Pet adoption booming amid pandemic – but workers accuse retailers of abuse | Retail business

As the coronavirus pandemic has led to an increase in demand for pets and pet supplies, workers at the two largest pet retailers in the United States, PetSmart and Petco, say their companies have denied risk premiums throughout the pandemic, cut staff and increased workloads to stay employed, while planning …

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Petco opens 100th in-store pet hospital

Petco has opened its 100th in-store veterinary hospital, this one located in Encinitas, California. According to the retailer, the opening of the hospital is an important step in Petco’s journey of rapid expansion into the veterinary field, given the increased need for accessible and affordable veterinary care. “Petco has doubled …

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Pet adoption disputes, scams on the rise during the pandemic

RICHMOND HILL, Ga. (WTOC) — A familiar breed with beautiful blue eyes is the dog Amy Peraldo fell in love with when she decided to adopt another dog earlier this year. She found “Milly” online through a rescue group. Ultimately, the heartwarming moment was the start of what Peraldo called …

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Houston’s New Pet Adoption Event Helps You Find a Four-Legged Friend for Free

During this lonely time of quarantine and working from home, pets have become an indispensable daily boost. With that in mind, a Houston-area organization is doing its part to help locals bring home a new furry friend. As part of the national Clean the shelters campaign, Harris County Pet will …

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VCA Pet Hospital building in Fountain Valley sells for $ 9.1 million – Orange County Register

The building that houses the VCA Animal Hospital in Fountain Valley was sold for $ 9.1 million, according to the National Net Lease Group of SRS Real Estate Partners, which negotiated the deal. The 23,800 square foot single tenant property located at 18300 Euclid Street was purchased by an unnamed …

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New discounted pet adoption event helps Houstonians empty shelters

Texans who want to welcome a new furry friend into their home can show their hospitality and big hearts by being part of this weekend. Empty the shelters an event. As part of a national program, sponsored by the Bissell Pet Foundation, from July 10-12, the organization is working with …

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Kentucky Humane Society Announces Pet Adoption Changes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – The Kentucky Humane Society will no longer have adoption facilities at Feeders Supply locations in the Louisville area. The organization will now centralize its adoptions at three key sites. You can adopt cats and dogs from KHS East Campus at 1000 Lyndon Lane, their Sam Swope …

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Pet Adoption League plans to move, feud with founder ends

South Huntingdon’s Pet Adoption League plans to move, ending a years-long feud between the animal shelter and its founder. The league has a 99-year lease that allows it to rent its current location for $1 a year to Barbara Flanigan, who founded the shelter about 30 years ago. His house …

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The Pet Shop: We wanted a kitten. The coronavirus pandemic meant everyone, too. | Blog: The Pet Shop

After missing another kitten, this one named Cupid, I emailed her foster family, Rivka Gates. “We’ve been so patient and it’s so competitive,” I sobbed. “I feel like I’m trying to buy a baby on the black market. Gates was sympathetic. “I see how you would feel that way. I’m …

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Tuesday Giving Pet Adoption and Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe Fundraising Day | South of Lake Tahoe

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is hosting a special puppy adoption day on May 5 to coincide with the annual Giving Tuesday fundraiser. “Little Rays of Sunshine” brings two litters with a total of 11 puppies, as well as one of the moms, to the public …

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Shelter Hope Pet Shop delivers pet food – and the occasional packet of toilet paper – during the coronavirus crisis – Daily News

Under cloudy skies, Kim Sill unloaded supplies into the back of her white SUV in a quiet Thousand Oaks neighborhood, one of the few stops she would make to bring in pet food and other articles to those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. That hike took her to the home …

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Pet adoption, fostering resources during the coronavirus crisis

Many organizations support foster families and adoptions. Among them: Petfinder.com: A good starting point in the process, with answers to common questions and lists of shelters based on your location. LA Animal Services (City of Los Angeles): Currently needs assistance with medium and large adult dogs and cats. Visit the …

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Coronavirus Boosts Increase in Pet Adoption and Adoption

Emily Bates needed some kind of balm for her growing sense of dread. His solution: adopt a terrier mix named Frankie. Heidi Torres needed a coronavirus distraction for her three children – bored, worried and home from school. His answer: welcome Benny, a mix of spaniels who had just been …

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SpcaLA pet adoption centers in Hawthorne and Long Beach are accepting donation deposits

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the timestamp on the story to see when it was last updated. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Los Angeles pet adoption centers in Long Beach and …

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Pet adoption during coronavirus: shelters and rescue groups are adapting

Raleigh Many animal shelters across the country have seen a surge in adoptions in recent weeks as people scramble to add new companions to help them through COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. But there are still plenty of cats and dogs available for adoption in the Triangle, and plenty of obstacles facing …

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A lot of things have come to a halt because of the coronavirus. Adopting pets is not one of them.

Local “We didn’t know what was going to happen. Every day things change.” These bulldog brothers were adopted from the Animal Rescue League of Boston last summer. Matthew J. Lee Not going to the dog park? Consider these tips for keeping your pet happy and healthy near you. How to …

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Coronavirus orders lead to overcrowded shelters and a pet adoption deal

through: Whitney BurneyChrista Ferguson Job : March 19, 2020 / 1:40 p.m. EDT / Update: March 19, 2020 / 7:28 p.m. EDT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — As the Centers for Disaster Control and Prevention says there’s no evidence that cats and dogs can spread the coronavirus, the impact of …

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Pet store regulations can come to Collier; animal advocates not convinced

Revised guidelines and regulations for pet stores and breeders may be coming to Collier County ahead of the installation of a controversial pet store franchise, but animal advocates aren’t convinced the changes will do any good. On Tuesday, commissioners are expected to hear proposed changes to the county’s animal control …

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Puppies in pet stores could have a problematic past

SALT LAKE CITY – Adorable fluff balls of various shapes and sizes run around in tiny pens, in a pastel-colored room with a fun vibe. The little beings let out barking and barking sounds, as they jump with the energy of a puppy. Some would envy Victoria Burgoyne, who played …

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Los Angeles pet store closes months after video of employee throwing dog

LOS ANGELES (KABC) – A Fairfax District pet store is shutting down months after coming under scrutiny over a viral video showing an employee throwing a dog to the ground. Bark n ‘Bitches, which opened in 2006, said it would close by the end of the month due to pressure …

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Pet Shop Owners Bark Against ‘Puppy Mill’ Enemies | Local News

ALBANY – Pet store representatives are harassing lawmakers calling for a ban on the sale of dogs and felines in stores, arguing the proposal would deprive consumers of choice while stimulating unregulated breeders. So far, only California and Maryland have banned the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores, …

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New Pet Adoption Center Opens at Wilton Mall

WILTON, NY (NEWS10) – There’s a new place to shop at Wilton Mall. HOPE Pet Adoption and Education Center is unlike any pet store you have ever seen. He epitomizes the phrase “adopt, don’t buy”. Its opening completes the loop of Wendy Mongillo’s journey. “The funny thing is that about …

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Why the Pet Shop Boys are still the smartest men in pop

Yesterday, When I Was Mad isn’t one of the duo’s biggest hits, but this underrated 1994 single contains some of their most devastating and revealing lyrics. Tennant has noted he started writing the song “in a bad mood” on their 1991 tour, imagining “the kind of things people say to …

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How To Write Better Pet Adoption Ads

About 1.5 million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters each year because they weren’t adopted or had health issues that worried potential owners. Agencies often use “Adopt, Don’t Shop!” »Campaigns to encourage people to adopt or donate in shelters, but their effectiveness may be limited. How can adoption agencies …

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Sonnen’s Pet Shop, virtually unchanged for over a century, won’t stay in the family after owner retires – Twin Cities

The symphony of bubbling aquariums, canary trills and classical music at Sonnen’s Pet Shop has flourished for eight decades in downtown St. Paul under the constant guidance of the Sonnen family. As current owner David Sonnen, 76, nears retirement, the store that withstood the Great Depression, urban renewal and two …

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Angels of Assisi announces new pet hospital and adoption center

ROANOKE, Va. – A local pet clinic is about to undergo its biggest fundraising effort to open a new pet hospital and adoption center in Roanoke. On Monday, Angels of Assisi announced the launch of a $3 million fundraising campaign, “Imagine”, to open a new 16,000 square foot facility that …

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Loveland’s Town and Country pet store to close after 45 years – Loveland Reporter-Herald

The owners of Loveland’s Town and Country Pet Center, which has been the target of protests against puppy mills in recent years, announced on Friday that they were retiring after 45 years in the business. Mark Aine, who owns the store at 130 S. Cleveland Ave. with his wife, Sharon, …

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Will the “smallest pet store” become “the smallest rescue shelter”?

PETA Asks Hasbro To Help Promote Adoption And Fight Cruel Pet Trade By Renaming Tiny Toys For immediate release:November 7, 2019 Contact:Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382 Pawtucket, RI – As the holiday shopping season approaches, PETA Kids, PETA’s program for children 12 and under, sent a letter this morning asking Hasbro to …

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Warwick Pet Shop embraces a new way of doing business

WARWICK – The Humane Society of the United States has officially designated a pet store in Warwick as “puppy friendly” to recognize its commitment to only offering cats and dogs from licensed shelters and shelters. Representatives from the Humane Society, joined by several cats and a handful of dogs, gathered …

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Warwick pet store takes on a new way of doing business

WARWICK – The Humane Society of the United States has officially designated a pet store in Warwick as a “Puppy Friendly” to recognize its commitment to only offering cats and dogs from approved shelters and shelters. Representatives of the Humane Society, joined by several cats and a handful of dogs, …

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Dogs seized from Columbus pet store owner now for adoption

On the first day of adoptions, the queue at the Humanitarian Society was at the door. COLOMB – A bright future began on Wednesday for dogs who have seen dark days. In August, more than 278 animals, some dead, were collected by Columbus Humane in what the group called “devastating” …

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Ella, Shelter Hope Pet Shop Santa Clarita (VIDEO)

Chihuahua mix Ella may be six years old, but all she seems to want is to be held like a baby in the arms of someone who loves her. A tiny lady weighing just four pounds, Ella is never happier than when she is transported to Shelter Hope Pet Shop …

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From iconic pet store to non-profit adoption center, Andy’s Pet Shop in San Jose is going to be redefined

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) – Andy’s Pet Shop in San Jose has served the community of South Bay and beyond for almost 70 years. Co-owner, Lissa Shoun took over the business in 2007. She and her husband moved the storefront to 51 Notre Dame Avenue in 2010. “When we moved …

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New York legislature ends session without resolution on pet sale bill

That pooch in the window isn’t going anywhere – yet. Manhattan pet store owners in Schenectady breathed a sigh of relief on Friday after the New York state legislature ended its session without voting on a bill that would have prevented them from selling dogs and cats in because of …

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Closing the loophole of the animal facility

UPDATE (3/4/19) – San Luis Obispo County Animal Services has said it has received documentation regarding Bark Adoption’s 501 C-3 status as it requested from Animal Kingdom. However, it should take a few days for all of these documents to fully review, which means Animal Services is not taking any …

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Washington’s bill would limit pet store sales to rescues only

A bill that would ban the retail sale of dogs and cats unless they were obtained from a shelter or rescue center is under consideration by lawmakers in Olympia. Opponents and supporters testified about Bill 1640 during a public hearing on February 5. Some of them were from Puyallup, where …

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Linus, Shelter Hope Pet Shop Santa Clarita (VIDEO)

A 4 year old terrier mix named Linus refuses to let his partially paralyzed hind legs slow him down, and is the best runner of all the dogs at Shelter Hope Pet Shop Santa Clarita. “He’s actually the fastest of the field here – he’s very tough,” said Dani Caouette, …

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Shelter Hope Pet Shop, partner of ‘KHTS Adopt A Pet’, celebrates 1,000 adoptions (VIDEO)

It was a historic day at Shelter Hope Pet Shop on Monday, as volunteers from partner “KHTS Adopt a Pet” gathered to celebrate 1,000 adoptions since the rescue first opened in 2015. A pair of 13-week-old kittens named Bear and Scout marked the rescue’s 999th and 1,000th adoptions by a …

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Donation helps Peewee’s Pet Adoption open animal hospital

An animal lover’s donation after his death will now help sick animals in Corpus Christi for years to come. Peewee’s Pet Adoption World & Sanctuary received a full donation of $100,000 to cover the costs of the new animal hospital, which opened on Tuesday. The donation came from the estate …

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Kayla and puppies, Shelter Hope Pet Shop Santa Clarita (VIDEO)

Just one day after arriving at the shelter, 2-year-old Kayla gave birth to three puppies, risking herself and her newborns to be euthanized due to the extra care they needed. But volunteers from Shelter Hope Pet Shop Santa Clarita intervened immediately to save the life of the new family. Don’t …

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To encourage adoption, Sandy Springs plans to ban pet store sales

If approved, Sandy Springs would be the sixth city in Georgia to pass a law like this, a group that includes Canton and Holly Springs. “What this does is discourage puppy mills”, Canton Mayor Gene Hobgood told Channel 2 Action News. According to data from the Humane Society of the …

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Sandy Springs to ban the sale of cats and dogs in pet stores

Sandy Springs pet stores would not be allowed to sell dogs and cats from breeding facilities, and would only be allowed to accept pet adoptions from rescue organizations, under a new municipal law in preparation. No pet stores in the city currently sell such animals anyway, officials said at a …

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Mars Inc. buys pet hospital chain for $ 7.7 billion

Global pet food and candy maker Mars Inc. is doubling the growth of its pet care business with the acquisition of the animal hospital chain VCA Inc. The deal, valued at around $ 7.7 billion, excluding debt, represents a major investment by Mars in the burgeoning pet care industry and …

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This Virginia Beach pet store looks pretty normal, but it’s unlike any in the state – The Virginian-Pilot

The Providence Square Mall pet store is similar to those found in shopping malls nationwide. Puppies and kittens wrestle and nap behind glass panels, and an enclosed space allows potential buyers to snuggle and play with them before deciding to bring one home. The store’s neatly stacked shelves and shelves …

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Why Pet Store Laws Affect You – American Kennel Club

Posted on: October 23, 2015 Most breeders don’t think they have much in common with pet stores. But many anti-breeder extremists already see you as one, and a slew of laws now appearing in dozens of communities across the country defines just about anyone who breeds or sells a dog …

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Is adopting pets becoming a lucrative business? – NBC Connecticut

Darwin Robinson adopted his gold lab Carly four years ago, something he did out of love. But Robinson soon found himself experiencing first-hand the painful side of what state records indicate is an estimated multi-million dollar industry. “Shame on them, they do it for the money. They don’t do it …

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