There are many reasons for choosing a puppy from a pet store, including:
We traced Heartland's dogs back to known puppy mills, gathering pet profiles, and researching breeders on the USDA website, and found countless violations.
Despite what Mr. Salinas claims, banning stores like his that sell puppies from mass-producing mills will have ZERO impact on consumer choice, as this bill does not effect local or reputable breeders. Pet stores get their pets from puppy mills. According to USDA standards, the length of a body-plus 6 inches, is an appropriate amount of living space for a companion animal living an entire life in a puppy mill. Unfortunately, this is perfectly legal. Although these dogs are considered companion animals, when living in puppy mills, these animals fall under the jurisdiction of LIVESTOCK. Oh, and those “heavily regulated” kennel inspection reports are no longer available to the public.
We would like to invite you to our first ever Pet a Puppy event!
- Introducing Foxie and Pet A Puppy
There are many choices that come up when deciding about getting a puppy. How large a pet do you want? Is shedding ok or are there allergies in your family? Instead of flying blind into a situation, contact our team, and let us match you up with the perfect breed for your family. We carry over 40 , so we will be able to find a perfect new addition to your home, at a price that you'll feel good about. We are fully licensed and insured and dedicated to creating a loving environment so your puppy will have a comfortable and happy start to its life before it moves in with you. We offer advice on guiding your puppy through the many stages of its development. It is extremely important that pups socialize with people, especially between the ages of eight and twelve weeks, as this developmental cycle is vital for them to adapt to living and responding to people. We work with you through this process to insure that you will have an excellent relationship with your puppy. Puppy behavior: Sure, puppies are super-cute, but simply put, puppies are adorable, relentless machines of destruction. Even the most well-behaved puppy will destroy shoes, clothing, paper, remote controls, telephones, leashes, dog beds, carpeting…anything and everything. More rambunctious pups have been known to obliterate sofas, car seats, Venetian blinds, electrical cords, door frames…you name it, they can eat it or shred it. And when they're teething, look out! Cute puppies have very sharp teeth, and they are happy to use your hands, feet, nose, hair, etc, as a chew toy. Ouch! Needless to say, a teething puppy and a small child do NOT make good companions! To keep the puppy from hurting himself, and to prevent the destructive behavior from becoming a bad habit, you will need to spend every waking moment supervising his every move. Do you have that kind of time? Housebreaking: Before you find a puppy, consider how much time your new family member will spend alone. Remember, a puppy requires constant attention. The key to successful housebreaking is consistency; preventing "accidents" is key. Once a puppy soils the carpeting, it becomes much more difficult to train them out of that behavior. Here's a good rule of thumb to consider: a puppy can hold his bladder just one hour for every month they've been alive. For instance, a 3-month-old puppy will need to empty his bladder every three hours! And yes, that does include the middle of the night! Before you adopt a puppy, ask yourself if you are available to walk your dog several times throughout the day, and if you have the patience and commitment to wake up and take him out several times throughout the night. Of course, before you can walk him at all, you will need to train him to walk on a leash, which is a project in itself.Students were three-deep at a Pet-a- Puppy event on campus, hosted by the Guiding Eyes for the Blind. This year IC students raised 10 puppies for the organization. Six are still with their puppy raisers, but two have moved on to formal harness training at Guiding Eyes, one graduated as a guide dog, and one graduated as a narcotics dog with the Connecticut State Police.