Is it OK to buy a dog from a pet store?
1. Bad Health: Because so many pet store pups come from puppy mills, they are not the result of careful breeding and they are usually not well cared for before coming to the store. Some common illnesses and conditions are neurological problems, eye problems, hip dysplasia, blood disorders and Canine Parvovirus.
What happens to puppies not sold in pet stores?
What happens to pet store puppies who aren’t sold? As with other unsold inventory, they go on sale. Stores buy puppies for a fraction of what they charge their customers. If the puppy still doesn’t sell, stores will often cut their losses and give puppies away to employees, friends or rescue groups.
Why you should never buy a dog?
Allergies and Phobias. Like with any pet that you bring into your home, dogs can trigger allergies in people. They also frighten some people, which is good if they are a potential burglar, but not if it’s a friend, relative, or the mailman.
Are all pet stores puppy mill dogs?
Roughly 90 percent of puppies in pet stores come from puppy mills. In most states, these commercial breeding kennels can legally keep hundreds of dogs in cages their entire lives, for the sole purpose of continuously churning out puppies.
Do pet shops sell puppies?
Pet shop puppies
Good breeders will not allow their puppies to be sold in pet shops before this time, so you risk buying a poorly bred and poorly socialised puppy who will struggle to cope with life. Pet shop pups often come from puppy farms. Please don’t buy puppies from pet shops.
Why is AKC bad?
Many of the AKC-registered pups sold at pet stores and online later turn out to be sick or have expensive, painful genetic defects. It’s gotten so bad that some breed clubs have even fought AKC recognition of their breed because they don’t want to see the animals exploited like cash crops.