Boycott Happiness Is Pets - 9-27 Noo...

Boycott Happiness Is Pets - 9-27 Noon till 2:00

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Since: Sep 08

Lombard, IL

#1 Sep 13, 2008
Saturday September 27th. 616 E. Roosevelt Rd. Lombard from Noon till 2:00 PM

Join us to stop puppy mills!

We are trying to spread the word,
ADOPT, DON'T SHOP!
Little heart

Chicago, IL

#2 Sep 26, 2008
What about the new one they just opened in Downers Grove on Ogden Ave???

Since: Sep 08

Lombard, IL

#3 Sep 28, 2008
We have many complaints on that store also. Someone just had two puppies die from there, not one, but two! Unbelievable! We will also include the Downers Grove location as time will allow. I will post our next one here, so please check back.
Also, feel free to visit happinessisnotpets.com .

By the way, we had a great turnout yesterday and the next one we will have even more people to help get the word out, ADOPT, DON'T SHOP!
HappinessIsNOTpe ts

Chicago, IL

#4 Oct 2, 2008
Greetings!!!
Happiness Is Pets is a puppy store in Illinois that receives their dogs from puppy mills. Personally, I have had two dogs both die under the age of 3 years due to issues that started as a puppy. I decided the only way I could fight it was to spread the word...
Visit http://www.happinessisNOTpets.com/phpBB3/
We are a community that started in August and is growing by the day. Do you have a story to tell? Do you want to show your support? Please stop by and tell us what you think.
Warmest Regards,
HappinessIsNOTPets.com

Since: Sep 08

Lombard, IL

#5 Oct 6, 2008
BOYCOTT HAPPINESS IS PETS - LOMBARD
616 E. Roosevelt Rd. Lombard
Saturday October 25th from Noon till 2:00

HELP STOP PUPPY MILLS!
Markus

Chicago, IL

#6 Dec 15, 2008
Hey! I played this video game last week it was called 'Get a Life'!!!

Since: Sep 08

Lombard, IL

#7 Dec 16, 2008
I played a video last week too Markus, it was from the Humane Society showing the horrible conditions in puppy mills.

Instead of telling people to "get a life" who actually get off their ass and try to SAVE A LIFE, why don't you do the same?

Do you know what a puppy mill is Markus? Did you know Marcus, that happiness is pets sells sick and dying dogs to customers?

Instead of playing games and making uncalled for rude comments, visit happinessisNOTpets.com and educate yourself.
slooberian

United States

#8 Jan 18, 2009
We got our dog from Happiness is Pets and he is terrific. SO did 2 other families in our neighborhood. We have been in their stores dozens of times and have never seen a sick animal there. Our dog is healthy, happy, excellent temperment and he is the best dog I have ever owned. There are FAR worse shops in the area than "HIP" you should pick on them.

Since: Sep 08

Lombard, IL

#9 Jan 19, 2009
Hey Slooberian...did you watch the news last night? Pet stores get their dogs from puppy mills so you and your other two families are supporting abuse, cruelty and neglect. Hope your dogs are all ok in the upcomimg years.

We are not "picking" on anybody. We are trying to educate the consumer on where these poor puppies come from. THEY COME FROM PUPPY MILLS.

Visit happinessisNOTpets.com for the TRUTH on this horrible store.
darladog

Waterloo, IA

#10 Jan 21, 2009
I worked at a local animal hospital for 8 years,that took care of the puppies from hip...if you only knew what went on you would be shocked...let me tell you how this works...pet stores use a broker to get there puppies,they get a list from the broker of what there is available and what there cost is...which is a lot less then what you pay...the broker then gets the puppies form puppy mills(these are places where female dogs are breed over and over more times then they should be and way past the age they should be...they are nothing to these people but a dollar.They live in very poor conditions)...as far as akc papers go from these places they mean nothing,these are not quality dogs that you would ever show so no need for those papers..in the usa we euthanize over 10,000 dogs a day...there is no excuse for this other then uneducated people..the solution ban ALL pet stores...if there is no demand there will be no puppy mills...and please spay and neuter your pets...dont breed or buy while shelter pets die,opt to adopt
ynbuyer

United States

#11 Mar 15, 2009
Hi bought a puppy from the Wheaton/Downers Grove location in sept 2008. It has now been diagnosed wtih hip displaysia. Basically a hereditary disease, I'm sure HIP knew this dog would have an issue, but didn't care. I agree with those listed here that say NOT to purchase from HIP!!! I made a mistake that I will not make again! I will let you know who much this surgery is (for those still considering a purchase), but from what I hear it will range from $2,000 to $6,000!

Since: Sep 08

Lombard, IL

#12 Mar 15, 2009
ynbuyer- Sooo sorry to hear about your pup. I know exactly what you are going through. If you would like to take this a step further, please email me at [email protected]
There are new laws in place. Please don't let them continue to get away with this. Also, there is a new law in the making, Chloe's Bill about a puppy mill survivor dog. Google Chloe's Bill and sign it. We have to speak up for the voiceless and end the cruelty.

Since: Sep 08

Lombard, IL

#13 Mar 16, 2009
Join us for a peaceful demonstration at:
Happiness is pets
616 E. Roosevelt Rd.
Lombard Il
Saturday, March 28th.
1:00 - 3:00 PM
STOP PUPPY MILLS!

Join us for a few minutes if you have the time. We have plenty of signs and brochures to hand out.

Stop the cruelty!!!!!
julia

Darien, IL

#14 Jul 31, 2010
Hi! I'm a huge animal lover. A few months ago, my family and I were searching for a third dog. I was recovering from severe depression, and it was to be a way for me to have a new challenge or give me some joy. This dog was to be specifically mine. We also were searching for a new dog because our oldest dog was severely overweight and lazy and we had heard of success stories of getting the dog into better more active habits by getting a young dog. We searched shelters for a while, and I was on petfinder.com every night. But because my sister is only 4, many shelters did not want to give us a dog. We eventually turned to a petstore, Happiness is Pets.
He is wonderful, beautiful, friendly, and healthy. A longhaired dachshund, by the way.
Are you positive all of the puppies come from puppy mills? I'd feel terrible knowing that's the case...
edward

Western Springs, IL

#15 Aug 1, 2010
julia wrote:
Hi! I'm a huge animal lover. A few months ago, my family and I were searching for a third dog. I was recovering from severe depression, and it was to be a way for me to have a new challenge or give me some joy. This dog was to be specifically mine. We also were searching for a new dog because our oldest dog was severely overweight and lazy and we had heard of success stories of getting the dog into better more active habits by getting a young dog. We searched shelters for a while, and I was on petfinder.com every night. But because my sister is only 4, many shelters did not want to give us a dog. We eventually turned to a petstore, Happiness is Pets.
He is wonderful, beautiful, friendly, and healthy. A longhaired dachshund, by the way.
Are you positive all of the puppies come from puppy mills? I'd feel terrible knowing that's the case...
Juilia, i bought a puppy from a pet store 6 yrs ago. Before i got my toy poodle i checked the breeder out as they were very open about the breeder. I called the local law inforcement agencies to check on this breeder. I found out that my breeder was NOT a terrible puppy miller. Also ,a week after i got her i went into a local petsmart with my puppy. A lady came up to me and asked where i got my dog,and i told her. She told me that she is a local resident who breeds poodles and was wondering if it was one from her. My poodle was not from her. So you can see that not all pet shops get from puppy millers. Stop and think about this. What is the definition of a puppy mill? I have been told that is anyone who breeds multiple dogs a year and also sells them. I am not aware of any person who breeds one dog every yr and gives them away. Every breeder wants to sell them to re coup their cost of breeding them. There are those who do operate terrible puppy mills. Does that nean we should turn our backs to these abused animals and not help them by adopting one? Also my long time vet has told me that she has seen serious problems with dogs from private breeders as well as pet store dogs. We take a chance either way. I hope this helps you.
julia

Darien, IL

#16 Aug 1, 2010
@Edward thank you. I really wish i knew for sure, but I guess that's the risk I took. I just know I love my little guy to death. Maybe illcdo some research
edward

Western Springs, IL

#17 Aug 1, 2010
julia wrote:
@Edward thank you. I really wish i knew for sure, but I guess that's the risk I took. I just know I love my little guy to death. Maybe illcdo some research
The most important thing is that you love your little guy to death. In the end thats all that matters. He will return the love unlimited. Dont worry about where he came from. It does not matter.
mar

Darien, IL

#18 Oct 17, 2010
I like the people who work at the naperville location (genie and zack) very nice people. The girl that works at the downers grove location is such a mean bitch.....(she is the manager and her name is Erica) oh man....she is unbelievable...I came in to buy a small dog and wanted to look at the silkies....she gave me weird look and practically yelled to see my drivers license.....(this was not the first time she has done this). My husband was parking the car and came in just as she yelled at me.....he told her to calm down and she gave a dirty look.....then he told her to forget it ......we purchased a sweet yorkie two weeks later for 750. dollars and now yelling bitch......we never have to see that Erica again......I am sorry for everyone she works with.
nvk2210

United States

#20 Nov 24, 2010
ok for all u people who try and fight with the puppie places y dont u go after the puppie mills y dont u make the laws againt them harder but no instead u pick on the owners of the places...for right now the puppies are gunna b breaeded in puppie mills no matter what untill they get stricter laws or puppie mills, so wouldnt u wanna help the lil puppies that r being born and give them a good life...just saying think about it!!!!!
Kyle

Naperville, IL

#21 Apr 13, 2011
HMMMM your all insane... I work at Happiness is pets. I give each do their required medicine. its due to your poor judgement and taking care of these dogs.

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