Sienna,only you no if your inlove with the pup.He needs love,you really do sound like the ''perfect home'' for him....im Guessing max would love him.If your allowed to get him,get him.He has had a bad life so far ,and now in a petstore! He needs you ,you need him!
if your saying (like you did before in her other post) to not buy the puppy, because it will just make room for another puppy mill puppy... do you just want that puppy along with all the other ones in petstores across the u.s to sit there and not go home? they are gods creatures to, and deserve the same about of love and chances to live as any other puppy, no matter where it comes from. And if she doesnt buy it, its most likely garunteed someone else will, so if she doesnt buy it, its not going to stop the puppy mills from producing less puppies.
Sienna, you should stop going to see it. That's only making it harder on you. What if you get that pup, and it dies within 6 months from a genetic defect?
Leave him where he is. Like someone said, you got *really* lucky with Max. You KNOW where these dogs come from, and you've told everyone here that you didn't know any better when you got Max. Now you do! Don't get him. Thelifeofriley is right, if you buy him, another dog will fill his place, and the cycle keeps going.
Don't support puppymills. By buying that dog, you are supporting them. Please, please, don't buy him. Find a good breeder, it's cheaper and safer in the long run.
lilmonte, that is an ignorant statement. When people stop buying puppy mill puppys, the stores go out of business. Two in my area went out of business just this year because people know better. Thats a few thousand less puppies that need to be produced from mills a year. Thank God for that. Sure the puppies need homes, maybe when they go back to the mill a rescue will come in and take them. But don't support that industry.
dont get me wrong.. i dont support them at all.. i was just saying that if you tell her not to buy a puppy becuase if comes from a mill... someone else will come and buy it... puppy mills will probally be in business for years to come.. espically with all the new hybrid dogs coming out.... so unless somebody makes a nation wide announcement to stop buying puppys from petstores.. and everybody agrees... its still going to happen... thats all i was saying
lilmonte, Rome wasnt built in a day. If just one person decides, "I am NOT going to support puppy mills, I will not buy from a pet store" that is a BIG step. That is one less dog being bought. Maybe that person will tell other people not to buy.
The more people that stop buying, the more stores that will go out of business.
its not like people go to pet stores saying "oh, im going to go and support a puppy mill and buy a puppy from a pet store today" they go there looking for a life to love, and one that needs attention and love back... and im sure alot of people dont know that if they are buying from a pet store, that all the dogs come from a puppy mill.... and like i said before.. if you tell people to stop buying from a petstore... then what will happen to the puppys that are left in the pet store?
so riley... what the two in your area went out of business.. what did they do with the puppies they had right before, or during the time they were going out of business.. or the puppies that weren bought that made them go out of business?
Puppies that aren't bought, in general, are sent back to the mill. Sometimes they are put up for auction, in which rescues try and go in and save these dogs.
The fact is, Sienna KNOWS where this dog came from. The story about its past life is an obvious lie from the store owner. If she buys it, she is knowingly supporting a puppy mill. She didnt know when bought Max, now she does. Maybe not everyone knows, but people are starting to realize.
she isnt going into the pet store saying that the only reason she wants to buy the puppy is to support the puppy mill... she is trying to buy it to give it a better life then the life it is living now. does EVERY SINGLE puppy in EVERY SINGLE petstore across america come from a puppy mill?
I am just devestated at the problem of the puppy mills..
I was under the impression that people save the pups when they buy them from the pet stores...I never thought that that is another way to support the mills...I am glad I took the time to read this thread....SSooooo What do we do to prevent this from continuing? What are some suggestions about what I can do?..