Wednesday, March 25, 2009

You like dags?

Hey everyone, Victoria and I have been talking about getting a dog for awhile now. I've always said I will get one once I graduate college. I even went as far as to make sure my apartment post college was animal friendly.

I just wanted to make sure that I had the time to put towards the young and restless life destroyer known as a puppy. And some of you may know that Victoria and I have been checking the Wisconsin Humane Society dogs daily, sending each other pictures of the dogs we would like to pick. We even made a trip a week or 2 ago and realized that the turnover rate at the humane society is insanely higher then you would assume. I thought maybe a dog sits there for months, maybe a year, and finding homes is near impossible. It's the opposite, these dogs are gone usually same day they hit the showcase. I'd be surprised to see a dog last longer then 1 week in this place without getting scooped up. It really is a great deal too, you are helping the world solve an over abundance of dogs without homes, and its an affordable price (between $125 and $250).

Please note that for those of you who haven't researched dogs, a purebread breader sells dogs for $500-$1k. After you get the dog, you buy a couple hundred in supplies, food, and then couple hundred for Shots, Deworming, Flea treatment, and if you're smart, please tell me you are, the neutering or spaying. (If you splurge, you get a microchip inserted for quick and easy identification by the pound/firedept/police) Now heres the big seller. The $250 humane society price includes all of this. Because for the 2 weeks before they hit the showcase, these dogs have been taken care of. Completely. So now you help out the streets, and you save $1-$2k in monies. A win win in my book. And just look at him!

2 comments:

Ric said...

I am insanely envious of your new puppy. I want.

MrB said...

Goddammit, Greg has a strict no dogs policy, that tyrant! I shall be brutus and destroy his regime...


No really, i want a dog too... just not the time or the place i suppose...