I’ve adopted 3 dogs, it always seems like the right thing to do, but it’s resulted in 1 great dog and 2 meh dogs. I know it’s selfish because there are dogs out there that need a home, but I want a puppy. I just want that experience of bonding with a pup from the beginning and not dealing with the baggage that you get with shelter dogs.
There’s all this talk about buying from “reputable breeders” but I also feel like there’s something unethical about any dog breeding, what with all the medical issues due to inbreeding. I obviously don’t care about breed, and I’m not interested in AKC registration or anything.
Problem is that puppies don’t show up at shelters very often, and they don’t last long when they do. And all of the mixed breed puppies I see online are very likely, based on their location, from questionable puppy mills.
Is there an ethical way to find a puppy?