Question: Do Pet Stores Euthanize?

Even in cases where pet stores get pups from animal shelters (see below) they are not automatically euthanized when returned to a shelter.

Shelters give puppies a long time to get adopted, the stay at the pet store might only be a small part of their time up for adoption.

What happens to unsold pets at pet stores?

“The pet stores put the puppy on sale and keep reducing the price until they sell. They may also send them to a different store where they might sell better.” The price dropping will continue until the puppy either gets sold or grows to a point that the store feels it must cut its losses.

Are pet shops cruel?

A surprising number of people still don’t know that pet stores are bad places to acquire a dog—that they are, in fact, the harmless-looking, public face of a very shady and often cruel industry. But there are things pet stores are hiding from you—and they aren’t so cute.

Why you shouldn’t buy animals from pet stores?

The chilling reasons why you shouldn’t buy your pets from a pet

  • They’re For Sale, Not Up For Adoption.
  • They’re All Puppies Because They Come From A Mill.
  • Beware Of “USDA Licensed”
  • They Don’t Keep The Animals Clean.
  • There’s A Good Chance That Pup Is Sick.
  • The Cages Are Too Small.
  • They Come From Horrible Conditions.
  • The Ride To The Store Is Stressful And Terrifying.

What’s wrong with pet stores?

1. 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.

What happens to dogs that don’t sell at Petland?

What happens to pet store puppies who aren’t sold? As with other unsold inventory, they go on sale. Stores buy puppies for a fraction of what they charge their customers. If the puppy still doesn’t sell, stores will often cut their losses and give puppies away to employees, friends or rescue groups.

Is PetSmart a puppy mill?

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.

Why shouldn’t you have a pet?

Allergies

Many people will be allergic to their new pet’s dander, saliva and even urine. In truth, a lot of folks will not even realize that they have a pet allergy until they become owners. Undoubtedly, allergies are one of the top reasons not to get a pet!

Why is AKC bad?

Many of the AKC-registered pups sold at pet stores and online later turn out to be sick or have expensive, painful genetic defects. It’s gotten so bad that some breed clubs have even fought AKC recognition of their breed because they don’t want to see the animals exploited like cash crops.

Why you shouldn’t buy a dog from a breeder?

Why Some Dog Breeders Should Be Avoided

They pay little or no attention to genetic health issues in both the parents and the puppies. They often charge less money for the puppies than a responsible breeder, but still more money than they should (no one should pay for puppies that were bred carelessly).

Why you should never buy a dog?

Allergies and Phobias. Like with any pet that you bring into your home, dogs can trigger allergies in people. They also frighten some people, which is good if they are a potential burglar, but not if it’s a friend, relative, or the mailman.

Why shouldn’t you buy a pug?

People should not buy pugs or French bulldogs as a gift this Christmas, a vet has said. An ‘explosion’ in demand for the popular breeds has left the dogs with deformities and health problems, Lindsay Hamilton said.

Is it bad to buy dogs?

Due to overcrowding, health issues, or even simply their age, nearly 1.5 million of those dogs are euthanized each year. Given those statistics, there is a powerful argument for adopting from shelters and rescue facilities. You can typically expect to pay between $500 to $1500 when buying a dog, depending on the breed.