So you want to buy a puppy?
It is important to be aware that puppy mill puppies are often sold through the Internet, newspaper ads, brokers and dealers. Puppy mills also sell animals directly to the public, often putting forth the appearance of a reputable breeder.
Did you know that most pet stores purchase their puppies from puppy mills? Their motive is purely monetary. These stores want “product” in volume for the lowest price possible and that’s what puppy mills are in business to provide. Pet stores rely on the relationship between families and their new puppies being so strong that puppies who begin to exhibit health or behavioral problems will not be returned. Wanting to “rescue” a puppy from its cage at the pet store only reinforces the cycle of supply and demand that keeps puppy mills profitable.