This was so disheartening to hear because there are so many pitbulls, and pitbull puppies, that need homes. Not to mention that reputable breeders want to know where their dogs go, and would never sell their dogs to a pet store, so we can only imagine the horrible things that are happening to breed the dogs sold here. The storefront also boasted some of the puppies on "sale". Though I wonder what happens when the "sale" is over. Ironically, they also boasted having "German Shepherd mixes" which seemed quite plentiful last time I was at the city shelter.
Both pooches, but especially Mr. B, were very distraught over the barking that was coming from Puppies R Us. Mr. B had the barking hiccups and he could not control himself. Oftentimes he would charge for the door of the store, while Ms. M would whine and complain.
Miss M was very interested in the signs, and wanted to make sure it was something she believed in. It was great to see people of all ages, and another rescue pooch supporting the cause.
Even Ferris, one of the adorable available dogs for adoption through New Leash on Life, came out to lend his support.
The Puppy Mill Project is continuing to work against pet stores holding irresponsible breeding practices, and they can use continued human and canine support. To hear about ways to help, you can follow their Facebook page here. And if any Chicago-area pooches want to meet up for one of the protests, just let us know.