Question: Why You Shouldn’t Buy Dogs From Pet Stores?

Is it good to buy a dog from a pet store?

Many of them are sold in pet stores, according to HSUS. In fact, it’s safe to assume that if you walk into a pet store and see animals for sale, they came from mills. “Responsible breeders don’t sell to pet stores, because they want to meet the people who are bringing home their puppies,” Summers says.

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.

Are pet shops cruel?

A surprising number of people still don’t know that pet stores are bad places to acquire a dog—that they are, in fact, the harmless-looking, public face of a very shady and often cruel industry. But there are things pet stores are hiding from you—and they aren’t so cute.

Is it bad to buy animals from Petsmart?

According to PETAs morals it’s abuse to keep hamsters as pets. It’s quite true that animal mills abuse their animals and some pet stores may as well. But just because one petco or one petsmart was found abusing their animals doesn’t mean all of them do. One store shouldn’t be giving the whole chain a bad name.

Why you shouldn’t buy a dog?

There’s A Good Chance That Pup Is Sick

Other diseases prominent among pet store puppies who come from mills include heart and kidney disease, epilepsy, parvovirus and mange. Pet store owners have been known to use antibiotics to mask the signs of these conditions in order to sell puppies.

Why is buying from pet stores Bad?

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.

Is PetSmart a puppy mill?

If your local pet store sells puppies, they are probably from puppy mills. Petco, Pets Plus Natural and PetSmart already offer dogs and cats from shelters for adoption in their stores. Go online to Petco.com or Petsmart.com and find a store near you or search for adoptable pets in your area through Petfinder.

How can I avoid buying from a puppy mill?

Here are some tips to avoid adopting from a puppy mill:

  • Avoid pet stores, newspaper ads, and great deals online! Many puppy mills supply local pet stores with false information.
  • Visit the breeder and ask questions! Ask to see the entire facility where the dogs are bred and kept.
  • Adopt from a shelter or rescue instead!

Does Petland kill dogs?

Petland gets puppies from puppy mills. If you don’t know anything about puppy mills, they are breeding places that mass breed puppies without concern for their health, behavior, or lineage integrity. They kill their dogs mercilessly and sell the rest to pet stores including Petland.

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.

Is fetch a puppy mill?

Fetch. Many people know this store as the one in the malls, with the cute puppies for sale, along with pet toys and accessories. For a dollar you can play with a puppy. A little bit of research, and it becomes obvious that Fetch uses puppy mill puppies.

What happens to hamsters that don’t get sold?

If a hamster stays at the store more than 6 months it would either be transferred to a new location or adopted out (free). Even if the hamster is aggressive or has health issues that don’t hurt quality of life, most stores would rather find a home than euthanize. The (good) employees do care about them, after all.

Does Petsmart kill their animals?

A farm in Pennsylvania that supplies animals to PetSmart and Petco has been slaughtering animals by the hundreds — cruelly gassing them with carbon dioxide or leaving them in freezers to die slowly, a report says.

Where does Petsmart get their animals 2019?

You don’t have to agree or side with PETA to be against supporting pet stores. Petco & Petsmart source their animals from pet mills. Just like puppy mills, pet mills are no laughing matter. They are disgusting, and treat animals like breeding machines.

Where does Petsmart get its animals from?

A three-month undercover investigation conducted by PETA provides an inside look into Holmes Farm, a large Pennsylvania breeder that supplies animals to Petco, PetSmart, Pet Supplies Plus and other large pet store chains. And it’s not pretty.