Category Archives: puppy farms

Animal Welfare Organisations Unite to Protect the Public from Dodgy Pet Sellers

1,000 new adverts for pets appear online every day in the U 37% of people admit to doing no research before purchase Over 10% of people reported their pet became unwell after purchase, and nearly 20% had to pay unexpected … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Undercover Investigation Reveals Magnitude of Evil Puppy Smuggling Trade

The UK’s largest dog welfare charity is calling on the government to take urgent action to stop the illegal importation of puppies into the UK as Brexit approaches. This follows an undercover investigation, which exposes the magnitude and ease of … Continue reading

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Gumtree Clamps Down on Unscrupulous Pet Trading

Gumtree has today announced the introduction of a compulsory paywall in its Pets category, in a bid to deter unscrupulous operators from misusing the platform and discourage the ‘casual’ trading of animals online. From today, anyone wishing to post an … Continue reading

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Shocking Research Reveals that Puppy ‘Impulse Buying’ is Rife

A dog may be for life, but shockingly many people spend more time choosing a pair of shoes or their weekly supermarket shop than they do a puppy with devastating consequences. Pups are more likely to get ill and their … Continue reading

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Scandal of Sedated Puppies with Umbilical Cords Still Attached Entering UK in Thousands

Dogs Trust is calling on the Government to take immediate action to address the illegal importation of puppies into Great Britain, after an undercover investigation discovered smugglers across Central and Eastern Europe continuing to abuse the system. The UK’s largest dog welfare charity is urging … Continue reading

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French Bulldog Most Desired ‘Designer Dog’ to Buy Online…

French bulldogs are the most searched-for breed for sale online, new figures released today by Gumtree and the RSPCA reveal. As new figures show there were more than 66,000 searches for the fashionable breed in just one month (February 2017) … Continue reading

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England’s Puppy-buying and Puppy Dealing Hotspots Revealed

The RSPCA today reveals that the underground puppy trade is booming with more calls than ever before from people reporting questionable breeders and dealers. The UK’s largest and oldest animal welfare charity is seeing a steady rise in the number … Continue reading

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Star-studded ‘Collars & Coats’ Ball Returns For Eighth Year

  Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s annual Collars & Coats Gala Ball, proudly supported by Vitabiotics SuperDog, returns for its eighth year on Thursday 3rd November 2016. Taking place at Evolution, an exclusive venue set in the grounds of Battersea … Continue reading

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How To Avoid Buying From Puppy Farm Breeders

Last week was The Kennel Club’s Puppy Awareness Week, which aims to make sure that puppies live healthy, happy lives with suitable owners by spreading the ‘be puppy aware’ message. Andrew Bucher, Chief Veterinary Officer at MedicAnimal, a leading online … Continue reading

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New Campaign Launches Today To Target Cruel UK Puppy Trade

P – Parent – Is the puppy with its mum? U – Underage – Has the puppy reached the legal age for sale? P – Papers – Are all of the puppy’s papers available and in order? S – Sickness … Continue reading

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