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To expats in China

Discussion in 'Dog Rescue' started by Ladyferoz, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Ladyferoz

    Ladyferoz Member

    There are countless businesses that sell cute dogs, but please consider adopting before buying. It irritates me to see many people buying "cute puppies" by the subway, and abandon them when they realize that they are hard work.
    My boyfriend and I rescued our Samoyed puppy in the freezing cold, we found the owners and they said we can keep it because it is too much trouble. I was so shocked. Who would leave their family members like that?
    There is a lack of laws and regulations to protect animals and prevent cruelty, which results in increasing number of abandoned pets in Beijing and many other cities across China. While I do not want to promote a website, there is an SPCA alternative here called, Together for Animals in China (TACN). If you are living in China, please consider adoption.
    If you are living abroad, you can also adopt here if you fall in love with a baby.
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  2. joshposh

    joshposh Member

    We have never taken in a dog that was no longer a puppy. Not sure why that is. I'm guessing it's the bonding you have when you raise an animal from its infancy. Parental instincts perhaps. I'm open to adoption but it has to be the right dog and circumstances.
  3. Wolfheart57

    Wolfheart57 Member

    My mom tried adopting a couple times when I was younger but the dogs were aggressive and wouldn't stop biting. Adopting a dog only works with dogs that haven't been messed up by a previous family. Some adoption shelters won't tell adopter how problematic the pet actually is. My family had to return the dogs to the shelters because my mom didn't feel the dog was safe around my sister and me. So, if you have small kids, you might be better off getting a puppy from a responsible breeder. I don't think it's fair to blame dog breeders for make a business out of their love of dogs for irresponsible owners. Owners need to recognized the responsibility of getting a pet and be prepared if you find out you're not compatible with the pet you chose.
  4. Ladyferoz

    Ladyferoz Member

    I completely understand, in some cases adopting a dog is problematic, especially if you have young children. I do not have a problem with responsible dog breeders, the only issue is they seem to lack here in China. To most it is a business to sell cute puppies to anyone passing by the subway, with no vaccinations and no care information. The shelter I mentioned goes to great lengths to interview potential owners, making sure that they are ready for an adult dog. If you have children, you might get rejected based on that, and will be connected with a responsible breeder.
  5. Mars

    Mars New Member

    I remember when I was young, my family adopted this dog because our neighbor can't take care of him anymore. At first, he was not quite friendly, but later on he warmed up to us. Then one day, our former neighbor visited. My dog was really ecstatic to see him. I felt a bit of jealousy, especially when it was time for our neighbor to leave and I saw my dog chasing after him. But then I realized that he probably missed his old owner. I just hugged him to make him feel that he is loved.
  6. sillylucy

    sillylucy Member

    I find it is so much more rewarding to foster a pet and then later adopt it instead of paying for a cute pet that is from a puppy mill. I have gotten pets abroad from local friends and neighbors and never in shops. Also be sure to look up local laws and find out if you can keep a pet in your apartment.
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  7. Ladyferoz

    Ladyferoz Member

    I never actually researched fostering dogs, how do you go about it? Do you foster from shelters? Who pays for the costs? It sounds interesting.

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