Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Puppy from a Pet Store. ~ Malin Bergman

Via elephant journal
on Nov 19, 2012
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Because you shouldn’t get a pet on a whim, the way you would a purse, a dress or a pair of shoes.

Because somewhere out there, there is a shelter dog patiently waiting for you to take her/him home.

And because if you’re anything like me, you love the poem and the art piece below and don’t want to be the kind of person who supports puppy mills.

Street art photo (13th St & 3rd Ave, NYC). Photo by Malin.

Malin Bergman is an ashtanga yogi, indie film and music aficionado, often-cheating vegan and failed ballerina, who sleeps like a starfish and refuses to accept that Pluto is no longer a planet. She loves green figs, anything crochet, horses, Coney Island, second-hand book stores and the guy who plays piano in Washington Square Park. She seldom leaves her house without giant shades, a mug of black coffee and her Chinese Crested darling dog, Angel.

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4 Responses to “Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Puppy from a Pet Store. ~ Malin Bergman”

  1. maria says:

    i love this, thanks to share with us

  2. Thank you, Maria! Hope you're having a Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. ..More importantly, they can guard you into several tough situations whenever you are with them.

  4. marispathen says:

    Mostly people like to choose such a pet that can take care about the home and also should be friendly to the family members. In these concerns people mostly likes to buy pets from the Dog fair. In fair you can get the varieties of dog where you can choose on your own choice. Now a day the fair becomes the common one that helps people to choose their own pet.