To the right is Angel -- she was recently adopted through Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption, one of my local rescue agencies.
This time of year, many will consider bringing a new dog into their home. The purpose of this post is to urge prospective dog owners to research the store and/or breeder their new pet is coming from. It is important to make sure that puppy mills are not the source of these dogs. Rescue agencies and shelters are a much better option, as there are so many orphaned dogs that need homes.
I would like to bring your attention to this video by the Humane Society (Unfortunately, I can't embed it in this post,but please take a look.)
It brings to light an 8 month investigation of the popular pet store Petland. It seems that the puppies they sell come mostly from puppy mills.
The more stores like this that are supported, the longer puppy mills can and will stay in business.
So, when buying your new puppy please do some research,and boycott anyplace that uses a puppy mill as a source. Look up a shelter in your area -- there are many more dogs like Angel that need a home.