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Pet Store Chain Selling Sick And Injured Dogs From Puppy Mills

The Dodo | Adam Goldberg | Posted 12.17.2015 | Green

'Tis the holiday season: Lots of colored lights. Lots of wreaths. Lots of hangovers. Lots of people buying puppies to put under the Christmas tree....

How Adopting A Pet Made Our Relationship Stronger

Leah Bancroft | Posted 10.16.2015 | Good News
Leah Bancroft

Having both grown up with dogs in our lives, my boyfriend Aaron (now my husband) and I always knew that owning a dog was in our future. Canine compani...

Too Many People Are Still Not Adopting Animals

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 10.12.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

For most people concerned about animal welfare, adopting pets from an animal shelter or rescue organization is unquestionably the right thing to do. However, as we observe "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month," it's easy to incorrectly assume that the general public understands this imperative.

Let These Pet–People Match-ups Be Your Guide To Perfect Animal Companionship

Posted 09.18.2015 | Good News

Everyone deserves to come home to a furry, slobbering welcome that nearly knocks you over, a gentle purr or the loud rustling of excitement in a paper...

Oh, the Places You'll (Never) Go!

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 07.27.2015 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Animals played starring roles in most of Dr. Seuss' works, so it's a treat for many people to see another book featuring animals, What Pet Should I Get?, published decades after his death. The publishers honored the kind author by including a PETA-requested addendum urging families who are considering welcoming animals into their homes and hearts to adopt, not shop, for them. But there is more to be said.

Pet Store Switches Animals for Shelter Pets

Rescue Idiot | Posted 05.15.2016 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

A pet store in Brazil, decided to perform an experiment. What would happen if they put shelter pets in place of the regular animals for sale. Would this help more shelter animals find homes, by making them seem like pets for sale?

When Animal Adoption Becomes a Chore: An Insider's Perspective

Pam Townsend | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Pam Townsend

As I methodically and meticulously filled out the multi-page adoption form, diligently answering questions ranging from where my dog would sleep and what food I would feed her, it never for a moment crossed my mind that my application would be denied. Why would it?

Virginia Pet Stores: Selling Puppies and a Pack of Lies

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Our undercover investigations have proven time and time again that most pet stores purchase puppies from puppy mills. But that hasn't stopped so many pet stores we've investigated from trying to deceive customers about the origin of the pups it sells.

How to Fight a Puppy Mill

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Most people understand there's a difference between selling a puppy and selling a toaster oven, but do our laws? It depends where you look.

Sometimes A Puppy Thief Has A Cat Tattoo

Posted 04.27.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It would have been the "purr"-fect crime had a security camera not caught an alleged puppy thief, with a distinctive cat tattoo, in acti...

Buying Gifts For Dogs At Pet Stores Supports Puppy Mills

Ed Sayres | Posted 02.18.2013 | Impact
Ed Sayres

All pets will enjoy toys and supplies purchased from puppy-free stores every bit as much as those purchased at stores selling puppies, so why not exercise your consumer power by only purchasing toys and other supplies at stores that do not support the puppy mill industry?

Adopt a Shelter Dog, and Save a Life

Ed Sayres | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Ed Sayres

You can help homeless dogs in a myriad of ways, the most obvious of which is by adopting one from your local shelter or rescue group. Foster families are often needed to care for dogs who are not doing well in a shelter environment.

What Pet Stores Don't Want You To Know

SmartMoney | Kelli B. Grant | Posted 07.02.2012 | Money

SmartMoney: The $51 billion pet industry isn't always cute and cuddly. 1. "You'd save serious kibble buying elsewhere." Consumers may find it...

ASPCA Pummels Puppy Mills With Pressure From Consumers, Politicians

Ed Sayres | Posted 08.01.2012 | Impact
Ed Sayres

Hurting puppies is unfathomable to most of us. Americans love puppies, and many of us agree with the late Charles M. Schulz's sentiments: "Happiness is a warm puppy." But despite all the adoration, puppies (and their mothers) continue to suffer in puppy mills.

PHOTOS: Puppy Strangled To Death At Pet Store?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.09.2012 | Los Angeles

Rita, the adorable four-month-old English bulldog puppy depicted above, was allegedly strangled to death while in the care of PetSmart's groomers, th...

Mega Pet Store Ditches Selling Puppies In Favor Of Adoption

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 10.18.2011 | Green

PJ's Pets, the mega chain of pet stores, announced Tuesday it will stop selling pets in its 41 stores across Canada, reports Yahoo News Canada. In...

Say "No" to Puppies Sold in Pet Stores and on the Internet

Ed Sayres | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Ed Sayres

As you admire the adorable puppies in the window of your local pet store, do you ever wonder where they come from? If you have no idea, you are not alone.

Brittany Bang, Audrey's Pet Supply & Services: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.30.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Prop B: A Battle Against Puppy Mills That All Can Support

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

There are tens of thousands of dogs who are lonely and depressed and ill because it is their awful misfortune to pass each day on a puppy mill operati...

Designer Geckos In

Boulder Daily Camera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

HYGIENE -- In this tranquil Colorado town, the son of Godzilla is alive and well. The yellow-striped white "super giant" is only months old, but hi...

Federal Audit, Lawmakers Spotlight Puppy Mill Problems

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

There's long overdue action on the issue of puppy mills, and the issue got some much-needed attention yesterday from the federal government. Sens. Ric...

Baby Turtles Seized From DIA Now Up For Adoption In Longmont

The Denver Channel | Deb Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Dozens of baby turtles are available for adoption in Longmont. Fifty tiny Asian soft-shell turtles from Thailand were seized in March at Denver Inter...

Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lita Smith-Mines

I didn't use a coupon to my neighborhood pet store this past weekend. I usually spend about $60 every other week stocking up on food for my pets and believe me, I can really use the $12.

Attention Holiday Shoppers: Petland Tied to Puppy Mills

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Markarian

Some Petland stores even buy puppies from brokers and middlemen, and may not even know who the breeder is until after the puppy arrives in the store.