What Happens To Dogs That Breeders Can’t Sell?

A responsible, reputable breeder is prepared to keep any of their dogs who are returned to them, cannot be sold, or cannot be adopted out for any reason.

A good breeder DOES NOT surrender dogs to the shelter.

A person who dumps their dog at the shelter is a BACKYARD BREEDER, not a reputable breeder.

What do pet stores do with unsold dogs?

“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.

Do breeders euthanize dogs?

Many dog lovers worry about bringing puppies into a world that seems to have too many. Each year in this country, something like four million dogs enter shelters, and 1.2 million of them are euthanized. “Breeders kill shelter dogs’ chances” is a message you see on signs and T-shirts.

Are all dog breeders bad?

1. Overpopulation. There are plenty dogs in shelters and breeding dogs means your buyers will not get their dogs from a shelter. However, that is obviously not always the case and is one of the many reasons that breeding dogs can be irresponsible and harmful no matter how good their reputation may be.

Why you shouldn’t buy 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).

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.

Why you should never buy a dog from a pet store?

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.