There is a story in Sunday's Sun about a protest by the Humane Society at area Petland stores. The society claims that Petland gets its puppies from puppy mills, which are breeding factories where the dogs have no life but to be constantly bearing puppies. The Humane Society advocates that potential pet owners get their dogs from a shelter instead. Petland denies the allegations and says that its dog breeders are carefully screened.
What we'd like to know is if you pet owners have noticed a difference in pets you get from pet stores as opposed to those you've gotten from shelters or private parties? Have you had an especially good experience with one or the other? Or a bad experience with one of them? Share your stories here.