Animal advocates take issue with Doggie Style’s source of rescue dogs

    Where did your rescued dog come from? A shelter in Philadelphia, but where was the pup before that? Best known for its upscale pet gear, Doggie Style has entered the world of animal rescue, much to the chagrin of some animal advocates.

     

    NewsWorks partner Philadelphia Weekly took a deeper look into charges from local advocates and some PSPCA volunteers who have a problem with the store’s Operation Ava rescue in Northern Liberties receiving dogs from places like Kentucky and Louisiana.

    Activists say there are plenty of local dogs in need in Philadelphia, and PW’s Tara Murtha delved deeper into accusations of Doggie Style supporting puppy mills.

    As Murtha notes, the lack of transparency surrounding the store’s history with the PSPCA adds fuel to the fire, which played out on a neighborhood message board.

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