Pet Shops

How Much Is That Doggie In The Window....

Have you ever been to a pet shop and seen the cutest little puppy or kitten? Most of us 
have. But did you know that roughly 90 percent of puppies you see in pet stores come 
from puppy mills or backyard breeders? You can read more on these on our next pages or click on the links.

Many pet stores who buy animals from such facilities take the wholesaler's word that the animals are happy and healthy without seeing for themselves. Many debates are ongoing about the merits or downfalls of pet stores vs. breeders.

The truth of the matter is that NO responsible breeders would sell their dogs to pet stores! 
Resist impulse buying and Please do not buy from a pet shop!
For information on Reputable breeders in your area you can contact a member of our breeder referral committee, a member of the American Shih Tzu Club breeder referral committee, or the American Kennel Club's breeder referral.