PeterPan1: Does this sound like it may be a puppy mill?
Not necessarily a puppy mill, but a bad situation for the dogs. I just found this ad on Craig's List for my town, and it kinda worries me...
"Hello, I am an individual (not a rescue group) who takes dog in need into my home. I have taken many dogs into my home, gotten them fixed, worked on socialization and house training and found them forever homes. I have two more dogs coming into my care this weekend and I am in need of some supplies that I don't have at this time. I am trying to find a free or very inexpensive dog run or fencing materials. I am hoping to find something that is 6' tall so that the dogs can't jump out. I am also in need of two baby gates for when the dogs are in the house while we work on house training. The two dogs I am taking in are both adults, however they will be able to easily jump my 4' fence and I need to keep them safe. Anyone who would be willing to donate any food or supplies I would be very greatful and so will the doggies :) I am in need of a large collar (I have one for one dog, but need another for the second dog), a leash would be great too, old towels and blankets, toys and food. Even if you have a partial bag of food that your dog won't eat, these guys would be very greatful for any food. The dogs I am taking were left in a backyard when their owners foreclosed and left them there to fend for themselves. I would be happy to give you a receipt and updates on the dogs in my care. I do this on my own and with my own money, so any help would be greatly appreciated"
This kinda worries me. How many dogs does this person have? And "these guys would be very grateful for any food" is what scares me. Dogs cant eat just any food brand, if they are switching it has to be gradual or they will get sick. Does this sound legit to anyone else, or does it sound like a possible bad situation for the dogs? This person SHOULD take these dogs to the humane society where they will be cared for and fixed and socialized and find good homes, which is what she says she does... It should not be her responsibility, especially if she doesn't have the money for the supplies she needs. What should I do about this? Should I leave it alone, or...... what do you guys think of this situation....?
it specifically says it isn't a rescue group. I love dogs too, but if i couldn't pay for the supplies I would take the dog to the shelter...
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Answer by K
No, this sounds like a foster care program.
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