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Report: Washington Pet Stores Get Puppies from Puppy Mills, Backyard Breeders

One year ago   |   By Seattle Dog Spot

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Last year, the group Bailing Out Benji released a report showing several Western Washington pet stores buy their puppies from puppy mills and backyard breeders.
Lynnwood-based PAWS provides good descriptions of how these puppy mills operate:
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“Puppy mills are commercial breeding facilities that mass-produce dogs for sale through pet stores, or directly to consumers through classified ads or the Internet. Roughly 90 percent of puppies in pet stores come from puppy mills. Many retailers who buy animals from such facilities take the wholesaler's word that the animals...
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