What is a puppy mill?
A puppy mill is a place where they mass produce puppies sold to brokers that end up usually being sold to pet stores.
Did you know 99% of puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills?
What kind of conditions are puppy mill dogs in?
Puppy mill dogs are kept in unsanitary closed, cramped quarters. Cages are usually wire for easier to no clean up causing feet and leg injuries. Due to almost never being let out of the cages the dogs stand and lay in their own urine and feces which causes their feet, legs and bellies to become burned and stained. The cages are stacked on top of each other. They have inadequate food, water, veterinary care and grooming. Puppy mill dogs lack human socialization.
How many times a year are dogs bred in puppy mills?
Dogs in puppy mills are bred two times per year to maximize the amount of puppies produced.
Did you know females bred two times per year usually burn out by age 5?
How many dogs are in an average puppy mills?
The amount of dogs can vary significantly. There can be anywhere between 10 and 1,000 dogs in one puppy mill.
What do puppy mill dogs act like?
Puppy mill dogs are usually very frightened and unsure. Most have never seen outside, got to breathe fresh air been on grass. Most puppy mill dogs have never had contact with humans and they are very scared of humans. They are usually not potty trained and most don't like going on the grass or carpet, only hard surfaces like concrete. The puppy mill dogs don't know what toys or treats are so they don't care for them. Usually puppy mill dogs get along very well together and feel more comfortable with each other because that's all they have known. Everything is new to these dogs and they are just like puppies.