In recent years many pet stores have stopped selling puppies. The reason for this is because animal rights groups have begun protesting against them.
“90 percent of puppies from pet stores come from puppy mils”
Stores sell puppies as though they are merchandise, or products. The system is the same as any other product in a store: puppies are raised with low-cost production methods, sold to a broker or “middle man,” and delivered to retail stores to be bought by the customer. The puppy’s breeder sometimes makes as little as $75 per puppy, while the customer often pays well over $1,000 in a retail pet store.
Southern California is seen as the “capitol for puppy mills.” Designer dogs have become very popular among young people especially since their favorite celebrities are purchasing them.
This video brings to light the involvement of puppy mills at one pet store in Beverly Hills that gets the puppies from puppy mills. It has since been shut down.