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. Delaware
  4. Florida
  5. Illinois
  6. Iowa 
  7. Kansas
  8. Massachusetts 
  9. Michigan
  10. Minnesota
  11. Nebraska 
  12. Nevada
  13. New Jersey
  14. New York 
  15. Pennsylvania
  16. Rhode Island
  17. South Dakota
  18. Texas
  19. Virginia
  20. Washington
  21. Wisconsin

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

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! 


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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