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 are buying from puppy mills.

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! If you are interested in donating towards our research costs, click here

  1. Arizona
  2. Colorado 
  3. Florida
  4. Illinois
  5. Iowa 
  6. Massachusetts 
  7. Minnesota
  8. Nebraska 
  9. Nevada
  10. New Jersey
  11. New York 
  12. Pennsylvania
  13. Texas
  14. Wisconsin

And let’s not forget about puppy mills that lie and say they are rescues. 


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



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!