I have not gone into a pet shop for years. I always leave feeling really badly and don't like the puppies are left in small cages. There is this store in Manhattan on the Upper East Side and they sell items for puppies and for babies. A few months ago, I decided to check out their stuff for babies since I am always researching for my online boutique. I walked into the store and discover that in the back there are puppies! Since I was already in there I had to check them out. I have wanted to get another dog and have been interested in getting a French Bull Dog. I would never get one from a puppy store but then I saw one sitting alone in a very tiny cage. She's much bigger than all of the other puppies--I wouldn't even consider her a puppy anymore. I think she's close to a year old. I approached the owner and asked "why hasn't the French Bull Dog sold?" to which he responded "are you writing a book or do you want to buy a dog?" I said that I was writing a book. He said "well i'm not sure exactly but we may just end up keeping her...she runs around the store and we let her out". I asked how much the dog was and he said "well usually people make me an offer and they usually start at around $3,000". THERE ARE NO PRICES posted anywhere!! So now fast forward another month, I walk in and the dog is in a very small cage (not running around like I had hoped). I tell the owner that $3,000 is way out of my price range. He says 'well I can call the breeder in Germany and see what we can do"...All i've heard is that this whole breeder from Germany thing is a scam. This dog is not even the color that I wanted, is from a puppy store, is way over what I thought I would spend (even if I managed to get her for 1500), but really is very sweet and is stuck in a tiny cage. I don't know what to do! The owner is so rude and I actually said to him that I was doing this as more of a rescue since the dog is older and no longer a puppy and he said "well, you don't need to rescue her she's perfectly happy here". I have a feeling this guy isn't going to go anywhere on the price. I also am worried that if I do buy this dog, he'll just buy another french bull dog to replace it and then the cycle repeats. So after all of this...what do you think?