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Going through posts of animals to post here on my rescue’s Tumblr and on one of the descriptions I stumble upon this:
Purebred Puppies (Up to 1 yr) has a adoption fee of $250.00
mix breed Puppies (up to 1 yr) has an adoption fee of $200.00
Purebred Dogs (1 yr - 3 yrs) has an adoption fee of $200.00
mix breed Dogs (1+ yrs - 7 yrs) has an adoption fee of $175.00
It actually makes me shake my head at the rescue who posted it. Are you a breeder or an animal rescue? If you want to get rid of the animals to make room for others who are in a high kill shelter, on the streets, or in danger in someone’s home then you wouldn’t be charging an arm and a leg, first off. Secondly, you wouldn’t care if the dog was a mutt or purebred. Animals in shelters are often purebred but they obviously don’t come with papers. The only time I’m okay with people purchasing their dogs or cats is because they want to make them into a show pet, which requires papers on their linage. Or depending on the breed if you want to breed the dog (which I’m very rarely okay with and that goes one million times for anyone wanting to breed Pitbulls, Staffordshires, etc.). But since these dogs aren’t papered you shouldn’t be worried about whether they’re purebred or not and therefore the price should not go up based on the breed and if it’s pure or mixed.
Rescues like this one, raising the price because a dog is purebred, is obviously more worried about making money than the well being of the animal. These people shouldn’t say they’re rescuing animals but a pet store - getting and selling animals. Those aren’t adoption fees, they’re sale prices. I got a champion bloodline UKC Pitbull for $250 and that’s with his 7 generation linage paperwork. Many dogs are about that price when they’re purebreds with papers and being sold by breeders and pet stores are often very high in prices that way. So how can R.A.I.N. Rescue say they’re an animal rescue, wanting to save the lives of animals at risk of being neglected or abused or euthanized, when they’re selling animals instead of adopting them out?