Mia, a 1 year old toy poodle and Chico, a 3 year old cockatiel
I had experience with this too, in a way. The breeder I got Mia from was a rehoming because the old owner of Mia gave her back. Even my teachers reacted like “Why did you buy?” Like it was the worst decision I made. I have since gotten over that. There are no poodles for adoption in my country, none. Only occassional rehomings, but they’re very rare. I was lucky to come across Mia. I wanted a specific breed for my first dog so that I would know what to expect, also because someone who frequently visits my home has a mild case of allergy to non-hypoallergenic dogs. Mia is the best and I do not regret my decision. Don’t let people guilt-trip you.