> A while back someone mentioned about x-mas puppies (a bad idea)
>often end up at the pound/SPCA/Humane Society for adoption/...
>When do they tend to show up?
Days and weeks. Our shelter used to get dogs/dogs back (despite our best
efforts to educate *before* adoption) the first day we were open after
Christmas. But most trickle in during the next couple of weeks. We even got
one kitten back with the bow still tied around her neck (she was actually
adopted as a birthday present -- unbeknownst to us -- but the same general
> Auctions were mentioned a while back...
>What is the situation that creates an auction?
Puppy mills closing down or "trading" stock.
>What happens at them?
Puppy millers often go and pick up "fresh" breeding stock. Rescuers sometimes
go and buy dogs to keep them out of puppy mills.
>How does one find out about them?
>Are they even worth going to?
If you want to hate all people and feel your heart break for the animals. But
I'd guess that your chances of finding a suitable companion are pretty slim --
*some* puppy mill brood ***es came from "free to good home ads" and can
adjust back to life as a pet pretty easily, but others may have had little or
no socialization and need extensive rehabilitation.
& Edric the Wonder Mutt, Kati the world's hairiest Akita, __ /|__
Gypsy the brindle pinto pogo stick, ah, I mean Akita, / \___/ ^_/
and Battlecat & Cringer, who think all dogs are dumb \ \/ |
(oh, yeah, there might be a husband under all the hair) \ / --\ /
"If I don't vacuum for another year, maybe I'll finally || ||
have wall-to-wall carpeting!"