I was going bday shopping with my best friend and there was a new store in the mall. It was a puppy store. For some unknown reason I was attracted to the bowls and leashes/collars. I was browsing through them and was considering purchasing a slow feed small dish for my lil piggy pug when my best friend calls out "they have a pug!"
I saw a sleeping female pug puppy. She was epically adorable. Reading her card I saw "APA registered" and immediately thought "this is not a reputable place." Reading all the other puppys' cards i saw APA, ARC registered claims. I looked at my best friend and quietly said "this is a puppy mill".
They had one of their largest cages reserved for Shit-Tzus(most popular bought puppy), A Boston Terrier and an Italian Greyhound ATLEAST 1 year old! I heard a woman ask the man who worked there "do you still have the hairless puppy?" And he said "No he was sold yesterday. I will have 1 for you tomorrow"
A COMPLETELY hairless dog is very
rare and very
expensive. And to have another like that, you've got to be running a puppy mill. To have SO MANY different breeds of puppys, you MUST be a puppy mill.
I was disappointed because their collars and bowls looked great and I wanted to get 1 for Emma. I was also upset that he would just add to the homeless dog population by breeding these wonderful animals for money! No doubt these puppys will have endless problems in their lives.