Pit bull puppy turned away from PetSmart play date promotion, VB woman says


A VIRGINIA BEACH WOMAN IS CALLING FOR CHANGE AFTER SHE SAYS HER PUPPY WAS TURNED AWAY FROM AN EVENT AT A PET STORE. (TOM) SHE SAYS IT’S BECAUSE THE PUP IS A PIT BULL BREED. GEENA AREVALO SPOKE WITH THE WOMAN AND TELLS US WHAT HAPPENED…GEENA? (GEENA) THE WOMAN SAYS SHE’S WENT TO PETSMART FOR A PUPPY PLAY DATE THAT WAS PROMOTED BY THE STORE. (GEENA) SHE TELLS ME HER FUR BABY IS FOUR MONTHS OLD AND SHE NEVER THOUGHT HIS BREED WOULD BE AN ISSUE. (GEENA) FOUR MONTH OLD DALE IS THE NEWEST MEMBER OF JENNIFER MILLER’S FAMILY. DALE IS USED TO PLAYING WITH BIG BROTHER, BASH, BUT MILLER WAS EXCITED WHEN SHE GOT THIS EMAIL FROM PETSMART ABOUT AN EVENT CALLED PUPPY’S FIRST PLAYDATE, AN IN-STORE SOCIAL FOR PUPPIES. 54:04 SOCIALIZING HIM WHEN HES THIS YOUNG IS SO IMPORTANT ON SUNDAY, MILLER TOOK DALE TO PETSMART BUT SHE SAYS DALE NEVER GOT THE CHANCE TO MAKE SOME FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS. 50:51 “THEY LOOKED AT HIM AND SAID I DON’T KNOW, HE ONE LOOK AT HIM AND SAID I’M SORRY HE CAN’T STAY, HE’S DEFINITELY A PIT BULL” 51:00 MILLER SAYS SHE LEFT HEARTBROKEN. 56:45 THESE DOGS ARE SWEET, THEY ARE DESERVE A CHANCE JUST LIKE ANY OTHER DOG” 56:50 A PETSMART REPRESENTATIVE TELLS US “PIT BULLS AND OTHER BULLY BREEDS ARE SAFETY OF ASSOCIATES AND OTHER PETS, THEY ARE EXCLUDED FROM THE OFF-LEASH, GROUP PLAY ACTIVITIES” THE REPRESENTATIVE SAYS THE POLICY COMES AFTER CONSULTING WITH WITH VETERINARIAN STAFF AND SAFETY EXPERTS AS WELL AS OUR DEEP KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE INTERACTING WITH THESE PETS IN A WIDE VARIETY OF SETTINGS. 56:27 THESE DOGS ARE NOT DANGEROUS, THEYRE NOT AGGRESSIVE. IT’S ALL ABOUT HOW YOU RAISE THEM 56:31 56:06 “I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT COULD’VE HAPPENED THAT WAS SO BAD THAT THEY COULD JUST TURN AWAY A WHOLE ENTIRE BREED OF DOG”56:13 THE EMAIL DOES STATE THAT BREED RESTRICTIONS APPLY TO THESE ACTIVITIES. STILL, MILLER SAYS SHE WONT BE GOING BACK. 56:45 THESE DOGS ARE SWEET, THEY ARE DESERVE A CHANCE JUST LIKE ANY OTHER DOG” 56:50 (GEENA) MILLER POSTED ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE POST HAS BEEN SHARED SHE SAYS THEYVE GOTTEN AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF SUPPORT FROM PEOPLELOCALLY AND EVEN PEOPLE FROM EUROPE HAVE REACHED OUT. GEENA AREVALO 10 ON YOUR SIDE (ANITA)

2 thoughts on “Pit bull puppy turned away from PetSmart play date promotion, VB woman says

  1. 95% of all pit bulls will attack to kill out of the blue babies children other pets in their life time unless they die before that time. Yes they are loveable but when they flip to kill is never known. A man made defective breed. Love alters nothing. Many nations have banned these dogs allowing those alive to stay alive if sterilized. So many breeds of dogs. People who want this particular breed have loose screws. 80% of dobermans will bite someone in their lifetime but they do not go for the kill.

  2. It’s not PetSmart, it’s their insurance company! Certain breeds of dogs are not allowed off leash at the store. But, she lied to the employee and said her dog was a different breed, so she knew he wasn’t allowed in.

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