At this point in the game I am completely baffled by people who still get their animals from breeders.
I get wanting a specific kind of animal or a specific breed, but my dudes I saw a Maine Coon for adoption at a humane society. I saw a Corgi and 3 French Bulldogs. I saw a completely white German Shepard! I’ve seen the rare breeds and they end up in the same place as the pit bulls and tabby’s end up.
You want a rare breed? Just be patient.
But in that time you’re being patient there are a hundred scared Chihuahuas that don’t understand why they don’t have a home. If there is room in your heart for a specific breed, there is room for one you never considered.