I have to admit I've been to the very Pet Store that this article is all about. In fact I purchased Simba from that pet store.
When you walk into the pet store, the first thing you see are several seemly healthy happy adorable purebred puppies of various breeds. They're not really caged, at least during the hours the store is opened. They're contained but in a way that anyone can reach in and pick up a puppy. Off to the side there was a huge cage that is contained with Bengal kittens. That is where I found Simba. Straight ahead in the middle of the store was an open cage with a Sphynx kitten for sale, for $3,000. They were asking $1,500 for the Bengal kittens.
I had no idea they were selling animals from Puppy, and kitten mills. Personally, I think it's a bit different with the kittens, at least with the Bengal kittens, as I met and talked with Simba's breeder, and I learned all about Bengals from here. Also, she comes into the store to check on her Bengal kittens every other day. Now, I can only hope that she's not a backyard breeder, but now I'm not so sure. But I do know that Simba didn't come from some miserable backyard breeder in some other part of the country, and I was also required to sign an agreement of spay/neuter, no declawing, and not allowing him to go outside. I know Simba's breeder had a hands on relationship with the store and her kittens that were sold there. Still, it does make me wonder why she'd rather sell her kittens out of the pet store, rather than her home.
Anyway, I can understand why wealthy celebrities might want to buy from that pet store, and the puppies there look great, no hint that they may have come from deplorable conditions.