Who can resist a cute puppy sitting in a storefront window, playing with a toy or sleeping peacefully? What you cannot see in the window is how many of those cute, purebred puppies come from puppy mills all over the United States, where dogs are forced to live in small cages and rarely come in contact with a compassionate human.
Puppy mills operate for profit with little concern about the health and treatment of the dogs in their care. The female breeding dogs suffer most, forced to live their lives in small cages and reproduce until they can no longer handle pregnancy or die. Many times when a female breeding dog is no longer able to reproduce, she is brutally killed or abandoned. These dogs never have a chance at a happy life or human companionship.