Blue heelers in a pet shop!!! Oh my dog!!!
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Oh my Gosh really, huskies?! I rarely go into pet shops so it was a shock for me. I was under the illusion most of it was the small designer breeds. But I guess anyone will do anything for a quick easy buck. The most annoying thing is the owner was really smart and new her stuff about food among other things but obviously didn't give a crap where she got her income from.Unfortunately, I've seen boxers, Huskies, Irish Setters, and all sorts of other large breeds, working or not, in pet shops. They're depressing places, for sure. My MIL got a cockapoo from a pet shop ( $700 for a mixed breed!!!!), which all the kids in her family had to chip in to pay for, including us - arghhhh, since it was a present to her!! I protested the source of the puppy, but it fell on deaf ears. Thankfully, Rosie ended up being as healthy as a horse, and smart as a whip. We were very lucky!
I've been known to go in, pick out several expensive (non-alive) items and check out. About the time I should be paying for my purchase, I "notice" that they sell dogs, and remark on that, and that I just can't support a shop that sells puppies. Then walk out.I refuse to go into stores that sell dogs and cats :/
LOVE this! I would do it, but I tend to turn into an emotional mess the minute I see the dogs in the cages and think about their mommas :/I've been known to go in, pick out several expensive (non-alive) items and check out. About the time I should be paying for my purchase, I "notice" that they sell dogs, and remark on that, and that I just can't support a shop that sells puppies. Then walk out.
Another Islander! Hey. I was actually talking about Pets Unlimited in Charlottetown when I mentioned the papillon (mix) puppies in my post above. I'm glad they don't sell puppies or kittens anymore. Do they still sell "pocket pets"? I'm opposed to the sale of ferrets in pet stores, too; they also come from mills and are tougher pets to keep than people realize.I'm proud to say we finally have NO pets in pet shops here in PEI. Two of the shops keep shelter animals for adoption but usually only 2 or 3 which lightens the load for the Humane Society. I don't mind that so much.