Puppy mills are a big problem in Quebec. In fact, we are the puppy mill capital of Canada!
If you go into a pet store in Quebec to buy a puppy, the conversation usually goes something like this:
“Is this dog from a reputable breeder?”
“Of course! We only buy from the highest quality breeders in our store!”
“Could I have their name?”
“No, this is confidential information. We do not give out the names of our suppliers. I’m sure you understand this. We don’t buy from puppy mills. Trust me.”
“He’s so cute. Do you have papers on the dog?”
“Unless you are going to show the dog, you don’t really need to pay the extra $50 for the papers, DO YOU?”
“Right! I could put the $50 towards a new bed for my puppy!”
And another puppy mill puppy leaves the store in the arms of it’s new brain dead owner.