Until now, these hidden costs of that cute puppy in the window have tended to be overlooked. And for this very reason, puppy mills continue to thrive because the unwitting consumer is unaware of how these operations are run – with minimum care for the breeding animals involved.
Responsible breeders would generally never sell their puppies to pet shops. This means that your puppy and many others that you see in pet shops are possibly from puppy mills. The actual cost is beyond just the amount you pay for the dog. By purchasing puppy mill puppies, you are supporting the puppy mill industry and helping to perpetuate the terrible conditions the animals live in. Click on any of the below to learn more.