So my husband and I were in the mall today, and we went into what seemed like a really cute dog clothes/accesory store, ya know the ones that sell all of the silly hats and glasses and different bags for the small dogs? (And before someone yells at me I don't think that dog clothes are always silly but I mean stuff like bunny ears and antlers for dogs. ) Anyway we go in and it is all cutsey and there are toy dogs and doggy clothes and ... DOGS?! I mean I guess the sign did say Puppy town but it was connected to a store called bear town that sold toy bears like build a bear workshop. Imagine my surprise. Well, we figured we're here, might as well look at these poor things. Why? I dunno, morbid curiosity I guess? Now I don't like dog stores, and I made sure the breeder I bought my pup from was reputable and my last dog came from a shelter so I figured that it would be bad. I was right. They were selling 5 month old puppies completely untrained for over 900$. These poor things if they get bought for the rediculous price they were getting sold for they would probably end up at the pound a week later. It gets worse. MIXED BREED PUPPIES. Not a purebred super fancy breed that you would expect to pay more for, but labrador/collie mixes, beagle pug mixes,poodle and something else mixes...for over 500 dollars. Older puppies that have only been kept in cages all of their lives and not really trained or socialized. Sick puppies with gunk in their eyes staring blankly ahead And people must buy them or the store wouldn't sell them right? but there are dogs just like these but cuter and in more desperate need of a home and they are getting euthanized daily because some moron decided that it would be cute to breed a beagle with a pug, call it a bug make it "trendy" and charge 700 dollars for it. I mean I guess it is their money but what in the world? I don't know why but the whole thing made me mad. It was like "don't get your dog from an icky pound, get it from our cute little store". I just can't understand it all. Poor puppies, if I had had a whole lot of money I would have bought out the store and closed it so they didn't have to live there anymore. Oh, the other thing that annoyed me was the size of the cages. I mean, yeah a crate is supposed to be a certain size so the dog doesn't poop there but these were SMALL and glass enclosed where little kids came in a beat on the glass and one can bet they dont get out for more then to go potty since I only saw 1 person working in the store and there was really no place to walk them IN A MALL. grrr. Am I off the wall being mad about this or does anyone agree?