Puppies for Sale Directory - Uncle Bill's Pet Centers
Jul 9, 2010 - There are some pet stores that buy their puppies from commercial kennels regulated by the Department of Agriculture
Every puppy sold means more puppies will be ordered. Pet stores operate like any other retail business; they have inventory and puppies are part of that inventory. If you walk into a store and see a sad-looking dachshund puppy and decide to buy her to get her out of the store, the store places an order for another dachshund puppy. Your kind-hearted gesture of purchasing pet store puppies is interpreted by the store as a demand for that breed. Without intending to do so, you’ve helped keep another commercial breeder, broker and pet store in business.
I wonder why these practices are legal - both puppy mills and selling dogs at an auction. Oh man... I feel so bad for your daughter. I am lucky that my bf's family are very much dog people in that they regularly volunteer at the SPCA and they understand that you shouldn't buy from pet stores or from BYBs... my bf's aunt is a reputable working line GSD breeder. I think it would drive me bonkers if my bf's family bought dogs from pet stores, but I think I would be okay if my bf at least understood.
Where Do Pet Store Puppies and Kittens Come From? - Petfinder
10 Reasons Not to Buy Pet Store Puppies - Dogster
Take the pledge to not buy anything from a pet store that sells puppies. Most pet shop puppies come from puppy mills. Giving your business to stores that sell puppies supports the horrible puppy mill industry. If a store sells puppies, don't buy anything there! Buy all your pet supplies from pet stores that don't sell puppies, or buy your supplies online.Most pet shops would like you to believe that if a puppy is registered by the American Kennel Club, this guarantees the puppy will be healthy and a good example of the breed. This is not so. The only thing that AKC papers certify is that the puppy is a purebred and produced out of AKC registered parents. Even this can be fiction, as some producers register more puppies than are actually born in each litter to receive extra registration slips to pass out with unregisterable puppies. The parents of your puppy may be unhealthy or carriers of crippling or deadly health defects, which they may have passed to their offspring — your puppy. They may also be horrible representations of the breed that you are buying. Often times the parentage of pet store puppies is also questionable due to poor record keeping. In other words, your puppy may not even be a purebred, even though it has AKC papers. Responsible breeders do register their puppies with the AKC, but that is only the beginning.That adorable puppy in the window of the pet store is hard to resist, but you may be paying a lot of money for a dog that you know very little about. Pet stores generally rely on impulse buys to sell their “product.” There is a good chance that the pet store puppy will develop a health problem sometime in its life that may cost you a lot of money to remedy. When you buy a pet store puppy it is very unlikely that the puppy’s parents were screened for genetic diseases that can be passed to their offspring. Every breed of dog has genetic problems that are passed from generation to generation by breeding dogs that carry the flawed gene. Many of these genetic problems can be detected with today’s technology, but these tests are expensive. People who are concerned about the welfare and future of their breed will have these tests conducted to preserve and improve in the future quality of their breed. Most good breeders are more concerned about the health of the puppies that they are producing than the money that they will or won’t make on the production of a litter.Many pet stores provide a form of guarantee for people buying puppies from them, but their guarantees may be as bad as none at all. A not-so-uncommon scenario goes something like this: after your family has become attached to your adorable new puppy, you find out it is sick. It will cost you several hundred dollars to treat, so you take the puppy back to the store to receive your guarantee. What they will most likely offer to do is trade you puppies — take away your beloved pet and replace it with a new puppy, not necessarily a healthier one, either. They will most likely euthanize the puppy you brought back, because this is cheaper for the store. The other tactic that some stores use is to tell you your puppy will grow out of the problem — until their guarantee has expired. Do you want to take this risk?