Question: What Do Pet Stores Do With Unsold Puppies?

“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.

What happens to puppies that dont get sold at pet stores?

Eventually, puppies are marked down to the price the store paid the puppy mill broker — usually a few hundred dollars. If the puppy still doesn’t sell, stores will often cut their losses and give puppies away to employees, friends or rescue groups.

What do pet stores do with unsold hamsters?

If a hamster stays at the store more than 6 months it would either be transferred to a new location or adopted out (free). Even if the hamster is aggressive or has health issues that don’t hurt quality of life, most stores would rather find a home than euthanize. The (good) employees do care about them, after all.

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.

Do pet stores buy puppies?

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.

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.