When you think about it, dog trade is a horrible thing. Sure, it supports legal dog breeders out there, but it also supports puppy mills. Puppy mills are places build for mass production of dogs puppies for sale. Female dogs are forced to get pregnant all the time, and the conditions in which all those animals live are horrible. Take this example.
This tiny 9-year-old Chihuahua was rescued from a puppy mill, and for almost the entire decade of his life he had never seen a bed! When the rescuers gave him a bed at the shelter, poor Freddie didn’t know what to do with it! So sad.