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Hello! I am new to the group, joined because I want to discuss something with fellow dog lovers. I have worked at a doggy daycare, vet office, dog walking, fostered, volunteered, if it has to do with dogs I have done it pretty much. Do to COVID 19 I am out of a job but still have a steady income so I figured now would be the best time to adopt a puppy. I have been wanting to do this for about 2 years but never could for various reasons. I want a puppy for a number of reasons that I won't delve into right now. I have been searching shelters and rescues for over a month and have found no puppies that are compatible with me or my current dog. I so deeply want to rescue but it seems that shelters and rescues have no young dogs. I decided to try out craigslist out of curiosity and found some puppies so I decided to at least go and visit them. I fell in love with one of them. The people adopting him out are a very low income family that had an accidental litter. The woman was very open with me and explained that her family is very low on money and have not been able to afford a spay/neuter surgery and felt really bad. My gut feeling was that she was being honest b/c she asked about my living situation and told me I had to wait until they were old enough to take home. She even held him for me over other people because she saw that I would give him a good home. I don't get the impression she is a backyard breeder but I still feel incredibly guilty adopting from craigslist over a shelter or rescue. She also mentioned that a lot of possible dog fighters have contacted her and I'm worried that since she's not a professional she won't be able to tell who is or isn't. Do you think there are situations in which getting a pup from craigslist can be a way of rescuing?