Most people think puppies from a pet store are fine; especially from Petland. My mother bought her pup there, and it is the best dog there is! I'm going to purchase my pup from Petland. I've ran across a couple people who say buying from petstores is a bad thing. I think those people just need to lighten up! What do you think?
Do you know where Petland gets their puppies? Hunte Corp. is a puppy broker. They buy underage puppies from puppymills in the midwest and ship them in hot semi trucks across the country. Then, the sell them to petstores- like Petland- who in turn, overprice them. Ever seen a puppymill? Do you have a clue how awful the conditions are in them for the breeding dogs? Congrats to your mother for supporting a disgusting industry- and getting ripped off in the process. Good luck to you.
You don't know what went on with that dog before it got to pretty pretty Petland. You are also paying high prices and getting no better than a poorly, randomly bred dog. If I was to pay that money for a dog, I would want a breeder to have rasied my pup at home with love and cleanliness and good breeding and testing. Why should I just line somebodies pockets for dogs with no testing, raised in cages alone with no socialization, possibly sick, maybe taken too early from their mothers. There's so much. Sure, you could get a good dog, but the chances of getting a bad one are high, plus buying from them encourages them to breed dogs in poor condition. And the puppys are the ones treated good compared to their poor mothers who are bred and bred and bred until they are used up and then tossed away.
We bought a puppy from a petstore that had parvo and had to be put down. My cousin bought a Boston Terrier from a petstore that ended up having a congenital heart defect that took her a year in court proceedings to get the pet store to at least give her 'in store credit' on another puppy (they wouldn't return her money, and they had a 'congential defect' guarantee). She then purchased a Boxer who had distemper and also had to be put down. After being threatened to be sued again, they finally gave her her money back. My brother got a cat from a pet store that had some kitten disease that the vet said was common in kennel, pet store situations. The kitten had to be put down and he received no refund. All sales final. "Most" (I put that in quotes because I cannot say with certainty if it's all) pet stores get their puppies from puppy brokers. Who in turn get the puppies from mass breeders that just breed for profit. Otherwise know as puppy mills. These dogs are breed every heat, oftan at a young age. The genetic history of these dogs are unclear, so the chances of getting a dog that may have congenital problems is a lot higher in a pet shop puppy. Although they may seem healthy at first, they are at a high risk of having congenital problems show up later on in life. As early as a year. Since the mothers are bred every heat, the puppies are not as healthy because the mother does not have the proper nutrients to feed them because they were used up on her last litter. Oftan the puppies are kept in horrible conditions. Wire cages their entire life, with no human contact. The cages causes the dogs to eat their feces as it is against their instinct to sleep where they go to the bathroom. This ends up being a lifetime problem. Pet store dogs are cute. And yeah, almost all of them are friendly too. And some people luck out and end up with a dog with no problems. But the majority don't. And even if they don't have any problems, buying a dog from a pet store just lets puppy mill breeders know that they can keep mass breeding dogs in horrible conditions because now that someone has bought a dog from a pet store, there is another space there for another dog. If you want info on puppy mills, go to google.com and type 'puppy mill pictures'. What you see is so disturbing. Those are the puppies you are buying at pet stores. Of course now, they have been bathed and 'doctored up' to appear better.
Dont want to jump down your throat. i have no experence with petland. I wouldnt buy a dog from a petstore because you dont know anything about them. You dont see the parents or find out what there personalities are. You dont know if the parents have any kind of genetic defects. I think if your going to buy a puppy find a good breeder near you and you will spend the same amount of money but you will also get the true history on the dog.
Ok well...some people do say it is a bad place to get them...but sometimes it is...I ahve always had Dogs in my home and well one reason why some people say that is because they dont get very much love at a Pet store..sure the Pet Shops Employees may care for them and show affection but they dont have it all the time and that can cause aggression in some dogs...but Petland is a really good Pet shop and what i have seen i like..i have been there a few time and i am getting a new puppy in spring ..A Golden Retriver ..im gunna train it to show...but the fact is also Petshops dont ahve pure breds and u dont no much about the Breeder so the puppys might look heathly and very well off but in a sense sometimes they turn out to be aggressive or a bad puppy..weather it didnt learn as a pup or is just a new-sense....but like i said u dont no the breeder u dont no the past experiences..and i think that is why some people say it is bad to get animals form pet shops exspecially dogs/puppies