October 16, 2013

Hey California Pets Carlsbad -- Remember the Spring Uprising!

April 26, 2010


The California Pets puppy store in Carlsbad was targeted by the SD Animal Defense Team with a two hour protest on Sunday April 25.

A large number of animal advocates from San Diego County and Orange County protested at the intersection of Highway 78 and El Camino Real, leading to the mall. They handed out flyers and talked to consumers about California Pets, puppy stores and puppy mills. At the same time, an anonymous freeway blogger also hung five giant banners with similiar slogans on the bridge which could be seen from Highway 78.

The Animal Defense Team then processed in an attention-getting parade. We carried signs and marched behind the large Ban Puppy Stores banner through the entire length of the Carlsbad Plaza Camino Real Shopping Center, going up the escalator and ending at the front door of California Pets.

Some demonstrators continued to protest in front of the store while
a large number went inside to document  the number of puppies, their ages, breeds, ID numbers and breeders. California Pets Carlsbad has 55 dogs from 41 different breeders. The majority are in Missouri, Iowa, Arkansas and Oklahoma, notorious puppy mill states. This store also has a location in
North County Fair in Escondido. 

We are now conducting investigations into these breeders.

Jogging Your Memory About California Pets

Do NOT let the Carlsbad branch of this store be grandfathered in! The Carlsbad City Council is making that decision right now.


November 01, 2010

10 News: San Diego Pet Stores Selling Puppy Mill Dogs!

Humane Society Of United States Says Californians

Bought Nearly 9,000 Puppies From Missouri Mills In 2009

POSTED: 4:46 pm PDT October 15, 2010
UPDATED: 7:08 pm PDT October 15, 2010

SAN DIEGO -- The Humane Society of the United States said California residents bought nearly 9,000 puppies from the puppy mill capitol of the U.S. last year.

According to state-issued health certificates sent to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, nearly 9,000 puppies were shipped from Missouri brokers and breeders between January 2009 and December 2009 to California. They were shipped to pet stores or directly to pet owners responding to Internet or newspaper advertisements. A conservative estimate of the retail value of these dogs approaches $9 million.

The data suggests two-thirds of the puppies were shipped to Southern California, with 763 puppies ending up in San Diego County.

"Despite our reputation as a pet-loving culture, the evidence is in that Californians don't yet understand the perils of buying puppies online or at pet stores. California consumers continue to provide dollars that help drive Missouri's factory-style production of man's best friend; in fact, many are supporting some of the most deplorable facilities in the state," said the HSUS' California Senior State Director Jennifer Fearing, who led the analysis. "It's easy to fall in love with an adorable puppy displayed online or at the mall, but behind the cuteness is cruelty no pet lover could support."

Missouri puppy mill dogs were purchased by:

number     pet store or person
309          California Pets 200 E. Via Rancho Parkway #363 Escondido CA 92025 SAN DIEGO
130          California Pets II 2525 El Camino Real, Ste 264 Carlsbad CA 92008 SAN DIEGO
116          Puparazzi 1640 Camino Del Rio N, #216 A San Diego CA 92108 SAN DIEGO
100          Danna Messick 1671 Burris Dr El Cajon CA 92019 SAN DIEGO
37            Critters & Pets 1530 Indian Summer Ct San Marcos CA 92069 SAN DIEGO
31            Todd Howard 1318 Via Encinos Dr. Fallbrook CA 92028 SAN DIEGO
26            Pet Works 5500 Glassmore Center SK 257 La Mesa CA 91942 SAN DIEGO
12            Gene Schoente (or Schoenle) 28421 Sage Glen Trail Escondido CA 92026 SAN DIEGO
 2             Puppy Time 513 Parkway Plaza El Cajon CA 92020 SAN DIEGO

ADT: Corrections to the above article -- Pet Works is located in Grossmont Shopping Center at 5500 Grossmont Center Dr. The Puppy time store in El Cajon has closed and has reopened as Pups and Pets at 50 Town Center Parkway, Santee.  As of October 30, 2010, the Pups and Pets store had 11 puppies for sale from Missouri.

The above statistics from the HSUS and Channel 10 News only count dogs brought in from Missouri puppy mills, not the total numbers of dogs purchased from dog factory farms by each pet store. The Animal Defense Team has protested at California Pets, Puparazzi,, Pups and Pets  and at Pet Works dozens of times in 2009.

Who is next?

October 09, 2013

Carlsbad City Council Meeting - Oct 8th, 2013

City Council Meeting - Oct 8th, 2013

Here is the video of last night City Council meeting in Carlsbad. We will be presenting all of our information and documentation to the City Council during the next 30 days. Heads up, California Pets.