Saturday, May 11, 2013

You won't believe where this dog came from!

By purchasing that cute little doggie in the window, chances are you're supporting a puppy mill...a place where breeding mother dogs live in confinement, churning out puppies for profit for their entire agonizing lives. Help stop this cruelty!

Pet stores that care about puppies don't sell them. That's because the majority of pet stores that sell puppies carry dogs from cruel and inhumane puppy mills.

Puppy mills are like dog-making factories with the mother dogs spending their entire lives in cramped cages or kennels with little or no personal attention or quality of life. When the dogs can no longer breed, they are discarded or killed.

Consumers who purchase puppies from pet stores or over the Internet without seeing a breeder's home firsthand are often unknowingly supporting this cruel industry. Help stop this cycle of cruelty simply by choosing to adopt your next pet from a shelter or rescue, or by only purchasing a dog from a responsible breeder who will show you where your puppy was born and raised.

You can do even more by refusing to buy pet supplies from any store or website that sells puppies. Where you spend your dollars makes a difference. Make a statement when you shop!

You can sign the pledge to help stop puppy mills at


  1. I certainly agree that puppy mills are horrible and should be stopped and that pet stores should not sell these puppies in the first place, but until that day happens, what happens to the puppies if we don't buy them from the pet stores? How do we ensure that they don't end up abused or in shelters too? Animal advocacy is such a tough nut to crack...

    1. I agree Deb - it's not simple and the problem has to be addressed on many fronts. This is just one simple thing people can do to help.