September 29, 2012

Barkworks/San Diego Puppy/etc. where do they get their puppies?

This video was produced by Best Friends. Although it concerns the Barkworks stores, it certainly is telling about where ALL puppy stores, including San Diego Puppy, get their pups.

September 26, 2012

Videotape of stressed puppy in a pet store

This is very typical behavior. This puppy is in a highly stressed state. They either circle like this or lie in a corner.

September 18, 2012

No Business As Usual 9-15-12

This was quite an accomplishment, on a day that temperatures broke records everywhere, including at our protest. Events were being cancelled, people being taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion, and where were we?You know it! Standing out in the sun at San Diego Puppy, protesting PUPPY MILLS!

David Salinas, owner of San Diego Puppy, and his employee, transporting puppies from the storage room to the store. The temperature was 120 degrees. This continued during the 8 hours that we were there and involved multiple breeds of pups.


More silly signs, making invalid implications.

Thank You!

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Protest at San Diego Puppy 9-15-12

No Business As Usual

September 15, 2012
Duration: 8 hours (11 AM - 7 PM)
Temperature: 120 degrees, 114 in the shade
You are looking at heros!!!
They braved the dangerous record -setting temperatures to stand for compassion! The puppies thank you. Their mothers thank you.

We had people arriving all day long, bringing ice chests and cold water and solidarity.
We turned away countless customers -- almost all were really interested in what we had to say. Many got back in their cars and drove away. Some pulled in the parking lot, read our signs and left without even getting out.

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September 08, 2012

San Diego Puppy! What Are You Hiding? 9/4/12

Below are the photos of the storage unit where the puppies at San Diego Puppy are held. It is through the small grey door, and is a warehouse storage area that seems to be within 
the tire and wheel shop. It is in a separate building from the puppy store. Once again, the weather remains very hot. Who checks that the puppies inside have appropriate water and food and clean cages and all the other requirements? No one goes inside or sees the puppies but the owner, DAVID SALINAS and his employee. We have been inside some of the other warehouse units at the invitation of the folks renting them. We have been told there is no air conditioning unless the renter puts it in. Is there a window in the puppy storage? Are they in the dark for hours when the store and the tire shop are closed? 
These puppies are little babies. They are at the most impressionable age where they need care and socialization.
What an absolutely disgusting setup this is. Salinas had 90 puppies shipped in from Missouri during the moth of August.

September 06, 2012

Last Chance for Animals Campaign

Note: These are all Los Angeles County puppy mills.

Last Chance for Animals:
Each year, approximately 500,000 puppies are bred in puppy mills nationally, facilities know for their filthy, overcrowded conditions and the unhealthy animals they produce. Only half of these animals make it to pet stores, the others die from the mill's squalid conditions, hypothermia, starvation or the horrors of transport. For more information, visit