I have 5 dogs , all rescues. One was a stray, another left in a a dumpster with his dead sibllings and mother, one left in an abandonded apartment and two others that the owners couldnt handle. Its unbelieveable what people do to animals. All mine are rehabilitated from there issues, mainly aggression, I trust them around my kids ages 2 and 1 since they were brought home from the hospital.
Puppy mills are ridiculous and its hard to believe people will buy a dog from these chain stores. They just closed a puppy store in a local mall and the ASPCA took it over as an adoption center. Shelter dogs are just as good if not better than some breeder/puppy mill dog. They come neutered/spayed, have all there shots and with a clean bill of health at a great price and youre saving an animals life, possiblly the best reward.
it is really sad that people buy a dog at the mall like it's a new pair of sneakers, probably think they can return it if it doesn't fit right, society is really messed up anymore, it seems everything and everyone is disposable.