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Please check out your local shelters first.

If we adopt from shelters and not buy puppies from pet stores we would be helping thousands of dogs across the country.

I am wondering if anyone in the Danbury area would like to help me start bringing awareness to the public by exposing "puppy mills" and "pet stores"? If you are not sure what I am talking about please look up "puppy mills" on the internet and then give it some thought. Thanks!

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Lois Imbriano Barber August 25, 2012 at 03:58 PM
I know women who are buying puppies over the internet, even worse than the puppy store. No reliable breeder would ever place a puppy on a plane for some unknown person. How can the buyer know if this is the right puppy from the litter for them? do NOT buy puppies over the internet!
Debbie August 25, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Lois, Many consumers buying puppies over the internet possess an image of puppies at a puppy farm or someone's backyard. Others may not even think about where the puppy comes from or how it is transported. If it is puppies in a pet store or the pictures of puppies on the net the furthest thing from a potential adoptee is the origin of the pups. I guess people just assume nothing could be wrong with transporting the puppies. Most of us would stop and think! Nothing is humane about transporting a pup by plane. Puppy mill dogs have a high rate of illnesses and the flights have unfortunately led to many deaths. That is also the case when they are transported by tractor trailers also. Which is how pet stores get the puppies. We need to bring attention to everyone the horrors of the "puppy mills". Please spread the word that we need to "Adopt don't Shop". We will be having a statewide peaceful protest November 24th. There are 2 local stores that I will be focusing on. If you know of anyone who is interested in this or wants more information please contact me! Meanwhile if anyone wants to know what I am talking about just search "puppy mills" on the web. Thanks for listening and spread the word!
Clare Raneri August 25, 2012 at 06:03 PM
We just adopted a 4 month old "doxador" after our adopted dachshund passed unexpectedly. I will always make sureto adopt in the future. So many dogs and cats are euthanized Unnecessarily, especially. In the shelters in the South where puppies are routinely gassed. Hopefully people's will become more aware of adoption and the cruelty of the puppy mills.
Debbie August 25, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Clare please share what you know with anyone who will listen. Instead of waiting to adopt again you might be the one to save the one dog from being euthanized or stop one more dog from being purchased in a pet store. When this happens it gives the owner of the store the opportunity to fill the space with another puppy from the puppy mills. There is not any good reason (other than the dog's quality of life is no longer an option) to euthanize an animal. There are many dogs who are needlessly being put to sleep everyday because of overcrowding in shelters! To stop this please remember to Adopt Don't Shop. Please check out your local shelters and DO NOT shop at any store that sells puppies. Even if you buy a collar or a bag of food you are supporting puppy mills by giving the pet store your money to so the store will be able to "purchase" another mill puppy.

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