These days there is an exciting new range of pet related business springing up. As well as traditional pet stores, there are also sitting and grooming businesses as well as numerous other services and concepts. Exotic cat ownership is already regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Interior, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, CITES, the Animal Welfare Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Lacey Act, more city, county, and state regulations than you can shake a stick at, as well as existing animal welfare and public safety laws that govern both exotic and domestic animals.
You don’t have to worry that your dog will run chasing after someone else and neither will your poodle drag behind as you urge him to move on. If your pet wants to defecate or urinate, just release him from the stroller and then pack him comfortably back again.
The sad truth is that it is normal for them to not pay enough attention with regard to the welfare of the pets in their care, and so, these pets can easily become sick and also have welfare problems that will then be passed on to unsuspecting customers.
What is more, because of the retail nature of these stores, the pets being sold are treated more as commodities than loving animals and to realize profits from their sales, pet shop owners are hardly likely to consider the finer points of caring for these animals, and may not even be willing to spend money on providing things such as veterinary care for their animals.
If you have never shopped online and are leery about letting your credit card information be revealed, you should know that most online pet stores and other Internet shopping sites are equipped with special encryption codes and ordering systems so that you can be assured that your credit card information will be safe and secure and not end up where you do not want it.