July 21st is No to Pet Store Puppies Day

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TGIF!!! Friday has arrived, that means Mom will be less on the computer and more with me, woof.

Last weekend we went to the TriPawd Meet Up, it was so much fun, lots of amazing dogs, their parents and of course lots of treats. I also got blessed by one of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence which made Mom very happy.


Thank you Mark Swanson for letting me share some of your photos

Thank you Mark Swanson for sharing some of your photos

Today, 21st of July is No to Pet Store Puppies Day, a very important day as need to draw the public awareness of puppy mills and their connections to pet stores that sell puppies, kittens, and rabbits.

This is a National Problem and Abusive as thousands of dogs spend their lives in Puppy Mills with no medical attention or proper care of any kind. Female dogs are bred like machines with no break in between each litter and when they cannot breed anymore, they are dumped.

This is not a life it is abuse

Puppies from Puppy Mills or backyard breeders may suffer from behavior, congenital and hereditary problems as a result of irresponsible breeding practices.

How you can help stop this practice and reasons why NOT to buy from a Pet Store:

  1. Do not shop at a Pet Store that sells puppies
  2. Check out this website http://NoPetStorePuppies.com see if your State regulates commercial breeders.
  3. Convince your family and friends not to shop at Pet Stores that sell puppies.
  4. If you want a puppy, go to a Rescue Organization to adopt a puppy as there are many that need homes.
  5. Some Pet Stores have Rescued Puppies so shop at that store and adopt a pup from them.
  6. Puppies from Pet Stores have health problems as they are not bred carefully.
  7. Behavioral Issues as the staff at a Pet Store is not trained and therefore will not see those problems.
  8. They are not socialized as puppies at Pet Stores are taken away from their litters too you and therefore are not developed socially.
  9. Puppies from Puppy Mills or backyard breeders may suffer from behavior, congenital and hereditary problems as a result of irresponsible breeding practices.
  10. Lack of Information – Pet store staff will not have all the correct information for you about the puppy.
  11. Housetraining, pups from Pet Stores do not have the correct instinct from doing their business next to the food and water as they have lived in cages all their lives.
  12. If you are looking for a pure bred puppy, the Pet Store might not have the documentation to prove it is pure bred and therefore you have spend hundreds of dollars on a puppy which is not what you wanted in the end.

So, let’s all take the pledge and adopt don’t shop and open our home to a pup that has been dumped in a Shelter.

Have a safe weekend and please stay indoors from the heat,

With a woof and love from Layla



14 Replies to “July 21st is No to Pet Store Puppies Day”

  1. You are so right and those puppy mills are just plain evil, everyone needs to avoid them and put them out of business. I’m glad you both had fun at the Meet Up. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

    • Brian evil is the right word plus abusive, I hate them and will not shop at stores that have puppies. Thank you for the blog hop as always and have a great week

  2. Puppy mills are indeed evil. They all should be ashamed of themselves.

    I hope you had a woof woof Thankful Thursday, Layla. My best to your mom. ♥

  3. Puppy mills are just awful! I don’t understand the mentality of a person that would do such a thing to another living being. And I don’t get how we can’t all pull together and shut them all down and punish those that have engaged in such practices. It truly boggles my mind. I’m completely behind you 100% in not supporting pet store puppy mills or puppy mills of any sort. Thank you for bringing this important issue to the forefront. I’m sharing your article with all my pet parents.

    • Terri thank you for sharing as need to get people to understand the situation. Puppy Mills need to be closed down, backyard breeders need to be stopped and
      the list can go on so by us boycotting pet stores where they sell puppies hopefully in time will help the situation.

  4. Puppy mills are so horrific! Sadly, so many puppies sold in pet stores have many health problems! My state has passed legislation to ban the sale of puppies, kittens, and rabbits in pet stores, and I hope the Governor signs it into law soon!

    • Beth I hope so too, in San Francisco pet stores are not allowed to sell puppies, or any pets but they do have cats up for adoption from the shelters which is
      fantastic. We need to put a stop to all this sufferning

  5. Those caged mill dogs just break my heart. I cannot believe there are still puppy mills in operation in this day and age…they all need to be shut down. So thankful I was able to give my five a wonderful, loving life through their senior years. I cannot imagine the lives some of these poor souls are forced to endure. Maybe one day – no more puppy mills. And while we are it, homes for all the homeless pets.

    Miss Layla, you are a sweetie. And you have such fun things to do with momma on the weekend! Enjoy!

    • Dorothy I pray they will close all puppy mills and backyard breeders, there are so many dogs looking for homes it is heartbreaking and like you I just want to cry.
      By boycotting all pet stores that sell puppies it is a start as when they start losing money maybe they will wake up to reality. You were an amazing Mom to
      your five Sibes and I miss them also.
      I am blessed to have fun things for Layla to do on weekends although she is aging.
      Be safe and have a great week

  6. It’s a sad reflection on humankind that puppy mills still exist and manage to stay in business. It seems they are quite creative about their ways. Spreading the word and educating more people seems to be the only solution.

  7. Yes, thank you for bringing this to people’s attention! The horrors that humans inflict on animals knows no bounds, and you’ll never see me set food in a pet shop ever again.

    I have a happily rescued kitty that has all the love in the world, and I implore more people to adopt don’t shop!!

    Mirism | A Hygge Escape

    • Hi Miriam and welcome to our blog. I firmly believe we have to bring attention to people about the horrors the poor animals suffer in Puppy Mills and
      backyard breeders as the animals suffer terribly. Thank you for rescuing a kitty, they make the best pets / fur kids and we are so blessed to have them
      in our lives. We all need to speak out for the voiceless.

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