My BFF online, Caroline Golon, has an outstanding post on her site, Crayons and Collars, which talks about pets and kids and how to have both if you're a Mom n' Dad to both four-legged creatures and two-legged creatures. She actually describes the site as "about guinea pig facts and fun DIY cat toys and why kids and pets go great together." It's a great site, I hope you'll visit it and sign up for her newsletter.
Anyway, most of us in the pet world have heard so much about puppy mills, and many of us have pets rescued from a puppy mill (like my Olive, who was a puppy mill Mom and pretty neglected and mistreated in her first 5 years of life), we don't need to be 'taught' about these places of horror.
Unfortunately, there are too many other pet parents who don't yet know or understand about puppy mills. And that's why I'm sharing Caroline's post. Please go on over and read the entire post, I will only share a few points here.