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Saturday, November 15, 2014

101 Puppy Mills A Sampling of Problem Puppy Mills in the United States

You might be interested to see the following list, and samples:
101 Puppy Mills A Sampling of Problem Puppy Mills in the United States

Now look at this wonderful website/ blog:
http://ruffpinekennel.com/

And now read this copied section of the Humane Society report about this particular kennel:

WY
Sharon Curless/ Ruff Pine Kennel – Pine Bluffs, WY: STILL HORRIBLE. At a follow-up inspection in August 2013,
USDA inspectors noted that four dogs had been euthanized after issues were pointed out during the previous
inspection. This is not a violation of USDA regulations but it gives HSUS researchers continuing cause for
concern. In April 2014, Curless cancelled her USDA license, but Ruff Pine Kennel still offers puppies for sale
online via ruffpinekennel.com/. Former USDA #83-A-0031.

Here another one out of the report:
CA
Jenny Um/ Best Kennel – Littlerock, CA: STILL HORRIBLE. Although her USDA license (# 93-A-0234) was
cancelled and her former website is down, Um is still offering large numbers of puppies for sale under the name
Fancy Puppies. Um sells on websites such as puppyfind.com and fancypuppy.net. As another indication that she
is still selling puppies, a buyer contacted The HSUS in October 2013 to report that she had purchased a sick
puppy from the kennel and witnessed poor conditions, but the complainant did not follow up when asked for
further information.


Conclusion:

  • Do your research.
  • Visit the breeder's facility , or have someone look the breeder up for you.
  • Do not let the breeder talk you into bringing the dog to be purchased down the road for you.
  • Have a look at other dogs at the premises, see how they are kept.
  • Get the history of the dog of interest.  
  • If a puppy, ask to see the parents. Observe their health, and behavior.
  • Ask about the grandparents, or at least get to see some photos of them.


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