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I read something earlier and it made me wonder the same so searched it and found the above question better than I could ask myself 😂
Ever since we got our puppy, I've naturally be reading more threads/posts about dogs and I've noticed that even if someone has had their dog for years if it was a rescue, they'll say, we have a "rescue dog" instead of just saying, we have a dog. Even at the dog park people have made sure I know their dog was a rescue when they talk about their pet.
Why do owners of rescues have this need to clarify? who cares? Isn't it just great that you have a dog you love and are giving it a good home (hopefully) regardless of how it came to your family?
I don't get it (obviously) so why is that?
originally posted by: JustJohnny
a reply to: DaisyRainbow
Puppy mills and pet shops can be really horrible, plus the homeless pet population is crazy..
So the fact they rejected a pure bred or a puppy and cleaned up someone else’s mess is worth bragging about.