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Any good pet stores in Mississauga/Oakville area?

htsource
September 26th, 2008, 06:04 PM
Unfortunately we've lost our beloved dog few weeks ago, and we're thinking of getting another dog. I keep calling her at the house when we return home, and it's just so strange without hearing her voice. So I'm thinking of getting another dog.

We're thinking of getting a Pomeranian and it seems this breed is not very popular here. Any suggestions for a good pet store in the Mississauga area?

Appreciate your help.

MommaKat
September 26th, 2008, 06:36 PM
Maybe consider looking at a shelter or searching for a rescue group for poms? You could be saving a life ya know:cool:, there are so many animals in shelters :sad: And you would be surprised at how many purebreds are surrendered. That's my 2 cents.

aslan
September 26th, 2008, 06:43 PM
yup i agree go to the humane society or the shelter on the west mall. did you know most pet store pets come from puppymills or backyard breeders.

sugarcatmom
September 26th, 2008, 07:10 PM
The absolutely LAST place anyone should ever get a dog (or cat) from is a pet store, unless they're adopting one from an affiliated rescue organization. You would be supporting the horror that is puppy mills. http://www.nopuppymillscanada.ca/where.htm
http://www.nopuppymillscanada.ca/ps.htm

happycats
September 26th, 2008, 07:42 PM
yes, pet stores are the worst place to get dogs!!

If you can't find one at a shelter or rescue, try to find a reputable breeder, members here would be more then happy to tell you what to look for in a breeder.

satchelp
September 26th, 2008, 09:41 PM
Yes, as others have said, definitely avoid buying any dog of any breed from a pet store. If you cannot find a suitable dog in a rescue, you should contact the Pomeranian Club of Canada http://www.pcoc.net/index.html . They do breeder referrals to breeders that have signed their code of ethics, and also run a rescue organization for Pomeranians.