Please cross post and call Petco to make sure that this isn't true.
Toll-free phone number, Monday through Friday, below.

This is a cross post and has already been posted to CSI
(CAShelterImpounds) another yahoogroup.

Subject: [azarc] OT: Petco's in Southern California Test Market for
selling puppies

Hi Folks,

I have just learned that some Petco's in Southern California are now
selling puppies. They are testing this market to see if selling
puppies is good for business. I had not heard anything about this
until the last couple of days.

Apparently, Petco's corporate office has been contacted by a
person I know in So.CA, and they do not see a problem with selling
puppies and working with rescue groups. This contradiction seems
self-evident to me.

Their opinion needs to be changed. This test market needs to FAIL.
Another outlet for puppymillers to sell their puppies does not need
to be made available. Most of us would agree that having Petland and
the Mom and Pop pet stores selling puppies from the mills is
horrible and another nationwide chain is unthinkable.

I hope that those who work with your local Petco's will speak with
the management and have your voice heard about this issue. I would
hate to see this test market succeed and Petco's selling puppies at
a Petco near me and you.

Here is the corporate contact information I could find.

Questions About Our Stores or Our Company
Write: PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.
Customer Satisfaction Team
9125 Rehco Road
San Diego, CA 92121

Phone: 1-888-824-PALS(7257) (Monday - Friday: 7am - 6pm PST)

Please crosspost far and wide to those that will be as concerned with
this as you are.

Please please please write a letter to Petco! We cannot let this happen!