Better Business Bureau Warns of Online Puppy Scams

The Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker recently issued a consumer warning about a growing number of scams involving online pet shopping, especially for puppies. While buying a pet from a non-rescue website is generally not a good idea, online purchases of pets increased sharply in 2020, as more people began acquiring animals during the pandemic. … Continue reading Better Business Bureau Warns of Online Puppy Scams

Retailers Expect Increase in Holiday Pet Product Sales

The consulting firm Deloitte has released its 2020 Holiday Retail Survey, and not surprisingly, our shopping habits are a bit different this year, with many consumers planning to spend less and shop online more. But one segment of the holiday shopping market is expected to do very well this year…pet products! The combination of spending … Continue reading Retailers Expect Increase in Holiday Pet Product Sales

Two New Animal Welfare Laws Protect California Pets

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed two animal welfare bills into law this month.  Both are designed to protect the welfare of the state’s dogs, cats, and other companion animals.  The laws were signed on September 19th, in recognition of Puppy Mill Awareness Day. AB 2152, sponsored by Assembly member Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), closes a … Continue reading Two New Animal Welfare Laws Protect California Pets