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DogTipper’s Policy on Stores that Sell Puppies

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I would like to take a moment to correct any misunderstanding that might have arisen from a “Saving $” post we added to DogTipper last night. We added a post with a coupon code from PetlandDiscounts.com, a New Jersey-based store that has been in business for 51 years. It is NOT affiliated with Petland, the national chain that sells puppies. PetlandDiscounts.com is active in adoption and does not sell dogs or cats.

Please see this statement issued by the director of the HSUS puppy mills campaign about PetlandDiscounts.com:

“This company sets a positive example of corporate responsibility for other businesses to follow,” said Stephanie Shain, senior director of The HSUS’ puppy mills campaign. “Unlike the national Petland, Inc chain of pet stores that has been investigated by The HSUS and linked to puppy mills, the unaffiliated Petland Discounts chain has never sold puppies, supports animal shelters and pet adoption, and is part of the solution to the puppy mill problem.”

I just want everyone to understand that DogTipper would NEVER link to a site that sells dogs or cats; this is part of our policy and is stated several times on DogTipper. We always check sites that we link to make sure they don’t engage in these practices. We are, of course, completely against puppy mills and urge people to not spend ANY money in stores that sell dogs. Personally, as everyone knows, we’re all about adoption and urge everyone to adopt their new best friend.

Paris and John

Friday 10th of June 2011

Thanks SO much, Kelly!! I wanted to make sure that everyone knows we would never (never, never!) support stores or sites that sell cats and dogs! Thank you!! Paris

Kelly

Friday 10th of June 2011

Hi Paris! I knew that you and DogTipper would not support the Petland chain and hoped that you would write a response to set folks straight in the confusion! :)

Sara

Friday 10th of June 2011

I, as a regular reader/contributer to Dogtipper understand your concerns about setting the record straight. Like you, I wholeheartedly support anti-puppymill campaigns and indeed donate to the same through my doggie sites.

Paris and John

Friday 10th of June 2011

Thank you, Sara!! Paris