Reasons Not to Purchase a Pet Store Puppy

Puppy Mill PuppyI just read another article about the plight of puppies sold in pet stores, and now I'm so, sooooo heartbroken - again. These poor pups are forced into such tragic lives and it breaks my heart to imagine what happens to them when day after day, week after week and month after month they remain caged, confused and unwanted.

Pet store puppies do tend to come from puppy mills, not responsible breeders, just as you’ve been hearing and reading about more and more frequently. As writes, “Most dog lovers know about the often horrid conditions of puppy mills, the unregulated breeding facilities owned by disreputable breeders. Dogs are often bred far too frequently, are kept cramped together in squalor, and are not socialized with humans.” Simply reading and re-writing the above brings me close to tears! Rather than re-write any more than has already been written by Dogster, I’ll simply direct you to the article.

If you’re reading this, it’s a sure bet that I’m preaching to the choir. But, the reason I keep writing about this sad subject is to remind you to speak up each time you hear an uninformed person chatting about their plan to purchase a pet from a pet store; to remind you spread the word. If we all lend our voices to fighting the perpetuation of puppy mills, there is a good chance that one day we can take pride in our role in the legal abolishment of their existence…