This time of year, my blog is filled with suggestions and advice on what to buy for just about every fur kid and pet lover on your holiday gift list. I wanted to just take a sec, and bring you a very important message about what NOT to buy this holiday season (or ever)!
Please DON’T buy pet store puppies or anything else from ANY store that sells puppies!
You see, most pet store puppies come from puppy mills—you know, those huge, factory-like breeding operations where dogs live in horrible conditions and never receive love. Every time you buy anything from a pet store that sells puppies, you’re actually supporting this very cruel industry.
The ASPCA has a great new video that helps to educate the public about this, so please take time to watch it and help spread the word by sharing it with everyone you know!
After you watch our video, please remember to share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter, and kindly ask them to share it, too. Be sure to use the hashtag #AdoptDontShop. Daisy & I are really counting on you to help ASPCA reach millions of people with this important message.
Know of a pet store in your area that sells puppies, or want to see which stores do?
Visit the ASPCA map & database to search or add info about pet stores that sell puppies!
Want to do more?
Show your support & Take The Pledge that if a pet store sells puppies, you won’t buy anything there. Not pet food, kitty litter, or squeaky toys — Nothing! And pledge to tell everyone you know not to shop there either!
Also, if you’re really into helping end puppy mills, sign up for a chance to win a free ASPCA Puppy Mill Advocacy Pack. It contains all sorts of cool gear, including a puppy mill message tote, a puppy mill message tee and more!