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.
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.
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:
- Do not shop at a Pet Store that sells puppies
- Check out this website http://NoPetStorePuppies.com see if your State regulates commercial breeders.
- Convince your family and friends not to shop at Pet Stores that sell puppies.
- If you want a puppy, go to a Rescue Organization to adopt a puppy as there are many that need homes.
- Some Pet Stores have Rescued Puppies so shop at that store and adopt a pup from them.
- Puppies from Pet Stores have health problems as they are not bred carefully.
- Behavioral Issues as the staff at a Pet Store is not trained and therefore will not see those problems.
- They are not socialized as puppies at Pet Stores are taken away from their litters too you and therefore are not developed socially.
- Puppies from Puppy Mills or backyard breeders may suffer from behavior, congenital and hereditary problems as a result of irresponsible breeding practices.
- Lack of Information – Pet store staff will not have all the correct information for you about the puppy.
- 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.
- 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