Pet shops appear like happy places filled with cute dogs and cats waiting for a good home. The reality of these pet shops though, are the animals come from puppy mills. There, dogs are beaten, abused, crammed in tiny cages and bred over and over until they are of no use anymore and they are euthanized. Dogs with serious health concerns are bred regardless of their condition, and the buyers are not informed of these issues when purchasing their pets. If pet shops go out of business it will affect close to 100% of puppy mill’s business. Many cities have already taken the steps to close down all pet shops, because they are aware of the truth of where the animals come from. A local way for you to make a change is boycott pet shops entirely.