Mr.Guy777: What are puppy mills?
I recently asked how much are puppies at the wildside pet stroe and they told me not to buy one from there because they get the puppies from puppy mills. I have no idea what they are
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Answer by Rooster
a puppy mill is a place where dogs are rapidly bread to reproduce, sometimes with their own family members. They are bread purely for the sake of selling for profit with disregard for all the animals that are in shelters who desperately need homes.
Answer by Anna
Puppy mills are places where they have dogs who just breed and breed and get treated like cattle. Truely disgusting.
Answer by Fizzle
It's how you get puppyburger.
Answer by AS
A puppy mill is a place where they use (keep) dogs for the purpose of breeding. Some female dogs never play or live lives a normal dog would because all they do is have puppies until they're too old to do so. Needless to say that's animal abuse and in order to have these puppy mills go out of business people often suggest you buy from a certified breeder or adopt from a shelter.
Answer by Steve
They are bred and bred with sympathy for the dog basically they are breeding sanctuary .
My bad they are bred ( without ) sympathy for the dog .
Answer by Eddie
Puppy mills are places where the dogs are bred purely for profit, the animals are kept in very small cages and usually end up swimming in their own feces and urine. They almost always have Canine Parvo Virus or Distemper, a lot are born with heartworms because they don't treat the parents with preventative. Animals in puppy mills are abused and neglected, they aren't compassionately cared for. Most pet stores get their puppies from puppy mills and backyard breeders. They rarely get any vaccinations. The mother dogs are pregnant again before their previous litter of pups are even weened. It's a horrible, horrible situation.
Answer by cat & jo
Puppy mills are places where pet grade dogs are bred to produce as many puppies as possible as cheaply as possible occurs. The breeding dogs often live in filth and are confined to smalll spaces and the females are bred every cycle, often breeding until they die or have illnesses that prevent reproduction. The puppies are sold cheaply to pet stores that up the price, hugely. The puppies are often registered and sometimes are designer dogs that don't have to be registered but can still be sold for high prices. There is no breeding for the love of producing good quality puppies and taking good care of the mothers and not over breeding them. When people buy from pet stores that buy their puppies from puppy mills, they are in effect, supporting that puppy mill.
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Puppy mills are places that breed puppies. The dogs are kept in small wire cages filled with urine and feces. The dogs never leave the cage. They never get to step on the ground. They never get to run in the back yard. They never get a gentle hand on their head. They never get any human contact. They don’t get vet care. When the dog can not produce puppies any more the dogs are taken out and shot. These places are the most horrific places for these dogs that you can imagine. Some of the dogs have open wounds from cutting themselves on the cages or missing limbs. The mother dog cannot teach her puppies the lesson we base house training on and that is to leave the nest to potty. These puppies sold at pet stores are almost impossible to house break. The puppies are sent to pet stores ill or sometimes they’re diseased. The puppies are the lucky ones because they get to leave this place where they were born. Their mother stays and breeds over and over. The humane society has been trying to make these places inspected and licensed for years. If people would not buy puppies from pet stores it would put puppy mills out of business. It is far better to buy from a breeder that you know and always meet the parents before purchasing a puppy or go to the shelters and adopt. 25% of puppy mill puppies are surrendered to shelters. Never buy from a pet store.
hello a puppy mill is a horrible place that breeds and breeds dogs until they cant breed anymore and get killed or thrown our like a peice of trash and then they also take the pups away from ther mother way to early and sell them online or to petstores and normaly they are not healthy at all. also dont buy adopted there a millions of dogs and puppies in need of homes