i understand that many pet stores get dogs from puppy mills and that you shouldn't consider buying from a pet store, but i don't comprehend why not buy from a pet store. If they do get puppies from puppy mills wouldn't you want to rescue one of those puppies rather then receive one from a breeder. I also understand that they may have diseases, ect. but they are still puppies and i think that they should enjoy a equal opportunity to be bought and given a good home. It's not the puppies fault that it be sold to a pet store or was in a puppy mill.
It's because you are giving business to the puppy mills. yes, you are buying from a puppy store, but they receive their puppies from puppy mills. In turn making those backyard breeders money. I understand what you tight-fisted though. It isn't very fair to the poor dog. Yet, there are several rescues who do infact rescue puppy mill dogs. You can adopt them. My aunt did. So by not buying those puppies from pet stores it help put puppy mills out of business
No, but let us consider the parents of the puppy i.e. sitting in the local pet store for sale. For every puppy that you buy, there are a two of a kind of dogs that are cramped in small wire cages, suspended from the floor, that are Forced to breed every grill. The mothers of these pups, have humped backs, deformed feet, they hold never been loved, they have never been treated nice, they own no idea when it is night or day, they do not know how to tramp on hard ground, they have never had freedom, they be born in a cage, and they die in a enclose. So whenever you go into the pet store, please close your eyes and think of where the parents live,a nd next turn araound and walk out.
if you can find proof that your local pet store does not buy from over breeding breeders or puppy mills, i believe it would be okay to "consider" purchasing a pup from them. however, i will always go to a shelter first. these are pups that have be rescued and no one is making a profit from them.
Buying a puppy from a pet store keeps commercial breeders surrounded by business. They don't care if you be aware of sorry for the dog or if you're just ignorant of the situation. They attain the money regardless and continue breeding.
I take it one step further, if the store sell dogs, I not only don't buy the dog, I don't buy anything from the store.
Buying a puppy enforces the tendency for people at puppy mills to breed. You're not rescuing a puppy, your funding a puppy mill and supporting their wrongful behavior.
its not that we dont want to save the puppy but we want to put the mills out of business. its kinda of a boycot. whether no one buys them they will not be able to sell them thus going out of commerce...hopefully. thats why i dont do it. i could be way off, but im kinda used to that. lol. anyway, yea i see what your sayin but whether they dont make money breeding what do you think they will do?
If you buy from a pet store, that $ go to the puppy mills and allows them to continue torturing dogs, or to buy even more dogs to torture. By giving them your money, you are enabling and supporting puppy mills. These dogs are kept in small stacked cage, rarely let out, provided minimal form care, not socilized with humans, often within dirty conditions, etc. The sad truth is that if the facility is kept reasonably verbs and the dogs basic needs are provided for, most of these services are operating legally and with government approval, though the comportment in which they operate is morally rephrehensible. The only way to shut down these 'borderline' mills that aren't technically doing anything immoral is to remove the demand for the puppies. So, no one buys them, they won't be getting the $ needed to continue operating, at which point they will shut down and the dogs will potential be turned over to the local animal shelter for rehoming.
Add: I also do not buy any product from any store that sells puppies. In fact, locally, our last puppy-selling pet store a short time ago went out of business. Thankfully, our dog community here is very honest at education and while the stores choosing to host adoptions rather than put up for sale are flourishing (and they've even just opened a new one), the stores that sold puppies (there be 3 of them 2 years ago when I moved here) have all shut down because they were not doing plenty business. Yay education!
By buying those dogs you encourage MORE to be bred. Yes you are right it is not the pups fault however we cannot support puppy mills time, they will only produce more. If it's good Business they are not going to get out of it.
Answers: For every puppy you "rescue", you put money into the puppy millers pockets, and allow them to continue their "business".
It's approaching fighting child abuse by buying items made by child labour.
Yes, it is too desperate those puppies won't have a good life - but i.e. the only way to put the millers out of business. Make their commerce unprofitable, and they won't be in business any more.
Agreed. But you have to also consider the long-run outcome. There is closely of in-breeding to produce the high volumes of puppies bred. That will cause health problems short and long permanent status.
Although you raise a good point by rescue of the puppy, you will bend up with a dog with a potential for a lot of vet bills and most inhabitants will not take the time, patience, or money to give the dog what they have need of. In addition, you are supporting puppy mills by buying these pups, so in a round about path, you are encouraging the puppy mill to continue to produce ill bred puppies.
Mills are cruel horrid places, as long as you keep hold of buying puppies from pet stores that get their stock from mills, they'll just keep on doing it.
I'd fairly go to a breeder of well adjusted socialised pups or adopt from a shelter.
You own a point there. I know of one couple that have rescued dogs from "bad stock". Of course, they own spent a lot of $ on them to. They've had everything from bad ear infections to SEVERELY matted pelt to eye problems. These dogs R innocent, that's for sure.