Introducing "Stripe"

Our Official Spokesdog Against Online Puppy Sales

Stripe - The official spokes dog for Hands2Paws

Introducing "Stripe"

Our Official Spokesdog Against Online Puppy Sales

Who is Stripe?

While your puppy is undoubtedly lovable, have you ever pondered whether it truly belongs to the breed you believed you had purchased? Allow me to introduce Stripe, who is thought to have been a blend of Chinese Crested and Shih Tzu. Through DNA testing, we have uncovered the intricate heritage of this pup.

With the aim of countering online puppy sales and eradicating the cruel puppy mills that operate nationwide, Stripe has assumed the role of the official spokesdog Hands2Paws.

Think I'm Cute?

Stripe’s story is a powerful reminder of the dangers of buying puppies online. His owners experienced the disappointment of being lied to and misinformed about stripes breed mix. Now, they want to share their experience to prevent others from going through the same ordeal.
Stripes journey will raise awareness about the risks of purchasing puppies online and the importance of hands2paws guiding consumers to
Breed-specific Association websites for litter inquiries.

Stripe was marketed online as a Chinese Crested / Shih Tzu mix. However, DNA analysis revealed a different lineage for him:

  • 36.0% Shih Tzu
  • 18.4% Chihuahua
  • 15.3% Yorkshire Terrier
  • 14.0% Bichon Frise
  • 8.6% Poodle (Small)
  • 7.7% Chinese Crested
Stripe - The official spokesdog for Hands2Paws
Stripe - The official spokesdog for Hands2Paws

Why Not Buy a Puppy Online?

Most of the puppies available for purchase online have their origins in puppy mills, where commercial breeding operations prioritize profits over the well-being of animals by subjecting them to dreadful and inhumane conditions. These puppies are often separated from their mothers prematurely and transported across the country. They frequently endure days without access to food or water. Unfortunately, after making an online transaction, numerous buyers find themselves with a sick dog or, in some cases, no dog at all.

Educating Puppy Buyers

Hands2Paws strongly believes that education is the most effective means to bring an end to online puppy sales and the ongoing crisis with backyard breeders and puppy mills. With the help of Stripe we plan on spreading the message of responsible pet ownership and the importance of adopting pets from shelters and rescue organizations. 

Together, we can end the downfall of buying puppies online and ensure every dog finds the perfect family and a loving home.

Stripe - The official spokesdog for Hands2Paws