One of the greatest lies in animal welfare is the one puppy stores tell customers. "Oh no, we get ALL our puppies from reputable breeders. NONE of our puppies come from puppy mills." So, do you actually think they are going to tell you the truth when they want you to spend thousands of dollars on puppies? Of course not. What dream world do you live in?
The HSUS now has a whole team dedicated to shutting down puppy mills. Puppy mills where dogs are nothing more than high priced ticket items, a commodity if you will, to enrich the puppy mill owners' pocketbooks.
The only way for consumers to stop this insane practice is to hit the pet stores in their pocketbooks. Check out the report from the HSUS here.
Please opt to adopt. Don't let the puppy mill owners' win.