Anonymous said: I want a corgi so bad but can't find any good breeders near Tennessee that don't charge an arm and a leg. 😭
Corgis, and any pet, are an investment and not something that should be taken lightly. If you’re not willing to pay to adopt or purchase a corgi from a RESPONSIBLE BREEDER you’re probably not prepared to provide for a dog, or cat, or any animal. And the “good” breeders are not going to be “cheap,” if you find one that claims to be “good” and touts themselves as cheap you’re going to get exactly what you paid for.
The “startup costs” of either paying adoption/rehoming fees for a rescue or a breeder’s fee are but a mere drop in the bucket in the overall lifetime total cost of raising a corgi. You need to be financially prepared and aware of the fact that dogs, especially young puppies, have needs that they will depend on you to provide: food, shelter, wellness & preventative care, training, and love. Of course, the last one doesn’t have to cost anything but it’s not just how much a puppy costs to bring home, there are well puppy exams including vaccines, supplies, equipment, collars, leashes, food, vitamins & supplements (if you so desire), toys, a crate, bedding, safety equipment for car rides, grooming supplies, training costs, potential boarding or dogsitting costs (if you ever plan on going on vacation), and much, much more.
Of course, corgis in particular are so awesome they’re totally worth it, and then some! And when you love your pet, in many ways money is no object because you love them so much you’d do anything for them. But the reality is that times are tough, the world is a harsh place, and finances can be difficult. You need to take a long hard look and prepare and make sure you’re willing to not only make the investment in bringing home a new member of the family but providing for his or her stumpy care for the rest of their life. If you balk at the initial cost, will you do the same when your puppy has an obstruction that requires surgery? Or when your dog is old and maybe has failing vision or other health ailments? These are all things to consider, in between bouts of puppy madness where all you can think is OMG CORGIS SO CUTE!!! (because that’s a totally valid train of thought)
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The perfect response to this type of question. Bringing home a dog is a commitment. It’s not — and should not — be taken lightly. Corgi or otherwise.
Rescues are a great option as adoption fees are not nearly as high as getting a pet from a (responsible) breeder. But again, getting a pet is just one part of being a pet parent. As the response above says, “You need to take a long hard look and prepare and make sure you’re willing to not only make the investment in bringing home a new member of the family but providing for his or her stumpy care for the rest of their life. “
Because ALL of the above, stated perfectly!