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"The big chain stores buy from puppy mills," [store owner] Mr. DeSilva said. "We're family oriented."

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Mr. DeSilva said he has sought the advice of a longtime veteran in the business, Dennis Jones, of Greenwood Pets & Plants in Warren, Mich.

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"You can tell right away a puppy-mill pup. You pick it up, and right away it's going to be terrorized," Mr. Jones said. In contrast, the home hobbyists only allow their dogs to breed once or twice a year;

 

You know, like on every heat. Very different from a puppy mill. :angry:

 

Good for the Ohioans.

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HERE's the information on the "registry."

 

We issue certified pedigrees for pure bred dogs that have been issued registration papers through any recognized organization without prejudice to the issuer for future breeding purposes no matter what club, organization, or association your dog is registered through.

 

From the article:

 

In one case, a male Italian greyhound, born July 17 ($449) persists in wrestling a female puggle, born Aug. 31 ($399).

 

And ...

 

Each puppy comes with a certificate of shots from the West Toledo Animal Hospital and, if it's a purebred, papers from the National Pedigree Certification Registry, Mr. DeSilva said.

 

Since when is a "puggle" a purebred?

 

 

 

Oh ... just found something that might explain things a bit. "No Litter Fees!"

 

From their MYSPACE PAGE

 

National Pedigree Certification Registry, LLC is a nationwide registry for dogs, not a club or an association. We have no members and do not advertise any classes or schools. We do not sell your information to industry advertisers for any reason. We are here solely to establish a nationwide pedigree registry! We issue certified pedigrees for pure bred dogs that have been issued registration papers through any recognized organization, or association your dog is registered through! Breeders are signing on with NPCR due to lack of litter fees, the ease of the paperwork and the opportunity to breed those registered with different registrations! The founder of NPCR, Mr. Tim Wilson has formed a non-profit organization called NATIONWIDE PET BREEDERS ALLIANCE! The purpose of this alliance is to help any state fight anti-breeding laws! This alliance consists of lobbyist who fight for the pet breeders rights! It assists breeders in manners such as animal health, taxes, local, state and federal lobbying efforts, and most importantly breeder reprensentation as a nationally collective group! To register with us is very easy! You can simply fax us your previous registration papers and our friendly staff will enter and process it, and send you your NPCR Certified Certificate! AGAIN, we offer NO LITTER FEES, and there is no cost to register your dog with us! We make our profit when our breeders new puppy buyers register there new pet with us!

Read more: http://www.myspace.c...8#ixzz15B60vJxW

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Further note: I called every phone number for the National Pedigree Certification Registry I could find, and it is either a fax number (listed as a phone number) or you wake someone up and it's, of course, a wrong number. I can't figure out how to register a puppy with them if I WANTED to. How did this new pet store decide this was a reputable registry to use? Driven by the almighty dollar, I guess. I'd love to see what the NPCR puts out as a "pedigree."

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Nice job on the protest.

 

My local mall just moved the "Alley Cat Pet Center" from a dark corner in a side hall to a big store at center court. Now all the puppies and kittens are in the window to look at as you walk down the main drag (along with the giant military/hyacith macaw cross in the tiny cage who looks awful with dull feathers and dirt all over him). :angry:

 

I know my local mall has money issues, and that played into the decision to allow them to move there, but I would like to get a group together to talk to mall management about the issue. Maybe they can get the store to stop selling live animals or at least work with a rescue group. If the mall won't help, maybe we can do more. I wonder how much it would cost to rent a kiosk to put right outside teh pet store with info on puppy mils and adoption?

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"Mr. DeSilva said he has sought the advice of a longtime veteran in the business, Dennis Jones, of Greenwood Pets & Plants in Warren, Mich."

Huh? Pets and plants?!! Since when do the two go together? One stop shopping! :huh:

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