Sad and mad

I just found out a basenji we returned to a breeder, was again in a shelter.
We returned this girl some years ago to a woman who was "reported" as a responsible breeder. Oh, do I know better now!
This poor basenji girl is now 15 yr old.
This basenji was placed intact by this breeder, after we returned her, to someone who bred her every season. When this 15yr developed a mammary tumor, they dumped her at the shelter. The breeder was again contacted after the shelter put $200 into the girl, fixing her and removing the tumor..the breeder said, yes she was responsible, but I am not well, I have another litter on the ground selling at $1200 a pup and didn't want the girl back and couldn't help with the vet fees.
GIVE ME A BREAK.

The happy ending is that we have a BRAT person who is going to open her home to this old girl and give her a place to live until she passes.
She is an angel and this basenji girl will want for nothing.

God Bless you Sharron and who every took in this girl. Thank you.

Rita Jean

Thank GOD for BRAT and people like you, Sharron. That kind of behaviour is totally unacceptable. Once a human is 'not well', they should give up their breeding program. However, we can safely assume here that the 'not well' wasn't true. And how cruel to still be attempting breeding on a dog of that age. She earned her place in the sunshine and happily will now get it.

I agree this old dear girl will be happy in her new place, I just hope that this "breeder" finds that, in the next life, this treatment will come back to haunt her!

I find this singularly irritating. :mad: Please tell the names of the two breeders involved so that if I ever decide to go with a puppy rather than a rescue, I can determinedly avoid them. If you don't feel comfortable posting it here, please email them to me. You have my email. Thx. B

Only one breeder involved and she is in ID.
I will post to you privately, as this is just MY word against someone..and I prefer not to be sued.

Is this story related to this thread: www.basenjiforums.com/showthread.php?t=8208 in any way?

I'd call this a corporate breeder or Wall St breeder. $ motivated and doesn't care about the breed.

Aj's human, yes, that is the girl. The shelter realized that she needed to get out of the kennel and into a home. Very few folks will open their homes up to seniors dogs.
This girl, after her tough life, deserves a bed and house of her own, and this wonderful BRAT person, is going to give it to her.

I'm glad it's a happy ending, even if it took a while, for this sweet girl.

I find it very disappointing that this breeder could not take pity on a girl for whom she should have been responsible. I hope she is ashamed for continuing to breed dogs she will later also not take responsibility. Does she believe that if people pay $1200 they won't want to return their basenji when he/she gets sick, destroys something of value, or the owner has a major life change? If the breeder is in poor health she should stop breeding NOW. Many breeders are not looking far enough into the future IMO.

Sharron - once again thank you for all you do for these lovely dogs. It must be quite hard to rehome a 15 year old but thank goodness for those who are willing to take on an elderly dog.

The breeder's attitude makes me very fed up. We get dogs in Rescue here (thankfuly our rescue is not very busy) because their breeder has refused to take them back merely becaus ethey say they don't have the room. Yet these same breeders go on breeding! I had the comment when I said that I thought all breeders should take the responsibility for their breeding that "You're lucky to have the room to take yours back". But if I didn't have that space I would not be breeding so where does the 'luck' come into it?

@Patty:

Sharron - once again thank you for all you do for these lovely dogs. It must be quite hard to rehome a 15 year old but thank goodness for those who are willing to take on an elderly dog.

The breeder's attitude makes me very fed up. We get dogs in Rescue here (thankfuly our rescue is not very busy) because their breeder has refused to take them back merely becaus ethey say they don't have the room. Yet these same breeders go on breeding! I had the comment when I said that I thought all breeders should take the responsibility for their breeding that "You're lucky to have the room to take yours back". But if I didn't have that space I would not be breeding so where does the 'luck' come into it?

Here here.

We actually sell all of our puppies with a contract saying that if for any reason the new owners cant keep the pup they must return it to us. Its only happened once when the poor owner had a fall, broke her back and was paralysed. The pup (who was only about 8 months old) came back to us and we gave him to some friends who adore him. It really is not that much effort to take a dog back, keep it a couple of months to check all is ok then give it a lovely new home. If people cant be bothered to do that they shouldnt be breeding anymore pups in my opinion.

@Maya:

Here here.

We actually sell all of our puppies with a contract saying that if for any reason the new owners cant keep the pup they must return it to us. Its only happened once when the poor owner had a fall, broke her back and was paralysed. The pup (who was only about 8 months old) came back to us and we gave him to some friends who adore him. It really is not that much effort to take a dog back, keep it a couple of months to check all is ok then give it a lovely new home. If people cant be bothered to do that they shouldnt be breeding anymore pups in my opinion.

Well put Jess… and it does happen that people fall ill and then the rest of the community needs to step in... but of course that is if they are really ill.. and not breeding... but other then that, I agree totally with you

I have to make a correction. When I left home this am, I thought Andrea was going to go p/u the girl. Seems the shelter has found her a very nice foster home in the area.
So, Andrea, didn't have to make the 7 hr drive to go get her.
I will keep you updated on this girl as things happen.
I can't tell you how much QUALITY breeders do to make things easier for rescue.
I have a quality breeder in Wa who will not only take her own b's back, but will take in dogs with no connection to her line, if she has the room for them.
This is what helps so very much.

I too have always included the return clause in in my contracts for puppy sales.

As you say responsible breeders take this action but I do know of 'responsible' breeders who don't insist on return of unwanted puppies!

I agree with you Tanza, there are instances when breeders are too ill to accept returned puppies. This of course is an exception and as you say that's where the community can help.

@sharronhurlbut:

I have to make a correction. When I left home this am, I thought Andrea was going to go p/u the girl. Seems the shelter has found her a very nice foster home in the area.
So, Andrea, didn't have to make the 7 hr drive to go get her.
I will keep you updated on this girl as things happen.
I can't tell you how much QUALITY breeders do to make things easier for rescue.
I have a quality breeder in Wa who will not only take her own b's back, but will take in dogs with no connection to her line, if she has the room for them.
This is what helps so very much.

14 hours! 7 there and 7 back. I'll stay in contact with the rescue, and if for any reason her foster home can't keep her any longer I'll make the trek and get the poor girl. After everything she's gone through, she deserves a soft place to land.

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