When you chose to purchase a puppy or dog from a pet store or online ad,(e.g., Craigslist), you are more than likely supporting the cruelty of a puppy mill. Ignorance is not bliss folks.
Adopt...don't shop. Petfinder lists adoptable dogs from all over the Country. We have dozens of great dog (and cat) rescue groups in Washington!
If the 'demand' for pet store/online ad pups and dogs goes down, then the number of puppy mills will decrease. It's simple economics--supply and demand. Each of us has the power to help put these folks out of business by withholding our dollars. Exercise your economic POWER!
To see which local pet stores sell puppy mill pups, please see this Facebook link and if so inclined, 'share it'.