Did you know that around 10,000 puppy mills operate in the U.S. alone, producing over a million puppies each year, many of whom endure horrific conditions?
Are you aware that only 24% of these mills are USDA-licensed and the vast majority go unchecked, promoting unethical practices that treat these lovable creatures as mere commodities?
Think about it. How heartbreaking is it that more than half a million dogs are confined to these mills?
Now, imagine the substantial difference we could make if every potential dog owner was well-informed about these harrowing realities. Think about the impact on bad breeding practices and puppy mills if we all knew the right questions to ask breeders and could identify the signs of a scam before falling prey to it.
Unfortunately, many Americans remain uninformed about these issues. Surveys reveal that 43% of Americans are unaware that most pet stores source their dogs from puppy mills, a lack of knowledge that perpetuates these cruel industries. We’re here to change that.
In this comprehensive guide, our mission is to arm you with the necessary knowledge to navigate the complex world of dog adoption or purchase.