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Pet stores say: "Our puppies come from breeders, not puppy mills."

Understand that the word "breeder" is not an exclusive term. Anyone who puts two dogs together and produces puppies is, technically, a breeder. So don't assume that a puppy from a "breeder" did not come from a puppy mill. A responsible breeder would not sell puppies to a pet store; they would want to meet you in person.

Stop Puppy Mills

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our public information campaign is saving the lives of dogs across america

Help spread the word. We have dozens of people behind the movement locally and if our signs outside Puppies of Westport stop even one sale, it helps the larger problem. The business of commercial puppy breeding relies on puppy store sales.

If no one buys dogs, the puppy mills go out of business. The best outcome of this is for the dogs who are kept in cages to breed pet store puppies their entire lives. The cruel trade ends if no one buys pets from pet stores.

The May 24 protest was the largest yet. Our pals with Bikers Against Animal Cruelty made the trip to Westport to join the protest outside the store. This group has helped out animal causes across Connecticut! See video of the day on the Puppies of Westport Insider

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The group opposed to Puppies of Westport, and the many stores like it, gathers most weeks to protest. puppies of westport protest

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next protest: contact us for details

Puppies of Westport - On sidewalk outside
420 Post Road W., Westport, Ct. (Opposite Whole Foods)

Protest signs provided OR bring your own.


Puppies of Westport is just one of thousands of pet stores in America that contribute to the cycle of puppy mills. Puppies of Westport sells dogs that come mostly from Missouri and surrounding states. The parents of the puppies spend their lives in cages until they can no longer be bred. Our group has paperwork confirming the rough and unsanitary conditions these dogs are kept in. The owners of Puppies of Westport claim the dogs they sell do not come from puppy mills. However, the paperwork that has been gathered shows the puppies come from large, commercial breeders that supply pet stores and puppy brokers across America. Pet stores are selling trendy, designer breed puppies that are taken from their mothers at an early age and loaded onto trucks to be distributed to stores. Puppies of Westport is an outlet for breeders who treat the dogs as a cash crop.