Petland Must Stop Supporting Cruel Puppy Mills

Target: Joe Watson, CEO of Petland

Goal: Stop obtaining puppies from cruel, unsanitary puppy mills.

Petland is a major pet store with more than 130 stores across the U.S. Consumer Affairs has almost 500 complaints from customers and a lot have to do with their new puppies. Karen Paul, an animal rescuer, noticed that every time she went into the store “there was something wrong, either a sick dog or an animal showing injury.” A former employee allegedly stated that puppies were “coming in multiple times a week or who were sick and had deformities.”

Allegedly, Petland is obtaining these dogs from puppy mills. Their dogs show all the characteristic signs of coming from a puppy mill, including runny noses, trembling, diarrhea and shyness. Puppy mills are extremely traumatic places for dogs, physically and mentally.

Sign this petition and demand Petland stop obtaining dogs from puppy mills.


Dear Mr. Watson,

There have been many customer complaints with your store, mainly with your dogs. Former employees and animal rescuers have noticed that many of the dogs are riddled with diseases and/or injuries.

It seems that your dogs are coming from puppy mills. Many show the characteristic signs, which include shyness, diarrhea, trembling and runny noses. Puppy mills are extremely traumatic places for dogs, physically and mentally. It is time you stop obtaining your dogs from puppy mills.

Many shelters would be happy to work with you to have their dogs shown at your stores. Many shelters and pet stores have agreements where shelters will come every weekend for adoptions. Please consider alternative methods of obtaining puppies for the sake of the dogs.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. i dread to think about the dogs that do not get away from these evil vile sickening places, these people should be made to suffer a lot more than they are, make the pay for the twisted things they do. scum of the earth

  2. Nobody should deal with pet industries like Petland, period. They only contribute to the pet overpopulation problem, if they were not around, otherwise euthanize pets in shelters would have gotten homes. Trying to get them to clean up their act is like polishing a…..well you catch my drift

  3. Please stop breeding or buying animals until no more die in shelters and folks realize these are living creatures. To have a pet takes money time and patience, NOT for most folks. STOP buying and breeding domestic animals ! Help end animal suffering! These pets end up abandoned starved or left alone all day tethered on ropes or worse tortured and maimed! Please STOP

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