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Pet stores are one of the primary distribution channels for substandard breeders to sell puppies, and they contribute to the overpopulation of pets in the homeless system, as well as the high euthanasia rates in shelters.

PAWS is strongly opposed to pet stores selling puppies for profit.

PAWS has successfully legislated against the selling of cats and dogs in Ottawa pet stores, in addition to the following other Ontario cities:

Toronto, Kingston, Mississauga, Vaughan, Waterloo, and Oakville.