Q&A On Breeders & Quality of Dog Life
In an interview conducted on 10/24/13 with Jeannette Rosa of Second Chance Rescue, we discuss the ever most controversial issues that effect dog life in one shape or form. We intend on bringing to the forefront the truth behind how rescues and breeders of dog think about one another and ideas to improve every dogs life..
The views of the Interviewee are their own, and not necessarily those of Dog Culture.
This interview was conducted by Jason DM of DogCulture.net
- Jason: Why do most rescues dislike dog breeders?
Jeannette: Well I’m not a typical rescue I have no problem with dog breeders because someone has to allow purebred dogs to be born … I have a problem with the unregulated and poor conditions that some dog breeders have. Also if dog breeders are going to sell the dogs as what they like to call “pet quality” then they should have them fix before they sell them because “pet quality” dogs are dogs that are not the top line where people would want to continue the bloodline. I am against puppy mills and poor quality breeders there needs to be a regulation a license issued to people who want to breed dogs and there should be a fine or jail time to those who breed dogs without a license just like they would do to those who sell regular items you need a license and the health department comes and inspect them as well.
- Jason: How do you feel we could improve the dog population issue?
Jeannette: Unfortunately there is really nothing we can do except keep advertising free and low cost neutering and education to the masses and also with any laws on breeders
- Jason: In regards to kill shelters, how do you feel about them? Would fostering be a better solution than a kill shelter?
Jeannette: I hate kill shelters…. if they don’t put children to sleep because they have no homes for them they should not put animals to sleep cause they don’t have homes for them. Fostering is always a better solution than a kill shelter .. there also needs to be more people who are willing to foster the more homes we have to place dogs the more they will be saved …unfortunately because fostering is most of the time a pay free job people do not want to foster… I on the other had once I adopt out the dog I share the adoption fee with the foster because people want something for their time its not easy.
- Jason: What are the most common breeds rescued?
Jeannette: Unfortunately the most common breeds that are rescued are the cute small dogs because they are the easiest to rehome. bigger dogs wither they are pit, roti, shepherd whatever the case is its hard to find homes. there are rescues who solely focus there energy to big dogs which is awesome.
- Jason: What are the most problems found in a rescued dog?
Jeannette: They come from neglected homes so they have trust issues, have I have a 3 year old poodle looking for a home and he doesn’t like men but loves women so finding him a home has been a challenge
- Jason: Why do you think dogs are abandoned?
I no longer rescue from the shelters I like to consider myself the middle man people contact me before they take their dog to the shelter and the stories I get is I lost my job I have to move they don’t accept dogs or they no longer have time for the dog… right now I just got a 6 month old chiwuwa so adorable and the owner said they don’t have time for him … he has found his forever home he is going to his new home on Friday or Thursday
- Jason: What needs to happen to avoid an increase in dog abuse?
Jeannette: Quicker punishment to those found guilty of abuse and quicker turn around for one someone complains about an abuse
- Jason: Do you have a message you like to give to future and or current dog owners?
Jeannette: Do not buy or adopt a dog because your child wants it because its an adult responsibility and to really think about what your getting yourself into because its a 15 year commitment
If you have any comments about this interview please feel free to post them and I am looking forward to them. Next Thursday you’ll see the interview with dog breeders on rescues and their opinions on how we can improve the quality of dog life.