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HSUS Urges Lawmakers to go After Small Businesses During COVID-19

Sending the Wrong Message: Humane Society of the United States asks Lawmakers to Prioritize Closing Pet Stores During COVID   This message was not about COVID-19, the $2 trillion-dollar stimulus bill or the looming economic recession and resulting increase in unemployment. The message from Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) CEO Kitty Block was […]

Frisco, Texas, Strengthens Pet Store Regulations

IN FRISCO, TEXAS, EDUCATION BRINGS PROGRESSIVE REGULATIONS On January 21 the Frisco, Texas City Council voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance to strengthen pet store regulations in the city. What began as a polarizing debate about retail pet sales concluded with an education on what constitutes best practices in retail pet store management. Not […]

What is Best for Pets?

What is Driving the Emotionally Charged Demands to Ban the Sales of Regulated Pets From Pet Stores? Is it a desire to improve animal welfare or is it to appease special interest groups? It can’t be both. -Joe Watson, President and CEO of Petland Inc.   Across America today, approximately 300-communities and 3-states have banned the sales of […]

Impact of California’s Retail Pet Sale Ban

False Promises Create Unintended Consequences   Over the past 10 years animal welfare organizations have continued to advocate for the adoption of homeless dogs and have had impressive, measurable success. The American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey* reports a drastic increase in the number of dogs adopted via shelter or rescue. A […]

HSUS State Director Misleads Police in Investigation of Dog Attack at her Home

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Elderly Woman Dies After Dog Attack in Suffield; Attack Occurred at Home of Animal Activist Pit Bull Belongs to HSUS Senior State Director Annie Hornish Janet D’Aleo, 95-years old, died Wednesday after a dog attack in Suffield. Appeals Destruction Order UPDATE 11/26/19: Suffield Police have completed their investigation after a pit bull […]

Did the Humane Society of the United States Endorse a Retail Rescue?

Pretending To Be a Veterinarian Doesn’t Help Animals -Ed Sayres, Director of Animal Welfare Education at Petland Inc., former President of American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) I thought there was consensus among all animal welfare organizations that falsifying veterinary reports was not in the best interest of the welfare of companion […]

Advancing Animal Welfare at 7th Annual Dog Breeder Symposium

Petland Inc., the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Ohio Forum for Companion Animals (OFCA), the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the American Kennel Club (AKC) recently hosted the seventh annual Dog Breeder Symposium in Walnut Creek, Ohio. More than 250 professional and hobby breeders from three states were in attendance.   “Petland […]

The Name Game

PENINSULA HUMANE SOCIETY & SPCA The Name Game September 11, 2019 at 7:46 AM   Here’s a question I often get asked: “What’s the relationship between Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA and American SPCA (ASPCA), Humane Society of U.S. (HSUS), and other national-sounding groups?” The question often comes as those organizations send mail asking for […]

Petland Chillicothe Donates Pomeranian Puppy to Ava’s Magical Unicorns

Fundraiser for cystic fibrosis April 6 at Greenfield VFW Ranch; Petland of Chillicothe thanked for support By Jean Little, M.Ed. Greenfield Elementary School Over the weekend, we had an amazing experience at Petland in Chillicothe, and I truly believe that we should not only thank them in a big way, but also make sure that […]

Petland Applauds USDA Action to Strengthen Standards of Care

Petland applauds the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) March 21, 2019 announcement seeking public comment on proposed updates to the Animal Welfare Act.  The Animal Welfare Act is a federal law that establishes the regulations of commercial dog kennels, dealers, research facilities and exhibitors. “Petland has a proud history of advocating for enhanced meaningful […]

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Petland Gives Back

Through Petland Charities, a 501c3 organization, Petland partners with the communities their corporate stores call home to raise funds for local shelters and K9 units.

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Myth vs Fact

We're working to end cruelty and substandard care. We share in the concern of communities and have a common objective to put puppy mills out of business. That’s why we’re continually working to push for the highest standards of care at our breeder facilities and in our own facilities. Get the facts.

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Petland Gives Back to Communities via Petland Charities

Learn how Petland is giving back to local shelters and K9 units through their new charitable giving organization, Petland Charities.

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