My first Boston Terrier came from a puppy mill. There I said it. And no I didn’t know it at the time when I purchased her.
I found her online … went to go see her. A few red flags, parents were not on site. She really wasn’t very conversational. Not much being shared about the health or temperament other than making sure I was really clear on the price.
But I was done at the smell of her puppy breath. I paid my deposit and picked her up a week later. She was 8 weeks.
I would encounter others in our neighborhood who picked up puppies from the same breeder. A few puppies had developed major illnesses. One even passed. Sounded so odd to hear these stories about the breeder. Our Zoey had a few health issues. Her heart was too big. And she had symptoms of hip problems. Sadly we lost her too early (neighbor’s dog attacked her). And I won’t go into it more than that.
So then we had an empty home. Nothing worse than not having a puppy around. It was quiet. I remember we would leave all the time – we didn’t want to be in a home that didn’t have Zoey.
I was determined to find a new Boston Terrier.