Pennsylvania law targets puppy mills

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Mary Lou

Sussex, WI

#1 Oct 13, 2008
I own a Sheltie, one of the most loveable creatures on earth, and so smart. This article brings rage and tears and thankfullness to Linda Eroh. If there are other cases of shelties who need homes I would love to take one. The abuse to animals and people who cannot defend themselves is unspeakable, I offer myself to help stop these actions.
JB WIlliams

Powhatan Point, OH

#2 Oct 13, 2008
I have a puupy mill corgi rescue. The cutest dog and such a good heart. Go PA and I hope other states follow.
KD Murphy

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Oct 13, 2008
All states should have a ban on puppy mills. An update on the Pecos dog that was shot 3 times - he just had his third and hopefully last surgery to remove bullet fragments. He also had to have his tail removed.
JP Gillihan_GA

Luthersville, GA

#4 Oct 14, 2008
My hubby and I work with Miniature Schnauzer rescue. We adopted two puppy mill rescues that we fell in love with. One was 5 years old and had lived her whole life in that hellhole. She has numerous neurological disorders (can't run, bad balance, afraid of every noise and movement near her), had to have ALL HER TEETH pulled because they were rotting and falling out, and she has the sweetest personality of any dog I've ever had. Those puppy mill operators should be put UNDER the jail!!!
Tammy

Mechanicsburg, PA

#7 Nov 16, 2008
There are alot of slick puppy boutiques out there, that know how to play the game. It is my opinion that Glamorous Pooch is one of them. These people think they are buying these well socialized pups from reputable breeders, and only God knows what they really have been through and where they really come from. Please ask for breeder info , if they wont give it , that should tell you something right there
Judy

Mechanicsburg, PA

#8 Nov 24, 2008
Tammy wrote:
There are alot of slick puppy boutiques out there, that know how to play the game. It is my opinion that Glamorous Pooch is one of them. These people think they are buying these well socialized pups from reputable breeders, and only God knows what they really have been through and where they really come from. Please ask for breeder info , if they wont give it , that should tell you something right there
I agree with you Tammy, but right now it is almost impoosible to stop, awareness is the only way, people need to stop buying from these places, hit them in the pocket!!
Judy

Mechanicsburg, PA

#9 Nov 24, 2008
Please everyone reading this post, if you are considering adopting check the SPCA or go to a REAL private breeder, know what you are buying. PA is trying its best to put a stop to the selling of puppy mill dogs but until they do it is up to us not to support them,Do your research, take a look on the internet ,look up Hybrid Pups and see where 99.9% of them come from. For those of you who know me check out my web site, lots of good info..
someone who knows

United States

#10 Nov 26, 2008
leave these people alone

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Toni

United States

#13 Dec 4, 2008
I am a breeder that sells puppies to pet stores because i do not have time to advertise in papers nor do i want people to come to my house.. i love breeding dogs but do not like the choas of people coming to see my puppies...
Get a real job

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Dec 4, 2008
Toni wrote:
I am a breeder that sells puppies to pet stores because i do not have time to advertise in papers nor do i want people to come to my house.. i love breeding dogs but do not like the choas of people coming to see my puppies...
Then you shouldn't be a breeder. Do you not want people going to you house because you're afraid of something they will see? Like the conditions?
Toni

United States

#15 Dec 4, 2008
I have nothing to hide i have kennel license and the kennel inspectors come by twice a month... never have gotten sighted for anything.. I'm very busy working ( a real Job) but love breeding too and i have 3 great kids that have hobbies so that's why i don't like people coming to my house for puppies... It's just easier that way to sell to pet stores.. i breed they sell
JB WIlliams

Powhatan Point, OH

#16 Dec 5, 2008
Toni wrote:
I have nothing to hide i have kennel license and the kennel inspectors come by twice a month... never have gotten sighted for anything.. I'm very busy working ( a real Job) but love breeding too and i have 3 great kids that have hobbies so that's why i don't like people coming to my house for puppies... It's just easier that way to sell to pet stores.. i breed they sell
you love breeding? what about your dogs? Maybe you should stop breeding dogs as it seems you are adding to the suffering of unwanted pets out there. I would never buy a dog, and for people who want a purbred dog there are millions of em in shelters and in resuce all over the country.
Tammy

Mechanicsburg, PA

#17 Dec 5, 2008
Once again point proven, No real breeder sells to pet stores, they would not even consider it. Also these so call hybrid glamorous pooches would NEVER be sold by a Reputable Breeder because there are too many health risk involved. If you are a Real reputable Breeder you would not even consider selling your pups to a Pet Store. You would want to meet the families in person, interview them, introduce them to the pups family, they are VERY concerned as to who their pups get sold to. Selling them to pet stores shows lack of concern, definetley puppy mill breeding and it proves that you are into it for the money only. The pets store are just as guilty, they false advertise and are misleading , Sure they say they get their pups from reputable breeders anyone can say that, Bottom line is we have to stop this practice, too many people are getting rich off of these poor puppy mill bred pups..Go online and research puppy mills, you will find out that these are not so glamorous pooches after all. Dogs Deseve Better!!
Karen

Mechanicsburg, PA

#18 Dec 5, 2008
People are so naive when it comes to this inhumane practice. To even believe that you are getting a dog from a Reputable Breeder at a Pooch Boutique shows that you are not educated on this matter. My father was a Breeder for 21 years and NEVER would he sell his dogs to a Pet Boutique, these people are getting rich off of our stupidity!Having a Kennel License and Inspections does not mean crap. 99.9 % of puppy mill in Lancaster county have inspections and Kennel license and as for pet shops saying they are not puppy mills , that is correct, they are not the puppy mill, but they sell the dogs that come from these inhumane places, and as far as saying they are members of PPDBA & USDA, this is no more than a bunch of letters to me and does not mean crap. Check out how many places were shut down with these same credentials.Pennsylvania is on top of this and hopefully some day these places will be a thing of the past. until then it takes people like,JB Williams, Get a Real Job,Judy ,Tammy and the rest of teh Dog Lovers out there to spread the word and Never Stop!!!!!!
Toni

United States

#19 Dec 5, 2008
I am not a puppy mill my dogs and puppies are in my house always My house is spotless (dogs and puppies included)Alot of time and effort go into those dogs, the cages are cleaned 3X's a day. And i only breed couple couple times a year...

Since: Nov 08

Santa Fe

#20 Dec 5, 2008
JB WIlliams wrote:
<quoted text> you love breeding? what about your dogs? Maybe you should stop breeding dogs as it seems you are adding to the suffering of unwanted pets out there. I would never buy a dog, and for people who want a purbred dog there are millions of em in shelters and in resuce all over the country.
Something strikes me about this comment..... now what could it be..... I think China might have something to do with it.... Oh yeah, that's it, China's one child law..... The lady likes to breed. She likes to make money. How are dogs any different than any item in a store that is sold, since most items are made by low wage labor, which as far as I know is also a horrible thing. It just seems that anybody that buys anything from a store just adds to the suffering of unwanted animals and people alike. If anybody wants a nice shirt or a pair of pants, rather than going to a nice clothing store to buy them, go to the salvation army and pick up a pair. I found a nice pair of Hugo Boss Jeans there just last week!

Let the lady do what she does. It is the nature of the capitalist society that we live in. And animals , while adding to our happiness, are a symbol of our status just as our clothes are. She enjoys doing it, and she makes money. Sounds good to me! More power to you legitimate dog breeders out there!
Anonymous

Mechanicsburg, PA

#21 Dec 6, 2008
ORALE_Bro wrote:
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Something strikes me about this comment..... now what could it be..... I think China might have something to do with it.... Oh yeah, that's it, China's one child law..... The lady likes to breed. She likes to make money. How are dogs any different than any item in a store that is sold, since most items are made by low wage labor, which as far as I know is also a horrible thing. It just seems that anybody that buys anything from a store just adds to the suffering of unwanted animals and people alike. If anybody wants a nice shirt or a pair of pants, rather than going to a nice clothing store to buy them, go to the salvation army and pick up a pair. I found a nice pair of Hugo Boss Jeans there just last week!
Let the lady do what she does. It is the nature of the capitalist society that we live in. And animals , while adding to our happiness, are a symbol of our status just as our clothes are. She enjoys doing it, and she makes money. Sounds good to me! More power to you legitimate dog breeders out there!
DUH!!!!If you compare dogs to clothes, you show great ignorance.This is about people making hundreds of dollars of a pup they got for $10 and advertising that they are from reputable breeders.People get these dogs home and begin to find all sorts of problems, behavorial,health etc.Taking a living breathing creature and breeding it until it is lifeless, keeping it penned up 24 hrs a day, no human contact, this is just so heartless and horrible. Your reply gets into a totally different thinking, keep it with the Politics!! Clothing hmmm dogs hmmmm By the way we are all for legitimate dog breeders
Tammy

Mechanicsburg, PA

#22 Dec 12, 2008
$600 for a badly bred puppy mill mutt? ROFL!
http://www.petfinder.com has tons of mutts.
If you want a Yorkie, get a yorkie: http://www.ytca.org
If you want a Maltese, get a Maltese: http://www.americanmaltese.org/
There is NO reason to be purposefully breeding mutts.
If you want a rare dog that 'prestigious', then get a havanese, affenpinscher, or coton du tulear from a good breeder.
But, if you want an overpriced mutt that's likely loaded with severe health problems, then check out the scam sites like kijiji. Just be sure you have $10,000 saved for vet bills. My friend's 'designer dog' has had $5000 in surgeries for liver problems because of the poor breeding.
http://www.pbrc.net/breeding3.html
America First

Georgetown, KY

#23 Dec 14, 2008
My family has a beautiful Maine Coon cat which was given to us at no cost. She came with no papers but has proven to be a gentle, loving companion to us all. When you consider the sheer number of unwanted pets in shelters and that some shelters will actually give you an animal to avoid having to euthanize it, it doesn't make sense to purchase an animal from a for profit mill.
My Shitzu

Philadelphia, PA

#24 Dec 14, 2008
We bought a shitzu in Lancaster, WE LOVE HER!!!

The people we bought her from were GREAT and there facilities were in GREAT shape.. The puppies were very well kept too!

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