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One of the many reasons that pet stores suck

We have all heard the dangers of pet stores (puppy farms, genetic issues, backyard breeders, etc), and I’m going to leave it to everyone else to argue those points. Since this is a website dedicated to huskies there is one issue that gets to me every time…

Go to a pet store that sells dogs, I’d be surprised if they give you any honest and accurate descriptions about the breed’s temperament, behaviours, energy levels, or anything other than cute and fluffy.

Raising a husky puppy is often hard at times. The first time your puppy destroys something you love is a true test. Vacuuming your couch for the second time this week is determination. Picking up the pieces of the limited edition baseball you bought on your trip to Disney World and telling yourself that to be fair you shouldn’t have left it on the bed (and if you’d walked the dogs more often they wouldn’t be so destructive in the first place) is a level of honesty most people don’t get to. Selling dogs without giving any warnings is just plain negligent, and fills our shelters with dogs that people just weren’t prepared for.

Below is the information that a local pet store gave about husky puppy being sold there, along with some of the information that I think people actually need to hear.

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5 thoughts on “One of the many reasons that pet stores suck

  1. Pet stores make me have an angry… the sell kelpies , smart, fun, cute.. with out annoying bark , needs to be worked to be stable , gets distressed without a job, not for small yards , needs stimulation, ect . the sooner Oscars Law comes in the better

  2. This is a topic that really hits home for me. As a person who has spent the better half of 3 years studying and working with dogs and their owners it baffles me as to why this is still allowed. The above mentioned pet store has Husky puppies much to frequent which leads me to believe there is a bitch or bitches out there being forced to have litter much too often to be safe or humane.

    But where is the AWL or RSPCA? they are too busy banning Staffys and putting them down in Victoria to be cracking down on the real issues of inappropriate and dangerous backrd breeders, when will they realise that their organisation helps the cycle of dogs being entered into their system just to be adopted out and to end up being back in the adoption ring later in life.

    Dogs are a lifetime commitment, and should be fully researched before deciding on a breed and I really dont see any excuse to give a dog up for adoption, I myself have recently started working away for home for 2 weeks at a time and it is hard for me to be away from my dog, but this is far from being an excuse to give him away! I love my dog, he is one of the only things I crave to be home with, he is my mate and nothing will separate us.

    Just make me sick seeing these huskies for sale especially the system that lets us responsible owners down.

  3. This is a topic that really hits home for me. As a person who has spent the better half of 3 years studying and working with dogs and their owners it baffles me as to why this is still allowed. The above mentioned pet store has Husky puppies much to frequent which leads me to believe there is a bitch or bitches out there being forced to have litter much too often to be safe or humane.

    But where is the AWL or RSPCA? they are too busy banning Staffys and putting them down in Victoria to be cracking down on the real issues of inappropriate and dangerous backrd breeders, when will they realise that their organisation helps the cycle of dogs being entered into their system just to be adopted out and to end up being back in the adoption ring later in life.

    Dogs are a lifetime commitment, and should be fully researched before deciding on a breed and I really dont see any excuse to give a dog up for adoption, I myself have recently started working away for home for 2 weeks at a time and it is hard for me to be away from my dog, but this is far from being an excuse to give him away! I love my dog, he is one of the only things I crave to be home with, he is my mate and nothing will separate us.

    Just make me sick seeing these huskies for sale especially the system that lets us responsible owners down.

  4. I knew all the issues before adopting my two Husky boys…yes we have had some moments but to be honest..and I am being…they are awesome…a joy, hairy yes but an absolute not to be parted with ever joy…some folk make me so angry.

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