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I am always for rescuing a dog. Both mine and Sean’s dog are rescues. I don’t think anyone in my family has ever bought a dog from a pet store…unless PetSmart was holding one of those “rescue days”. Every now and then, though, I like to pop into the stores to see what sweet, cute puppies are for sale. Unfortunately, if these little guys don’t sell, they’re going to end up in a shelter…or worse.  So…with that in mind, aren’t you still kind of saving a dog’s life by buying it from the pet store? I know a shelter is better for the obvious reasons, but these pups need a home as much as the next dog. The main problem I see is that you’re supporting these pet stores and puppy mills by buying from here. Not to mention, they’re ridiculously expensive. This breed pictured (whatever it is, I have no idea) was $550, which for all I know could have been a real bargain.

In any case, these little guys are really cute and I hope that they as well as all the other dogs and puppies in shelters and pet stores find loving and permanent homes.

Pet Shop

2 Responses to “Pet Shop”

  1. The Social Puppy Says:

    Yes, it is not good to buy puppies from pet stores or any store or broker supplied by puppy mills as although the puppies will be in a good home, the practice of puppy mill breeding is perpetuated. If anyone is tempted by a cute little puppy mill puppy, I ask them to think about that poor puppy’s mother and the others who will live their lives in cages due to those who are willing to purchase puppies from pet store. Those are cute puppies, though, so I understand the temptation.

  2. Colleen Says:

    Hey and thanks for stopping by. Lots of good points mentioned, as well. And yes, puppies are so, so cute…but anytime I’m at a shelter, I always want the older, uglier dog. Because I know they’re less likely to find a home. And man…puppies can be really annoying. I’ve learned that I would much rather have an older dog that doesn’t demand as much energy as a 6 week old puppy. Of course, this is all subjective and just my opinion and I love all dogs…to a point where it’s almost unhealthy! My boyfriend is amazed at how often I put my dog’s needs above my own.

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