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Please Don't Buy Anyone Pets For Christmas

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by workathomeshop, Dec 13, 2008.

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    A warning to everyone out there who may consider buying pets for family or friends as a christmas present... Please DON'T buy PETS as gifts, every years millions of dogs and cats are sent to the pound in January because they are simply unwanted gifts. Pets are for life not just for christmas
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    workathomeshop, Dec 13, 2008 IP
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  2. Tox

    Tox Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree with you, if you own a pet take care of it, dont get another one.
     
    Tox, Dec 13, 2008 IP
  3. TheVccMatey

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    I'd love a dog, but I know I don't get time to properly look after it. So, I left the idea :D
     
    TheVccMatey, Dec 13, 2008 IP
  4. workathomeshop

    workathomeshop Notable Member

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    Yes look after the ones you have !
    Does anyone buy their pets gifts for Christmas ? My pets are spoilt every day, so Christmas will be no different. ;)
     
    workathomeshop, Dec 13, 2008 IP
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    lycos Well-Known Member

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    I think it would be different if the person specifically hints that he/she is hoping to adopt a new pet
     
    lycos, Dec 14, 2008 IP
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    You can always give a pet as a gift if it is cared well by the recipient. Otherwise, take a second opinion...
     
    dairyman, Dec 14, 2008 IP
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    I agree, if you want to give pet then give a photo of it or some dolls of some kind.
     
    digitalduke, Dec 14, 2008 IP
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    alright, atleast animals will sit in houses and will get care from families, i think its not a big issue.
     
    -ME-, Dec 14, 2008 IP
  9. wisdomtool

    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    If you are really confirm that you need a pet, go to the animal shelters, get one from there. Save them from euthanasia rather than get one from the pet shops.
     
    wisdomtool, Dec 14, 2008 IP
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    I have the same situation with you .
    None of my family member has enough time to raise a pet,
    I never think to buy pets as Christmas gift .
     
    justinlorder, Dec 14, 2008 IP
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    I tend to share your opinion, as many of the people will probably give up on the pets and let them become the stray dogs/cats in the end!
     
    wilhb81, Dec 14, 2008 IP
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    Fadmin Banned

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    Do reptiles count? I plan on buying my friend a nice ball python for Christmas. :)
     
    Fadmin, Dec 14, 2008 IP
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    If anyone wants a pet and all that goes with owning one they should buy one themself, not receive one as a present.
     
    odls, Dec 14, 2008 IP
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    While I agree with not buying pets, I only think it should matter with the big ones like cats and dogs. I was going to get a friend a Chinchilla (THEY'RE SO CUTE!), and I know they wanted one too.
     
    penguini, Dec 14, 2008 IP
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    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    Small or big, they are live living creatures that need care and attention. Getting a pet as a present for a friend will be ill advised. What is cute now may not be cute one year down the road....

     
    wisdomtool, Dec 14, 2008 IP
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    I think it's a great idea to buy someone a pet for Christmas, but not as a surprise. I mean, make sure they know you are doing it, have told you just what they are looking for, and if possible take them to the pound to pick out their own.
     
    oo87, Dec 14, 2008 IP
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    I agree with your idea. Always ask the people you are about to send the present whether they will accept the pet or not
     
    ilajas, Dec 14, 2008 IP
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    Totally agreed with you. But if you know that that person doesn't like animals, don't buy them.
     
    vasildb, Dec 14, 2008 IP
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    I also think it may be a good idea to be prepared to keep the animal yourself, just in case the person receiving the gift changes their mind. Better you take the pet you originally purchased to give it a good home, then the friend taking it to a shelter where there is a good chance it will be put down.
     
    oo87, Dec 14, 2008 IP
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    I agree if the present doesn't go as plan you have to be prepared to keep yourself. Pets are pets, big, small, hairy, makes no difference they all need a life long caring home.
     
    workathomeshop, Dec 14, 2008 IP