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If you buy a puppy from

Anonymous
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A puppy store does that mean you are supporting puppy mills?

Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 4, 2017 at 2:39 PM
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Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Jun. 4, 2017 at 2:40 PM
A puppy store?
ThatDancerGirl
by Ruby Member on Jun. 4, 2017 at 2:40 PM
It depends on the place. Some only sell shelter puppies.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 4, 2017 at 2:41 PM
All puppies need homes. Even then ones in pet stores.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 4, 2017 at 2:41 PM

Yes.  Stores that sell puppies.  Some sell other animals as well but some only sell puppies.

Quoting Lunarprancer: A puppy store?


left.drowning
by Fix Me on Jun. 4, 2017 at 2:41 PM
Our puppy was from the pet store but it was through the local humane society. The puppies were only at the store for the weekend.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 4, 2017 at 2:42 PM

I agree.

Quoting Anonymous 2: All puppies need homes. Even then ones in pet stores.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jun. 4, 2017 at 2:43 PM

Yes

Unless it is one of those puppy stores that adopts out shelter dogs but that isnt really buying a dog. 

ChildOfTheLight
by Platinum Member on Jun. 4, 2017 at 2:45 PM

Our local stores use only shelter cats and dogs. 

RocknRoll.Rose
by Ruby Member on Jun. 4, 2017 at 2:49 PM

No. How can you say that you care about the welfare of these animals but then let the puppies continue to sit in cages? I wouldn't buy from a pet store but I don't judge people who do. Plus, not all pet stores get puppies from puppy mills. Often they come from shelters or reputable breeders. When I lived in Florida, I used to love going to a pet store that picked up strays off the street, had them checked out and spayed/neutered by the vet, had them groomed, and then sold them at the store. They never claimed they were purebred or anything dishonest like that. There was a problem with stray dogs and cats on the street and an over crowded shelter that treated the animals poorly. They would also go and get animals from the shelter that otherwise would have been put down. 



Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jun. 4, 2017 at 2:51 PM
Yep. It's absolutely terrible. How can anybody buy a puppy when there's so many shelter dogs in need of homes?
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