Instead of continuing to sell puppies, two Canadian pet stores have taken on the “Every Pet Deserves a Home Program.” This program was created to help increase pet adoption, with the pet stores providing customers with information on pet adoption and photos of adoptable animals.
PJ’s Pets and Pets Unlimited are the two stores that are partnering with SPCA’s, Humane Societies, rescue groups, and shelters. Pets Unlimited stopped selling puppies earlier this year, and PJ’s Pets will stop sales by September 1. PJ’s Pets will be searching for homes for their breeding dogs and remaining puppies until October 1.
In an effort to promote the new program, store employees will hand out brochures, adoption applications, and photos of adoptable animals.