no to puppy mills

This is why puppy mills are bad

Puppy Mills are inhumane dog breeding facilities that breed dogs for profit with little to no regards for the animal well-being. Dogs are kept in small wire cages with no place to move. Often these cages are stacked on top of each other in few rows. The place is unsanitary and with no ventilation or daylight. The dogs are exposed to the heat and freezing cold, forced to live in their own urine and faeces, malnourished, dirty and matted. Almost 90% of puppies in the Pet stores come from Puppy Mills.

The sole purpose of a Puppy Mill is to maximize profit; dogs are left with minimal or no veterinary care. They often suffer from injuries on the paws and legs from walking on the wire cage, severe ear and eye infections, skin infections, and parasites. Females are bred every cycle leaving them no time for recovery. At this rate, the females burn out at the age of 5 to 6 and cannot reproduce anymore, after which they are killed. The breeding dogs spend their entire lifetime without being petted, walked or even fed properly.

Puppies are often taken away from the mother at 4-6 weeks and sold to brokers who then distribute them to the Pet Stores. These puppies are way too young to be vaccinated and are often malnourished, ill and infested with parasites. Dogs are bred with no concern for genetic quality that leads to puppies with congenital and hereditary diseases like heart and respiratory problems. Being taken from the mother and litter at a young age, also makes these puppies suffer from behavioural problems like fear and anxiety.

On the other hand, the Pet shelters are full with animals that require a home. There are varieties of dogs, even pure breed dogs that are up for adoption. It’s always a good idea to visit the shelters or contact the rescue organisations when deciding to get a pet.

If you would like to have a specific breed of a dog or a cat with a Pedigree, ABVC can offer that service to you. We source pets from UK, Belgium, Italy, and Germany. We contact breeders that are registered with the Kennel Association of the country as well as a recommendation from breeders that we have had a puppy before.

We also have an interview process with the prospective owners to determent that they are making the right decision and it is not an impulsive buy. We provide a lot of information on care, nutrition, exercise, and training. If you would like to find out more about this service, please send an email to