CHILLICOTHE, Ohio, June 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – For more than 53 years, Petland has been dedicated to introducing the human-animal bond experience which, for many families, is made possible by trusted animal breeders. In recognition of our obligation to do even more to support responsible pet breeding, we are proud to announce our support for Canine Care certification.™ program, administered by Purdue University.
“Americans want the right to choose where they choose their pet, and at Petland, we’re committed to providing these families with pets raised by responsible breeders,” said Joe watson, CEO of Petland Inc. “Each year, Petland hosts breeder tours, sponsors educational symposia, and attends breeder conferences to support continuing education efforts. We believe the Canine Care Certified™ program is the next logical step and is committed to helping increase the number of Canine Care Certified™ breeders. Our ultimate goal is for all breeders supplying puppies to Petland stores to be fully compliant and certified by the program. “
After several years of evaluating the welfare of breeding dogs, Dr. Candace Croney, Director of Purdue University Center for Animal Welfare Science and its team have developed comprehensive, evidence-based canine welfare standards focused on obtaining healthy dogs whose behavioral needs have been prioritized to prepare them for success in homes. The program sets rigorous standards of care to be followed by professional dog breeders and is combined with regular, third-party and independent audits of breeder operations.
Canine Care certification™ The program was created in 2013. The standards go far beyond existing standards for dog care. This voluntary national program is not only concerned with the health and general welfare of dogs in the care of breeders. United States, it is the only program that places such a strong emphasis on their behavioral well-being. The program standards have been developed, peer reviewed and updated in collaboration with renowned scientists and veterinarians with diverse expertise in canine health and welfare sciences, as well as ethics.
Breeders who wish to be certified must commit to meeting or exceeding the rigorous criteria evaluated by experts. Five pillars of care for physical health, behavioral health, the environment, breeding life and retirement, and the expectations of caretakers. They must also accept independent audit to confirm compliance with all standards.
For more information on Canine Care certification, visit https://vet.purdue.edu/ccc/.
Petland, Inc. is a pet retail franchise with 246 locations, 150 of which are international. Stores are located in Canada, Brazil, China, El Salvador, Mexico, South Africa and Saudi Arabia. For over 50 years, Petland Pet Counselors have been dedicated to matching the right pet with the right client and meeting the needs of both. To its customers who already have pets, Petland is committed to improving their knowledge and enjoyment of the human-animal bond. Petland was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in the south-central Ohio. For more information on Petland, visit www.petland.com.
Petland Charities is a 501c3 organization, which partners with the communities Petland Corporate Stores call home to raise funds for local shelters, K9 units, service dogs and veterans dogs.