My little dog came from a puppy mill raid of around 350-400 dogs, no business/ or persons could properly take care and socialize/ know anything really about that many animals. He came through the Humane Society, it was on the news and just over a week later they were all adopted but 3.
Mine was one of the 3! Every week for months I had been looking for the specific dog for our family, (calling up to 8 locations in three states weekly,) and he was the only one of his type left! The only week I didn't call was the week they had all those dogs, lol. I missed the news that day I guess, but I got our perfect dog. Several types of parasites/worms and respiratory infection and kennel cough, matted and dejected with poop stuck to his butt. We were so happy to find each other!!!
Much better places to buy a dog than a pet store. Tell them to promote adoption from a rescue org(s)!!!
He is going on 17 years old, VERY old and senile now, mostly blind and mostly deaf and has dog Alzheimers, he was our perfect dog and knew from the second we saw him! That was over 15 years ago. He's like 115 in dog years!!!
Those places are mostly hell on earth for those poor dogs, chronically ill. Litter after litter before they even have time to get healthy again. Tell the lfs
owners "NO" and why you won't be shopping there, they need to know.