Until recent years, many of us were unaware of the deplorable conditions that pet store puppies come from. I must admit, I was pretty ignorant about the conditions myself until the puppy mill situation became more widely known through the media.
But, as they say, when you know better, you do better. Please check out this info on puppy mills which is where almost all pet store dogs come from.
Believe me, you’ll agree that this is a heart breaking situation and we have to do our parts to end this abuse. As long as there’s a demand, these puppy mills will keep abusing these animals.
Even when the pet store owners can provide papers and say they can guarantee that the puppies come from reputable breeders it cannot be true since reputable breeders would NEVER sell their puppies to a pet store.
Dogs that come from puppy mills often have medical problems and can cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in medical bills. Sadly, many people end up abandoning or neglecting these animals because they cannot afford to care for them.
Fortunately, many pet stores are now showcasing rescue animals who need to be adopted instead of selling puppies coming from puppy mills. You can find a list of these stores here. Let your local pet store know that you appreciate their efforts to help these rescue dogs and cats find good homes.
While things are getting better and some states have enacted laws to protect pet store animals, the change is coming slowly and it's up to us to ensure that we don't encourage these unacceptable conditions by buying pets from these stores.
So, if you're looking to find Coton de Tulear puppies, make sure you do your research and find a reputable breeder.
Doing your homework in order to find the perfect dog is a win for you and your puppy.
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