STOP Puppy Mills
Make Adoption Your ONLY Option!
Before you purchase a puppy from a pet store, a newspaper ad or off the internet, read the article below and do some research on Puppy Mills. Beware of Pet Dealers! Joyful Rescues is proud to be rescuing puppy mill dogs that would otherwise be shot or killed in some other inhumane way. We do not & will not pay a breeder to take their dogs but will take them off their hands to find them a true home full of love.
Puppy mills are nothing new. These mass dog-breeding operations have been around for decades. They continue to thrive because they prey on unwitting consumers who are smitten by too-cute-for-words puppies in pet store windows and on fancy websites. But behind the friendly facade of the
local pet shop, the pastoral scenes on a "breeder's" website, or the neighborhood newspaper ad, there often lies a puppy mill. These canine breeding facilities house dogs in shockingly poor conditions.
Life is particularly bad for "breeding stock," dogs who live their entire lives in cages and are continually bred for years, without human companionship and with little hope of ever becoming part of a family. These dogs receive little or no veterinary care and never see a bed, a treat or a toy. After their fertility wanes, breeding animals are commonly killed, abandoned or sold to another mill. The annual result of all this breeding is hundreds of thousands of puppies, many with behavior and/or health problems.
Several hundred thousand puppies are shipped cross-country to be sold in pet shops, but many are sold via newspaper classifieds or Internet sites and are often accompanied by false claims such as, "We'd never sell puppies from a puppy mill" or promises that the puppies are "home raised," farm raised," or "raised with kids/grandkids." The ploys of the puppy mill are designed to dupe a well-intentioned family into buying a puppy and keeping the engine of cruelty working overtime.
There are still thousands of puppy mills that need to be shut down for good. We need your help to do exactly that: Stop puppy mills. Help stop puppy mills by spreading the word about these horrible practices.