It is estimated that 10,000 cats and dogs are killed at shelters nationwide while there are approximately 56,000 people looking for a pet each day! It is all about educating the public. The cute puppy at the pet store is usually the product of a puppy mill. A puppy mill is a large-scale commercial dog breeding operation where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs. Illness and disease are common in dogs from puppy mills and GREED is what drives the puppy mills! If you must have a purebred dog, there are reputable breeders, but you have to do your homework. Many purebred dogs are turned over to shelters everyday. Vigilance and patience is a must when looking for that purebred dog, but there are no guarantees that purebred will provide you the love and commitment you desire. . If you are looking for a companion, there is nothing better than a shelter pet and the feeling you have knowing you have rescued your new friend. The love will be returned tenfold! Please help to spread the word… ADOPT, don’t buy!!