An Animal Lover! Now I have 2 dogs & 1 cat, which are adopted n rescued. All of them r spayed/ neutered. All r healthy n happy as normal pets.
I had 2 dogs before (now in heaven), both r neutered. The one with longest life is 15 years old.
Try not to buy dog/cat, but adopt. Your action will save life!
Strays are as good as pure breed. No matter what breed u own, what u need r the same -- patience, training, love n care. All life r equal.
No matter what breed is your dog/cat, ask your vet to spay/ neuter your dog/cat. It isn't cruel, your pet will be alright after few days to 1 week rest at home. Both of your relationship will be tighter cos u care for it after the surgery. Your pet knows, it can feel it!
Main advantage of spay/neuter -- your male/ female pet is free from few diseases :)
Even u own a male dog/cat, do spay it as it'll go out n make others pregnant! Your action will save more lifes in the future.
It's more cruel to tight up male dog n not spaying it. If u let your male dog/cat go out, they may fight with other male n get injured.