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Thread: Petco considering selling puppies!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Virginia, USA

    Petco considering selling puppies!

    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!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Ft. Wayne, IN
    I just got an email saying that it's the most current internet urban legend. I hope it is at least.

    Don't buy while shelter dogs die!!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    State College, PA
    I got this through one of my Shiba groups

    There is an Internet rumor that PETCO is test-marketing selling
    puppies in
    > their Southern California stores. We can assure you, without a
    doubt, this rumor
    > is not true. In their 38 year history, PETCO has NEVER sold dogs or
    cats and
    > remains committed to this. PETCO encourages adoptions of all
    animals (beyond
    > just cats and dogs) and although PETCO does still sell small
    animals, reptiles,
    > and birds in many of their stores, they are actively seeking
    > partners for these kinds of animals (as well as dogs and cats). If
    you have a small
    > animal or bird adoption program and would like to do in-store
    adoptions, then
    > please let us know so we can introduce you to the appropriate folks
    at PETCO.
    > Thanks for all the hard work you do,
    > Betsy Saul, President,

    Sounds like it is definitely a rumor.
    Emily, Kito, Abbey, Riley, and Jada

  4. #4
    I hope that they don't. Poor pups. They will have to be born in shelters and rarely ever get fresh air. Stuck in this little box all day with people sticking their faces on the glass and tapping little kids. What a way to spend a puppyhood.POOR PUPS.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Virginia, USA
    Thanks for the info. What a mean rumor to spread around to. Sorry to waste u're all's time.
    Blame the deed not the breed!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Southern California
    Thank God it was just a rumor, that's horrible to spread around. If it was true, I would have had to found a new place to shop.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Happy Valley, Utah
    I work at Petco and I've never heard anything of this..

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2003

    petco selling puppies

    It's good to see that this is just a rumor, however, a lot of Petcos and Petlands do sell ferrets that come from ferret mills. They get their ferrets from Marshall Farms which is one of the biggest suppliers of ferrets in the US. They breed ferrets and beagles and sell them as test animals in laboratories. Check out their add in Lab Animal Magazine:

    Another site:

    I wish I had done more research before I bought my ferrets, but I won't make that mistake again. To those ferret fanciers out there, rescue your next "weasel" or try to find a reputable breeder.

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