Buying a Puppy?

Via Waylon Lewis
on Feb 19, 2012
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Oscar’s Law.

Break the Puppy Trade. Never buy from a Pet Shop. 95% of dogs at pet shops are sourced from puppy mills. If there’s anything close to evil in this world, it’s our capacity to ignore fear, torture, pain, suffering.

Want purebred? Want a young puppy? You can still adopt. Please share, and spread the word—let’s hep to end animal cruelty.

“Don’t you want to be able to adopt your next “best friend” without being deceived? Don’t you want your rights as a consumer respected? The power is in our hands in every choice we make as consumers. Never purchase puppies from pet shops or online trading websites. Instead choose from your local animal shelter, pound or rescue group it will be desexed, microchipped and ready for a happy life with you.”


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


4 Responses to “Buying a Puppy?”

  1. Lisa says:

    Yeah! You go Waylon! ADOPT DON'T SHOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Andrie says:

    A third option, not mentioned: buy from carefully screened breeders. A great breeder does all the relevant health testing, only breeds dogs with good temperament, will take back a puppy at ANY age if the buyer needs to relinquish the dog, and is involved in rescue. I have one rescue dog and one dog from a breeder who meets the above criteria.