Adopt a companion animal. Every year, animal shelters destroy millions of dogs - including purebreds and puppies - and cats. PLEASE adopt a companion animal from your local shelter, humane society, rescue organization (some specialize in a particular breed) or veterinarian. In addition, many pet supply stores, such as Petsmart or Petco, sponsor adoption days.

You can also find animals to adopt at these websites:

Visit the internet, www.google.com, and do a keyphrase search to get a list of resources. Enter the phrase "animal adoption."  Because google has a general idea of where you are located, you'll get general but also a list of local results. It will display a map and a phrase like, "Local business results for Animal Adoption near Denver, CO - Change location." Select "Change location" to fix your location if it is incorrect and zero in on the results.

Follow this link: Google: Animal Adoption

In the results you'll see one called a Cattery. There are those for boarding and those for breeding.  Avoid commercial breeding catteries! Ask smart questions. Don't support commercial breeding facilities, puppy mills or catteries.

Not convinced about the horrors of puppy mills?  Please read:

Bea's Beat

Blog with CAPS Spokesmodel Beatrice, a puppy mill survivor and vegan advocate.

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Deborah Howard

Deborah Howard

Learn more about Deborah Howard, president and founder of Companion Animal Protection Society.

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CAPS Blog

Read about issues affecting companion animals, especially those suffering in pet shops and puppy mills.

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Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS)
759 CJC Hwy., #332
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Class Action Lawsuits

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If you purchased a sick or dying puppy from Barkworks or Happiness is Pets, you may be able to join consumer class action lawsuits. The first step is to fill out the CAPS complaint form.

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