I have been following the evolving accounts about the Burbank “puppy mill ordinance” and support it without grandfathering in existing pet stores.
I'm a 38-year Burbank resident, and over those years purchased purebred puppies from breeders as well as rescued strays from the streets. All have been wonderful additions to our family.
I do not believe that this ordinance would take away anyone's right to purchase a pet from a breeder. Hopefully, it redirects them to a responsible breeder. A listing of approved breeders is available on the American Kennel Club website. Responsible breeders make every effort to strengthen their breed by breeding better dogs each generation. They keep a small number of dogs and limit the number of litters for the mother's health.