McCormack Speaks

March 29, 2017
by McCormack Speaks
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How Much is that Doggie in the Window?

by Megan Fontecchio, McCormack Graduate School student

Yorkshire TerrierAs a child, a fun Saturday activity for me and my family would be to go from pet store to pet store in my neighborhood for the sole purpose of playing with the puppies that were for sale. My parents always adopted from shelters; however, these pet stores were right down the street and passing by any window without going in was nearly impossible. As a young child, I never understood why my parents would not let me get the cute, fluffy teacup Yorkshire terrier that matched the stuffed animal I had on my bed. I never thought twice about where these dogs came from, what they have been through, and what they go through on a daily basis in the local pet store. I continued to hear the words “puppy mill” leave my mother’s mouth, but I never fully understood what that meant. Continue Reading →

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