Most pet store puppies come from puppy mills.
Most pet store puppies are sourced from commercial dog breeding operations (aka puppy mills), where making a profit takes precedence over how the animals are treated.
Mother dogs are bred constantly, without any rest or screening for diseases.
Is it bad to buy a puppy from a pet store?
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.
Is pet express a puppy mill?
Pet Express is a family-owned pet store with locations in Saugus, Lynn, Danvers and Braintree. When the Braintree location opened at the South Shore Plaza in 2013, animal advocates protested, claiming that Pet Express gets its puppies from “puppy mills,” or inhumane commercial breeding facilities.
Does Petco get dogs from 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.
How many puppies come from puppy mills?
2 million puppies