinea pig from a pet store or breeder. A few months ago during a Dear Prudence chat, I mentioned in passing how ridiculous some rescue groups were.