Does PetSmart Use Puppy Mills?

If your local pet store sells puppies, they are probably from puppy mills.

Petco, Pets Plus Natural and PetSmart already offer dogs and cats from shelters for adoption in their stores.

Go online to Petco.com or Petsmart.com and find a store near you or search for adoptable pets in your area through Petfinder.14 Apr 2016

Do pet stores use puppy mills?

Pet store puppies come from puppy mills.

Responsible breeders do not sell their puppies to pet stores because they want to meet their puppy buyers in person—and a majority of national breed clubs’ Codes of Ethics prohibit or discourage their members from selling their dogs to pet stores.

How many puppies in pet stores come from puppy mills?

There are an estimated 10,000 puppy mills in the United States (this includes both licensed and unlicensed facilities). Over 2 million puppies bred in mills each year. An estimated 1.2 million dogs are euthanized in shelters every year.8 Sep 2019

Are Petco and PetSmart the same company?

Exclusive: Petco begins merger talks with PetSmart – sources. The preliminary talks between the two private equity-owned companies come after PetSmart ruled out a deal with Petco last year in favor of a sale to a buyout consortium led by BC Partners Ltd for $8.7 billion, including debt.18 Sep 2015

Why is it bad to buy dogs from pet stores?

Bad Health: Because so many pet store pups come from puppy mills, they are not the result of careful breeding and they are usually not well cared for before coming to the store. Some common illnesses and conditions are neurological problems, eye problems, hip dysplasia, blood disorders and Canine Parvovirus.9 Jul 2010

Do puppy mills kill dogs?

Death is all too common on puppy mills. Many sick and untreated dogs die in their cages. Mother dogs, who can no longer breed, are killed in a variety of ways. Because they no longer profitable, puppy mill owners kill them.

How can I avoid buying from a puppy mill?

Here are some tips to avoid adopting from a puppy mill:

  • Avoid pet stores, newspaper ads, and great deals online! Many puppy mills supply local pet stores with false information.
  • Visit the breeder and ask questions! Ask to see the entire facility where the dogs are bred and kept.
  • Adopt from a shelter or rescue instead!

Is PuppySpot a puppy mill?

Dwayne from PuppySpot maintains that the site is a vetted, no-cost service for breeders. Only families buying puppies pay the site. He added that 1.5 million families regularly use the site, which brags about 250 page views per puppy. That said, PuppySpot clearly marks up the dogs it sells, sometimes by a wide margin.24 Jan 2018

Is Petland a puppy mill?

There are more than 200 Petland stores worldwide, with about 140 in the U.S. Collectively, these stores sell tens of thousands of puppies each year. The investigation reveals that Petland stores across the country have marketed puppy-mill puppies to unsuspecting consumers.

Do the Amish run puppy mills?

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Holmes County, Ohio, and Shipshewana, Indiana are home to thousands of breeding dogs that will spend their lives in puppy mills. The dogs in these Amish mills are treated like livestock. They will spend their entire lives in a cage, being bred until they can longer produce.25 Sep 2019