How can we convince pet stores to get their dogs from rescue groups instead of puppy mills?
Susie Asked: How can we convince pet stores to get their dogs from rescue groups instead of puppy mills?
If they got their puppies that they sell from the pound, or rescue groups they'd be helping everybody, then puppy mills wouldn't have such a high demand for dogs & slowly things will improve, right?
Why is there not a law against puppy mills?
It's as disgusting as selling human babies just for money to me.
i personally think all pet stores should close and people should get their pets from shelters
There is so many of them now, it's pretty hard for the government to shut them all down and keep track. I do agree that they are inhumane and disgusting, but their going to take a while to get shut down.
NO decent rescue group is ever going to put their pups into a pet shop….as well intentioned as you are and I do understand where you are coming from,rescues do not have that amount of pups in anyway.Mostpups in rescue are either bitches that have come in and are already pregnant and that is few.We have only had one in the last 5 yrs.Or half a litter or odd pups that the byb has failed to sell.At that time the pup is usually at least 10 to 12 weeks old.
However,NO rescue would allow any of their dogs to go to an unchecked, unknown home.We and every rescue I know,thoroughly vet the new owners and their property and lifestyle before allowing a dog to go and also keep in contact with follow up calls and visit and hope and on contract that the dog must come back to the rescue should it need to at any point in its life.
So I would never want to see this happen and as said, there are not enough pups in rescue to supply the demand.
The answer is to educate people NEVER to buy from a pet store or puppy mill or byb… only then will the demand stop and therefore the production of puppies to fill the stores.
Pet stores shouldn't be selling dogs at all, they don't in the UK….
people wish puppies as pets, some folks dont mind adopting an adult dog but many wish a puppy for their families.
shelters have few pups available for adoption (if any) and so there is demand for them.so unless the shelter itself breeds dogs to satisfy the demand there will always be pups on the market for sale.
now, if a child wishes to have a pony, a rabbit, a rat, mouse, hamster, a goldfish as a pet,do you not have to pay for the privilege of owning the creature?is this comparable also to selling human babies?rescue groups and shelters find homes for animals that may be difficult to place but certainly people looking for companions SHOULD first visit these.
There will still be puppy mills even if pet stores stopped selling the puppies,
I'd suggest Pet Shops want puppies.And that there are far more older dogs in Rescue/Pounds than puppies.People usually want puppies and puppies command the bigger price.
I think the approach should be more on the basis of educating people NOT to buy their dog/puppies from Pet Shops, period.
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