Is it okay to get your pup from a puppy mill, pet store or breeder?
There are waaayy too many 'used' dogs out there that need homes. Dogs that have been rescued from crappy, abusive situations. And pups that were born in scary, dangerous places (an abandoned shed, or behind a dumpster like our little dude, Norman).
Purchasing a pup from a pet store or from a puppy mill advertising on kijiji is complete HORSESHIT.
Before you buy a dog from any of the above places, google 'animal kill shelter' and educate yourself.
A dog is a member of the family: be responsible when you bring home a new family member.
Have the mindset and the money to care for your mutt. And that includes spaying/neutering - which reduces both overpopulation and dog aggression.
Anyone that is too good to love a used dog, from a rescue agency or the humane society, absolutely does not belong here..
Get lost. You're NOT welcome. On behalf of used dogs everywhere...