Puppies aren't products. But they are awesome buddies.
Pet stores that sell dogs have a deserved reputation for obtaining these animals from puppy mills. Only through consumer education is this going to stop.
My wife and I adopted our toy poodle from a no kill shelter. She was a wreck but who wouldn't be after a week in jail? Now she is our baby. No kill shelters are one place to find a new member to add to your family, but there are many options.
Petsmart is known for not selling dogs and cats. Instead, they encourage adoption and allow dog rescues access to the front of their store. They also have cats for adoption, but I think cats adopt you and not the other way around.
I joined a dog rescue called Heart Bandits this past Sunday at the Petsmart in the Aliso Viejo Town Center to help find homes for the dogs in their care. Only through adoption can we end the senseless killing of unwanted dogs and cats. Critters In Need Dog Rescue was also on site with dogs for adoption. Both rescues are Sunday regulars in front of Petsmart with adoptable doggies.
A Chihuahua named Delilah is just one of the dogs looking for a home.
With a little love and a small adoption fee you can save a life and help your family go to the dogs too.