When I first started volunteering with a rescue, I'd see rescue people get really upset about puppies being given away at Wal-Mart. It happens quite often around here, and I couldn't quite understand their reactions. After all, anyone taking in a puppy would give it a good home, wouldn't they? Since then I've seen the reality of what happens to many of these "free to a good home" puppies.
They don't usually go to good homes. Even people with good intentions often don't know how to properly care for a puppy, and aren't prepared for the amount of work or the cost involved. Too many people take in a puppy because they are cute or their child begs for a dog, and next thing you know the dog is either living in the backyard tied to a lawnmower, or taken to a shelter to be euthanized.
These two puppies were lucky. They ended up in rescue where they were given medical care, healthy food and a safe warm place to stay until they could be adopted into loving homes that were ready for the realities of adopting a puppy. These puppies were also spayed/neutered before being adopted in order to prevent an "oops" litter that may then be given away at Wal-mart next year.
I like seeing puppies like this be rescued. It is another reminder of why we do what we do. Thanks to Bev for taking in these two sweet pups and caring for them and getting them healthy and adopted into good homes.