Thinking About Getting a Puppy? Know Where Your Puppy Came From
‘Puppy mills’ have gone global. ‘Puppy mills’ are large-scale dog breeders and sellers that fail to ensure proper welfare and veterinary care of dogs under their care. In the past decade, the number of puppies imported to California has greatly increased—over 100 dogs arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) monthly. We have not had an imported dog with rabies since 2004. However, many puppies are arriving from countries where rabies is common in dogs.