The reason why there are so many problems with puppies bought at pet stores is because most of these businesses source animals from inhumane puppy mills, where dozens of dogs are crowded together and diseases spread like wildfire. The dog is in constant pain, there are expense meds to give the dog and surgery is very expensive. We would truly appreciate your help. They don’t even want to go to school,” she said. If you’re actually a real person and not a plant, it’s a miracle that you’ve gotten three healthy dogs from a pet store. Reading this stuff keeps me upset and awake for days wondering how we can help. No es justo que pequeños cachorritos tengan que pasar por esta situación tenemos que hacer algo unirnos para detener esta crueldad. Sick Puppies in Petland ? As an employee placed the hamster in the store’s freezer, our investigator asked what else was in it. If you purchased a sick puppy, please speak out. The Petland store at the Vineyard in San Antonio has a golden doodle in a small glass display case for five months and they lowered the price from $2600 to $900 and said he has Giardia. Many people were sharing and sharing articles here and tried to keep them from opening. Just lost our German Shepherd and was looking to replace it with a rescue and I contacted a rescue organization and put in an application. How does that make sense?? It was the saddest thing watching him fight for his life for the next few days. Everyone is always out to make others feel like shit. Planas told ABC Action News it’s rare for the puppies Petland sells to get sick and said the store now has a new owner who hired and vetted all new dog breeders within the past year. Petland Robinson in Pittsburgh, PA is your #1 location for puppies for sale, birds & small animals. This story, as heartbreaking as it is, is not new or surprising to the staff of our Stop Puppy Mills team. Photo by the HSUS. My puppy is now 3 years old and as healthy as can be. Before I could pick him up from the store we noticed his fur falling out just to our touch. Here are some of the many heartbreaking discoveries our investigators made: In December 2018 and April 2019, our investigators documented similar problems at Petland stores in Kennesaw, Georgia (2018); Las Vegas (2018); and Fairfax, Virginia (2019). I can’t even bRe to think about Dogo being sick like these dogs. Nope. An Orlando Petland store sold sick, sometimes dying, puppies to customers as healthy dogs from elite stock, according to a civil complaint filed Monday by … They passed a law in Brandenton and Sarasota, Fl banning Petland Stores from selling dogs years ago, but they’re still selling them. It’s not just dogs. Please alway visit a shelter, do NOT ‘buy’ a pet from Petland. I have had pups all my life. He was $6,500 with tax and other supplies coming to a total of $7,000. They do indeed sell sick and dying pets whom are consumed with parasites…. This is crazy sickening. They took him back to the vet only to learn that he now had pneumonia. Photo by the HSUS. I think it’s important to stop animal cruelty but I think it’s also important to go after places like this on an individual basis. And the shelter wouldn’t do anything about it because it was after their “30 day return policy” by a couple days. I’m so grateful for you exposing these stores. Animal cruelty is way out of control! These suppliers include Tiffanie’s LLC in Missouri, where state inspectors found 35 puppies had died in a six-month period, some of them from parvovirus, and Blue Ribbon Puppies in Indiana, which has been linked to puppies with multi-drug-resistant campylobacter and canine distemper. Of course we were already attached to her and just wanted her to get better. We insisted on our new puppy going directly to the vet. had a very severe genetic defect called a Shunt. I don’t want their services period..just the puppy. Vet found worm in his feces and he also has upper respiratory problem. They also said the dog was healthy when he got there and blamed a customer for infecting this dog because the dog must have licked the customer’s shoelaces. Anyway, I got a dog from Petland. A sick puppy at the Novi, Michigan store. Who tf cares they paid 6500 to save this puppy. This chain pet store must be prosecuted for their heinous behavior. Please stop the overbreeding of puppy mills. Called and spoke with owner and he had no sympathy, offered no replacement, nor even a discount for another bird! And why “their” veterinarians aren’t blowing the whistle on the store. I will continue to try to treat her and keep her alive I just wish I had some help to shut these monsters down they care absolutely nothing about these pets it’s only the money. Does Morkie get sick easily? Feel free to contact me at9417046006 or Karen. Its irresponsible not to help them. Why not give them a small break on vet fees they may bring more in instead of letting them suffer. I live in Wichita Kansas and wasn’t thrilled what I saw here. Our puppy is now a few years old and in great health. I had the pleasure of working for a Petland in Montgomery and I can tell you that the owner cared deeply for the well being of every single animal in that establishment. We threatened to sue and make public on the local news and they quickly paid up. The family reached out to us while their puppy was still in the hospital, but soon after, he died because of his illnesses. Thats perpetuates the neglect experienced by the puppies. After bringing her home she was immediately sick. Was’nt long and an angel appeared replacing kinda the hole in our hearts.. a pom/wire hair terrier cross…then my sonny…a rescue.after 10 years got I’ll and we lost him. Puppies From Petland Are Making People Sick: CDC 39 people have come down with 'Campylobacter' in the last year By ... and fever—were puppies sold at Petland stores. I have my own vet, had him for ten years and I will take her straight there but the store has the price so jacked up I cant get her. They are extremely healthy and beautiful. The peatland store I always thought will be helpful to people with choosing the right dogs for people and my cousin worked at pet land and she eve. When I took him for his first booster shots he literally died after the injection. Yes!! money in a over the top prices shouldn’t take precedence over home placements. Make sure you have boosters, so if they get in contact with diseases, they will have a great chance of recovery. to know that several of those poor puppies are sick and the cages their in are to small and it’s to hot in their cages. Bonuses???? Vaccines aren’t 100 percent effective at preventing the disease, it does reduce the risk exponentially. Then, I got sick with campylobacter and my boss was annoyed when I said I couldn’t come in. This is absolutely disgusting, abusive, disheartening and uncalled for!! We need new laws stiffer penalties something! Thank you!! Unhappy customers reported purchasing sick dogs and losing money among other complaints. You don’t have to go to a shelter. I thought Petland was actually good. Someone please do something! Then move on to state government. They need to be shut down along with ALL puppy mills. Last I heard there were several theories on why, but no absolute answer. My rescue chihuahua was on a mill for 6 years. They wanted us to “exchange”. My Dobie lived after many days at the vet with treatment.. The dog did not attack your other dog because he/she ‘got comfortable’. The HSUS encourages open discussion, and we invite you to share your opinion on our issues. Poor customer service! My big problem is….I am to old…I am 68 and I am not a good candidate. Petland sells a lot of sick puppies- that is no surprise to any of u... s. We see the news stories, we receive the customer complaints; honestly, if customers would just google “petland sick puppies” before they even visited, the whole chain would close. This is absolutely horrible and tragic. Uncalled for, what is wrong with people OMG they need to start a education program in the schools to start to educated kids at a early age that animals are very important too, ‘animal’s lives matter’ obviously, adults now are NOT educated either regarding animals therefore do not teach their children, this animal cruelty is way out of control, need new tough laws for animal cruelty! Your posting has been duly noted these animals are in danger & your organization states it goes & removes animals in harm’s way, just do it. Just as a human can still catch the measles even after having a vaccination. I am so sadened by these sweet babies being ill. Whether a dog is from a shelter or a rescue, the responsibility lies with the adopter after taking the dog home. I know it’s not a guarantee that they would bring sick animals in but it is an incentive. This is animal cruelty. Petland has a history of buying from mills, including dealers that have been cited for Animal Welfare Act violations, and instead of cleaning house, the chain has focused its resources on battling commonsense laws designed to end the sale of puppies in pet stores. There is no guarantee that they will never get sick. Shannon Schumacher, PLEASE seek out a reputable breeder. It’s a sad world we live in. A 3 week old puppy would not have any teeth, would barley be walking around and playing and would be unable to eat dry food! These are all reasons never to buy a puppy from Petland. My family misses him so much! But the facts are the facts. So pups that could be in good homes won’ be because some self righteous person thinks they know more than you. THEN A PERSON READS A STORY LIKE THIS AND I WANT TO VOMIT. How do we as a counrty, with the highest percentage of animals in homes, allow something such as this to persist?? DO NOT BY FROM PETLAND!! No offense but we visited a HS and they told us one dog was a Shitzu mix, but he looked like a full-bred Affenpinscher. Petland needs to be shut down!!!!!! She had ALL her shots and STILL came down with parvo. They would rather put her down than to take care of her. They want to sell quick and said they will sell only to someone with no kids or other dogs!! I used to work at a veterinary clinic and we saw sick puppies from Petland all the time. Petland Waterford Lakes sold what it claimed were “high quality” puppies for thousands of dollars that turned out to be sick and died soon after purchase, … It’s so sad that the dollar bill comes before the health n welfare of those puppies n kittens. Me and my boyfriend bought our baby (Chihuahua) a week ago. In 2021, we will continue to win more battles for animals on the state and local levels, Yulin dog meat festival to begin this weekend, defying Chinese declaration that dogs are pets not food, Fostering human-wildlife coexistence, species by species and place by place, worldwide, In the Tyler, Texas store, our undercover investigator found the body of a black and white shih tzu puppy in the freezer. People have no respect today..what a sad world we live in.. OH…I FORGOT the lowest price at the HS has been 200.00……and I was told it is their philosophy…if you can’ t afford the price then you probably not be able to give proper care at your home. Pure cruelty. And then the pet store tries to sell them for crazy high prices. Our investigators also found a deliberate attempt to keep consumers in the dark about contagious diseases that can be deadly for puppies, like parvovirus. You guys should have enough pull to get these warrants & carry them out. I love dogs and when I read this…it made me so sad! The chance is minute, but still there. He sd the kitten wasnt but about 2 weeks old. The puppy was on oxygen and antibiotics for a week at the vets. Find yourself an ethical breeder of whatever breed you’re wanting. What if it was you being subjected to this kind of treatment?? A dog would run out of its kennel and hed expect you to drop everything and clean the kennel. The mother told us the family was up all night monitoring the puppy’s health. We found that at least 10 different Petland stores purchased from Tiffanie’s LLC within a single month in 2019. There are better ways to get what you want; which I would assume is a well-bred, healthy, breed-specific animal. I am currently looking into reputable purebred breeders to make a very expensive purchase. We didn’t do our research prior to purchasing our first puppy at Petland on Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday. She discussed a male Chihuahua who, she said,” looked like it was dead. Regulate the number of rewards and treats you dole out in the course of training to prevent excessive weight gain. How about commending them for being a great person & try all they can to save the pup. We hate this has happened, and are completely heartbroken…. I’ve called Petland manager checking up on her constantly but haven’t heard any news in a week. In the Novi, Michigan store, customers regularly called with complaints about sick puppies they had purchased. I worked at PetLand as a kennel Tech for almost 5 months. Those animals have been to the brink of the dark, much like the animals at Petland, but they survived. Anna . They come from a shelter. PETLAND IS THE WORST environment for a puppy to be in. We also looked at their puppies but they all looked like they came from one Lab-mix mom even though they spread them out in different cages. I believe Madison still has Animart that sells puppies. Two states, California and Maryland, have also prohibited puppy mill sales in pet stores, and more are considering similar bills. Can these stores be forcibly closed? They stand there and lie right to your face about the dog and then flash a false document in your face, there are other jobs! Thank you so much! That’s why we are working hard to expose Petland’s history of selling sick puppies from questionable sources and to pass ordinances that prohibit the sales of puppies in pet stores. When John Matthews bought a $3,100 silver-coated Labrador puppy from Petland Waterford Lakes in 2018, his whole family fell in love with it … Enter your email address below to receive updates each time we publish new content. He told me that the vaccines are not always protecting your dog. I know petland has jacked up the price on this puppy and even knowing what I may be getting into I have got to save this sweet little girl from getting sick. We have spent a week watching our baby sick, being hospitalized, spending almost $10,000 for us to be told today she has passed away!!! I’m one of the most excellent homes a dog could ever have. Petland also outsources any issues with puppies to a third party, so I have been struggling with them and they've done absolutely nothing for me (and apparently they have no name). © 2021 The Humane Society of the United States. SO DAMM SAD. You ppl are really coming at this person bc they paid 6500 & wasnt aware of the growth of a puppy. Ethical breeders only breed healthy parents who’ve had hips n elbows x-rayed, parents have been DNA tested to ensure hereditary problems issues aren’t present or won’t be passed on. These animals deserve better! Sometimes people want something more specific, a certain breed, papers, etc. Almost every animal I’ve ever committed to, has come from city animal controls- even driven over 100 miles away. In addition to dozens of puppy buyer complaints, we’ve heard from many ex-employees of Petland stores, who have verified that it was not unusual for puppies in the store to suffer from breathing problems, seizures and diarrhea, and sometimes die. What the hell is wrong with people? We also had a vet come once a week, but other than that no extra ver visits would happen. I think I could still find those communications if anyone needs them. I would have gladly adopted . Obviously something triggered it and that was the problem. During this time, puppies can only be played with by appointment. Our puppies came off of a hella shady van covered in shit and smelled like cigarettes from the driver. I regret it so much and think of him everydays. It is disgusting when there are no animals there . There is no need for breeder also. How in the world are these stores still in business??!! They wouldnt have an overstock of animals if they would bring the prices down extremely to make a pet affordable for people. By Tuesday, the puppy had to be taken to the veterinarian, who informed the family that he had bronchitis and giardia. Please continue to expose scum like this, report them to whomever possible and call the cops! Exposing is the first step. Please investigate it! 49 states say animal torture is a felony. A Petland staff member told the investigator that the store’s owner rarely took sick puppies for care, stating: “He doesn’t want to pay that extra money.”. Is it safe for a almost 10 week old to take 2 antibiotics? I thought it was a job thru the humane societies to be MONITORing these establishments. I agree that if the laws are basically allowing these crimes to be perpetrated, then we should change the laws. Read what veterinarians have to say about pets and the coronavirus, Greyhound racing is all but dead as Florida prepares for its final races, As pandemic continues and spotlight shines on animal-human transmission, House members reintroduce bill to end U.S. trade in wild animals for food and other products, Yulin dog meat festival to begin this weekend, defying Chinese declaration that dogs are pets not food, EPA gives thumbs up on vaccine to manage deer populations humanely, Breaking news: Congress’s omnibus package includes big wins for animals. Unfortunately, he was also going blind and had lifetime dry eyes. All three puppies were found to be suffering from severe pneumonia, and the puppy … Read what veterinarians have to say about pets and the coronavirus, Greyhound racing is all but dead as Florida prepares for its final races, As pandemic continues and spotlight shines on animal-human transmission, House members reintroduce bill to end U.S. trade in wild animals for food and other products, Greyhound racing has ended in Florida. 🐶. The complaints we gather help us to see trends and collect data to support policy changes and legal action against those who cause immense and unnecessary animal suffering. This makes me sick..SICK. Dawn, Not sure if d. tucker’s dog was vaccinated for the parvo virus or not. Bought a purebred Yorky from the Petland in Frisco Texas and the next day gave him medicine for a bad cough and ended up in the emergency room and then an overnight stay in the hospital, all costing us money out of pocket, But his seizures and trauma, he was brain damaged badly. Not everyone wants a mutt from a shelter or rescue. There is absolutely no advantage to purchasing an animal from a pet store or breeder rather than adopting from a shelter or rescue, since animals of all breeds, sizes, ages, colors, genders, personalities and temperaments, (including purebreds) can be found at shelters and rescues all over the world. I have heard this is the same owner of the Joplin, Missouri Petland. Undercover investigation exposes Petland’s treatment of sick puppies December 11, 2018 53 Comments An employee at the Petland in Las Vegas said this sick Maltese puppy was "born with a hole in his throat" and they were waiting for him to die. One bad Petland or store does not mean every single Petland is this way. There is no way I could go under cover to expose these little pers like this. Photo by the HSUS. I love dogs, cats, and all other creatures and am wholly against any type of animal cruelty. Their supply almost always comes from puppy mills. Greatly appreciate any help! We purchased a puppy from the Sarasota Petland which had to be hospitalized the first week home with an undetermined respiratory infection. Please enter your name and email address below before commenting. However they will help your dog fight the virus if they came down with it. That owner also decided that there should be 4-6 small puppies in a kennel at a time and 3-4 larger puppies in a kennel at a time. Overcrowding at the Tyler, Texas, store. Enter your email address below to receive updates each time we publish new content. Was totally devastated. Charlotte Bolton boltonc92@yahoo.com I live in Tyler and was there tonight to look at a Shih Tzu. Every body has an opinion and before thoughts and after thoughts. Animal cruelty is now a solid crime, thank God, you could get up to 7 years in prison! The Humane Society of the United States is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For one, there is a difference between a rescue and a shelter. HSUS undercover investigation reveals more sick, dead puppies at Petland stores, Diary of an Investigator: Tyler, Texas, Petland, Fighting Puppy Mills on Many Fronts - Michigan Humane Society, A U.S. dog has tested positive. He has no room to move around. BEWARE if you get a puppy — and understand you are running a huge risk adopting from this place. and that is not going to change. . In addition to the horror stories of sick and dead puppies and rabbits that have emerged at seven Petland stores we have investigated undercover since last year, we have heard from hundreds of Petland customers who have their own, similar horror stories to tell. A sick Shiba Inu puppy at the Petland store in Frisco, Texas, where we conducted an undercover investigation. They are breeding sites for abuse,neglect and horror! Pet land has been no help what so ever. However, he was never able to receive any type of vaccination again. Not only did I work with trainers to help that dog, I happily provided him with a great home for nearly 13 years before he passed. © 2021 The Humane Society of the United States. This is devastating that all these precious babies r dying I remember the vet looking at me and saying: “May I do what is necessary to save him?” Of course I said yes and he grabbed the puppy and ran from the room. Thought peatland was a little shady. Need to go to our states senators’. To date, we’ve helped pass 325 such ordinances, with 69 of them in Florida. Shelters take in strays, surrendered animals, animals whose owners passed away, etc, and depending on the type of shelter, they provide food, shelter, medical care (if possible) and do what they can to help the animals get adopted. Your job states save the animals, then do it. Please find a way to better inform the public that pet stores sell puppies bred in puppy mills. We won’t rest until we’ve brought the curtain down on the kinds of horrors our investigation uncovered. Agreed that is an insane price to pay for a dog! We better have all Petland a shut down forever, and never again have a place like that. I have to contact her or him. I work at a veterinary hospital that deal with petland and we equally hate how they are but they are charged the full price for their hospitalization of their puppies so we most certainly don’t give them a break on that. We bought a cockapoo about 14 years ago. I know it’s not realistic but something has to be done because this is sooo inhumane it breaks my heart. Anyone who purchases animals at pet stores is responsible for deaths. I told them that I was gonna go pick up on Sunday morning for mother’s day. At the same store, a staff member revealed that she had contracted campylobacter (a drug-resistant strain of the disease was recently linked to Petland puppies during a Centers for Disease Control investigation) and had been hospitalized for four days. This comment thread reminds me again how horrible our education system is. Maybe you could have an influence on our commissioners. But Petland doesn’t seem to be paying any attention and has refused to replace its defective business model for one that takes the humane approach. By participating on this page, you are agreeing to our. Was your wife’s dog not vaccinated against parvovirus? It’s people that are our problems never animals. Two years I have had to live without because here in Wisconsin an adopter must PROVE themselves worthy and have mucho bucks to buy..BUY. Obviously they love this baby theyve taken it all over for care. The proper thing to do would have been to work with both dogs, not return the dog to the shelter or rescue. I had a Dobie, years back. I mean who would do such a thing? Came home and found him dead in food bowl. 8 months old. Well turns out the dog has hereditary hip dysplasia. Yes stronly feel when a puppy bond with a PERSON or family who welling to provide a good forever home . She got so sick from the first day home. Get friends and like-minded people involved and present petitions to local government to outlaw live animal sales in stores. We have one in San Antonio. Our complaint form is online. We had a seperate room for sick dogs but they’d go crazy from being in isolation, since theyd have to be in there for more than a week and werent allowed out. I know they should not even sell them but since they are at this time why not try to help keep these precious fur babies healthy Then the dog got comfortable and attacked my other dog costing almost $100 in vet care. Makes me so sad. In my heart it was so 😢 when they took her away over 💰 I thought it was about careing not animal salvary 😒Shut puppies mills petland down now in all States in the US. Puppies for ... Petland is open during the COVID-19 pandemic and ready to serve you and your pet’s needs. Someone needs to do something about this store! Get a life! The veterinarian informed her that they were treating other puppies from Petland who were also in quarantine because of a coronavirus infection. Like i stated, we were so fortunate to get rowdy, and also, he had only been at Petland for about a week when we got him. What a ridiculous, thoughtless, stupid comment to make at the end. Those are the ones who develop the best bonds, who love the hardest, and who are the most diligent watchers. This place and all Petland stores need to be shut down NOW, there are so many animals at the Human Society that will be put to sleep if not adopted. They should all be shut down!!! 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