The tap of an app, and your new, sweet puppy is flown right to your door by drone. Wait, what?
There really shouldn't be an app for that. And there isn't. It's making a point.
What happens when you buy a dog online?
Many people buy adorable puppies of specific breeds from online retailers, but how does your new bundle of puppy joy get to your door? The Humane Society produced this parody commercial for a fake dog-delivery app called Same Day Pups. It explores a way a lot of folks think it happens — but with drones!
You get your mobile device, open the Same Day Pups app, and find the dog you want delivered to you.
A few taps later, you've got a new pet on the way to your home. Before you know it, the fictional breeders at Same Day Pups have launched your doglet into the air.
A small drone gently lifts the puppy up into the sky for the same-day trip to your home.
The skies are full of happy puppies.
You can even track the progress of your new family member within the app. What fun.
The drone lands, and the puppy's home.
The video ends with info on how you can order a dog of your own from SameDayPups.com.
(You should go to their site. Really.)
But there's one other thing... none of this is real.
What is real? By buying puppies online, you could be supporting a puppy mill.
The puppies delivered in this video are safe, happy, healthy, and even have a bird's eye view of the world as the family eagerly awaits their arrival. But when you buy a puppy from a store, odds are very good (99% good, according to The Humane Society) that it was bred by a puppy mill, a terrible place to be. Your dog's purchase price encourages this nasty industry to continue.
There are lots of dog-loving private breeders who treat their canines well, but the fact remains that there's just no reason to breed a dog for sale that trumps the needs of so many dogs dying for homes.
This app may not be real, but you don't have to put down your mobile device. Just use it to find a shelter nearby and make someone happy.
There are countless dogs, young and old, stuck in shelters who'd love to be part of someone's family. If only they had the chance.
And now, a word from the good folks at Same Day Pups.