Puppy Mills 101

Like you, we love dogs. They’re members of the family—often our favorite members! But too many dogs in America don’t know this kind of love. Victims of the high-volume puppy industry, they’re bred for profit and kept in tiny, filthy cages. These dogs don’t receive any affection, exercise or proper veterinary care. And when they can no longer produce puppies, they are discarded. Learn how this shadowy industry uses sophisticated but dishonest techniques to market its adorable “product.”

Cruel commercial breeders want to maximize profit by producing a high number of puppies at the lowest possible cost. Here’s how they do it.
Dogs imprisoned in puppy mills often suffer from extreme physical and emotional problems—as do their puppies, in ways you can and cannot see.
Who gets the puppies from the breeders to the pet stores? Between points A and B, there’s a lesser-known side industry at work that perpetuates and profits from animal cruelty.

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