Question: What Happens To Animals Not Sold In Pet Stores?

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.

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.

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.

How many animals die in pet stores?

Last Updated February 29, 2016. Seventy-two percent of exotic animals in the “pet” trade die before they even reach stores.

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.