Our undercover investigations at Petland have repeatedly exposed rampant animal suffering. The national chain of pet stores (the last to still sell dogs) has been linked to the cruel puppy mill industry.
There are thousands of puppy mills—mass-breeding operations where mother dogs spend their entire lives in cramped cages—across the country being supported by pet stores like Petland. Due to poor sanitation and a lack of quality veterinary care, sick animals are sent home with unsuspecting consumers, breaking the hearts of families excited to welcome their new best friend.
Petland and some of its employees have been captured in video footage displaying little to no concern about the health and well-being of the dogs, cats and rabbits in their care. Our undercover investigators documented puppies with nasal discharge and seizures—one puppy even had “a hole in his throat,” according to an employee. Rather than address these concerns, one employee was caught on camera stating, “Most of the dogs that go to the vet end up dying because we take them so last minute.”
The animals who spend their last days in a Petland cage are not treated with respect or compassion; when they die, they are hidden away in freezers before being disposed. On a single day in January 2019 alone, 14 dead rabbits were discovered in a Petland freezer. We found dead puppies in two other Petland freezers.
We're urging Petland to go humane by no longer selling dogs, cats and rabbits. Please sign the petition and demand that Petland changes their business model and stops empowering puppy and other animal mills.
After you sign, please share the petition with colleagues, friends and family. The more public pressure placed on Petland, and the more signatures we collect, the more likely Petland is to change.