Pet stores do not have to sell puppies to be successful.
More than 2,300 pet stores nationwide have signed an HSUS pledge not to sell puppies,5 demonstrating that it is possible to have a successful pet-‐ related business without supporting puppy mills.
Is it illegal to sell puppies in a pet shop?
Pet shops and dealers in England will be banned from selling puppies and kittens under government plans. The proposals, which have gone out to consultation, will mean those wanting to buy or adopt a pet less than six months old will have to go to the breeder or a rescue centre.
Are there any pet stores that sell puppies?
Despite what they may tell you, most pet stores do sell puppy mill puppies. Unless the store is “puppy-friendly” by sourcing homeless pups from local animal shelters, you have to be very careful about pet stores’ link to puppy mills.
Can pet shops sell puppies NSW?
RSPCA NSW and AWL support a national self-funded licensing system for pet shops and breeders and believe that pet shops should be allowed to continue to sell puppies and kittens under a system that is funded by the industry via a licensing fee and audited by an independent body.
Why you shouldn’t buy a dog from a pet store?
There’s A Good Chance That Pup Is Sick
Other diseases prominent among pet store puppies who come from mills include heart and kidney disease, epilepsy, parvovirus and mange. Pet store owners have been known to use antibiotics to mask the signs of these conditions in order to sell puppies.
Why did pet stores stop selling puppies?
In general, responsible breeders do not sell their puppies or kittens to pet stores because they want to meet their buyers in person to ensure each animal goes to a suitable home. A pet bought at a store is often an impulse buy, which makes future abandonment of the animal more likely.
What animals do pet shops sell?
Pet shops treat puppies, kittens, birds, hamsters, mice, rabbits, and other animals as if they were fashion accessories and sell them to anyone who plunks down a credit card. Selling animals denies homes to homeless and unwanted animals who await adoption in animal shelters.