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What does 4 MILLION look like?

There are 4,000,000 puppies bred in puppy mills each year! I really tried to get my head around exactly what four million puppies would look like. These 4 million puppies wind up in pet stores, with brokers, online and being bred over and over again. Here’s what I found: -The population for Puerto Rico, Kentucky and […]

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New Illinois Law Requires Pet Stores to Display Puppies’ Origin and Health History!

Way to go, Governor Quinn!  A new law was just signed that will require pet stores to display the names and addresses of the breeders for all of their animals.  The animals’ health history must also be displayed. The law takes effect January 1, 2011.  This is just fantastic and we hope other states will […]

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10 Reasons Not To Buy a Pet Store Puppy

Behavior Problems Anyone? Puppy Mills are widely frowned upon by most dog-lovers but what many people across the country do not realize is that buying a dog at a pet store can mean that they are actually buying puppies that come from puppy mills. Buying a puppy at a pet store runs the risk of […]

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Inspectors and the Puppy Marketplace, Part II

After reading the BBB report and having been to a puppy auction last summer where I actually spoke with a USDA inspector, I wanted to learn more about the people who are tasked with being the main players in the enforcement of USDA rules and regulations set forth in the Animal Welfare Act. Interestingly, state […]

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When a Veterinarian Links up with a Pet Shop that sells puppies and kitties

Here’s a dirty little secret pet stores and vets don’t want you to know (and one we learned the hard way): If you buy a dog or cat from a pet store they almost always give you 1-2 free wellness visits at a vet of their choosing. I highly recommend that if you do choose […]

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Just a few more hours…..

and I will be ONE YEAR OLD! Tomorrow will mark the anniversary of the day I was born into a puppy mill in rural Missouri.  I come from a town of 392 people; in fact, Wheatland has more dogs than people!!  When my human mom visited last summer, she took a picture of the town […]

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