@dozersmama, My heart it truly broke for you and your loss, I have sat and read every post with tears spilling out of my eyes.
What I want to share is my story with Vegas. I adopted him when he was 4.5 months old. Not because the owner was heartless, but because he loved Vegas enough to give him a better life than he could. He was/is A young professional who owned him and posted him for sale. The first question I ask him was WHY??? His response....he was single and was working 6 days a week, 12 hour days and poor Vegas was stuck in his crate. So I bought him. He went from being in a crate 6 days for 12 hours a day, to me not working and spending 24/7 with him. So perhaps the person selling the bully has circumstances beyond their control and it doing out of Love, like Kent (Vegas's previous owner) did?????
I am still in touch with Kent and I send him pictures of Vegas all the time and he responds every time on how happy he is that Vegas has such a spoiled, fulfilling life. He is very much loved and loves us.
I just wanted you to have a different point of view to think about, I KNOW you are angry, as I would be, and going through the loss of Dozer (bless his heart) I hope this will help you and know that I am telling you my story so that perhaps you can see it a little differently.