It’s not the breed of dog that’s important — it’s the connection you forge with them when they become part of your family. Dog breed snobbery is dead.
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Why the Westminster Dog Show Hoopla Worries Me
Does the famous dog show turn certain breeds into status symbols? And what does the AKC really stand for? You might be very surprised.
Signs of a Puppy Mill: How to Spot a Puppy Mill or Backyard Breeder
How do you know if your pet comes from a puppy mill? Read this list of warning signs.
Yes, I Bought a Puppy — And No, I Don’t Feel Bad About It
What bothers me is the social stigma surrounding buying a purebred dog. Is it fair to make someone feel guilty because they didn’t adopt from a shelter?
Yes, Kitten Mills Exist — And Here’s How We Can Help Stop Them
Most people are familiar with puppy mills, but did you know the same conditions apply to cats and kittens?
The Importance of Getting to Know Your Dog’s Breeder
Many breeders have put blood, sweat and tears into their lines. They’re not selling their children, but it sure feels like it. Here are some important tips.
What Is It About Breeders That Makes Veterinarians’ Blood Boil?
It’s time for me to speak out: So much of what breeders tell pet buyers is wacky — and often puts the puppy or kitten’s health in jeopardy.
How Buying a Pet Store Puppy Became My Nightmare
I once bought a puppy from a pet store. Total impulse buy. What happened after that shook me to my core. This is the story of Maggi May.