7 years ago
Unlike "hobby breeders," who have a fondness and respect for a particular breed that they want to maintain and share, puppy millers' sole goal is to make a profit by selling puppies in pet stores and on the Internet. In a puppy mill (also known as a "commercial dog breeding facility"), hundreds to over a thousand dogs are kept in one place--in cages in barns and sheds--more like livestock than pets. To boost profit, dogs are kept in cages all the time with just the minimum legal space allowed: six inches larger than the dog on all sides. Females are bred as often as possible, and when they are no longer able to "produce," they are discarded. It is no life for man's best friend.
Here are nine things you can do to help stop puppy mills.
One can also find a dog by contacting a local breed rescue organization by searching Google. Enter a city or state, the breed you are looking for, and the word "rescue."