Petland Sarasota is a retail pet industry leader in animal care. For over 19 years, Petland Sarasota has advanced by developing state-of-the-art standards for its retail pet store. We are for the continuation of higher standards within our industry and do not condone “puppy mills” in any way, shape, or form. As a matter of fact, Petland Sarasota supports higher standards in animal care and we want to shut down puppy mills.
Where does Petland Sarasota get their puppies from? Our Breeders
Contrary to what the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), other animal rights extremists, and some activists portray, Petland Sarasota does not source their puppies from ‘puppy mills’. Additionally, our store is a State-of-the-Art facility priding itself in animal care under the direction of our Consulting Veterinarian.
In the first video below, meet Petland Sarasota’s quality breeders, see their top notch facilities, and spacious play areas that all Petland puppies get to enjoy!
Here are some more kennels where Petland Sarasota gets their puppies from.
Learn even more about Petland Sarasota’s Standard of Care and Where Our Puppies Come from Through Our Petland Docuseries: Learn More
EPISODE 1: Where do Petland Puppies come from?
EPISODE 2: A day in the life of a Petland breeder.
Episode 3: Life At Petland
Please check back periodically for more episodes.
Why choose Petland Sarasota? Some Facts
We are a responsible choice!
- Petland Sarasota is among the safest place to buy a puppy. We comply with all local, state, and federal regulations such as Animal Welfare Act and not only adhere to all USDA standards, but go above and beyond such government requirements.
- We’re also the best in the business when it comes to providing a great, healthy environment for our pets before they go home. Petland Sarasota uses spacious kennels maintained according to standards set by licensed professional veterinarians.
- A veterinarian examines every puppy before they arrive at our store, during the stay at our store, and before they go to their forever home. In addition, the new family can see the puppy’s health records before every purchase.
- All puppies are current on vaccinations & preventatives per age.
- All puppies purchased receive $1,500 in accident & injury insurance coverage through a trial of AKC Pet Healthcare
- A 14-day viral warranty is included
- A 1 year hereditary & congenital warranty is included.
- All puppies purchased receive one free health exam with Sarasota Veterinary Center.
- All puppies are microchipped.
- All puppies purchased come with a lifetime Amber alert recovery system.
- All puppies are eligible for AKC or AKC Canine Program registration
- All puppies purchased get one free month of pet health insurance offered by AKC. Thereafter, the customer can renew and keep pet health insurance ongoing.
- All new owners have the option to receive kennel, housebreaking and teething supplies to ease the transition going home.
- New Owners receive 24/7 training support for their puppy through Dog Star
- New Owners learn housebreaking and teething training in store
- New Owners receive a 4 Basic Needs Training Course in store.
- We provide puppy vitamins, treats, & supplements for all puppies which owners can choose this before going home
- All new owners have the option to enroll in the Puppy For A Lifetime Program.
- And more…
Petland Sarasota gives back to our community. More Facts
Our store prides itself in giving back to the community where we work and reside. See below for some examples of Petland Sarasota giving back to our community.
- Petland Sarasota has donated pet food and cases of supplies to shelter organizations in our community.
- Petland Sarasota has fulfilled “Make a Wish” request for children.
- Peland Sarasota provided education on animal husbandry for several local girl scout troops
- Peland Sarasota continuously donates to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, notably $8,804.76 in 2014
- Petland Sarasota has brought puppies to senior centers and special needs programs through ‘Puppies On The Go,’ an interactive social activity
- Peland Sarasota supports Canine for Veterans
- Petland Sarasota has partnered with the local K9 unit to provide unlimited free at-home supplies to any K9 Officer
Groups like HSUS want to ban heavily regulated pet stores like Petland Sarasota for the following myths: Busting Myths
- Pet stores are responsible for pet overpopulation
- For every puppy sold, a shelter dog dies
- Pet stores buy from puppy mills
- Pet stores sell sick dogs
- There are plenty of purebreds in shelters
- Pet bans keep puppy mill dogs out of communities
However, none of these myths are true based when the facts are reviewed.
Please read “Myths vs. Facts” from our Petland Cares site.
Many “rescues” are buying puppies from the same breeders they despise. They then sell these puppies to customers for big profits. More Facts
Rescue groups, historically speaking, are run by committed breeders, clubs, or experts who very carefully vetted puppies/dogs and matched the them with the right type of homeowners. However, with the popularity of “adopt don’t shop” initiative, there is a large amount of randomly sourced dogs mislabeled as “rescue pets” and which has caused this to become a big business. This is also known as retail rescue. Since the dogs sold are from rescues, there are no warranties, health records, sourcing of where the dogs came from or regulations protecting the customers like one gets from a regulated pet store.
Please read the following article on this massive problem:
Dog Rescuers Flush with Donations Buy Animals from Breeders They Scorn. Source, Washington Post
Over 1 million dogs a year are being imported from unregulated foreign countries/sources. More Facts
The dogs that are being imported are not regulated like pet stores are at a local, State and Federal level. Many of these dogs being imported bring in serious diseases including rabies. These dogs are also being sold as “rescues” with no health records, warranties, or sourcing of where the dog came from.
The Federal Government (USDA) has released a report in Summer 2019 stating that over 1 million dogs were imported from foreign countries last year alone.
Please read the following articles on problems with importing dogs from unregulated sources:
The U.S. has become a dumping ground for foreign “puppy mill” and “rescue dogs.” Here’s is what needs to change. Source, Fox News
Where does that rescue dog come from? Source, Inside Sources
Did Your Rescue Dog Come from A Foreign Puppy Mill? Source, Humane Watch
Pet shelters are experiencing puppy shortages. More Facts
Why is this happening? According the New York Times strict spay and neuter laws are preventing breeding of dogs which creates less animals in shelters. In addition, some cities and States have outright banned the sale of puppies from pet stores. Without pet stores using good and highly regulated breeders, people are forced to buy their dog from a rescue or shelter. However, rescues and shelters do not breed dogs. Therefore, this severely limits consumers from getting the specific breeds they want. As explained above, there is a high amount of incentive for rescues to purchase breeds such as purebreds from foreign countries with no regulations, warranties, health records and so forth.
These diseased and unregulated dogs are entering the U.S. without any resistance because of the lobbying that special interest groups like the Humane Society of The United State. That lobbying puts up barriers that hurt pet stores that do get their animals from regulated professional breeders while organizations like the HSUS are able to push their interests that end up forcing customers to buy dogs from unsafe and unregulated sources.
Please read the following articles on this matter below:
Local and State legislatures are voting to keep regulated pet stores in business while raising animal care and welfare standards to help get rid of the “bad actors” and puppy mills. More Facts
Below are just a handful of examples.
Click here to read the news release.
“If bad breeders are the problem, then we need to do something about bad breeders.” (Commissioner Andy Solis)
Click here to read the news release.
Manatee County, FL:
Click here to read the news release.
“Shutting down the good guys will do nothing to stop the bad actors. Rather, it will open the doors for more puppy sales from unregulated sources, where abuse and inhumane conditions are more likely. This bill ensures that puppies being sold in pet shops are coming from responsible breeders, and includes strict penalties for store owners who do not comply.” (AZ Governor Douglas A. Ducey)
Click here to see SB 1248
Click here to see the Governor’s public letter.
Click here to view SB 331.
For more information or to answer any questions, please contact us