New Pet Classifieds Section !!!

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  1. chazhound

    chazhound Alpha Dog Staff Member

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    Chazhound is happy to announce the opening of the new
    Pet and Dog Classifieds area.

    The classifieds are for pets and dog products/services
    in numberous subjects. Unlike most classified ad sites,
    this one will allow interactive comments between the
    visitors and posters to answer questions or other comments.

    No affiliate sites will be allowed and Chazhound reserves the
    right to remove any listings for any reason. This is a free service
    for Chazhound members to use and enjoy.

    If you own a Pet or Dog website offering related products or
    services, post FREE at the NEW Chazhound Pet Classifieds !!
    http://www.chazhound.com/pet-classifieds/

    Example Ad:
    http://www.chazhound.com/pet-classifieds/showproduct.php?product=2&sort=2&cat=15&page=1

    Chazhound
     
  2. Sheba

    Sheba I W A L R

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    Puppies??? :)
     
  3. chazhound

    chazhound Alpha Dog Staff Member

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    Sure, puppies are allow :)

    All the new ads posted on the 21st and 22nd were mistakenly deleted by me.
    If you posted an ad, please post it again and it will be posted properly.
    Sorry for my mistake :(

    Chazhound
     
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    chazhound Alpha Dog Staff Member

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    I have considered the points. The pet classifieds is different in that it allows
    interaction. If someone wants to comment on any ad they can. It might even
    open up dialog so others may learn the proper way to find home for puppies.
    I also moderate the ads for abuse and only members can post ads so we have a trail.

    The other side of the story is that dogs are being destroyed by the tens of thousands in every major city in america. In Jacksonville alone over 75,000 dogs were destroyed last year. If someone has a puppy to give away then they will need a place to advertise the puppy don't they.

    Where do you suggest someone who has a litter of 5 do with his dogs?
    Kill them or try to find a home for them. They should be the ones responsible
    for finding a good home for them. Where do these people advertise their pups?
    I am just trying to provide an outlet to at least save some of these dogs by
    providing a way they can advertise their puppies before they end up at the
    dog pound.

    Besides, I don't think the pet sells category will work without being localized. And that is way to big a chore for me. I will probably end up taking it down for that reason and just not selling live animals in the pet classified section.
    I have a dog breeder section in my Dog Directory for breeders who have
    web pages. That will do.

    But still, some people can afford a dog but not a 1200 dollar pedigree. They like free mutts. I am open to any ideas. Thanks much for the feedback.
    Chazhound
     
  6. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    There isn't a right or wrong answer to this question.

    I have to agree with Chazhound, though. There are so many mitigating circumstances; people who must relocate and for some reason can't take their pet (although I can't imagine it personally), the accidental litter (although I would hope and pray that people will become more responsible someday). Better that someone try earnestly to find a good home for these creatures than send them to the pound to await almost certain death. Possibly they'll be a bit more careful after trying to find homes for these animals, too.

    And lest we forget, all dog breeds evolved from common ancestors, and the wonderful array of breeds with all their incredible differences are the result of breed mixing as well as carefully selective breeding. It's an ongoing process, and even though I passionately wish some of our fantastic breeds weren't being ruined, I have to acknowledge that the problem isn't with mutts, it's with the puppy mills and breeders who are breeding down to have a more universally sellable or showable animal. These people aren't going to be giving any animals away! And I must admit, my life would be much poorer without the mutts who have shared my life.

    The best offense we have in this battle against the puppy mills and irresponsible breeders is a knowledgeable public. The best we can do for future generations of domestic animals is be willing to educate, patiently answer questions and present rational evidence to back up our point of view in a manner that those we are addressing will be willing listen to and consider. If you can inspire someone to think about an issue and come to a considered opinion on their own you've accomplished more than just convincing someone to agree with you.

    And so, Serena, continue on; you're accomplishing more than you probably will ever be aware of.
     
  7. chazhound

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    I have decided to not allow any live animals ads in the Pet Classifieds section.
    Serena brings up many points and I would not like to help irresposible breeders
    from abusing the area. There are many many great breeders online and there
    are just as many questionable ones. I can't tell the difference sometimes just
    by their web site content. Anyone can make it look good and respectable
    while churning out puppies on the other end.

    I think I will add a Pet or Dog Rescue ads for organization that help find
    homes and advertise local humane society locations for peeps looking for
    dogs. In my experience with rescure dogs though, the mutts always seem
    to be healthier and have less problems than the pure breeds in these places.
    But most require nuterring or spading the animal before placing it in a home,
    which is good for controling the population of unwanted dogs.

    A breeders forum and a Buying a Puppy or Pet forum might also allow
    discussion where someone looking for a dog can find appropriate answers.
    If a breeder participates in the forum and presents themselves as a
    passionate owner/breeder then it will allow them a platform to discuss
    their breed, direction, and non-show quality dogs available in a much
    more controlled environment.

    I will work on attracting more in the breeding industry to join our community.

    Thank you for the feedback :)
    Chazhound
     
  8. Renee750il

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    Good decision, Chazhound. I think you've addressed the problems and not "thrown the proverbial baby out with the bath water."
     
  9. chazhound

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    Alright! I will start on the changes :)

    Chazhound
     
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    cool

    good suggestions, fast changes. Nice forum, guys! :)
     
  11. candy722

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    Your right Chazhound!
     
  12. pitbulliest

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    the puppy ads are ok as long as its not some puppy mill or backyard breeder advertising their "stock"...

    If anyone already mentioned this, sorry...I was too lazy to read the entire post lol
     
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    I have to say that while we are a reputable breeder who is actively showing, improving and promoting our breed, I've been online and I've seen some of the "breeders" websites and I am appalled at what they are using for breeding stock. If it's a purebred, registered dog then they feel it is good enough for breeding. I don't care if it's registered, if it's a purebred or if it comes from champion bloodlines. If it doesn't meet the breed standards (that includes the white colour) and doesn't have an EXCELLENT temperment then it should NOT be used for breeding. That's why so many Boxers and other purebred dogs end up in shelters and in rescues. People think that they are getting what the breed is best known for and end up getting a substandard dog with a substandard temperment (or worse). A lot of people breed because they "love" the breed and want to share it with others. So, they take their unfixed ***** and breed it with the neighbors unfixed male without any thought to conformation, health or temperment. This is the majority of "breeders" in the U.S. and Canada. This is where the majority of castoff dogs come from. These people need to be educated. Then of course.... there are those who are having 6 litters of puppies a year.... and they do not show or health test their dogs so obviously they are in it for the money. I see far more subpar breeders on the 'net then I see reputable breeders. Because reputable breeders only have 1 litter every year or two, I can see where people get impatient to own a puppy and end up buying from these "backyard" breeders. Right now, we have over 70 people waiting for a puppy from our next litter. Obviously we are going to have a lot of disappointed people but.... we will not breed to meet demand. Our priority is to breed when we need to improve upon what we already have.
     
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    Can I sell my Dog Crate on the Classifieds.
     
  15. Celine4124

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    Chaz, where can I post this request?

    Hi Chaz. Where may I post my request for a chi/doxi or chidoxi mix? I'm not having luck with shelters or rescues in my county here in NY. I can afford $300.00-$350.00 hoping that this will include neutering and being vetted. Might be willing to pay for transportation, depending on cost. Prefer to get from local but will go farthur. Are you able to help me? Celine4124
     
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    LOL Answered my question - my apologies!
     
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    Limit to Number of ads?

    Is there a limit to the number of ads that can be uploaded to the classifieds section per day or total number? I have posted a few but then I started to get them kicked back to me. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Hans
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    Excuse me- I don't mean to be a pain, but...

    http://www.chazhound.com/pet-classifieds/member.php?uid=10610

    I think this is an advertisement far from appropriate for a well educated, dog-friendly community like I have found Chazhound to be. If you follow this advertiser's link to his or her website, you see a half naked woman first off, and if you continue to the store portion of the website, you can purchase a number of lovely items featuring slogans that seem to suggest support for dogfighting and the perception of APBTs as vicious dogs.

    http://www.pitwear.net/store/product_info.php/products_id/89

    For example, that lovely picture of a pittie's teeth, with a slogan that seems to my rescue volunteer brain to hint at dogfighting.

    http://www.pitwear.net/store/product_info.php/products_id/92

    This one also seems dogfight related.

    I will probably get flamed for even bringing this up, but it is quite upsetting to me that a website that includes so much good information on dog care, training, socialization, et al, has an advertiser who seems uneducated, crude, and has borderline pornography on his front page.

    Off my soapbox now.
     
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    Thanks Chaz for providing so many opportunities for fledgling pet businesses to get the word out. So many of these sites are busy throwing you off the bus if you just mention a website. I am very grateful that you have created a special place on your site just for us! I will recommend this site to everyone I know. Thanks again!!
     
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    By the way, if we choose to use your classified section, how many areas can we post in? In other words, if our product is good for both dogs and cats, may we post a classified in both areas, or only one? Thank you!
     

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