“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 the puppies that don’t sell?
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.
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.
How much do pet stores pay for puppies?
Pet stores can pay as little as $75 per puppy from a puppy mill – and they then turn around and charge you sometimes hundreds or even thousands of dollars. That is a whole lot of profit.
Why you shouldn’t buy dogs from pet stores?
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.
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.
Does Petland kill dogs?
Petland gets puppies from puppy mills. If you don’t know anything about puppy mills, they are breeding places that mass breed puppies without concern for their health, behavior, or lineage integrity. They kill their dogs mercilessly and sell the rest to pet stores including Petland.