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Old 05-07-2006, 10:40 PM
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What does everyone think about a store that sells puppies? Are they evil b/c they are using puppies to make profit or can we look at it as someone making a living doing something they love, which is helping puppies find good homes?
No, the stores are not evil, but the profit seeking owners are the blameees.

But you see they are not finding "good" homes. They are impluse buyers that see an adorable pup, but find out several months later it was much more than they bargined for. So the cute pet shop pup ends up in a shelter, with behavior problems and not so cute anymore.
Not to mention the pet shops stoop to buying from puppy mills or backyard breeders. Because their profit margin is much higher and a good breeder would not consider selling to them.
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Old 05-07-2006, 11:09 PM
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They are evil !!! When I was breeding and saw Goldens in a pet store for twice I was charging...I checked on papers, health, OFA, CERF etc....none... just AKC if there was any. I mentioned I was to have a litter soon ( to see what they would say ) and they said they never pay more than $50 for a pup !!! They must mark up 1000 % ! Granted, this was a long time ago .... might be interesting to see what they do today ! ( NO---- I would never do that !!! ----mine were all sold )
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Old 05-07-2006, 11:19 PM
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I dont like pet stores in that they lie about the age of the puppies and those small cages they are stuck in all day. also I always wonder what happens if one isnt picked. We got a beagle froma pet store to save him from the unwanted. he had a kink in his tail like he had a door slammed on it. We supposidly got a good deal on him b/c of his "flaw". We lived in the city and we knew we couldnt meet his needs so we interveiwed peopla and he was given to a farmer with some other beagles and he was taught to hunt! And became the best Rabbit dog! I cant help but go in a pet store and look through all those sad eyes and pick the most depressed and give him or her a half hour play. But my worst pet peeve is that at the pet store where I lived the puppies were given towls to play with. I asked why and they said it was to kill to birds with one stone. It made a cheap play toy and as he or she played it cleaned up their pee.and when they bath them these tiny puppies are stuck back in there cages shaking cold b/c they are still wet and they place a fan in front to "dry them" I use fans to cool my house! umm duh?
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Old 05-07-2006, 11:24 PM
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What does everyone think about a store that sells puppies? Are they evil b/c they are using puppies to make profit or can we look at it as someone making a living doing something they love, which is helping puppies find good homes?
That's the problem, they don't help puppies find good homes. They help puppies go to who ever forks out the cash for it, or qualifies for FINANCING (!). They take little to no care of their dogs (no health checks, very few checkups and/or appropriate shots), and usually help to foster some sort of behavioral problem, whether it be phobias or aggression from lack of socializiation, or an increased difficulty in housebreaking because the dog has gotten so used to eliminating where ever it wants to. Also, just about every single dog you see in a pet store is WAY too young to be seperated from it's mother. Stores are out for profits, and with dogs, profits ride on the cuteness factor. This "peaks" between 5-8 weeks, so many puppies are taken from their mothers/litter around 4-6 weeks to hit that mark and increase the liklihood of tugging on someone's heartstrings. Puppies should not leave the mother before the age of 8 weeks.
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What does everyone think about a store that sells puppies? Are they evil b/c they are using puppies to make profit or can we look at it as someone making a living doing something they love, which is helping puppies find good homes?
Stores that sell puppies only support puppy mills which most dogs spend thier lives reproducing.
Very very sad lifestyle for the dogs.
If they love dogs they will not support mills by buying them at reduced priced to make a profit.
Breeding is not a money making lifestyle.
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I dont like pet stores in that they lie about the age of the puppies and those small cages they are stuck in all day. also I always wonder what happens if one isnt picked. We got a beagle froma pet store to save him from the unwanted.
I noticed how you said nothing about the conidtions that the mother of those pups probably live in. Not to mention the poor quality and health problems the pups are going to have.
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Pet stores dont care one bit about the puppies, its just money.They get the pups from puppy mills and very unethical breeders. The only way to end this disgusting business is to not buy from them.With all the info out there I dont understand why anyone would buy from a petstore.
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Canadian mandy,wasn't it you letting your dogs breed and not wanting to fix them...........but you do rescue



dogs from stores and the paper are generally not the best thing. the best breeders have lists and have room to pick and choose who will get a pup.
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dogs from stores and the paper are generally not the best thing. the best breeders have lists and have room to pick and choose who will get a pup.

Ummm My dog had a silent heat I wasnt home at the time (she was several months early) came home from west virginia (I live in Mo) and discovered she was going to have puppies. I will not spay my dog it is my choice and that has been argues about in a previous thread which has been locked b/c ppl went nuts. Yes I do do rescues I dont see a problem in that and I dont see why you do. I rescue and rehome (and have kept several pets). If they want to fix they can. Ill have you know we do spay some of our rescuees that we keep. Im just not spaying Love. Please lets not debate about my dog.
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My question to anyone.... is " rescuing" a pup from the HS for $50. better than " rescuing " from a pet store at $500, ??? Both are from BYBs ...no health checks , no socialization , and taken away from their moms way too young. Food for thought.
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