So you want a puppy that makes puppies?

Last week, I wrote about some of the more interesting search terms that had brought people to this humble blog. I happened to glance at the search terms again yesterday, and saw a new one: “I want a puppy that makes puppies.”

Well, dear searcher… what exactly do you mean by that? I kind of hope you’re looking for some sort of child’s toy that I haven’t heard of yet. Or… do you want a real puppy that makes other puppies? Technically, most puppies – female and male – can play some role in the creation of other puppies. That being said, just because they can do something doesn’t always mean that they should.

Your search was actually pretty timely. Let me take a minute to tell you about World Spay Day, which just so happens to be today. (February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, my friend.) Did you ever watch The Price is Right? Remember when Bob Barker would tell you to help control the pet population?

That’s what we’re talking about today. I struggled with what to say in this post – spay and neuter is occasionally controversial, but I am in support of it. I’m not looking to court controversy today, however – I believe in encouraging people to do their homework and really consider their options.

I’ve shared this video (and others in the same campaign) before, but I think today is a good time to share it yet again:

It’s something to think about, right?

Be the Change for Animals is hosting a blog hop for World Spay Day. I encourage you to swing by BtC4A and then check out the posts below to learn more about spay and neuter. Before you follow through on that goal to let your puppy make other puppies, you might want to consider all of your options and the impact your choices can have on other cute pups out there.

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8 thoughts on “So you want a puppy that makes puppies?

  1. AJ – thanks for participating in the BTC4A World Spay Day Blog Hop and for spreading the word about the importance of spay/neuter. I realize that some pet owners may choose non-surgical methods of birth control for their pets. However, with millions of homeless animals entering the sheltering system each year, low-cost spay/neuter programs are the most cost-effective means of controlling unwanted pregnancies in shelter animals.
    Vicki Cook recently posted..Pet Owners Estimated to Spend More Than $55 Billion on Pets in 2013

    • I wholeheartedly agree – which is why I wanted to share that video again today. I think it makes that point very well (and better than I could)!

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