Britney Spears Slammed For Buying Puppy From Pet Store

Britney Spears and her new Yorkie

The Humane Society is criticizing Britney Spears for spending $3,000 on a Yorkshire Terrier puppy from a Bel-Air pet store. The HSUS says that she should be setting a better example for the public by purchasing it from a reputable breeder, and not from a pet store where the dogs likely came from a puppy mill.

They also expressed concern over the 30-minutes spent choosing the puppy, saying getting a dog is a serious commitment that should not be taken lightly.

The store’s website clearly claimed that their dogs do not come from puppy mills, but the HSUS doubted the accuracy of the site’s claims.

But they also cut Spears a little slack, saying it’s likely that she just wasn’t educated and that if she would do her research, the HSUS would gladly take her on as a spokeswoman.

Spears also owns a chihuahua named Bit Bit.

(Source: Humane Society press release)

15 Responses to “Britney Spears Slammed For Buying Puppy From Pet Store”

  1. Captn' Carl says:

    It seems to me that instead of grandstanding and wasting time drawing attention to puppy mills in this way, the HSUS purpose could be much better served by signing a formal complaint in the jurisdiction of the puppy mill store and forcing the law enforcement officials in that location to work on revoking their license to do business.

    Once the business license is revoked (Not just suspended (an ineffective slap on the wrist) but REVOKED), they are gone.

    As far as the internet sales, well, good luck there. Just try and get something done through internet providers who derive their income from advertisers and promoters on their sites. Never gonna happen. Big Business again, untouchable and isolated by layers and layers of insulation from consumers.

    The class action suit would be better served against Yahoo, or Google, or or whoever the Wizard of Claws advertises and conducts business on.

    As weird and twisted as the rules for E-bay are, they do not allow the sale of pets on their site. If they can curb the urge to glom on to millions of dollars per year, so can the internet providers – provided of course they have the welfare of animals at heart.

    The buyer is not the criminal here, the seller and their associates who allow this to continue unabated on the internet as well as the publicly elected officials in that jurisdiction for their failure to adequately inspect and shut down a business for substandard conditions, fraud and health code violations are.

    Let’s put things in proper perspective and stop the grandstanding, it cheapens our credibility as seekers of reform.

    Perhaps the next story appearing would be how the business was shut down and license revoked for numerous and repeated violations of health codes and failure to comply with laws on animal welfare.

    Not as attention grabbing as Britney Spears, but a hell of a lot more credible and substantial in content.

  2. Sky Eyes Woman says:

    Yeah, don’t tell me any of you are surprised by this. Britney Spears isn’t known for her intelligence and caring. I mean she DID drive around with her kid sitting on her lap. Do you really think she’d go rescue a mutt from the pound when she could just go spend way too much money for a puppy at a pet store after taxing her little tiny brain thinking about it for 30 whole minutes?

  3. amys says:

    so where are her kids, again?

  4. dogmom 3 says:

    Another case of buying the puppy from the pet store window. That kind of behavior just supports the puppy-mills. Think of the parents of this little puppy. That’s the horror, plus the health problems.

  5. blkcatgal says:

    What happened to the other little dog she had about a year or so ago? I remember seeing a photo of her and her then husband, K-Fed, with a small dog…..a teacup chiquaqua, I think.

  6. Merlin says:

    Everyone has the wrong issue here. Why should we be giving Spears any publicity at all? If I never heard another Britney Spears story it would be too soon.

  7. FiverCat says:

    Oh Britney, Britney, Britney. You can barely look after yourself, let alone two small children and now two dogs. Wouldn’t this be a wonderful world if it was mandatory for anyone with money to also have a brain. One can only dream…

  8. straybaby says:

    didn’t she get rid of a couple of chi’s at hubbies request?

  9. E. Hamilton says:

    And once again THIS crap will get more coverage than the pet deaths?

    Obscurity is what this sadly used up looking young person needs and I am just as dismayed to hear that she reproduced as I am to hear that the price of yorkies has gone up yet again.
    Every time the price goes up on little dogs the puppy mills go into overdrive.

  10. Jenna says:

    They do have a point, doubting the claim that the puppies aren’t from mills. We recently had a pet store open here that swears up and down that they don’t come from mills. Yet we have seen the papers from several puppies that say Thunder River Kennels and a few others in Missouri. I suppose she is relying on the fact that there is no state or federal definition of “puppy mill.”

    Also, I have very little respect for the HSUS. But if they are able to get the word about about puppy mills, then so be it.

  11. Diella says:

    She’s been through about 7 different dogs at this point. They all seem to mysteriously dissapear, probably being given away when she realizes she can’t train them. I even read somewhere that when she sold her house, she included her two german shepherds along with it. I am very against buying from pet stores or breeders but that is just me because I am not breeding dogs or showing them. I think everyone can find their perfect dog or cat from a shelter and on the plus side, they are saving a life.

  12. Katie says:

    She is part of the throw away society and unfortunately all her young fans try to be just like her. I agree with E. Too much air time given when there are real issues out there. Unfortunately the media “eats this up”, thinking it’s cute. Since she is unable to care for her children properly and sees animals as a fad…why would any respectable breeder sell her one of their puppies - same goes for a shelter or resuce. Probably the reason she had to buy it at a “puppy mill” store. Too bad she’s not smart enough to understand why those places shouldn’t be in business.


  13. Mike S. says:

    Not all pet stores sell animals from “puppy mills”. Some pet stores such as Petsmart and Petco work with local animal shelters and sell cats and dogs from those animal shelters.

    Our local Petsmart always has cats in it from the local animal shelters. I think at least once a week they bring in the dogs from the shelters for a few hours.

    The media and humane societies shouldn’t go around implying that all pets sold at pet stores are from puppy mills because that’s not always true. People are going to get confused and think the stores that work with animal shelters are bad. All that does is prevents a poor animal from getting a loving home.

  14. minny says:

    Where else is she to buy a dog? And where is the law for the correct time of buying a dog?? And shame on you HSUS, after you slammed Brit, now you ask for her to be your ’spokes person.’ You are another group of users that only want to use Brit, becasue she is so FAMOUS. People don’t understand, that she is MORE powerful the Oprea!! That’s right, Brit Spears is a very powerful women and she could give women a voice, but sadly people around her use her, just like all of you, judge her for some stupid little things. To be honest here not everyone knows about puppy mmiles. I am sad that everyone is abusing her. You don’t know what it is like living when everyone only wants your money your fame, and thats it. They don’t care how you are feeling.

  15. Ashley says:

    I 100% agree with Minny. Don’t people have more important things to worry about then where Britney Spears gets her pets from?! Really people, worry about yourselves and quit bitchin about people your jealous of.

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