Debby's Pet Land opts not to renew its lease, citing sluggish sales at the Hyannis location.

May 14, 2011 Full story: CapeCodOnline.com 6

The puppies have left the building. Debby's Pet Land, known for its window display featuring capering canines, has closed its location at the Cape Cod Mall after nine years in operation.

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Ellen

Hyannis, MA

#1 May 14, 2011
Happy to hear that Debby's Pet Land is leaving the mall) Would NEVER buy from there, as an animal from a shelter makes a better pet!
Puppy lover

Centerville, MA

#2 May 23, 2011
Ellen wrote:
Happy to hear that Debby's Pet Land is leaving the mall) Would NEVER buy from there, as an animal from a shelter makes a better pet!
I was at the mall right before they closed the store and saw a sick dog in their window. I pointed it out to the worker but they told me a vet had checked all their dogs & they were "fine". I don't think so. I saw the same thing when they had a store at the Kmart plaza years ago. bad business practices.
Loves puppies

Manchester, NH

#3 May 30, 2011
Ellen wrote:
Happy to hear that Debby's Pet Land is leaving the mall) Would NEVER buy from there, as an animal from a shelter makes a better pet!
Ellen how can you say a shelter dog makes a better pet???? I have had a bad experience with a shelter dog and also have heard many horror stories. When you get a dog from the shelter you have no idea what you are getting into....You end up with anxiety problems, food aggression, problems adjusting to a new environment......The list goes on and on. I adopted a 1 year old lab mix and visited with her 3 times with my youngest son before bringing her home she was wonderful with my 3 year old while at the shelter but when I brought her home her temperment totally changed...She totally attached herself to my oldest son and kept nipping at my youngest and then 1 day she came out of nowhere and bit my 3 year old in the face and he ended up with 18 stitches I called the shelter and they would not take her back so I had no choice but to call animal controle. Thank god the animal controle officer fell in love with her and took her home for himself but I see him every now and then and he also says she does not do well with small kids only older ones. Word to the wise if you adopt and you have small children at home make sure you get a puppy that you can train yourself and have more knowledge of the temperment.
Ellen

Hyannis, MA

#4 May 31, 2011
I have NEVER had a problem with sheltered pets, but I agree, with small children, puppies are best..... A LOT of background checking on the specific animal that you are planning on adopting and some visits.....But, if people keep on buying from places like Debbys Petland, the Puppy mills will NEVER go away! Breeders are the way to go, if you are looking for a PUREBRED, so you can SEE for yourself, how they are taken care of! I am sorry to hear of your bad experience, but a good ending, that the animal found a home! Spade and neuter is a KEY word, so we don't have so many animals in shelters that have been abused and end up having problems!
Loves puppies wrote:
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Ellen how can you say a shelter dog makes a better pet???? I have had a bad experience with a shelter dog and also have heard many horror stories. When you get a dog from the shelter you have no idea what you are getting into....You end up with anxiety problems, food aggression, problems adjusting to a new environment......The list goes on and on. I adopted a 1 year old lab mix and visited with her 3 times with my youngest son before bringing her home she was wonderful with my 3 year old while at the shelter but when I brought her home her temperment totally changed...She totally attached herself to my oldest son and kept nipping at my youngest and then 1 day she came out of nowhere and bit my 3 year old in the face and he ended up with 18 stitches I called the shelter and they would not take her back so I had no choice but to call animal controle. Thank god the animal controle officer fell in love with her and took her home for himself but I see him every now and then and he also says she does not do well with small kids only older ones. Word to the wise if you adopt and you have small children at home make sure you get a puppy that you can train yourself and have more knowledge of the temperment.
DogLover

Hooksett, NH

#5 Jun 14, 2011
(I debated posting this but thought it might help provide a voice for the puppies who by no choice of theirs found themselves in a pet store via a puppy mill)...

Against better judgement and having used only top breeders in the past, we did adopt a pet from Debby's Petland with mixed feelings but no regrets... We had just lost our beloved dogs and were completely grief stricken with no plans to get another dog in the near term... It is the classic story of seeing a puppy behind glass and wandering in for a closer look. We are repulsed by puppy mills but fell in love with this little guy. We pulled our teary-eyed children out of the store as we did not want to support what we suspected was a puppy mill trafficking organization... Before we left the mall, we went back to check on him and our hearts melted and we knew he was ours... We knew he was part of us... We signed the papers, handed over $1100 and left.. There are many ways to look at it and we choose to think of it as saving one little life... We pray for all the little pups at the mills... That's where it needs to end... We are sickened that any money we gave could potentially serve such a horrible process but are relieved that our little guy found us... Love made the choice for us...
Dingel Kringel

Brockton, MA

#6 Jun 14, 2011
If I remember correctly... You can get puppies at Rose Street!

What ever happened with that stolen puppy by the police officer???
Another crime swept under the rug by a rose street thug!!!

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