Do You Care About Puppies? Would you rather get your puppy from a pet store, or from ananimal shelter?
Where do you find puppies? Pet stores Animal Shelters Newspaper Ads Online Friends
Where do pet stores get their puppies? Sometimes pet stores get puppies from local breeders. Most of the time pet stores will get their puppies from places called puppy mills.
Where do shelters get their puppies? Shelters get their puppies from all over. Sometimes they are rescued from a bad situation. Some are found without a home. Some come from people who have accidently had puppies and don’t know what to do with them. Others are sometimes born there.
Why might you buy a puppy from a pet store? Convenience
Why might you buy a puppy from an animal shelter? Animal shelter dogs are in desperate need of a home It’s easier to find out more about their history. Their medical needs have already been taken care of. The people who give them away actually care if you are or are not a good fit.
What are puppy mills? Puppy Mills are places where puppies are bred to be sold a very fast rate. Imagine a place just like a large scale chicken coop with dogs instead of chickens. The female dogs are forced to have puppies repeatedly without any time to rest in between. They typically die very early on without ever going outside. Puppy mills are ILLEGAL