People who won’t even consider looking into shelters or rescues because they want a purebred dog really irritate me. 25% of all dogs in shelters are purebred. I know a lady that seeks out Xoloitzcuintlis, a pretty uncommon dog breed, and other hairless dog breeds in shelters and she has found and saved MANY of them. In the past 2 months or so, I’ve seen 7 purebred St. Bernards come through the shelter by me. Seven.
So just keep this in mind next time you want a dog. Please.
And all of these dogs are in shelters right now meaning they are in danger of being put to sleep.
The Huskies (Baldwin Park and Devore), Rottweiler (Devore), Yorkie (Riverside) and Shar Pei (Coachella) are in shelters in Southern California. The Min Pin, Eskimo Dog and Weimaraner are in New York state and the Heeler is in Fort Worth Texas.