ALL ABOUT DOGS and CATS Resource Center for Canine & Feline Lovers
Puppy mills are mass dog-breeding operations, where animals are kept in shockingly inhumane conditions. They continue to be a problem because unsuspecting consumers keep buying those adorable puppies in the pet store window. or on some slick internet site or through an ad in the local newspaper.
Help stop puppy mills. DO NOT buy from a pet store, no matter how cute and adorable that puppy is. For every pup purchase another one takes its place, thus keeping the puppy mill operation in business.
Responsible breeders DO NOT sell to pet stores. They interview all prospective owners of their adoptable pets. They try to make sure that the dog and new owner are a good fit, and they will refuse to sell if they are not satisfied.
Likewise, shelters and rescue clubs require the prospective new owner to qualify before they will release an animal to a new home.
Pet stores don't care to whom they sell, nor will they give out information on where the pups come from. Pet store guarantees are worthless, At best they will replace the animal and have the one being returned euthanized or will resell it.
Stop the puppy mill horror. Read the truth about puppy mills.