Pet adoption saves the lives of homeless dogs and cats

Puppy mills usually house dogs in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions without adequate veterinary care, food, water or socialization. In order to maximize profits, female dogs are bred at every opportunity with little-to-no recovery time between litters. Puppy mill puppies, often as young as eight weeks of age, are sold to pet shops or directly to the public over the Internet, through newspaper ads and at swap meets and flea markets.

Five years ago, the  Commission required pet shops to disclose where their dogs were born and bred.

The city council began discussions to prohibit sales last year after Har Mar Pet Shop, the only store in the city that sells dogs and cats, received a troubling inspection report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The and sparked a citizen-led movement to end the practice citywide. Other pet stores in town, such as Petco and Chuck & Don’s, sell supplies but don’t sell dogs and cats. They do, however, host adoption events with area shelters.

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Pet shops that offer dogs or cats for adoption also must post signs listing the name of the shelter or rescue group that provided the animals. No. AKC registered simply means the puppy had two parents of the same breed. The AKC registers dogs and gives them 'papers which help to sell them in pet shops or at breeders’ kennels.

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Previously, Kuhn purchased her animals from a backyard breeder. After a chain of meetings with her, Sill was able to convince Kuhn to offer only shelter dogs for adoption from her shop, which is now located at 2020 Cliff Drive in Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara is home to a myriad of animal rights activists, Kuhn said, but Sill’s unique approach to pet welfare made her stand out. “This is the first rescue group that has approached us in years that has been opened minded,” she said.

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Shop Dog Boutique is a Sioux Falls pet shop offering food, supplies, and toys for your four-legged friend. We are located at The Bridges at 57th and Western. Come in to get a gift for your dogs or puppies at Sioux Falls’ hippest pet boutique.Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop pet store in Culver City was conceived in support of a single belief: all pets deserve a loving home. Our largest Adopt & Shop location opened its doors on May 12, 2014 in Culver City. Adopt & Shop is truly a one-stop adoption and shopping experience. We are the only nonprofit pet retail store in California that offers pet adoption, dog daycare, dog grooming, dog training, and a complete line of quality and unique products to support happy and health pets. Since our adoptable dogs and cats come from local shelters, every adoption saves the life of an at-risk animal, and gives them an opportunity to live a fulfilling life in a loving home. Adopt & Shop is dedicated to giving every animal the happiness and love they deserve, without exception. We love each of our animals, and get a sense of fulfillment every time we see them placed in the perfect home.