Those of you that visit this site regularly may have noticed that sometimes there are some less than savoury looking ads. I’m talking about the puppy ads that come and go.
I have been meaning to set up the ad filter to get rid of puppy ads for some time, but despite my good intentions, I just hadn’t gotten around to it so I must plead guilty of neglect. That changes as of today, however.
After watching Oprah’s episode on puppy mills — where they said that, along with pet stores, the internet is the biggest source of puppy mill sales — I have decided to be vigilant about these ads and enlist your help.
If you see an ad on this site that you suspect is a puppy mill ad, please copy and paste it and e-mail it to me at email@example.com.
What’s more, I will work with other dog news publishers and bloggers to create a composite list that we can all use to get rid of puppy mill advertisements. As of now, the sites that I do not allow to advertise here and at the Daily Dachshund and Dog News are nextdaypets.com, Kijiji.ca, shopzilla.com and dachshundsavvy.com
Some of you have also, in the past, raised complaints about my pages with contacts for Scottie breeders. I have checked out all the listed breeders to the best of my ability, but if any of you have any reason to be suspicious of anyone on that list, you should feel free to e-mail me and let me know about the problem.
If anyone else has any further suggestions about what can be done with regard to the ads and internet puppy sales, please let me know.
It goes without saying that no reputable breeder would sell a puppy over the internet although certainly many people do indeed discover the breeders they will eventually buy from on the internet.