24th March 2006, 10:02 PM
You'll all be thrilled!!!!!!!
One of my employees just approached me because she is going to be getting a puppy soon. She hasn't figured out what breed yet. She was asking me questions knowing I've become an owner 3x since she started working for me. Anyways, she mentioned going to the pet store. I just educated her about pet stores, backyard breeders, etc and she was horrified. She thought that was her best bet so she could get her money back is something was wrong with the dog. WRONG! I told her ethical breeders would do the same or more for her. So I feel even though I don't rescue at this time, I've done something to help!! icon_thumbsup
24th March 2006, 11:04 PM
icon_banana Good job. It takes time and patience but each person that knows the actual situation with pet stores means one less customer for the puppy farms/mills.
In memory: Lucy
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25th March 2006, 05:16 AM
Well done! We need to take every opportunity to educate people about puppymills and pet stores.
27th March 2006, 05:35 PM
Yes, it's such a shame that more people don't know about these, may cut down on the puppy farm industry......
27th March 2006, 11:35 PM
Originally Posted by Claire
I wouldn't have known other than I didn't want to dish out all that money at the pet store without knowing more about the breed. Went online after seeing the adorable pup at the pet store and somehow got connected to a site about puppy mills and I almost died! So glad I just happen to stumble across it. And people I mention it to that are buying their first pup or pet, have no idea!! :cry:
28th March 2006, 01:28 AM
28th March 2006, 05:24 AM
I didn't know you could check with the OFA site to check out the testing. Interesting, as I really question whether it was done with Isabelle's parents. I was given no papers regarding her heart and eyes when I got her, whereas I did get it with the new pups.
Originally Posted by karlin