Our undercover investigations at Petland have repeatedly exposed 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 puppies and rabbits in their care. Our undercover investigators have witnessed overcrowded cages and documented puppies suffering from vomiting, lack of appetite, diarrhea, seizures and other conditions. Rather than address these ailments, one employee implied that some animals are, horrifyingly, put in the freezer to hasten their death: “Don’t look in that freezer [if] you’re grossed out by dead things.”
There’s no question that the animals who spend their last days in a Petland store are not treated with compassion, which is why we're asking you to join us in urging Petland to go humane by no longer selling puppies and rabbits.
Please tell Petland to stop empowering puppy and other animal mills. Then share with colleagues, friends and family—the more public pressure placed on Petland, the more likely the company is to change their business model.
After you sign, please share 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.