Small Dog Breeders and Rescues
In searching for small dog breeders and rescues, don’t fall prey to the many factory dog farms out there. Learn everything you can about avoiding puppy mills. Otherwise, you’ll simply perpetuate the cruel factory model of breeding dogs and extend the suffering of every animal there. This is especially true if you wish to adopt a small or toy breed. Their size makes them easy victims of unethical businesses focused on efficient breeding. Small dogs take less food, less space, and less time to care for in factory farm conditions. These are puppy mills are, at best, immoral, and at worst, criminal operations. While we need to rescue all dogs from these inhumane conditions, we need to do so in a way that doesn’t perpetuate their existence.
In the same way, we need to be sure that the rescue organization we’re adopting our next fur-kid from is a legitimate organization and not a for-profit business hiding behind a charitable cloak. The lengths some so-called “rescues” will go to meet the demand for dogs includes theft, factory farming, traveling to other states or countries to grab dogs off the streets, and so on.
The posts collected here will help you locate legitimate breeders and reputable rescues. Given the pandemic, so many families are desperate to find a small dog to add to their homes. Those small dogs are increasingly hard to come by. The high demand and low supply makes careful vetting so very important. Read everything you can regarding small dog breeders and rescues before accepting a pup into your home. We hope you start here.