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May 10 2018

Support Puppy Mill Project, Jeans & Jewels and Advocating for Puppy Mill Dogs

Jeans & Jewels in the big benefit, fun and informal but no less important for he Puppy Mill Project Chicago on Friday, May 11 at the Kimpton Hotel Allegro, Chicago (171 W. Randolph St). Admission HERE, $135. Dogs sold at pet stores and places like flea markets, are nearly always from puppy mills. In addition,…

May 9 2018

Pet Store Sales of Dogs and Cats Banned in Kankakee

Kankakee, IL has been added to the nationally growing list of cities that prohibits dogs and cats sold at pet stores. What’s more, dogs and cats will no longer be allowed to be sold at flea markets or swap meets in Kankakee. No be clear no responsible breeder would EVER allow dogs or cats to…

April 24 2018

Maryland Bans Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores

Maryland is set to become the second state in the country, following California, to ban retail pet stores from selling dogs and cats. Gov. Larry Hogan (R) signed the legislation into law Tuesday, April 24, despite pushback from the owners of the state’s seven affected pet stores, and the American Kennel Club (AKC)  (with this alert and…

March 8 2018

Pennsylvania Bill to Ban Sales of Dogs Cats at Pet Stores

Of all the states, Pennsylvania may be the champion (with Missouri) when it comes to puppy mills. (And, this isn’t a championship any state should want.) For years, puppy mills have thrived in Pennsylvania, especially in the Amish communities around the state. In 2017, Pennsylvania passed landmark legislation, called Libre’s Law, which made it a…

January 26 2018

Stop Puppy Mills

When I write about puppy mills or negligent breeding, defenders suggest there are no puppy mills, or at least “there’s no definition for puppy mills.” Believe me, I wish I never had to report a single story like these two. Now, with social media and video, people can see with their own eyes. Yet, still…

January 15 2018

Queen of Poop and Puppy Mill Project on WGN Radio

Cari Meyers of the Puppy Mill Project offers a quick update on the efforts of Illinois’ Will and DuPage counties to move to prohibit the sales of dogs and cats at pet stores HERE on WGN Radio. She also explains why that’s important. And, the ultimate goal is to go state-wide with this type of…

January 5 2018

AKC Supports Responsible Breeders or Puppy Mills? Which Is It?

More than 200 communities around the U.S. and Canada have banned sales of dogs and cats at pet stores. In fact, after more than 30 cities in California had passed limits on pet store sales, the entire state stepped up to stop sales of dogs and cats at pet stores in 2017. Most recently, Will and…

December 27 2017

Public Officials Support No Dogs or Cats Sold at Pet Stores

In Illinois, Will and DuPage counties are proposing a law that no dogs or cats can be sold at pet stores. Suzanne Hart, Will County Board Legislative Chairwoman, and State Senator Michael Connelly (21st District) explain their strong support on my WGN Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. This is not about having a problem…

December 22 2017

Will and DuPage Counties, Illinois to Ban Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores

No responsible breeder EVER sells to pet stores. With that in mind, and that fact that over 200 communities in the U.S./Canada have banned sales of dogs and cats at pet stores; the entire county of Cook has a ban in place in Illlinois and so does the State of California, two Illinois Counties have…

December 20 2017

AKC Complete Dog Book Contradictory, Still a Great Book

The American Kennel Club New Complete Dog Book, 22nd Edition is my sixth pet book of Christmas. This isn’t a book as much as it is a planet; it’s 919 pages and must weigh more than most toy dogs. More than 200 dog breeds are arranged by Group (as dogs are shown in dog shows): Sporting…

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