Of course, my personal facebook page reflects this growing obsession too. I took a very unscientific poll of my SA friends and where they got their pets. Their choices were:
a) breeder/pet store, b) shelter/rescue/City c) stray off the street or part of friend/family pet litter?Many of the 28 respondents had multiple pets from multiple sources, but MOST, I'm talking 26 of 28, got at least one pet from the C category. Shelters came in second, and all but one shelter-adopter also had a pet from the C category. Only three people got their dogs from breeders. NO ONE reported getting a pet from a pet store. What does this tell us? Well, we have a lot of strays out there right now, and more than a few big-hearted SA-based facebook users. And nobody likes pet stores anymore.
Feel free to give me your own answers and stories in the comment section.