STOP PUPPY MILLS
If these stores would dedicate the time to the shelter pups, we would be in a lot better shape. The prices they sell these dogs for are insane. If just a little bit of that went back to the shelters and the dogs who needed it, we could cut back the numbers of dogs destroyed for no good reason by the thousands! I am all for this change, I cannot tell you how many puppy mill stores I have left crying because of the condition those dogs.. And also just thinking of what 1200 dollars could do at a shelter..
Adopt, adopt, adopt.
Well they buy the breeders dogs and have to find a way to make a profit off of that. I personally believe, people should stop breeding. My sister used to and has stopped because her heart is breaking like mine seeing all the dogs dying in shelters everyday. I will always believe in rescuing shelter pups and rescue pups. They have the best stories.
They do sometimes... the ones they cant sell to public they sell to puppy stores. I wouldn't say a alot do, but they do. Puppy mills are the problem, I didn't say they weren't. I just think people could focus on saving the dogs that are facing immediate death, not making more.
This is a hoity toity part of town where they think they are better than everyone else so I am not surprised at their tactics. I support you completely, keep up the good fight and they will eventually break down. Only buy pet supplies from companies like Petsmart and Petco which put adoption first.
STOP PUPPY MILLS!
Its not in Chelsea, that is incorrect, the store is in the west village.
excuse, they are both in the west village and in chelsea, they have 2 stores. google youtube for the CAPS investigation of puppy mills and see how the dogs that this store sells are bred, and you will be horrified. Gotta see the hillbillies that run these puppy mills. One guy says he would rather shoot the dogs than improve conditions!!!!
Millions of dogs are dying across the United States each year for lack of homes (and cats too!) There are no need for large scale breeders!!! They breed sick animals and people I know that have purchased small dogs in pet stores end up spending hundreds of dollars on dogs with genetic diseases caused by inbreeding.
It doesn't matter where these vile places are or the sorts of people that live in the area.........SHUT the awful places down PERMANENTLY!
That is a shocking statement made by that AWFUL man...Ooppss sub-human I mean....I agree totally with your opinion Judy...
I think those dogs still have more chances to live than in shelters, where they mostly ended in gas chambers / being euthanized!
This is a fact right ???
i speak for the rights of those unable to. we have to speak out about neutering ans spaying.
no a la venta de mas cachorros mientras millones de perros mueren en perreras y en las calles.
It's sad, I hate to hear about puppy mills because we had one around the corner from me. I knew the workers and after it closed down, they told me he used to dispose of the sick puppies that he couldn't afford to treat. Glad they're closed.
Well, I guess it was the bad pet store owner but he sold the puppies from the mills
I refuse to shop in a store that sells puppies. It is time to close down puppy mills for good!
why cant they have pets from a shelter instead! jerks-so many pups needing homes-puppy mills are disgusting
My email to Citipups:
To Whom it May Concern:
Your business is a sham. You sell puppies from Puppy Mills; I have seen the evidence, I have witnessed the puppies. You are absolutely ridiculous and I hope you get shut down soon.
I fully support all protestors outside your store, and will continue to do so. The word will be sent out, and it serves you right that Ms. Cruise and Suri didn't purchase one of your puppies! I bet they'll adopt/rescue instead!
Sincerely, and with little respect,
Absolutely love this! Good job!!
I will always fight for the rights of animals! We need to stop buying pups from pet stores and adopt from our shelters or research diligintly for a breeder!
"research diligently for a breeder" ....HELL NO, adopt from a shelter or a rescue group - sick to death of these ppl that want "pure breds or dogs with papers" show me your papers, lets talk about YOUR breeding... jeez so sorry your not a pure bred human being, guess you should be euthanized at a shelter. STOP BREEDING PERIOD, enough healthy adoptable animals are killed every minute, we do not need breeders, you can not call yourself an "animal lover" or "fight for the right of animals" and...
"research diligently for a breeder" ....HELL NO, adopt from a shelter or a rescue group - sick to death of these ppl that want "pure breds or dogs with papers" show me your papers, lets talk about YOUR breeding... jeez so sorry your not a pure bred human being, guess you should be euthanized at a shelter. STOP BREEDING PERIOD, enough healthy adoptable animals are killed every minute, we do not need breeders, you can not call yourself an "animal lover" or "fight for the right of animals" and support any type of breeding - not until there is NO ADOPTABLE ANIMAL KILLED - before you BUY a dog from a breeder, visit a shelter and watch as they walk the dogs to the euth room, watch the happy tail waggin pup walk the walk of shame, pet him for the last time, and tell him he is not deserving of a home, and then if you can still walk out of a shelter and go BUY a dog... well then you just have no heart and don't deserve the love that a rescue dog can give you - I volunteer there, I see it everyday, that's why I rescue and they are the BEST DOGS
I would never be able to buy a dog even from a wonderful, responsible breeder for the reasons that you cite - all of our dogs came from shelters and one from the street, but I do have this quandary: Are we not to have breeds at all? Seeing eye dogs are often selected from certain breeds because they are good for the kind of work they will do all of their lives. German Shepherds? Should we no longer have them? Is it better to do away with breeding, ever? What do you feel? For me, this is a difficult question to answer.
Well 3 weeks ago there was a momma & 8 puppies ( 4 weeks old) - German Shepherds at the Martinez Shelter - thank god they went to a rescue group b/c they were on the euth list for being too young... so NO we do not need to breed - I am a supporter of evaluating a dogs personality - regardless of breed and assessing if that individual dog would be good at a task - there are groups that take shelter dogs and train them to be all sorts of service dogs
Dogs for the deaf - ALL RESCUED FROM SHELTERS http://www.dogsforthedeaf.org/
Search and Rescue work - YEP - Shelter dogs !!! http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/09/01/cnnheroes.melville.search.dogs/index.html
We need to rethink what shelter dogs are capable of - my rescue pit bull mix that I have had for 1 1/2 years is a canine good citizen and could easily become a therapy dog. My friend has trained several shelter dogs to be therapy dogs, most recently for a child with autism - it is not the breeding it is the aptitude of the dog.
Shelter/Rescue dogs come in ALL breeds, all ages, all sizes, all temperaments, not only do they make wonderful pets but can be trained to provide all sorts of services for people - unfortunately too many see the words "shelter dog" and think there is something wrong with the dog, simply not the case.
it makes no sense whatsoever that massive overbreeding and selling of companion animals continues along side the killing of millions of healthy animals annually in shelters over flowing with abandoned healthy animals. How is this justified in a civilised first world country with a high population of educated people and the best business schools in the world?
It clearly demonstrates that education plays no part here! it is simple sickening weak or non-existent animal breeding laws and codes...
It clearly demonstrates that education plays no part here! it is simple sickening weak or non-existent animal breeding laws and codes of conduct, lack of enforcement of existing regulations by elected officials in New York City. Total disregard of its responsibilities concerning animal breeding and suffering of animals in the illegal filthy puppy mills which they have allowed to flourish deliberately or not! Greedy filthy puppy mills operators and their influence on government offices who should have shut them down decades ago! Greedy breeders, shops selling animals as if they are products and irresponsible people buying animals. Elected New York city officials need to understand that killing healthy animals in gas chambers and by other means is a gross misconduct and inhumane whilst you are allowing the sales of these animals in this Citipups shop! This nonsense has to stop, no responsible politicians could disregard this sickening situation any longer! Its time for politicians to show some dignity and sense of humanity and end breeding and selling of companion animals here and across the country.