$1000 for a rescue dog??

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just out of curiosity i looked up bulldog rescue for my general area. these people look pretty much on the up and up and charge $400, which i think is completely appropriate.
 

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Adopta: Not at my fingertips, I'll ask my friend which one is was when he stops by in a bit.

And then I'll show him Heavensent.
 

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Generally speaking, a quality bred EB ranges from $2000-$2500. That is across the board pet or show quality. Because EB's are so much more expensive than other breeds $1000 for a rescue is somewhat relative. With that said, I do feel that $1000 is still a little high for a rescue dog and it does feel a bit shady..
True enough. adoptashelterpet said 1500+ though. I've never really looked into EBs to know what a 'going' price is. 1000 for a rescue just doen't sit well with me. One can make 100 excuses as to why, but every other rescue could make similar excuses and don't charge that..
 

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True enough. adoptashelterpet said 1500+ though. I've never really looked into EBs to know what a 'going' price is. 1000 for a rescue just doen't sit well with me. One can make 100 excuses as to why, but every other rescue could make similar excuses and don't charge that..

I agree. If that were the case then a rescued papillon could go for that much. Papillons generally sit at about $1500 - $2000. (okay, so a bit less than a EB). But the rescues seem to charge $400 for a younger dog, and that's the top end of it.
 

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I know a couple people off of other forums who adopted EBs from rescue. If you want a $400 dog an EB is NOT the dog for you. They have tremendous health issues and it does take a lot of $ to care for them. I have never had one but talked extensively with people who have..

Firstly, EBs can NOT reproduce naturally. They have to be artifically inseminated, that cost a lot of $, so your typical BYB is not going to do that. That is also why they go for $1500+ from breeders.

They are known for lots of health problems. I talked to a girl at the vet who told me the dangers of anesthetizing (sp?) an EB compared to other breeds. So spay/neuter is going to cost a lot more.

THIS is why rescues charge $1000 for EBs http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=8607923

Will this EB go for $1000? I know the lady and I highly doubt it. He will probably be adopted for $300 or less.

How much has this dog cost her? Probably well over $1000. How many donations does she have? Not nearly enough to cover his care. Yet, she does this because she loves the breed.

Rescues are in debt already (or the ones who actually do it for the dogs/cats), so they have to try to at least recoup some of their expenses. If
someone goes out and buys a $1200 EB from a poor quality breeder they better have a large bank account saved up for vet bills. If you go through a rescue, you know the dog has been taken care of (if it is a good rescue).

It is hard to understand all of this if you are not involved in rescue. I am new to it but am figuring this stuff out fairly quickly.

Mastiffs go for a lot in rescue as well.
Ahhh....I know all about EB's. Although it's a whole other topic, I personally feel that dogs that cannot breed naturally, whelp naturally, and come with a slew of genetic faults such as breathing issues and the like don't need to be bred. What humans have done to the Bulldog is a tragedy....all for human ego and want. I would personally love to see the Bulldog go back to it's original form of an athletic dog with few health issues.

As for not being able to get a good Bulldog for less than $1,000, I disagree. IMO, those who say this haven't bothered to get into the "circle" and get to know folks who raise the dogs for the right reasons. We got our former EB from a breeder who will sell the dogs that don't do so well in the show ring on a spay/neuter basis (which is done before the dog leaves her hands) for less than $1,000. My in-laws have a Bulldog from this same owner/dog shower/occasional breeder. It's just that people have to have what they want when they want it and don't want to bother doing things the right way thus they are willing to fund bybs and peddlers by putting outrageous sums of money into their hands. It's a shame. :(

And I also know about shelters and debt. However, like I said before that if a certain dog will rack up extensive debt in an effort to get adopted out, then maybe people need to reevaluate what they do: save 1 dog & charge an absurd adoption fee or save multiple dogs, charge lower adoption fees, thus bringing in more potential adopters.

I also know that rescues can devote some time to encouraging donations/funds to be brought in through other means than bascially selling dogs and puppies through the pretense of "adoption."
 

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I think my friend is going to look for a pug anyway, easier to find to begin with and they aren't going for +$1,000 anywhere. More money to spoil it with!
 
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Isn't that Gentle Giants "rescue" basically like that? They are supposedly a "rescue" but really more of a BYB or puppy mill?
YES. Burt Ward and his schizo wife are lining their fat pockets at the expense of the dogs they "rescue" and laughing all the way to the bank. They have no business owning the rats that run their property, much less dogs.
 

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