Originally Posted by lexah
I know that if you purchase a dog from a pet store then you are indirectly supporting puppy mills.... but what happens to these poor dogs otherwise? Its not their fault they are in the shop.
It makes me so sad, its a lose-lose situation.
Buy the dog, you support the puppy mill. Don't buy the dog and it will probably go to some ignorant owner who is only buying it to shut their kid up.
Yeah... If a person bought a puppy from petstore, the store will make money and fill in another sad/sick puppy in. It is sad, but this is the only way to put the pet store out of business by not buying their animals, products, etc...
Keep in mind some pet stores were sucessfully put out of business.