Paco Collars has always had the policy that we don’t allow stores who sell dogs to carry our products. Last spring the policy was tested for the first time and Ana Poe wrote about it in her personal blog.
This past weekend tensions rose as parties clashed and protesters picketed outside one store selling puppies. As local media covered the story, they referred to Paco Collars company policy and the blog post from last spring.
In general, we don’t like to make waves, but in this instance we’re proud that we can help educate. It’s not that buying dogs is bad, it’s that the practices that accompany selling dogs through pet stores is ultimately detrimental to the welfare of pets and, as a company, we like to promote responsible pet ownership.
These days responsible consumerism is on the rise. If you find yourself reading labels in the grocery store, then thinking twice about where you get your pets should be a no-brainer. It’s up to all of us to make a difference.