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Forget the puppy love - S.F. is in the doghouse

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San Francisco SPCA conducted an online and phone survey of San Francisco dog owners in late 2011 yielding more than 700 responses. 60% adopted their dogs from a shelter or family & friends; 32% bought their dogs online from a pet store or from potential puppy mill breeders; 8% paid thousands for top-notch purebreds.

About half of animals brought to the San Francisco SPCA last year were surrendered by their owners.

32% from puppy mills?! How sad.

I wonder how many of those are the ones that get surrendered.

Thanks for these stats, Niall.

The Lesson: Never buy a pet from the Internet.