Once we understand the business, what can we do about it? Kavin believes that smart shoppers can make a difference, even in the dog industry.
I am a lifelong dog owner.
I was about four years old when my father brought home a puppy, Pepper, a mutt I loved dearly. She would follow me to school. One day appeared she at my classroom door and I had to walk her home again. When my little brother began walking my grandparents took Pepper in; she was getting crotchety and needed a quieter home. When she was old and in pain my family let her go, and it broke my heart.
|my Pepper in old age|
|our beloved foster Kara, who spent 9 years in a Missouri puppy mill. |
He had serious health issues and lived nine months after rescue.
|We brought PJ from a pet store when grieving for the loss of our first dachshund Pippin. |
We were ignorant about puppy mill breed dogs sold at pet store chains.
I hate those commercials seeking funds that prey on one's feelings. Kavin never stoops to such tactics. I don't think I could stand 'the details' of puppy mill life any more than the details of combat. I saw the ramifications mill life had on my foster dog Kara and adopted girls Suki and Kara.
|Our first Shiba Inu, Kili, lived over 16 years, locally home breed. |
The book is published in conjunction with a website where pet owners can share knowledge through product-style reviews and ratings of breeders and rescues. Visit The Dog Merchants website http://www.dogmerchants.com.
I received a free ebook through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.
The Dog Merchants
Publication Date May 2, 2016
$27.95 hard cover