Actually I work at the Petland at Preston in Dallas, and it is a perfect place to get pets!! We are all animal lovers that have been also extensively trained to care and explain how to care for all the types of animals we have. WE ARE NOT A ""PET STORE"" LIKE ""PETSMART"" OR ""PETCO""!!!! These are primarily supply stores that quit carrying animals due to lawsuits from lack of care and housing abilities. Petland is a global private franchise that takes pride in customer service and the utmost care of the animals. We are dedicated for finding the right pet for the right customer and meeting the needs of both! We get ALL of our animals, including the puppies, from U.S.D.A. approved hobbyist and breeders, and the animals are not taken from their mother until they are weaned and are in 14 hour a day care EVERYDAY thereafter. They are transported in specialized climate controlled trucks and checked by at least 3 veterinarians before they even go on sale, and are visited by a veterinarian every week thereafter. We do not believe in substandard facilities such as ""puppy mills"" and in no way condone it. ALL of our animals are played with and socialized everyday all day long, and would not sell one that is otherwise. You CANNOT get that guarantee from any ""private seller""! We also cover the intial veterinary visit after purchase in addition to the spay and neuter, and the puppy is guaranteed to be current on ALL of its vaccinations. All of the puppies are also microchipped and come with lifetime training assistance, so please tell me of any ""private seller"" that does that! We also welcome anyone to come play with our puppies and animals, they need all the love they can get, even if they dont go home. That makes us a great place to bring the kids!! Come on in and experience Petland for yourself, and you'll see all the stuff you've been missing going to ""those other guys""!