You can get a $3,000 dog for free from the shelter.

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49 Responses to You can get a $3,000 dog for free from the shelter.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love it.

  2. Charlie says:

    Best ever. You’re awesome.

  3. The Good Reverend says:

    This one is terrific.

  4. Wannietta says:

    I kept looking at the list looking for “not a mutt” – hilarious!!

  5. Neal says:

    Of course there technically are officially recognized hybrid breeds, like the golden labrador ( – had trouble getting the html tag to work), for example ;)

    But this smartass still cracked a smile.

  6. Molly says:

    Awesome. Put this one on a shirt!

    Neal: they’re only “officially registed” with puppymill organizations like the Continental Kennel Club. No standards, no shows, no sports–just a name that sounds good to people who haven’t done enough research. I just don’t understand it–people do more research before they get an iPod than a pet! Guess which one’s going to last longer? Well … unless, of course, your pet-store pup has parvo, or a heart defect, or any of the dozens of other things they don’t bother to check for or prevent. Um, end rant.

  7. Jesse says:

    totally nailed it.

  8. Anjea says:

    …and, by definition, a “hybrid” can NOT be a “breed.” They are mutually exclusive.

    This was great. It does belong on a shirt or something.

  9. Ben K says:

    The picture seems to have disappeared.

  10. slimey_limey says:

    Unfortunately, the picture seems to be broken.

  11. Christina says:

    It takes a special something to do a parody of your own work. Excellent!

  12. John says:

    That cracked me up. :D

  13. Jessica says:

    Neal… did you even notice the first line on that page….
    “This is not a purebred dog.”

  14. Anonymous says:

    af = labradoodle.
    (everyone’s a critic)

  15. amish says:

    Pure awesome.

  16. a beer sort of girl says:

    I’d buy it on a shirt!

  17. Aditya says:

    Brilliant. As a former mutt owner this just Made my day.

  18. brandy says:

    Dear anonymous: Hate to break it to you, but labradoodle = mutt. That’s kind of the point of the whole thing. “Designer breeds” are not real breeds.

  19. P-Man says:

    I miss the bulldog and the shitsu…

    If you don’t know what I mean you need to see Dumb and dumber

    Hilarious though!

  20. Cassie says:

    Happy owner of a Lab-dane mix, not a Labradane. We call him a lionhound, or we did in his chasey youth. Mutts make the best dogs.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Kudos! Please donate this diagram to the ASPCA. It is absolutely wonderful.

  22. James says:

    Out of nowhere, my newly retired parents are talking about getting a labradoodle. Not quite like selling street drugs but I think there’s peer pressure: “First one’s $1000, tell your friends.”

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  24. Phil says:

    This is definitely one of the best, I’ve set is as my background immediately, and would certainly buy the t-shirt.

  25. heather says:

    i agree, donate the design to the ASPCA or other worthwhile group to sell it to support their mission. bravo!

  26. T says:

    And BF is a Golden Doodle, I think. Not a breed, but an excuse for me to write the word Doodle.

    Not that anyone should need an excuse.

  27. T says:

    And this card is terrific…

  28. Anonymous says:

    This is so wonderful. There is probably a creative, visual way to show this with the Mendelean genetics charts we all had to draw in biology. ….if only I were either creative OR visual

  29. Bob Cleveland says:

    AE would also be highly unlikely. But a blast to watch.

  30. brent says:

    Love it. As a rescue person and a proud owner of a German Boxing Terrier, I’m laughing

  31. Anonymous says:

    Perfect! I myself got a Boggle-hua-hua from the pound, otherwise known as a boston terrier, beagle, chihuahua mix. She’s been the best dog.

  32. Neal says:

    First line said $3000 dog, not purebred =P My bad on the “breed” thing. I was just saying that somebody other than your neighbor joe has recognized them as some level of “official.” Me, I did plenty of research before I got my Chinook. I love her.

    I wasn’t tryign to knock the joke. I was just being a smartass =)

  33. Anonymous says:

    Now that is truly precious!

  34. Anonymous says:

    Love it. Hope that one day it can include the worst “designer dog” I’ve seen to date, the Bassador.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Whoaaaa,now,anonymous. I had a Bassador for 14 years. Stubborn, sweet, and odd …. but “designer dog”? I think those pairings must be love matches because no one would ‘design’ a Labrador head on a Bassett Hound body.

  36. lisa says:

    this warmed my heart seeing as my family used to own the best dog in the world, a “greathound” (great dane/greyhound mix) that we usually referred to as a hyena due to this markings. props!

  37. Kathleen says:

    technically, they’re not free :)

  38. sheila says:

    I’m writing in late, but this is awesome.

  39. W says:

    Ahh it made me smile :)
    Big time! -Thank you!

    If breeders would know a bit more about genetics they would have found out along the line that a purebred DOG is best based on a tossed mix of breeds – several generations back.

    Why would anybody want a dog?
    They are for good company and perhaps watching the house or replacing an expensive nanny.

    Do you choose your friends by their looks?
    Do you choose an alarm system by looks?
    Do you choose a nanny by looks?
    Well – if you do – stop reading, as you’ll never get the point!

    Looks on a dog are as important as the paintwork on a Lancia Stratos. What counts is the heart that beats in it. In a Lancia Startos it’s a Ferrari 6 cylinder – and if I could get one without paint or even plastic shell I’d grab it.

    I grew up wit a well-bred DOG – some ancestry was even known and my first memories in my life are all attached to it. It even invented games for me.

    Today we have 2 pure-breds. Together well over $3000.– worth if they were puppies. One was only supposed to stay with us for a short while, but Murray (his name – a Murray Curley – named by previous owners) decided that he won’t stay with anybody else and fought like possessed to stay with us. He won!

    The other, Wilbur – was on death row in the pound with a long list of diseases. At 12 hrs before ‘too late’ we put a ‘stop’ in via the phone. So we ended up with a 9 month Great Dane, huge & still growing. Another 9 months later we had nursed him back to good health and the fur grew back.

    Now he’s going on 7 and at age 5 and a bit we were told he has only months to live. But that’s another story:

    It’s the heart that counts :)

    … all the best

  40. Karen Joy says:

    To Bob Cleveland ~ Though not on indexed’s diagram, my childhood dog was the “surprise!” offspring of a male toy poodle and a female old english sheepdog. Hehehe! Chester was the best dog ever. Looked like a small sheepdog with slightly wavy hair.

    (I currently own a purebred dog, but found via a rescue organization, which are GREAT resources if you want to responsibly get a purebred dog.)

  41. Liza says:

    I love this.

    Also, funny fact: pug + beagle = puggle. And they are really cute!

  42. The Video Game General says:

    Refreshing after reading a bunch of Indexes that I didn’t quite get. =)

  43. Anonymous says:

    Fact: In people and animals, when DNA is mixed amongst “breeds” the resulting offspring live longer, healthier lives, are more resistant to cancer, and have a higher average IQ. So go out and breed with anything but your own color! Strengthen the gene pool! Scrrrrrrew purebred!

  44. a fan. says:

    if you do donate this image to the ASPCA or a no-kill shelter/adoption program….
    maybe you can add a venn circle around the whole things, to identify all these critters as sources of endless comfort and faithful company.

  45. Big D says:

    A labrador and a Poodle cross is recongnized as a pedigree breed by the Kennel club, it’s called a labradoodle !!!

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  47. Victoria says:

    and all of them are cute

  48. Renee says:

    Well, not free. All shelters charge a fee. It helps with operating costs and helps ensure people who adopt dogs actually want one.

  49. Alan says:

    saw a Golden-Bloodhound once… golden head, everything behind the ears: bloodhound… hilarious at first glance, but the owner loved the pooch…

    note: Goldens will mate with anything they can get to reach them… true sluts of the breeding world, but WONDERFUL dogs… :)