RESPONSIBLE BREEDER HIGHLIGHTS:
·Must know where their puppies are going
·Will extensively interview a buyer
·Won’t sell a dog without a contract that includes being able to return the pet as well as an agreement to spay/neuter
·Will introduce the buyer to the mother and father of the puppies
Responsible breeders have these policies because they have admiration for their breed and want to contribute to its betterment. They guarantee their pups are free of genetic diseases and they consider the puppies they produce to be their responsibility for the life of that puppy, so they follow-up to be sure their dogs do not end up in the shelter system.
Burbank is the Media capital of the world and on the forefront in many ways, so continuing to have pet stores that sell animals seems to be a contradiction and a shameful, antiquated oversight. I want to see Burbank be a leader, and join other cities, in the movement to ban the sale of mill animals in pet stores.
Christy S. (Burbank, CA)