If you are planning to get a dog, take one off the street today.
You really can, and it WILL make a huge difference in the final analysis. The Indian street dog has so many more advantages to a pedigreed dog, that’s been in-bred and over-bred…
First, it has the best genes in the business!
You have heard of Darwin’s theory of Survival of the Fittest, right? Well, it not only survived, but thrived. So that’s really good stock you have there.
It’s healthier, more resistant to disease, won’t get obese and will hence cause you less stress in the long term.
It will give you as much affection as the pedigreed dog, if not more. If generations of conditioning is anything to go by… it’s hard wired in them – they crave that love. But, that same neglect of generations will mean that on days that you are too busy in the hum drum of your life…they will survive the lack of attention. They will just stay next to you in a show of silent support.
And if for emotional reasons (like mine – I have always had a Labrador), you want a particular pedigreed dog, then please adopt an abandoned one from a shelter. Or adopt one that is long past it’s ‘sell by‘ date at a breeder’s.
Trust me, even a pedigreed over grown dog at a breeders, does not have a pretty life. His only mistake, he grew up. The same is the case with abandoned pets. You would be surprised by the number of pets that are left on the streets, abandoned because they grew out of their cute puppy dog stage!!
Please don’t ‘pay’ to get a dog!
Help stop this vicious cycle of breeding and over breeding.
And if you still must, then please go to a registered breeder.
And lastly, please never abandon a pet.