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1. There Is No Such Thing As A Pet Store With Puppies Supplied By An “Ethical Breeder.”
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We’ve always warned pet buyers not to shop at pet stores that sell puppies, and this investigation proves once again that there are valid reasons for that counsel. Pet stores tell buyers that all their dogs are “from USDA licensed breeders” or are “AKC registered” as if these declarations are stamps of quality, but our investigations of licensed and have proven in the past that their assurances are hollow and provide no guarantees of humane treatment.
Don't get duped: Online and in pet stores, 99 percent of puppies come from puppy mills
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Pet shop puppies also learn to nip from customers taking them out of their cage and playing wrestling games with them. This encourages the puppy to growl and nip and grab people's hands. This particular Arizona ordinance was  by the owners of Puppies ‘N Love pet store.
Photo provided by FlickrHave you ever bought a pet store puppy? What do you think of all this?
Photo provided by FlickrWhen you purchase a puppy from a pet store, you are supporting puppy mills.
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Charm City Puppies was opened in January, 2012 in . It is family owned and operated by lifetime Maryland natives. As dog owners and lovers, we saw a need for an upscale puppy store that exceeds the expectations of discerning dog lovers in the area. Of course, none of this could be achieved without the most healthy and cute puppies from reputable breeders. Working off of this solid foundation, we designed a breathtaking pet store around our core philosophy of never cutting corners.Holiday shopping looms and pet stores are ready with a supply of puppies. Prices may seem a bit high, but plastic money is accepted at the check-out counter. The puppies are playful, have quick tongues that lavish kisses on happy faces, and are AKC registered.Our staff at is yet another reason why we stand out from other pet stores. Our employees have veterinary technician and dog care experience. By carrying just puppies, our knowledgeable staff is able to answer all your specific questions about our . Any staff member will be glad to help you with any questions you may have, so don’t be shy to ask for help. Our staff makes sure that every puppy is a good fit for their potential new home. We take the time to make sure that new owners understand the responsibility of having a new puppy and are able to provide care specific to each breed. We reserve the right to deny the sale of a puppy to any customer that is not a good fit with our puppy.Most pet stores have some kind of guarantee or warranty under which they'll take the puppy back if certain conditions are met within a specified time. They are not equipped to handle training problems, behavior problems, or decisions about whether to breed a particular animal or to spay or neuter it. And the pet store staff generally knows little or nothing about the temperament, care, health problems, or behavior of the breeds they sell.Although many people get good pets from pet stores, chances are that the puppy will have one or more problems caused by poor breeding practices and the pet store will have no answers for customers seeking to solve those problems.Our locally owned and operated pet store is a one-stop shop! You can grab everything you need to take care of your current little rascal, or you can pick up a new friend to bring home with you. For over 30 years, Pets Plus has provided Lubbock, Texas with a multitude of pet products and services to meet their needs.

Whether you’re raising a new puppy or kitten or looking to adopt a little lizard, you’ll love every second you spend at Pets Plus. Our pet store provides the down-to-earth customer service you’d expect from a locally owned business! Come on down today for all of your pet needs.