Puppy mills have been around for decades. They continue to thrive
because they prey on unwitting consumers who are smitten by
too-cute-for-words puppies in pet store windows and on
legitimate-seeming websites. Puppy mills house dogs in shockingly poor
conditions. After their fertility wanes, breeding animals are often
killed, abandoned or sold cheaply to another mill to try and get "one
more litter" out of the dog. The annual result of all this breeding is
millions of puppies, many with behavior and/or health problems.
I wish I would have known what I know now about the term "puppy mill" -- I bought a VERY EXPENSIVE puppy naively in college and (although I only graduated a year ago) am still paying off a $1,500 dog that I ended up having to GIVE AWAY DUE TO HEALTH PROBLEMS! THE FLIPPING GM IS THE OWNER'S SON!!! THEY WERE COMPLETELY UNREASONABLE WOULDN'T GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK AFTER DOCTORS NOTES OF THE POOR HEALTH AND LETTERS FROM AN ATTORNEY THREATENING TO SUE -- Figured I was in too deep of fees at that point I wanted to kill myself from the extra load of stress it added with school that I just gave up- but am STILL paying for it! DO NOT go there! It's a death wish!
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BUYER BEWARE!!!. [continued below]....
NOT buy any animal from these people......all you will get is an animal
with health problems and papers that are not valid. FINALLY got a
refund but had to threaten to get sheriff involved to get money back.
From what others say...ours was not an isolated incident.
?Humane Society says Petland supports cruel...?
Nov 20, 2008
The Humane Society of the US today, November 20, released the results of a shocking investigation showing that pet store chain Petland
Inc. is the nations largest retail supporter of puppy mills. This
information is the results of an 8 month investigation that shows Petland stores in multiple states marketing dogs from cruel puppy mills to unsuspecting dog buyers. Tell Petland to stop selling puppies!
?Bad place to buy a hamster?
?Syrian (teddy bear, black bear, ect.) hamsters are solitary and will fight if housed together. Petland
not only houses them groups, but does not seperate them by sex. This
makes it highly likely that you will get... 1. a diseased hamster 2. a
pregnant hamster (obviously only if it's female) 3. an ill-tempered
hamster Please, instead, patronize other stores and breeders that take
care of their animals.
Poor Costumer Service...??I
don't recommend this location, the costumer service is really bad!! you
cant ever get anyone on the phone and when you do they put you on hold
forever!! i can honestly say that this location is not professional at
all.. such a shame cause i really like the store but i dont think i'll
be buying from them again and their snake food is horrible, the mice
have frostbites everywhere i could not feed my snake those things, is
not an exaggeration they where that bad...