Lesson Plan: California’s New Pet Law: All Pets Must Be Rescues
breeding |ˈbrēdiNG| noun-the mating and production of offspring by animals: palolo worms use the moon to time their breeding.
puppy mill (also Brit. puppy farm) noun derogatory an establishment that breeds puppies for sale, typically on an intensive basis and in conditions regarded as inhumane: they are urging a national boycott of pet stores that sell puppies bred in puppy mills.
adequate |ˈadəkwət| adjective-satisfactory or acceptable in quality or quantity: this office is perfectly adequate for my needs | the law is adequate to deal with the problem | adequate resources and funding.
for-profit |fərˈpräfət| adjective [ attrib. ]denoting an organization that operates to make a profit, especially one (such as a hospital or school) that would more typically be nonprofit.
intentions |inˈten(t)SH(ə)n |noun-a thing intended; an aim or plan: she was full of good intentions | [ with infinitive ] : Ukraine and Kazakhstan have both declared their intention to be nuclear-free.
shortsighted |ˌSHôrtˈsīdəd| adjective- lacking imagination or foresight: expedient, shortsighted solutions to problems.
Cruelly |ˈkro͞oəlē| adverb-with reference to a person) in a way that willfully causes pain or suffering to others: he marries Edgar’s sister Isabella and cruelly ill-treats her.
specializes |ˈspeSHəˌlīz| verb [ no obj. ]concentrate on and become expert in a particular subject or skill: he could specialize in tropical medicine.
accommodate |əˈkäməˌdāt| verb [ with obj. ] 1 (of physical space, especially a building) provide lodging or sufficient space for: the cabins accommodate up to 6 people.
unintended |ˌənənˈtendəd| adjective-not planned or meant: the unintended consequences of people’s actions.
Source: New Oxford American Dictionary
Reading Comprehension: Fill-ins
It takes the freedom of choice from people who want to get a puppy. They don’t want to get someone else’s unwanted dog or something of that nature,” he said, adding that some people need breeds that work well with children or accommodate allergies and other health issues.
Grammar Focus: Word -Recognition
His store, Puppy Heaven, specializes in matching owners with tiny dogs — teacup Yorkies and toy Maltipoos — and has a celebrity clientele. He said he was not sure what he would do once the law comes into effect.