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Thread: Do You Stop to Look at Puppies in Pet Shops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Goonerlady how long have the UK been without pet shops?
    Australia is currently trying to get them banned.
    Just been on google and it seems that puppies and kittens are not banned from being sold in UK pet shops it is just that most do not agree with it and stopped doing it years ago.I have just found a UK Facebook site that says it still goes on.

    That is news to me and I am sorry to give you false information I guess it must happen still in some parts,though I have not seen any sold in pet shops in the South of England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Yes they rely on impulse purchases a lot.
    If pet shops sold puppies from shelters I'd have no problem at all! Its just people are breeding for pet shops when there are already homeless puppies.
    Totally agree with that. I really think they should sell puppies taken from pounds and shelters.

    I have been thinking lately that I want to open a pet store where all the puppies/kittens are "rescues/homeless". As well as have a new owner application process in place so people cant just impulse buy.

    Sadly, I am not in a position to open any sort of shop LOL

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    Pets at Home, now Petbarn, are affiliated with the Lort Smith Animal Hospital and have an adoption center. All dogs,cats kittens and pups are re homed through the store. All animals are de sexed, micro chipped health checked an so on. No animal goes home that day and applications can be denied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by molly33 View Post
    Pets at Home, now Petbarn, are affiliated with the Lort Smith Animal Hospital and have an adoption center. All dogs,cats kittens and pups are re homed through the store. All animals are de sexed, micro chipped health checked an so on. No animal goes home that day and applications can be denied.
    Nice...I like that

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    I used to do this every couple of weeks as the shopping centre where I work has 2 pet shops that sell live animals. Recently though we had a look through Pets Paradise and one litter of puppies looked so sad, I think they might have been sick. I forget what breed they were but they were a cross breed and had long ears (like a spaniel) and they were brown and looked like they had curly hair. I had to leave because it made me so sad seeing them look so unhappy and ill.

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    Oscars Law.
    There is a
    Peaceful Protest Pets Paradise Highpoint
    Location:Highpoint Shopping Centre
    Time:10:00AM Saturday, December 11th

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    I used to take petshop puppies for the weekend because I felt sorry for them being stuck in a small cage where they can't get proper exercise.

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    lmao @ crested's proclamations of expensive cross breds!

    I absolutely refuse to even look at the puppies in the shop, i get so angry seeing everyone crowded around the window. I keep saying I will hand out the info sheet i have on puppy mills but i haven't done it yet.

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    You know pet shop even tell breeders not to vacc as it's cheaper for them to so that will mean the poor pup never see a vet. I wonder if some shops even bother to vacc.

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    I think that by law pet shops are only allowed to sell vaccinated puppies (and kittens), plus it's easy to catch them out if they don't have the dog's vet records. They do however frequently lie about a dogs age. They'll pass 6 week old pups as 8 weeks old and if they don't get sold by 12 weeks they'll pass them off as 8 weeks again. The new owners only end up finding out when they take the dog to the vet that the pet shop did.

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