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PetSmart: Change your discriminative policies against "bully breeds".
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PetSmart: Change your discriminative policies against "bully breeds".

    1. Gabrielle Johnson
    2. Petition by

      Gabrielle Johnson

      mililani, HI

1. The PetSmart website clearly states that "bully breeds" and specifically pit-bull breeds, any mixes with such, or any dogs with the appearance of being so may not participate in their Doggie Day Camp for the safety of store personal and others.
2. Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) does not address the real problem with aggressive and dangerous dogs: bad owners.
3. Any dog is dangerous if treated badly or raised to be aggressive. Stigmatizing specific breeds doesn't protect anyone and results in the unfair and untimely death of innumerable dogs each year.

4. There is also a serious inconsistency in the policy. It is up to the individual stores to decide whether or not to allow bully breeds in the doggy day care. However, you welcome them in your store, your vet clinic, and your grooming center. If it were truly a matter of safety we feel that the rules would be applied consistently.
5. Supporting stereotypes of dangerous breeds and enforcing these policies adds to the problem and is not a productive use of energy or influence from a company that claims to love animals.


The page containing their polic: http://pets.petsmart.com/services/petshotel/doggie-day-camp/day-camp-requirements/

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Erica Rogers DECATUR, AL
      • 10 months ago

      I do NOT mind going to PetCo, PetDepot, or Tractor Supply instead of PetSmart. This is so sad.

    • Blair Smith ALEXANDRIA, VA
      • 12 months ago

      I own a bully breed, shop at PetSmart, and have brought my dog in for vet care and grooming. Why shouldn't she be welcome in the Doggy Day Camp?

      • 12 months ago

      I have a pitbull puppy who needs to be socialized and he is far too young to be taken to a dog park. I have no options of socializing him other than trying to find other people that have puppies to socialize as well

    • Amanda Snyder COLUMBUS, OH
      • 12 months ago

      My 5 month old Boxer Bully mix was just turned down today from attending Doggy Day Camp, even though she's had boarding and grooming there. I was very disappointed to find out she has the wrong genes to socialize with other pups. Shame on you!!

    • Kaeti Roberts TRACY, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Bully breeds aren't the issue, it's who raises them and how they are raised.


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