Over the past couple of weeks we’ve had an incredibly lively discussion about, among other things, the idea that it is all but impossible to find a young, healthy purebred dog in the shelter. Although a few people held fast to that belief, most of the participants agreed with me: There are plenty of purebred puppies and teens in the shelter!
The following pups, all of whom are purebred shelter puppies or teenagers, are adopted, in rescue or still in the shelter. I live in California, but if you search online in your area, you’ll find similar results — maybe not today but within a few weeks.
In addition to all the purebred dogs I’ve included, there are now more than 900 dogs in Southern and Central California animal shelters who are less than 1 year old, including dozens of puppies younger than 4 months old.
Some of these dogs will be sick, yes, but usually with a respiratory infection or kennel cough, both of which are easily treatable. Most of them just need grooming. Whether you’re looking for a purebred puppy, a purebred adult, a “designer” breed or an amazing mutt to share your life with, don’t shop! Adopt!
Now that you’ve seen the evidence, do you still think you can’t find a purebred puppy in the shelter? Let me know what you think in the comments section below.