According to an article by Dog Trainer Casey Lomonaco, breeders and rescuers should be equally considered when adopting dogs.
Consider this alarming statistic. Every 6 years, 67,000 puppies can come from one mother and her litter. As a canine psychologist, rescuer and educator, I ask anyone feeling compassion for abused dogs to consider this perspective: Given the number of amazing dogs lingering and dying in shelters, breeding is irresponsible.
When puppy mills and backyard and designer breeders stop producing so many dogs that rescuers are over-whelmed, breeding could again be responsible.
To breeders who want to be responsible canine advocates: Join the Coalition to Ban the Ohio Dog Auction and sign the petition.
Pet stores like PetLand and Jack’s Aquariums are puppy mill outlets and should not be endorsed by responsible canine professionals.
When PetLand says they do not buy puppy mill dogs, ask if they use Hunte Corp. Then, research Mr. Hunte. Recent lawsuits reveal unethical and illegal PetLand practices.
If you do not agree with me, please help find responsible homes for the constant supply of dogs. No sarcasm. There is nowhere to go with the over-flowing victims of over-breeding, abuse and neglect.