November 30, 2012

December Protests

December Protests!
Saturdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15 & 22
at San Diego Puppy
5825 Mission Gorge Rd.
2 PM - 5 PM

We will provide signs. Everyone is welcome, including children and dogs!
If you care about your companion animals, your best friends,
please stand with us against the horrors of 
The store is just a couple of blocks from I-8, on the right side.
San Diego Puppy is the last pet store in the city of San Diego that still sells puppies. 
This is a multi-billion dollar industry built on greed and animal abuse
and it is happening right here in San Diego, right in front of us.

San Diego Puppy expects to make most of its annual income this month, selling puppies as Christmas presents. David Salinas, the dog dealer, has already extended his store hours 
and is heavily advertising
Christmas Puppies!

Look into the eyes of this baby Border Collie. This photo was probably taken just after he was taken away from his mother in the commercial breeding kennel (AKA puppy mill) and trucked from the Hunte Corp. in Goodman, Missouri to San Diego Puppy.

Perhaps, like us, you can decide to take a stand and speak out for this little guy and the 58 other puppies that San Diego Puppy has brought in from puppy mills.  
Their mothers, left to suffer as breeders, thank you.

November 16, 2012

AKC Supports Puppy Mills!

It is time the AKC becomes part of the solution instead of part of the problem! Numerous puppy mill operators who have been charged with animal cruelty have been selling AKC-registered puppies.

A potential customer went to San Diego Puppy last weekend, insisting that she only wanted an "AKC puppy" because her other dogs at home were AKC registered. Too bad. An AKC designation on pet store puppies is just another ploy to get your money. They are still puppy mill puppies, brought in from terrible breeding conditions. She really needs to do her homework!

November 13, 2012

The tale of a puppy mill dog

The tale of a puppy mill dog: What to know before you buy a puppy

Pups for sale in pet shops like San Diego Puppy: What about their parents? Puppy mill operators keep breeding dogs in crowded cages stacked on top of each other, forcing them to churn out litter after litter until they can no longer produce puppies. Breeding dogs often live their entire lives in these cages, never getting to experience sunlight on their face or feel grass under their paws. Puppies are taken away from their mothers at a very young age, and often shipped out as young as 6 weeks old.
Most puppy breeders use a middleman, called a broker or dealer, to get their puppies to the pet stores. San Diego Puppy uses the largest broker in the nation, the Hunte Corp. in Goodman,  Missouri. There is an extensive network of breeders and brokers throughout the United States. The brokers buy cheap puppies from puppy mills and distribute them to pet stores throughout the country, usually by 18-wheeler truck.
Pet store owners place orders with brokers to buy the specific number and breed of cute puppies that they want for their stores. San Diego Puppy seems to place their order with the Hunte Corp. once a week. They then advertise their "Tuesday Puppies" urging customers to place a non-refundable deposit on a puppy based on a photo on their website. Once the puppies arrive, they are checked by a vet (because the law requires it) and put on display in the pet store window. Some pet stores administer antibiotics to the puppies to mask any symptoms of illness until after the unknowing consumer takes the puppy home.
Unsuspecting consumers are taken in by puppies for sale in pet stores like San Diego Puppy, and will pay top dollar for the most desirable breeds, like Yorkies, Pugs, English Bulldogs, and Shih Tzus. Typically, breeders sell puppies to brokers for $50-$200 each. Brokers in turn, sell the puppies to pet shops for an average of $400 a piece. Pet stores then charge exorbitant amounts to consumers, with some puppies selling for as much as $3,500! The currently popular “designer mixed breed” dogs like Cavapoos, Maltipoos, Morkies, and Schnoodles bring in top dollar. With the profits, the pet store then buys more puppies from the broker, creating an endless cycle of supply and demand for puppy mill puppies.
Written by the ASPCA. 


November 12, 2012

The Team VS San Diego Puppy November 10, 2012

Thanks to the great team of animal advocates who came to protest the dog dealer San Diego Puppy on Sat. November 10!
Fourteen of us covered the front of the store and all along Mission Gorge Rd.
We also had video coverage by a local news station.

We had an amazing visitor -- an animal angel --  who stopped and gave us a generous donation. Whoever you are, thank you again from all of us on the San Diego Animal Defense Team! Your contribution went directly to printing the packets of information for the San Diego City Council. Those packets are key to getting an ordinance passed in the city that will

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November 07, 2012



San Diego Puppy
5825 Mission Gorge Rd.
Just 2 blocks off of I-8
2 PM - 4 PM


We absolutely have proof that this store gets puppies from commercial kennels that mass produce puppies for profit.
It is a shameful and inhumane industry that 
must be stopped.

November 01, 2012

International 269 Day

On November 1,  some members of the Animal Defense Team created a solidarity action with International 269 Tattoo Day to Oppose the Animal Holocaust by chalking the number 269 on the sidewalks surrounding San Diego Puppy.  Thousands of animal activists around the world marked the day by getting 269 tattoos, the international symbol for the suffering of animals. We add the puppy mill puppies and their mothers to the long lists of animal cruelty.