Find Your Next Puppy at the Shelter

Have you ever thought about where the puppies in pet stores come from? A recent survey shows that very few people know the truth behind pet store puppies. Most pet store puppies come from puppy mills. Puppy mills are commercial dog breading facilities whose main purpose is to supply pet stores with large quantities of puppies. Puppy mills are sometimes home to 1,000 breading dogs. These breading dogs live in cages and never see grass. They do not get treats, toys, or play time. Puppy mills are the factory farm of pet stores.

There is a way to fix this inhumane system--adoption instead of purchase. Shelters have a wide variety of dogs available for adoption. Up to 50% of these shelter dogs are purebred.  The dogs in shelters need loving homes. If people start adopting instead of purchasing, the demand for puppy mills will disappear.

Today Nugget visited the GTU studio. Nugget is an 8 years old purebred Beagle who is kind, loving, and mellow. He has a little weight to lose and is eager to find a loving family. If you are interested in adopting Nugget or a dog like him visit Salt Lake County Animal Services.

Visit the Best Friends Animal Society to learn more about puppy mills and the Puppy Mill Initiatives.

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