Have Your Say

As a supporter and fellow animal activist, we value your opinion and want to hear from you. Tell us what you think about puppy mills or is this your first time reading about mills? Let us know your opinions after going through this website. Do you have a story to share with other potential pet owners or one that we can all benefit from? Share your experiences, views, thoughts and ideas about issues related to the Puppy Mills and pet shops. Even if its a message of support, we’d like to hear from you.

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60 Responses to Have Your Say

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  8. Judier says:

    Puppy mill seems to have taken on another form- home breeders selling puppies at low price, a little over $200 is all you need. Some even selling at price equivalent of pet shop ranges. Ever wonder what these people will do if the puppies were not sold or if there were buyers?. Why buy from home breeders?Sale advertisements, plenty of it can be easily found with just a few clicks away. The hard work and challenges that self sustain groups does in rescue and rehoming is being eaten away if sources and causes are not control. What has been done in this aspect? Be responsible when you think of breeding your pets, these are message that we should all get.

  9. Felicity says:

    So sad,I wish they would stop.Never buy,adopt instead.When I went to the pet shop recently I saw a Pomeranian puppy and it’s legs were so long and brownish.Poor puppy.And I saw some Japanese Spitz puppies lying on their back on the cage floor,their eyes closed,mouths open, like people lie when they are sick.I wish I could report them,but what can a kid do?

  10. gisetetay says:

    really breaks my heart reading this…always tell ppl to adopt..am sticking this along w adoption sites on my blog

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  13. Ng Beeling says:

    Hi….came across your website and I have a shop by sixth ave which I would like to help in conjunction to this year’s world pets day…please get in touch with me ASAP. My hp : 91058501
    Beeling 1st august 2012

  14. zinobelle says:

    hey sgpuppies

    Im zinobelle kleinhans im 15 jears old and i like to be part of your resque welfair of dogs !!!! i am a huge fan for animals…. i love any animal from a dog to a shark! i will help were i can ! im planning to give the halfe of my sallary to many spca’ s as i can!!! my live long dream is to help all the animals on the streets and all over the world… when im 18 yers old im going to begin my own huge petshop of my own ….

    thanks and enjoy the rest of your evning !!

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  16. Monica Loo says:

    Today when i attended the Acres 2nd symposium, it opened my eyes to this huge issue which has been overlooked. I have not seen many cruel conditions of housing for pets in my area, so this did not come to mind but seeing the videos and the accounts of the witnesses, I feel the need to express my view as well. The relevant bodies have said they will try to look into improving conditions but they would still allow licensing of puppy mills. Cesar Millan has also disagreed with this practice, we shouldn’t allow these to happen.
    The related issue is home breeders with not enough knowledge and means to take care of the parents as well as cope with multiple puppies. The question is shouldn’t Ava come down hard on people who can’t manage because it would lead to suffering of the pets. Some owners don’t give them proper medical attention leading to them having ringworms heartworms etc. when i saw Dog whisperer, he showed that many dogs had to be euthanized due to these diseases in the late stage. that is so unfair for them.
    I hope that this practice can be stopped!

  17. Sally says:

    Mind if I copy some of the info on this website to my blog? I want to e able to spread the word about those poor doggie’s plight

  18. Maliminson says:

    Addendum:
    I recently came across a new shop in Joo Chiat Road selling Labradoodles. My heart ached. Why is AVA allowing the import AND breeding of pedigree animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, etc)? They need to put a stop to it. That way, anyone who wants a pet, they go to the shelters and pick one. If you love an animal you love it regardless of its ‘brand’ or bloodline. Is there a way to get that message out LOUD and CLEAR to the public? Im sure the Pet FOOD shops have a big stake in keeping the business of breeding and importing going. I cant imagine any of them supporting the “STOP BREEDING AND IMPORTING ANIMALS” idea.

  19. Maliminson says:

    I recently came across a new shop in Joo Chiat Road selling Labradoodles. My heart ached. Why is AVA allowing the import AND breeding of pedigree animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, etc)? They need to put a stop to it. That way, anyone who wants a pet, they go to the shelters and pick one. If you love an animal you love it regardless of its ‘brand’ or bloodline. Is there a way to get that message out LOUD and CLEAR to the public? Im sure the Pet shops have a big stake in keeping the business of breeding and importing going. I cant imagine any of them supporting the “STOP BREEDING AND IMPORTING ANIMALS” idea.

  20. Kay says:

    Keep up the good work. Spread the word to boycott puppy mills, puppy buying.
    Adopt, give those neglected a 2nd chance at a loving home.

    Really wish humans would stop profiteering at the expense of animals, dogs, cats, hamsters, bunnies etc.

  21. A few days back, I learnt about the Oscars law in Australia. A recent case of puppy mill in Victoria (Read about it here: http://www.perthnow.com.au/dogged-crusader/story-fn6mibuu-1226135073316), this problem have always be around and it is only recently when I start gain more knowledge about it. It is very upsetting and painful to know the plights of our furry friends. I know we can never wipe out commercial breeding completely. But we need to push for stricter regulations and fight for the rights of these animals. Just because they are incapable of speaking, it does not equate to ill treatment; treating them like they are not worth living.

    I would like to be involve. I look forward to hear from you.

    Thanks,
    Estee

  22. Sandra Low says:

    Hi, I am a dog lover and believe that all animals has a right to proper care and love. Please let me know how I can be involve and contribute my part to the team.

  23. Lee says:

    I would like to know how do I go about in joining the welfare group? I would like to be involve in this team.

  24. Mon says:

    It’s utterly disgusting and unbelieveable to hear about the terrible fate of man’s BEST FRIEND in our local puppy mills …. how had such inhumane and uncivilised practices gone unnoticed for so long !! I m sick in the stomach to know how those poor dogs had been treated like machines. There is still so much more that the government can do to help get those dogs out of their sufferings. If I have my way, I will abolish all puppy mills and restrict dog breeding activities. Personally, adopted dogs are no different from pure breeds when it comes to unconditional love and companionship …. my previous 2 dogs were adopted, and they were the most beautiful and loving creatures I ever come across …. i love and miss them so much !

  25. Vanessa Liang says:

    Aww… I think dogs are created not to be tortured but to be loved and cared. ❤ I think we all have a part to do. And, why not we create a banner to tell everyone not to buy dogs but to adopt. Some people think that dogs with disability are nothing. But… that dog with disability didn't want to be that way. 😦 I hope everyone can support 'STOP THE PUPPIES IN DOGS MILLS'

  26. Eleanor Yap says:

    Hi, hi, I wanted to find out more about your site and why you started it. I am from the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) and I am the editor of the e-magazine, SALT. Could you please e-mail me? Many thanks.

    • sgpuppies says:

      Hi Eleanor, thanks for wanting to profile this cause. With awareness, we hope people will hold greater accountability and transparency of breeding farms/ facilities. We’ll be in touch with you soon, with more info 🙂

  27. wong wei qi says:

    i really think that puppy mill is a horrible thing to do,every moment to them is a painful moment so we should stop puppy mill and save those innocent lives of those puppies together!

  28. Ravia Lee says:

    I totally agree with Shermaine. Can the representative speak to the Government on this issue? We can spread the words but how long does it take to stop such cruelty! It pains me to read such articles all the time. I believe the Government can do something about farms and mills. Please speak up for these poor dogs……

  29. Esmee Welhelm says:

    Don’t buy dogs from pet shops so as to stop puppy mills! If no people is buying the dogs from the pet shop, dogs from mills will not have to suffer the fate of being pregnant all their lives just to provide us with puppies. Deepest regards to the dogs from puppy mills. Please bear in mind, everyone, do not ever buy dogs from pet shop! Also, don’t buy puppies on impulse.

  30. Crankylostdonut says:

    http://www.petschannel.com/forum/?page=topic&topicID=18294&start=1

    Even with photos as evidence… written letters.. All AVA can do is….

  31. Your blog is great. It’s well thought out, visually attractive, and promoting a great cause. I appreciate all of the time you’ve put into it.

    I’ve created a blog as well dealing with puppy mills but I’m new to the “blogosphere”. My goal is to use the blog to help promote a documentary about puppy mills that I want to create. I graduated from film school and have always felt that documentaries are a great medium to spread a message effectively and to a broad audience- a mission which puppy mill awareness has had trouble accomplishing.

    I don’t want to advertise as you’ve asked us not to, but if you could contact me that would be great. I’d love any help and advice you could offer a newby. I grew up near Lancaster, PA and have seen how horrible puppy mills can be and I’ve decided that it’s time I put my schooling and my passion together

    puppymilldoc@gmail.com
    puppymilldoc.wordpress.com

    Thanks!
    Matt

  32. Jo says:

    Hi sgpuppies,

    I am an animal lover, and I especially love dogs. I personally have a 15-year-old dog and we bought her from a pet shop when I was 5.

    Even as the animal lover that I am, I never knew that my dog at home might have come from a puppy mill (overseas, in my case). I had never known that purchasing a dog from a pet shop actually creates demand for dog-breeding at such puppy mills. Hence, I perceive this as an urgent problem as dog-lovers like me might fall prey to the yearning eyes of the dogs at pet shops, buy them with the hope of giving them a better home, and unknowingly cause many, many, many more dogs to continue suffering in inhumane conditions as such.

    I am sure that owners who bought their dogs from pet shops unaware of such an issue will be disgusted with themselves should they know the pain they are causing to many other dogs. Hence, a question that I would ask would be, if one would like to purchase a dog (assuming that he or she has parents/relatives not in support of the idea of adopting), where should he or she go? I think this is a question that many would have should they know that pet shops get their dogs from such horrendous puppy mills.

    I think that a good start to stopping these puppy mills would be to create the awareness of avenues that potential dog buyers can look to, instead of turning to the pet shop in the neighborhood for the sake of convenience. There is probably already a “acceptable-and-reliable-breeders-list” existing somewhere, but I think that the awareness of this “list” has to be heightened, and the disdain towards purchasing of pets directly or indirectly from puppy mills should be increased.

    If there is anything I can do to help stop cruelty in puppy mills, I would be glad to be part of this urgent campaign!

    Thank you.

  33. Mugiwara says:

    Other than criticising how AVA is not doing things, we should persistently contribute with ideas and be forthcoming about how we can help to improve the poor puppies situation. We have seen anti mosquito adverts, keep the environment clean adverts, perhaps more funds can be generated to creating anti pup mill adverts to teach the public.

    Pup mills continue to flourish perhaps due to public ignorance. We ought to educate them more through words of mouth, facebook adverts, support SPCA campaigns, etc. As an individual, just by reporting against pup mills is not good enough, you need to compile your facts, present your report in detail, rather than just shooting an emotional email or call at SPCA or AVA and demanding them to do something.

    Think about this, out of your one month of activities, how many hours have you really dedicated to the caring of another animal or helping out in animal care related activiteis other than your own if you have one?

  34. Shermaine says:

    omg i can’t believe people will do that!It’s soooo cruel!Dogs HAVE FEELINGS too!!!!!! government should ban all puppy mills 😦

  35. Shermaine says:

    I can’t believe people r doing this!It’s so cruel!Don’t they know animal HAVE FEELINGS too?><jus reading this article makes me so mad!The government should ban all the puppily mills 😦

  36. Una says:

    I accompany a friend of mine in search of a french bulldog, and found one in Serangoon North. When we asked where the puppy was from, all we are told is a breeder in Pasir Ris Farmway (next to Ericssons). Ask us to find ourselves. Also told us that he is main breeder in supplying french bulldogs and all of them comes with a birth certification. So, we went to find this breeder, when ask more about the parents, the guy just went ‘ dont know what you are talking about ‘ and brush us away. Even though we did not see the conditions, but we can smell it. Could this be a puppy mill?

    Stop puppy mills, its very cruel to the animals.

  37. doglover says:

    stop puppy mills!!

    • sgpuppies says:

      Thanks for the comment, doglover. Please help support the cause. Take action against the unethical and unacceptable practices of puppy mills in Singapore by writing a letter to the authorities and local news outlets urging for the passage of more robust standards. Making the effort to speak up for the animals in puppy mills can help us make a difference and bring about necessary change. Here’s the link with contact details of AVA and the relevant ministries. Don’t forget to copy the animal wefare groups in your email. Thank you for the support.

  38. Jorene RebeccaLyne says:

    I think AVA should ban breeding farms for puppies, kittens, rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs and hamster mills.
    Sinapore should a law where breeders have to pay a high cost to breed and animal breeding farms should be ban.
    Not to say puppies, kittens and other smaller animal breeding farms should be uncovered as well.
    We may know all these but actually, AVA hires pest controls and catch strays to their pound and if no one claims them, they will be euthanized, which is a very vicious act to me and I feel that it is the same as using those tactics at those puppy mills.
    Instead of giving these animals a loving home, they chose to put them down to sleep.
    I wonder, what does AVA has to put innocent’s lives down?

    • sgpuppies says:

      Thanks for the comment, Jorene. While pet farms likely never will be banned, it is crucial that there is robust legistation, guidelines and enforcement governing pet stores and farms. You can help by writing in to the AVA and the relevant ministries. (copy the animal wefare groups in your email) by expressing your concerns and sharing your feedback. Once again, thank you for the support.

      Link: https://sgpuppies.com/support/legislationchange/

  39. Erin says:

    If I become a government official I will officially BAN all puppy mills! They are totally inhuman!

  40. Sarah says:

    I agree with Erin! Those puppy mill owners are insane and I’d like to find out what reason our government has to leave such cruelty unpunished and I wouldn’t say anything against sentencing these mill owners to hang! Cruelty to puppies is just as good as drug trafficking.

  41. Erin says:

    To Hell with puppy mills! I can’t believe they get away with such cruelty! If I become a police chief or a government official I am shutting down ALL puppy mills!

  42. Jill H says:

    Hi,
    I would first like to say thank you and well done for putting up this website. It’s high time that people are made aware of the appalling conditions of these unethical puppy mills (unfortunately though, many are still ignorant).
    I have been aware of these horrific mills for sometime and some friends and I had tried to raise awareness of this issue and hope to get the authorities to step up regulations of these mills via an online petition but we didnt get many signatures. If any of you have any thoughts or input regarding how else we can work this out, i would be very pleased to hear from you.

  43. Vanessa says:

    I’m keen to find out what are the resolutions that the AVA and our welfare groups have come to, and what steps have been implemented to cut down such indespicable actions. Although creating awareness is crucial, it does not seem apparent that much other action is being taken aside from that.

    • sgpuppies says:

      Hi Vanessa, we have yet to hear back from AVA regarding our joint proposal. We will be following up on this shortly. In the meantime, our efforts for the campaign are ongoing. The groups are working together on other initiatives to improve the welfare of animals in puppy mills. More information will be released in the coming months.

      We look forward to your continued support. Thank you for caring.

  44. kifa says:

    Ash was adopted by my boyfriend when he was 8 years old last year (2009). Although there might be people saying ‘so old already, might as well buy a new puppy’ but we beg to defer.

    Maybe if we had never met Ash, we might think the same, wanting to watch a puppy in its cute, puppy stage all the way throughout his life. But ever since we had Ash, we never looked back.

    Although he’s old, he retains his puppy-like behaviour, always young at heart. Plus, because he is an adult, his characteristic and temperament is stable and he knows where to do his poo-ing and pee-ing due to his previous owner’s training.

    Some words my bf said in Ash’s blog:

    “I have been with ash for a year and 6 months. There are many ups and down. My first time with a dog many people wouldn’t want to keep a dog as it is a lot of hard work, cleaning the house and feeding him and walking him all these isn’t fun it’s responsibilities for caring a dog but i do admit there are fun time walking him and playing with him.

    When i’m happy, ash is happy and run around me. When i’m sad he will come sit with me and give me his paw he is a great friend and a family member to me. Ash can’t speak but his action alone speaks a thousand words. Like they say action speak louder than words.

    I do admit his fur is crazy insane and always in the house,my clothes and on my cpu but it’s a small price to pay to have a great friend like this. Never once i come home without him greeting me and pouncing on me and never once he would growl at me even if i accidentally stepped on him while getting out of bed. He would just stare at me and go back to sleep and i would say sorry while patting his head.

    I love my dog, ash. To me he is a family member and a great friend. ”

    Remember people, these dogs just need a little bit of LOVE, and they’ll repay you with a lifetime of gratitude. 🙂

    • Hannah says:

      So true. I adopted my miniature schnauzer, Pepper, after Christmas last year, and she has brought me a lot of joy. I admit, it’s more difficult in some aspects as compared to my previous dog that my mum bought as a puppy from a home breeder, but it is absolutely worth the trouble. Pepper simply adores me, and she protects me when she thinks I’m in trouble. Adopted dogs always have hang-ups, but animals are never, ever mean/nasty because it’s in the nature. Bad memories and such made them that way. Once you break through their protective outer shell, you’ll find a loving pet that craves your attention and affection more than any other.

  45. Mel says:

    How did the local puppy mills get away with some of the conditions of the dogs? Were there no random/ spot checks conducted by AVA? Also I do see husky, labs and goldie pups in glass boxes in pet stores that are way too small for these breeds and there is no check or a specification guide to dictate the basic size requirements? useless govt!

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