|Barked: Mon Jan 2, '12 10:42pm PST |
|Craigslist always depresses me, but it depresses me most around the holidays.
The amount of "Christmas puppies; buy in time for Christmas!" ads made me want to mash my head into my keyboard. And no matter how many times said ads were flagged, they kept popping up. Many of the people were even bold enough to say "Keep flagging, I'll keep posting". Now, after Christmas, are the re-homing ads. I saw one - a Jack Russell Terrier - where the person said they'd got her off Craigslist and realized she wasn't a match. Then there's a plethora of puppies being re-homed already. Because people "don't have the time", or "can't handle them", or it just wasn't "what they were looking for".
It's not just dogs, either. I saw a bunch of sugar glider ads up around Christmas boasting about being in time for the holidays. My sister had sugar gliders. They're not easy to take care of.
ETA: The only reason I've been looking is similar to your reason. Except I've been trying to find a 20 gallon tank for my gerbils. It is best if you post a wanted ad. Then you don't have to thumb through all the ones that make you want to smash your head into your keyboard.
Also, I got Lilo's current crate from my neighbors. They moved over night one day and just left the crate outside. I waited a few days to see if they would return for it and when they didn't, took it. It had to be washed out a bit, but works and she loves it.
Sandy's came from the flea market. It's meant for 25-30 lb dogs, but I wasn't hard pressed about getting one made for dogs her size. It was only $15. It had been cleaned by the people selling it, but did need a little bit of cleaning. I washed it out, scrubbed it with dish washing soap and an old wash rag, and it was practically brand new. The people selling it had a wire one, too, for only ten dollars. (But I went for the bigger size) I like shopping around at flea markets and garage sells. Only go to Craigslist as a sort of "last resort".
Edited by author Mon Jan 2, '12 10:48pm PST
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