People need to know that when they purchase puppies over the Internet, through newspaper ads, or at pet stores, they are often unknowingly supporting the puppy mill industry.
Puppy mills are inhumane breeding facilities that produce puppies in large numbers. They are designed to maximize profits and commonly disregard the physical, social, and emotional health of the dogs. The breeding dogs at puppy mills live their entire lives in cages, and the poor conditions cause puppies to have more physical and behavioral problems than dogs from good sources. The best way to stop puppy mills is for consumers to stop supporting them. To find a puppy from a reputable source, visit your local animal shelter or find a reputable breeder and visit their premises in person to see how and where your puppy’s mother is living.
Responsible pet purchasing, adoption, and ongoing guardianship takes effort. But, it’s worth it to…
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