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Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs July 3rd, 2005, 11:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,768
Posted By gruegoo
THANKS! But I have to say... its easy to post...

THANKS! But I have to say... its easy to post comments when surrounded by people who post intelligent responses. So kudos all around!
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs July 3rd, 2005, 11:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,768
Posted By gruegoo
Hi guys, I made another thread to continue...

Hi guys,

I made another thread to continue the "education to fight puppymills" part of this discussion and this thread was going off topic. It can be found here:
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Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs July 3rd, 2005, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 660
Posted By gruegoo
Methods to fight Puppymills and BYB's?

I moved this part of the discussion over from another thread where it originated.

Original thread here: http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=16946&page=1&pp=30

Please refer to the original...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs July 2nd, 2005, 11:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,768
Posted By gruegoo
Yes, less puppies is a good thing. But only if it...

Yes, less puppies is a good thing. But only if it stays that way, which it won't. As soon as there is a greater demand for puppies, more mills will sprout. Puppy mills and BYB's cannot be fought...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs July 2nd, 2005, 11:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,768
Posted By gruegoo
I agree that education is a great thing, and that...

I agree that education is a great thing, and that education does promote change. However, I think history has proven that in the majority of cases, education only promotes major change on the extreme...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs July 2nd, 2005, 11:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,768
Posted By gruegoo
Good point. However, I would argue that...

Good point. However, I would argue that education, while a great thing, can only go so far. For example, I'd say pretty much everyone knows smoking is bad and causes cancer in smokers AND people...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs July 2nd, 2005, 10:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,768
Posted By gruegoo
I totally agree, but most people: 1. do not...

I totally agree, but most people:

1. do not consider that puppies from champion stock are STILL wildcards, although much less so than average dogs.

2. do not know you can get registered dogs...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs July 2nd, 2005, 10:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,768
Posted By gruegoo
I see your point, and I agree to a certain...

I see your point, and I agree to a certain extent, but I don't think it's very realistic. Quite frankly, many (maybe most?) families who want dogs, want puppies. While there is plenty of choice in...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs July 2nd, 2005, 09:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,768
Posted By gruegoo
I see your point, but that creates a bit of a...

I see your point, but that creates a bit of a catch22 doesn't it? If everyone went to reputable breeders instead of BYB's and petstores, there wouldn't be enough puppies to go around.

Yes, people...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs July 2nd, 2005, 02:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,768
Posted By gruegoo
Are some dogs more expensive to breed than others?

Hi,

NO I AM NOT TRYING TO BREED DOGS.

ahem... just thought I should say that first. :)

So I was sitting on the subway the other day (bored out of my mind) and it occurred to me that dogs...
Forum: Newspaper Articles of Interest (animal/pet related) from Around the World June 28th, 2005, 12:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 873
Posted By gruegoo
Scientists Create "Zombie Dogs"

Ummm assuming this is real, I dunno what to say...


http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,15739502-13762,00.html

Boffins create zombie dogs
By Nick Buchan of NEWS.com.au
June 27, 2005
From:
Forum: Off topic forum June 27th, 2005, 12:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,446
Posted By gruegoo
Reading this thread... it just hits me how lucky...

Reading this thread... it just hits me how lucky we all are to live in a society where we CAN spend hundreds, if not thousands on our beloved pets. There are literally billions of people in the world...
Forum: Off topic forum June 26th, 2005, 11:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,446
Posted By gruegoo
Ummm is your dog made of solid gold? :) I...

Ummm is your dog made of solid gold? :)

I mean... if they had $10k in their pockets, why didn't they just go to a breeder and buy a dog? I'm guessing the money was counterfeit or something.
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 26th, 2005, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,877
Posted By gruegoo
Hahahaha I did a double-take when I first read...

Hahahaha I did a double-take when I first read that post... :)
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 25th, 2005, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,877
Posted By gruegoo
Possible to change a dog's name?

Hi,

Just wondering, how old is too old to change a dog's name? Some of the dogs I've been looking at adopting have names that would be fairly difficult for my parents to say (English is their...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 21st, 2005, 10:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,048
Posted By gruegoo
Actually I was told it was their policy so no...

Actually I was told it was their policy so no fence, no dog. Period. I'm pretty sure that was the only reason. Kind of sucks for me because I DO have a backyard... its just not fully fenced (shared...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 21st, 2005, 11:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,048
Posted By gruegoo
Off the property... but it's a pretty industrial...

Off the property... but it's a pretty industrial area so there's nowhere to go other than random fields of grass.
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 21st, 2005, 11:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,048
Posted By gruegoo
It wasn't the toronto humane society... I'm not...

It wasn't the toronto humane society... I'm not sure if I'm allowed to mention which one it was (within driving distance of Toronto).

Basically I found the dog through petfinder and drove over...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 21st, 2005, 10:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,048
Posted By gruegoo
Cruel to have a dog without a fenced backyard?

Hmmm so I went to a humane society the other day to adopt a dog (mini poodle). After meeting the dog, I filled out an application, but it was rejected because I live in a townhouse and our backyard...
Forum: Foster talk - Rescue talk - NO listings please June 20th, 2005, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By gruegoo
If you need any help designing the forms, just PM...

If you need any help designing the forms, just PM me.
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 19th, 2005, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,714
Posted By gruegoo
Ah, true... :) But aren't there any strong...

Ah, true... :) But aren't there any strong reasons as to why the argument should ONLY apply to BYB's? I just like to play devil's advocate... heh

Going on a tangent again here but...in regards to...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 19th, 2005, 12:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,714
Posted By gruegoo
Interesting replies from everyone. I didn't...

Interesting replies from everyone.

I didn't realize the CKC was government, interesting... I wonder, if more or less anyone can register a purebred dog through the CKC (i.e. BYB's can do it),...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 18th, 2005, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,714
Posted By gruegoo
Sorry I should have been more clear, by...

Sorry I should have been more clear, by "registered" I meant CKC registered, or some other similar organization.

My main question was regarding the use of the "too many dogs in shelters so BYB's...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs June 18th, 2005, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,714
Posted By gruegoo
Dog Breeding (might spark debate?)

Hi,

So I've been reading through some of the old posts on responsible breeding vs BYB's and it seems one of the arguments is the amount of dogs available for adoption in rescues. In other words,...
Forum: Foster talk - Rescue talk - NO listings please June 16th, 2005, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By gruegoo
In that case, how about a basic standard form...

In that case, how about a basic standard form that covers all the main, common questions, and then each rescue can have a secondary form with more uncommon or specific questions? That would still cut...
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