AT Cartimar, a known enclave of pet shops located in Pasay City, one must prepare to part with his hard earned money in exchange for a puppy or a kitten priced willy-nilly by jaded vendors out to make a quick buck.
We set foot once again in this puppy mills territory to document the pet shops' seemingly random pricing that can baffle and shock the naive.
The prices of dogs at Cartimar vary from store to store and they are usually negotiable. Other details such as the dog's color, size and age can also affect the final price.
There are also cats (mostly Persian) and other animals being sold at Cartimar.
Hamsters are being sold P100 a pair for the small breed and P100 each for the big variety.
Ordinary rabbits are priced P450 a pair, while dwarf and lion head rabbits cost P900 a pair.
Also for sale that day was a young pot-bellied pig. The black beauty has a P6,000 tag price, but the vendor was willing to chop off P500 to get rid of him. --- AJB
The following prices were obtained from interviews with shop owners on June 26, 2015: