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Harvey Miller
Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:48am

This article is full of misconceptions and no facts. The fact is licensed facilities have very stringent regulations and are enforced by surprise inspections. Did you know that each Breeder must give each puppy access to inside and outside? That means each puppy and dog have their own little backyard. These dogs must be checked by a licensed Veterinarian regularly. Did you know that even dogs with tangled hair are subject to a violation? The best place to get a puppy certainly would not be a rescue or shelter. They are not subject to inspection nor tell you where the puppy comes from and there is no consumer protection like there is from a reputable Petshop. Most puppies are being imported from other countries. Ask yourself when was the last time you saw a stray dog. That is because there aren't any and while shelters and rescues serve a noble cause they surely are not the answer for a loving family that has a special needs child and wants a small bin shedding breed. If adoption makes you feel better than adopt. If you are looking for a pedigree that has a history you should be able to go to your local store and get the puppy you want. These owners are neighborhood people that employ other neighborhood people. These people are licensed by the state and are also subject to inspection. Shop or adopt it is your choice.