No more puppy sales at west Edmonton pet store – West Edmonton Local

A west Edmonton pet store is part of a national movement to stop selling puppies and start encouraging customers to adopt pets from shelters.

PJ’s Pets in West Edmonton Mall stopped selling puppies as of Sept.1. The move is meant to discourage puppy mills and recognize the large number of adoptable pets already available.

A young girl plays with one of the many cats available for adoption at the Edmonton Humane Society on Sept. 23, 2011. Photographed by Erin Cripps-Woods.The Edmonton Humane Society went a step further and asked PJ’s Pets to stop selling cats, too. “The two groups are now having preliminary talks to establish the society as a liaison between smaller shelters and PJ’s Pets,” said Shawna Randolph, Edmonton Humane Society spokesperson.

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