Where Americans Get Their Dogs

Safari Stan’s Pet Center leads the industry in care and compassion

Safari Stan’s Pet Center provides ongoing staff training programs, in-store animal husbandry systems and community service programs aimed at placing homeless pets and curbing pet overpopulation in the community. The health and well-being of our pets come first for all of us at Safari Stan’sPet Center.

Safari Stan’s Pet Center is actively involved with other pet industry and we work to make sure our pets are cared for by licensed pet professionals who pay careful attention to their welfare and veterinary needs. The number one reason an individual becomes a Safari Stan’s Pet Center store owner is his or her love of pets, and that’s a fact we continue to be proud of.

How many dogs are there in the U.S.?

Take a walk down any city street or suburban sidewalk, and it’s pretty easy to see – dogs are a big part of our lives. It’s estimated that Americans own around 70 million dogs.1

We help create and enforce standards for everyone in the pet business.

How do most Americans get their dogs?

It may surprise you that as few as 4% of dogs are brought home from a pet store, while as many as 37% of dogs are adopted from shelters or rescues and 34% from breeders. The majority of puppies purchased from pet shops become members of the family for life, with very few dogs purchased from pet stores ending up in shelters.

What happens to puppies who don’t get adopted or end up without a home?

Many pet stores like Safari Stan’s Pet Center have policies in place to ensure that all puppies find a home. Safari Stan’s Pet Center recognizes that its customers have the best of intentions, planning to exceed their pets’ basic needs with love and proper care for a lifetime.

Occasionally, however, circumstances arise making it difficult for pet owners to keep their lifetime promises to Safari Stan’s Pet Center pets. In these cases, Safari Stan’s Pet Center Pet Counselors encourage customers to let Safari Stan’s Pet Center help find a new home for their pets. Assistance at Safari Stan’s Pet Center may include posting flyers in the store and at associated veterinary clinics, making pet placement calls and informing Safari Stan’s Pet Center Pet Counselors, who in turn will spread the word to friends and family.

Safari Stan’s Pet Center goal is to see that no Safari Stan’s Pet Center pets end up homeless or burden an animal shelter. Safari Stan’s Pet Center also has a Pets-for-a-Lifetime! policy intended to ensure no Safari Stan’s Pet Center pets end up homeless or in an animal shelter.

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Why Choose Safari Stan's Pet Center

Pet stores like ours are the safest place to buy a puppy. We comply with all local, state, and federal regulations. Additionally, we have set standards for our stores that go above and beyond government and industry standards.

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Myth vs Fact

We're working to end cruelty and substandard care. We share in the concern of communities and have a common objective to put puppy mills out of business. That’s why we’re continually working to push for the highest standards of care at our breeder facilities and in our own facilities. Get the facts.

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Safari Stan's Pet Center Gives Back to Communities through

Learn how Safari Stan's Pet Center is giving back to local shelters and K9 units through a partnership with Petland.

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