Being able to turn around and say I can pay for a $2,000 puppy is amazing. I’ve always been able to budget costs of giving Mushroom a good life. - gets, snacks, a very pretty cat bed, food. But I could never afford to put a lump sum down for a purebred animal. I think the reason I would be inclined to go purebred in this case is I know exactly where Teddy came from and and how absolutely loved his parents have been. I know he didn’t come from a puppy mill. I hand fed him the day he was born to keep his fluids up, I hand fed all 4 of them. He came from a responsible breeder who treats her dogs better then she treats her humans. If I couldn’t guarantee where he came from I would definitely be adopting from the RSPCA. I’m a big big believer in adopt don’t shop. Both our cats were adopted.