|Sent on:||Friday, October 26, 2012 11:35 AM|
This is huge!!! This could affect two dozen stores. That is about what we have here in all of the Detroit area. Many changes seem to start in California and work there way across the country, so this is super exciting. Watch news story.
So far I have logged over 25 cities that have similar ordinances across the country already.
We have already prepared a package called the Humane Pet Acquisition Proposal that can be introduced in any city. We started having meetings in three cities here in the Detroit area and next year we will hold some workshops to train you to do the same in your town.
No one wants to be called a puppy store any longer. Some examples:
1. K9 Cuisine in Shelby, started selling puppies recently, but when you call the store to ask about their puppies they call them adoptions. Then they will tell customers that they are not really selling puppies, but helping a friend out. Sometimes they even put out a sign that says “Adoptions Today”, but no rescue is there holding an event, …only puppies from the a local breeding kennel.
2. Shaggy Dog in Shelby, started posting banners advertising rescue dogs, but it turns out that customers only see puppies for sale when they walk in. There are former breeder dogs for “adoption” in the back.
3. Westland Dog Food Co started holding adoptions this month in response to us returning with protests. They have and “Adoption Event” sign in their parking lot.
4. Woof Woof Puppies in Southfield opened last year and decided to hide their puppies in a back room. No cages or puppies in the front of the store.
5. Pawsitively Spoiled in Brighton said they are not a puppy store. They are a “boutique” and mostly a grooming store. They only have puppies approximately 7 months of the year (which is a lot).
6. My Pet Supplies started selling live animals recently but won’t be selling puppies because of protesters.
7. Petland Novi wanted to dedicate cages to rescue dogs and offer purchasers the same package as the puppy mill dogs they offer. They didn’t realize no rescue would just give them unwanted puppies.
8. The Family Puppy started an All American Adoption program in March of 2011 and said they adopted out over 10,000 puppies and kittens, but in reality they were mostly kittens and our survey shows they can’t possibly have that many kittens year round in each store. There was only one dog for adoption and it was actually a returned dog they had already sold.
9. Barking Babes in Fenton, stated that they no longer sell puppies as of 2011. It was too much work. This is around the same time we were actively protesting at the Genesee Valley in nearby Flint.
10. Bark Place Avenue in Rochester used to sell puppies in their store as of 2010. When they moved to their new store in downtown Rochester, they no longer had puppies in the store and were not selling online. The owner was advertising puppies on board in the store around the holidays, but stated she is not longer selling puppies as of the summer of 2011.
11. Lisa’s All Breed Dog And Cat Grooming in Washington stopped selling puppies stopped selling puppies in 2008 because ti was too much work.