In 2016, I published the book The Dog Merchants: Inside the Big Business of Breeders, Pet Stores, and Rescuers. A person who read that book was keenly interested in Chapter One, which took readers inside America’s biggest legal dog auction and showed that not…
My story is he first time that anyone has ever documented—in dollars and cents—the multimillion-dollar river of cash that is flowing from rescue nonprofits, shelters and dog-advocacy groups through auctions into the pockets of dog breeders.
The official publication date has arrived for “The Dog Merchants: Inside the Big Business of Breeders, Pet Stores, and Rescuers.”
Salon.com publishes the first adapted article from The Dog Merchants book by Kim Kavin.