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Eagle Scout candidate builds puppy enrichment playground to help train service dogs

A local teenager’s creation is helping a nonprofit organization provide specially trained dogs for adults and children with disabilities. As part of his community service project to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, Matt Ketchen built a 16-by-20 feet puppy enrichment playground for Heartland Service Dogs in Mokena. The 17-year-old senior at Lincoln-Way East High School […]

Watch: All About Animals with Petland- potty training

Ron Solsrud from Petland in Iowa City explains tricks to potty training puppies and dogs of any age.

Petland Chillicothe Reaches $45,000 in Support of Local Shelter Adoptions

August 6, 2018 Petland in Chillicothe, Ohio, has been matching the right pet with the right customer for more than 50 years. They are also helping support families who find the right pet at the Ross County Humane Society. Since March of 2016, anyone who has adopted a dog from the local humane society has received a […]

‘Puppy Mill’ Breeders Become ‘Rescues’- Are Pet Shop Bans a Political Hoax?

ANIMAL WATCH-“Puppy-mill” bans are increasingly being exposed as unable to stop the commerce of mill-bred animals in cities/states where they have been passed. An in-depth Chicago Tribune investigation revealed on May 18, 2018, that several large-scale commercial breeders have also been operating as “rescues” which offer puppies in restricted cities from the same litter as those supplied […]

Survey of Shelter Dog Composition: Mutts vs. Purebreds

July 2015INTRODUCTION A major goal of the National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA) is to reduce the number of adoptable pets that are euthanized in American animal shelters. The problem of unwanted pets and shelter euthanasia is a multi-faceted problem, however, and to make progress toward effective solutions, we need a clearer understanding of the many […]

300,000 Imported Puppies Prompt Rabies Concerns

Just last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared victory over canine rabies in the United States — a fatal virus that kills 55,000 people a year globally. That declaration may have been premature. A growing demand for overseas dogs — many from countries where the disease is endemic and the animals are […]

Stand Up for Your Pet Store

In many states, shelters and rescues import far more dogs and puppies for adoption each year than all pet stores sell combined.  The claim that pet stores are responsible for overpopulation is simply not true…  You can also read here about why you should feel confident in purchasing your new puppy from Uncle Bill’s Pet Centers. The shelter […]

Petland Hosts 6th Annual Dog Breeder Symposium

USDA and Ohio Professional Dog Breeders Association partner in event CHILLICOTHE, Ohio, April 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Petland Inc., the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Ohio Professional Dog Breeders Association, the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the American Kennel Club (AKC) recently hosted the sixth annual Dog Breeder Symposium in Walnut Creek, Ohio. More than 200 professional […]

French bulldogs seized from ‘unsanitary conditions’ at rescuer’s Denver home

Twenty-five of the French bulldogs will be available for adoption from the Denver Animal Shelter starting Saturday. A well-known woman in the French bulldog rescue community in Colorado is now under criminal investigation for, according to Denver Police, keeping dozens of dogs in a southwest Denver home so filthy it required a police officer to […]

For military veterans suffering from PTSD, are service dogs good therapy?

  JACKSONVILLE BEACH — Adam Fuller credits a simple, one-word command — and a black Lab mix named J.D. — for helping to save his life. “Cover,” he tells J.D., who is sitting to his left in a grassy field next to a park playground. The dog calmly walks to Fuller’s right, then sits facing […]

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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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