National Puppy Day celebrates the magic and unconditional love that puppies bring to our lives.
It’s also a day to help save orphaned puppies across the globe and educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills — which also means puppy-free pet stores.
While National Puppy Day supports responsible breeders, it does encourage prospective families to consider adoption as a first choice.
Boycott all pet stores that sell puppies
Pet stores that sell puppies are the number one reason that so many puppy mills exist today. ALL puppies sold at pet stores come from the horror of puppy mills. No responsible breeder or even an individual with too many pups would EVER allow their dogs to be sold that way. PERIOD.
If we can convince each and every pet store to stop selling puppies, then the mills will go out of business.
But those stores are in business to make money no matter what.
So let’s also get the word out about the inhumane cruelty of puppy mills to dog owners and future dog owners.
What’s wrong with a puppy from a mill operation?
1. They get zero medical care. No vaccinations. No worming. Nothing.
2. They’re taken from the mother way, way too early. So they have behaviour problems and poor health… and eventually get dropped by frustrated owners at the nearest pound. To be put to death.
3. The mother dogs are kept caged for their entire lives… let out to breed only at every single heat. They have to pee and poop in the wire cages, and since they never even get their nails cut, the paws become like claws.
Need more evidence? Check out Prisoners of Greed, but be warned, it’s heartbreaking.