Right now if I open the door of my house and walk around my neighborhood, I will see about 10 dogs that were dropped by their owners, with some of them not even bothering to take their dog’s collar off. Most of them are being poisoned so that they won’t ‘bother’ people on the streets and the luckiest of them are being picked up by adopting agencies and kept in protected areas. I don’t know if being on the streets is better than being kept in a cage until someone will come and take you home with them, but for some lucky dogs being in a cage was not their end game. They were picked up by loving people, who gave them everything they needed to get back on their feet and smile once again.
If you have decided to get a new dog, don’t spend hundreds of dollars when you can give home to a tortured animal that is craving to give its love back. Also, don’t get a dog if you are not 100% sure that you are ready to offer everything it will need. Throwing an animal on the streets is criminal.