These ADORABLE puppies are a mix of Chihuahua and Jack Russell Terrier, the new "Designer" dog breeds. There was a guy standing outside the Hair Cuttery when I was on my way to work at Paper Source yesterday afternoon with this box of cuteness, and, unfortunately sadness. He was selling them for $100 a piece, just looking to get some money with no concern for the welfare of these puppies. It breaks my heart because there is no way to know if they will even have good homes or not, be taken to a veterinarian for a check-up and shots, neutered (to STOP contributing to the pet overpopulation problem) and I'm also saddened because someone who buys one of these dogs will not be rescuing one from a shelter.
Number of cats and dogs euthanized by shelters each year: 3-4 million (Humane Society of the US estimate)
The guy said this wasn't "planned" that he wasn't looking to breed his dog (well then get her fixed)! In addition, the puppies are only six weeks old, and by Maryland law are supposed to be with their mom until they are 8 weeks old.
It was all I could do to walk away without handing that guy $100 just to know that one of these precious puppies would have a loving home.
I sent them all the good Karma I had.