Petland Summerville is a retail pet industry leader in animal care. For over six years, Petland Summerville has advanced developing industry leading standards for its retail business. We vigorously support the continuation of higher standards within our industry and do not condone or work with “puppy mills” in capacity whatsoever. In fact, Petland Summerville supports the highest standards in animal care well beyond many pet breeders. Petland remains one of the strongest animal care advocates in the industry and is committed to assisting local governments and industry associations with advancing improved standards for both breeders and stores.
Where does Petland Summerville get their puppies from? Our Breeders
Contrary to misinformation perpetuated by animal rights extremists and activists, Petland Summerville does not source their puppies from ‘puppy mills’. In fact, Petland has consistently been a leading voice for more stringent animal care and breeding standards. Petland continues to advocate and educate around the issue of responsible pet ownership. Additionally, our store is a state-of-the-art facility and our staff are trained for animal care and are under the direction of our Consulting Veterinarian.
In the first video below, meet Petland Summerville’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 Summerville gets their puppies from.
Learn even more about Petland Summerville’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.
Please check back periodically for more episodes.
Why choose Petland Summerville? Some Facts
We are a responsible choice!
- Petland Summerville is among the most reputable places to buy a puppy. We comply with all local, state, and federal regulations, such as the Animal Welfare Act. Not only do we adhere to all USDA standards, our Summerville store consistently exceeds government requirements for animal care.
- We lead the industry when it comes to providing a safe, healthy environment for our pets. Petland Summerville uses spacious kennels maintained according to standards set by licensed, professional veterinarians. Additionally, our team cares for each pet individually and treats them with the high standards of care.
- A veterinarian examines every puppy before they arrive at our store. In addition, the new family can see the puppy’s health records before purchase.
- All puppies are current on vaccinations & preventatives per age.
- All puppies purchased receive accident & injury insurance coverage through a trial of AKC Pet Healthcare
- A 14-day viral guarantee is included.
- A 1 year hereditary & congenital guarantee is included.
- All puppies are microchipped for their safety.
- 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 the insurance.
- 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 from before going home
- All New Owners have the option to enroll in the Puppy for A Lifetime Program
Petland Summerville gives back to our community. More Facts
Petland exists to provide families across the Lowcountry with the resources they need to care for their furry loved ones. Our store prides itself in giving back to the community where we work and reside. See below for some examples of Petland Summerville giving back to our community.
- Petland Summerville has donated pet food and cases of supplies to shelter organizations in our community
- Petland Summerville has supported local sports teams
- Petland Summerville consistently fulfills “Make a Wish” requests for children
- Petland Summerville continuously donates to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
Groups like HSUS want to ban heavily regulated pet stores like Petland Summerville 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 hold true 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 them with the right type of homeowners. However, with the popularity of the “adopt don’t shop” initiative, there is a large number of questionably sourced dogs, who become mislabeled in the adoption process as “rescue pets”. This is 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 a potential owner would receive 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 the dogs 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:
Where does that rescue dog come from? Source, Inside Sources
Did Your Rescue Dog Come from A Foreign Puppy Mill? Source, Humane Watch
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
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:
Petland continues to support 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.
“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.
Click here to read the news release.
For more information or to answer any questions, please contact us