Also from that 2nd site
" Puppy Adoption
''Get the info & get in the know''
7 million adoptable pets are killed each year, including millions of puppies. 25% of pets in shelters are purebred.
Did you know that mixed-breeds are healthier? No inbreeding means less inherited genetic disease and breed related defects, lower vet bills and happier little pooches! Purebred "papers" are a marketing tool to make money and mean a puppy is more likely to be inbred with hidden health effects.
Before you run out and buy a puppy, stop and think. Puppy adoption is something that requires a great deal of thought and a lot of research. If you are not fully aware of and prepared for the havoc a puppy can and will wreak on your life, if you have not made an hour-by-hour housebreaking plan, if you don't know how to train a puppy, but plan on "winging it", or if you're expecting to get a good night's sleep during the next several months, you have a lot more learning and preparation to do before you adopt a puppy!
Puppies are adorable, but they do NOT make good gifts. If you want to know what we mean by this, visit your local animal shelter three weeks after Christmas. Shelters are overflowing with puppies for adoption for the first couple of months after the holidays. They look so cute under the tree
with a big bow, but a few weeks or months later, when the reality of caring for a puppy sinks in, these poor little gifts are sent to the pound.
If you have your heart set on a specific breed, why not adopt an adult dog from a breed rescue organization? Breed rescues are dog rescue groups that specialize in a particular breed of dog. Chances are, you can find your purebred dog for adoption right in your area! "