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Pet Store Doublespeak: Ask Hannah Society these questions!



The Humane Society of the United States outlines the “double speak” that plagues our country even today.  Pet stores will tell you that their puppies come from breeders but not puppy mills.  The Hannah Society, though previously admitting that 80% of their corporate-owned dogs are from breeders now claim to source all animals from rescues and shelters.  HOWEVER.  The young, designer puppies not found in rescues and shelters are still available at Hannah Society!

The HSUS also notes that the word “breeder” is not an exclusive term:

Anyone who puts two dogs together and produces puppies is, technically, a breeder.  Truly responsible breeders do not sell their puppies to pet stores [or any other broker], they want to meet their puppy buyers in person and do not sell their puppies to the first person who shows up with cash in hand.  Most breed club’s [read: responsible breeder] Code of Ethics state that their breeders refuse to sell their dogs to pet dealers or any other commercial sources of distribution.

So isn’t Hannah Society a commercial source of distribution even if they are leasing animals?  We find this disturbing.  Please read the entire summary here: http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/puppy_mills/facts/pet_store_doublespeak.html.