Articles: pet store

AKC Complete Dog Book Contradictory, Still a Great Book

The American Kennel Club New Complete Dog Book, 22nd Edition is my sixth pet book of Christmas. This isn’t a book as much as it is a planet; it’s 919 pages and must weigh more than most toy dogs. More than 200 dog breeds are arranged by Group (as dogs are shown in dog shows): Sporting…

K9 Watch Dog Barks About Pet Winter Weather Safety

Your questions on winter weather and pets answered by your K9 Watch Dog (me): #1: Is it true that outdoor cats may hide under car engines? — Yes! It’s like a heating pad. Cats figure out that it’s a warm place that provides shelter, so they crawl up inside. “Knock three times on the car…

Setbacks for Bans on Selling Dogs/Cats at Pet Stores

The Las Vegas City Council voted in November to repeal a ban that would have prevented pet stores from selling dogs, cats, and potbellied pigs that didn’t come from a rescue organization or animal care facility. In a vote of four to three, the repeal from City Council and the Las Vegas mayor came with…

Joliet, Illinois, Has an Opportunity to Ban Pet Store Sales of Dogs and Cats

Dogs and cats sold at pet stores never come from responsible breeders, and that’s why pet store sales are being restricted around America and Canada. When educated regarding the facts, many public officials seek to do the right thing for dogs and cats who have no voice of their own. Joliet, Illinois, has had the…

Why Isn't Joliet Paying Attention to its Residents? Diminishing Halloween Anxiety for Pets

It’s International Cat Day, and I suggest that cats are the Rodney Dangerfield of pets on WGN Radio. Listen HERE to this Steve Dale’s Pet World. So, should you dress up your pet for Halloween? Should you go trick or treating with your pet? Well, maybe…but maybe not; it depends on the pet. Also, I offer…

Blow to Puppy Mills: California Bans Pet Store Sales of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits

California has become the first state to ban the sales of dogs, cats, and rabbits at pet stores. Pet stores will be able to adopt dogs, cats, and rabbits from reputable shelters or rescues, however. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 485 on Friday, October 13. The Pet Rescue and Adoption Act was authored by Assembly member Patrick…

Human Campylobacter Outbreak Linked to Puppies Sold at Petland, CDC

So, what’s wrong with pet store puppies? Well, they’re from puppy mills and factory breeding facilities. That’s bad (really bad) for the puppies. Now, here’s what’s bad for the people (this is directly from the Centers for Disease Control website): “The Ohio Department of Health, several other states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Inside A Pet Store: Why Dogs and Cats Should Not be Sold at Pet Stores

Warning: This video is very difficult to watch, and it is graphic. I am not suggesting every pet store is like this. However, I know any dog or cat sold at a pet store is NEVER from a responsible breeder. Puppy mills DO depend on auctions, online sales, and pet stores. Removing one of those…

No More Sales of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits in Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is the latest community to ban the sales of dog, cats, and rabbits at pet stores. Talk about a black eye on the U.S. City council member Heather Deal said when pets are sold in retail stores it can be difficult to assess the breeding conditions, especially if they come from Asia…

California Set to Ban Dog and Cat Sales at Pet Stores

California prides itself as being a progressive state. And if a proposed statewide law banning the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores passes, the state will surely be considered even more progressive, as it will be the first to create such statewide restrictions on what pet stores are able to sell. Lawmakers…

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