Where Pet Store Puppies Come From


On top of the Puppy Mill Map Research that our research team has been compiling and releasing, our volunteers have also been diligently researching pet stores across the country to find out where they are buying their puppies from.

Not surprisingly, many pet stores are buying from large scale commercial dog breeders (puppy mills) who have dozens to hundreds of dogs and many violations. Below are the states in which we have CVI data for some of their pet stores, our volunteer team is still working on more states! Please read the links below and don’t forget to SHARE. 

Click on the links below to view pet stores that sell puppies and which puppy mills they are sourcing from.

Please note: this is a very time consuming (and expensive) research project that our volunteers are taking on! We are adding states and stores as we obtain the data, this is not the full list of stores that sell puppies! If you are interested in donating towards our research costs, click hereWe have also recently released an interactive map to show the full scope of the puppy mill epidemic. You can view that here. 

  1. Arizona
  2. Colorado 
  3. Connecticut
  4. Delaware
  5. Florida
  6. Illinois
  7. Iowa 
  8. Kansas
  9. Maine
  10. Massachusetts 
  11. Michigan
  12. Minnesota
  13. Nebraska 
  14. Nevada
  15. New Hampshire
  16. New Jersey
  17. New York 
  18. Pennsylvania
  19. Rhode Island
  20. South Dakota
  21. Texas
  22. Virginia
  23. Washington
  24. Wisconsin

And let’s not forget about puppy mills that lie and say they are rescues. Like Hobo K9 Rescue , Rescue Pets Iowa and Pet Connect Rescue. 

Or the brokers like Becky Busboom  and Crittersville Enterprises that are selling puppies to pet stores all over the country.

Don’t forget Pet Store Puppies ARE Puppy Mill Puppies …. The research proves it! 

This research can be  extremely costly, please consider making a donation to help us continue exposing the puppy mill industry. Every dollar helps us!


Did you buy a puppy from a pet store and want to know where it came from? Fill out the form below and we can help you track down your puppy’s breeder! 


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