Top Ten Reasons to Adopt a Dog Instead of BuyingPet stores are cruel. The adorable dogs you see in a window are actually from the hell total torture zone that is puppy mills, a commercial dog breeding facility that ignores the health and well being of the dog in order to make the most money possible.
The dogs in pet stores have health and social disorders, we need to end them! Adopt a dog, it's free and the dogs are healthy!
I don't buy my dogs and cats from Puppy Mills, or Kitten Mills, I but them from reliable breeders, with good ratings. Both my Havanese's parents are registered AKC, and CKC, and they are show quality. I used to have a cat, whom I adopted from a shelter near where I live. As smart and adorable as the cat was, it was clear that she was abused and she didn't always get along well with strangers.
They are bred over and over unhealthy amounts of times until they can't breed anymore, then they are killed. Dogs need time to rest up after giving birth, but millers need to keep up with the demands of a pet store, so they put wealth over the dog's health. Guys, we need to create a more humane future for dogs! Don't shop until they stop! Lets not limit it to just dogs, lets also not buy anything from them!
They get removed from their mothers way too early, and are shipped off to the pet store in trucks, some don't even make it to the pet store and die along the way! Dying as a puppy! There is no way to justify that!
The dogs live in wired cages so that their buissness falls through the wires, this also causes their paws to get injured and their legs could fall through, imagine sleeping on wires! And they are often stacked up in rows! Dogs in puppy mills never go outside, breath fresh air, play with toys, get walked, feel the sunshine or grass, or even get petted! They are not treated the way dogs should be treated!
The dogs basic needs are ignored. There have been countless reports of dogs resorting to cannabalism and being inches of feces infested water. The fur overgrown, no vetenarian care, overgrown toenails
Millions of animals are killed per year in shelters. If we stop buying from breeders because you want a certain breed, then many lives will be saved.
Everyone wants to buy from pet stores for some strange reason, so shelters get overcrowded and dogs end up dying! Get your dogs cruelity free and save lives!
The dogs often have no interaction with humans except for breif handlings. The millers don't even make sure the dogs are in good condition.
The aspca has a page where people share puppy mill stories. Apparently they bought a dog, they knew he had a cold, but they figured it's just a cold. Harley (the dog) was very thin and wouldn't eat, that fed him through a syringe. Eventually he got better. But then he got a 106 fever and they took him to the hospital, he was very sick with parvo and weighed 1 pound and died. The store knew about the desiese, but continued to sell the dogs. How could they?
They are basically USDA licensed idiots with a backyard and a few dogs with a barn. Why should we trust them?