Arizona Pet Store / Puppy Mill Connection

©Bailing Out Benji 2021 
All research and information was done by the volunteer team at Bailing Out Benji  and must be cited as such when shared or quoted!
To view the rest of our CVI data, click here. 
 
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“We don’t buy from puppy mills.”

“All of our puppies come from small, local breeders.”

“We visit every breeder we buy from.”

We have all heard these sentences come from the mouths of pet store owners and their employees. They paint this beautiful picture of puppies running by a pond and parents frolicking in the fresh, green grass… Sadly, 99% of the time that is a bold faced lie. The pet store owners know it, the employees might know it- but the customer is completely in the dark.

This is why we are here.

Arizona doesn’t have many puppy mills that we know of… This is due to the fact that Arizona has no regulations or standards of care regarding commercial breeders. You read that right. Arizona has no state licensing,  no standards of care and no enforcing agency. 

Bailing Out Benji is a small nonprofit that started in Ames, Iowa and now has volunteer teams all over the country who are dedicated to raising awareness about the puppy mill industry.

Volunteers from Bailing Out Benji devote their free time to researching puppy mills to create puppy mill maps for the worst states, as well as raise awareness about notorious pet stores and breeding operations with huge violations. This includes obtaining CVI data (Certificates of Veterinary Inspections) and making those reports public. To learn more about the puppy mills in your location, you can also go to our interactive website and search engine

NOTE:

-Before an animal is transported out of state, a veterinarian, accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), must examine the animal for signs of “infectious, contagious or communicable disease” and, if no disease is found, sign the certificate for approval to transport.

To make this easier, we will be breaking our research down alphabetically by each pet store and connecting them to the various facilities they use. All of this information has come from the Department of Agriculture and the USDA. All of the breeders listed as associated with the pet stores sold puppies or kittens to them in the years 2021, 2020 and 2019.

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

Animal Kingdom Arizona Mills AKA Puppies N Love AKA Trendy Pet and Rescue: 

5000 S Arizona Mills Cir, Tempe, AZ 85282

7700 W Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale, AZ 85308

2174 E Williams Field Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85295

4500 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705

4550 E Cactus Rd J004, Phoenix, AZ 85032- closed

This pet store chain has been investigated for breaking the Arizona state law by purchasing puppies from breeders with violations. 

 

  1. A.K. Shepherd. Winslow, Arkansas- 28 adult breeding dogs. 
  2. Abby Anderson and family, Arrow Valley LLC FKA Sugar Fork Kennels. Goodman, Missouri-  157 adult breeding dogs and 163 puppies. Under their old license number and name (Sugar Fork Kennels), this facility had a direct violation due to an inspector finding an extremely thin adult breeding dog with very prominent hips and spine, as well as white gums. The dog had not been seen by a veterinarian. In order to hide this violation, they changed license numbers and names.
  3. Amanda Kincaid, 4K Dog Kennel. Cabool, Missouri- 12 adult breeding dogs. 
  4. Amanda Tucker, Roaring River Bulldogs. Cassville, Missouri- 16 adult breeding dogs. 
  5. Angela Fromm, Dogue DeRanch Fromm Faust. Miami, Oklahoma- 17 adult breeding dogs. 
  6. Arminta Hickman, Hilltop Kennels. Halfway, Missouri- 79 adult breeding dogs and 70 puppies. 
  7. Avaree Clark, Kurrent River Kennel. Van Buren, Missouri- 23 adult breeding dogs. 
  8. Barbara Ross and Roy Ross. Rose, Oklahoma- 24 adult breeding dogs. 
  9. Becky Flanders and David Flanders. South Coffeyville, Oklahoma- 110 adult breeding dogs and 33 puppies. 
  10. Brenda Arnett, Spurin A Mini Aussies. Edwards, Missouri- 102 adult breeding dogs and 28 puppies. 
  11. Bryan Unger and Brenda Unger, Baron Fork Bullies. Westville, Oklahoma- 38 adult breeding dogs. 
  12. Calvin Cantrell, Calico Puppy Ranch AKA Caltams Puppy Love. Anderson, Missouri- 40 adult breeding dogs and 72 puppies. 
  13. Cheryl Goring, Hidden Acres Kennel. Falcon, Missouri- 36 adult breeding dogs and 26 puppies. 
  14. Christina and Brandon Hillyard, Gale Whitaker; Whispering Oaks Kennel. Coffeyville, Kansas- 107 adults and 43 puppies. This facility was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country in 2021. 
  15. Curt Kokjohn. Fort Madison, Iowa- 42 adult breeding dogs and 48 puppies. 
  16. Daniel Gingerich, Maple Hill Puppies. Seymour, Iowa- 1000+ dogs. Gingerich has become known as the worst puppy mill in history. With more than 190 USDA violations in 2021 alone, Gingerich was investigated by the US Department of Justice and shut down due to his crimes against the animals. To learn more about this facility, click here
  17. Darin Miller, David Miller and Kay Miller, Miller Kennel. Oronogo, Missouri- 268 adult breeding dogs and 131 puppies. This facility was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country in 2021. 
  18. Dawn Bryant, Everything Pets LLC. Fort Scott, Kansas- 91 adult breeding dogs and 63 puppies. 
  19. Debbie Smith and Debbie Murrell, Prairie Creek Kennel AKA Landrees Lhasas LLC. Lebanon, Missouri- 108 adult breeding dogs and 58 puppies. 
  20. Donald Pullen, Blue Moon Dogs. Big Cabin, Oklahoma- 27 adult breeding dogs and 28 puppies. 
  21. Doug Smoot and Deb Snyder. Clifton, Kansas- 71 adult breeding dogs and 34 puppies. 
  22. Dustan Wellman and Deb Wellman, Wellman Farms. Donnellson, Iowa- puppy broker. 
  23. Elaine Craig, Sunset Acres. Butler, Missouri- 169 adult breeding dogs and 47 puppies. 
  24. Elaine Wilson and Craig Wilson, Wilson Kennel. Everton, Missouri- 243 adult breeding dogs and 180 puppies. 
  25. Elizabeth Rohrs, A&J Kennel. Lamont, Oklahoma- 38 adult breeding dogs. 
  26. Ervin Yoder and Linda Yoder, Cedar Ridge Kennels. Chetopa, Kansas- 24 adult breeding dogs and 12 puppies.
  27. Gordon Everett and Beth Everett, B&G’s Kennel. Moline, Kansas- 45 adult breeding dogs and 40 puppies. 
  28. Holly Burch. Cordell, Oklahoma- 58 adult breeding dogs and 26 puppies. 
  29. Janet Donnelly. Inola, Oklahoma- 24 adult breeding dogs. 
  30. Janet Partain. Nowata, Oklahoma- 10 adult breeding dogs. 
  31. Jason Scheetz, Two B Kennels. Fort Madison, Iowa- 157 adult breeding dogs and 188 puppies. 
  32. John Fromm and Linda Fromm, J&L Kennels. Chetopa, Kansas- 46 adult breeding dogs and 92 puppies. 
  33. Jose Rojas, Sugar Bulldogs. Collinsville, Oklahoma- 20 adult breeding dogs and 21 puppies. 
  34. Judy Miller AKA Judy Speak Miller, Monark Puppies. Neosho, Missouri- 66 adult breeding dogs and 44 puppies. 
  35. Julie Anderson and Tera Gerdes. West Point, Iowa- 34 adult breeding dogs and 67 puppies. 
  36. Karen Highland, Rocky Ridge Kennels. Milan, Missouri- 58 adult breeding dogs and 29 puppies. 
  37. Linda Barton and Richard Barton, Barton’s Puppy Boutique. Liberal, Missouri- 123 adult breeding dogs and 50 puppies. 
  38. Lorna Dismang and Kimberly Ireland, Indian Ridge Kennel. Pleasant Hope, Missouri- 183 adult breeding dogs and 86 puppies. 
  39. Margaret Odle. Howard, Kansas- 24 adult breeding dogs and 23 puppies. 
  40. Mary Feldmann and Tim Feldmann, Raspberry Creek Kennel. Sheldon, Missouri- 39 adult breeding dogs and 17 puppies. 
  41. Michelle Russell, Big Creek Kennel. Erie, Kansas- 77 adult breeding dogs and 16 puppies. 
  42. Miranda Cantrell, Cantrell Cutie’s Kennel. Seymour, Missouri- 47 adult breeding dogs and 19 puppies. 
  43. Monica Sheeley, South Paw Pets AKA Premium Paws . Neosho, Missouri- Massive puppy broker in Missouri that had 140 puppies at their facility and has changed their USDA license number several times. 
  44. Pinnacle Pet . Neosho, Missouri-  256 puppies (notorious puppy broker) 
  45. Rae Lynn, Rambling Kennels. Hartville, Missouri- 106 adult breeding dogs and 48 puppies. 
  46. Robin Froehlich and Derek Froehlich, R&D Kennel. Sallisaw, Oklahoma- 41 adult breeding dogs and 17 puppies. 
  47. Sam Pendleton and Sharon Pendleton, Pendleton Kennel. Dixon, Missouri- 30 adult breeding dogs and 9 puppies. 
  48. Stacie Stutesman, ShowMe Puppies. El Dorado Springs, Missouri- 84 adult breeding dogs and 90 puppies. 
  49. Stiel Wilson. Everton, Missouri- 18 adult breeding dogs and 20 puppies. 
  50. Susie Reid and David Reid, Cedar Woods Kennel. Lebanon, Missouri- 56 adult breeding dogs and 28 puppies. 
  51. Tammy Rogers, Vally View K9s. Mountain Grove, Missouri- 87 adult breeding dogs and 31 puppies. 
  52. Tara Dillow and Joshua Dillow. Erie, Kansas- 79 adult breeding dogs and 67 puppies. 
  53. Terry Buening and Howard Buening, Paw-Paw Kennel. Neosho, Missouri- 60 adult breeding dogs and 18 puppies. 
  54. Tony Schindler, QD Kennels. Frankford, Missouri- massive puppy broker with 68 puppies on their property at the time of last inspection.
  55. Vicki Duryea, Duryeas Dazzlin Doggies. Goff, Kansas- 43 adult breeding dogs and 32 puppies. 
  56. Wilbur Byler, Contented Puppies Paradise. El Dorado Springs, Missouri- 55 adult breeding dogs and 33 puppies. 

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It’s a Puppies World AKA Teacup Pups- N Roller Coaster Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704

  1. Anna Mae Good, Playful Puppies. Rutledge, Missouri- 99 adult breeding dogs and 24 puppies. 
  2. Daniel Gingerich, Maple Hill Puppies. Seymour, Iowa- 1000+ dogs. Gingerich has become known as the worst puppy mill in history. With more than 190 USDA violations in 2021 alone, Gingerich was investigated by the US Department of Justice and shut down due to his crimes against the animals. To learn more about this facility, click here
  3. Deborah Warren, Misty Dew Kennels. Pierce City, Missouri- 106 adult breeding dogs and 69 puppies. Warren has a history of violations that resulted in her receiving an official warning from the USDA. This breeder was also named one of the worst puppy mills in the nation. 
  4. Judy Gray and Jeffrey Gray, Gray’s Precious Puppies AKA Luv DG Puppies. Rothville, Missouri- 135 adult breeding dogs and 96 puppies. This breeder has had so many violations, they have been named one of the worst puppy mills in the nation in 2016, 2015 and 2014
  5. Kathy Brown, Peaceful Acres Kennel. Novinger, Missouri- 98 adult breeding dogs and 22 puppies. 
  6. Mary Smith, Smiths Kennels. Salem, Missouri- 121 adult breeding dogs and 15 puppies.  
  7. Rachel Davis, Vicki Davis and Virgil Davis , Davis Kennel. Seymour, Missouri- 90 adult breeding dogs and 20 puppies. This facility was also named one of the worst puppy mills in the country. 
  8. Ruth Shadow and Ron Shadow, J&M Kennels AKA Shadow’s Puppy Palace. Iberia, Missouri- 69 adult breeding dogs and 17 puppies. 
  9. Sheila Bealmer, Sheila’s Kute Janines. Atlanta, Missouri- 108 adult breeding dogs and 60 puppies. 
  10. Shelley Cox and Lonnie Cox, Big Creek Kennel. Pocahontas, Arkansas- 148 adult breeding dogs and 57 puppies.
  11. Tina Hough and Brandon Hough, Osceola Missouri- 49 adult breeding dogs and 28 puppies. 
  12. Tony Schindler, QD Kennels. Frankford, Missouri- 68 adult breeding dogs. 
     

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Pratt’s Pets- 5237 W. Glendale Ave.  Glendale, AZ 85301
11717 NW Grand Ave. El Mirage, AZ 85335
856 S. Alma School Rd. Mesa, AZ 85210

 

  1.  Pinnacle Pet . Neosho, Missouri-  256 puppies (notorious puppy broker) 

 

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The Paw Palace- 4792 West Snowberry Lane. Tucson, AZ. 885742

  1. Angela Kochs, Rocky Creek Inc. Niangua, Missouri- 210 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Injured dogs on property without being seen by vet or having plans to. This breeder was also listed as one of the worst puppy mills in the country. 
  2. Betty Fetters, Fetters Furry Friends. Novinger, Missouri- 118 adult breeding dogs and 36 puppies. 
  3. Clinton Michel and Marlene Michel, Ironbridge Road Farm. Long Lane, Missouri- 75 adult breeding dogs and 32 puppies.
  4. Daniel Ferrari. Foss, Oklahoma- appears to be an unlicensed breeder that sells to pet stores across the country. 
  5. Darlene Whitman, O’ My Heart Kennels. Mountain Grove, Missouri- 100 adult breeding dogs and 46 puppies. 
  6. David Brown and Kim Parsons, First Class Puppies.  Formerly owned by Becky and Guy Franks. Bluejacket, Oklahoma- 19 puppies and was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country. 
  7. James Bixenman and Marilyn Bixenman, Circle B Farms. New Cambria, Missouri- 106 adult breeding dogs and 60 puppies. 
  8. James Whatley and Alberta Whatley, Hush Puppies AKA Candy Coated Doxies. Mooresville, Missouri- 49 adult breeding dogs and 13 puppies. 
  9. Jill Pyle, Pyle’s Goldendoodle Puppies. Wheaton, Missouri- appears to be an unlicensed breeder that sells to pet stores across the country. 
  10. Josh Graber,  Country View. Bradford, Ohio- 74 adult breeding dogs and 49 puppies. 
  11. Kathy Brown, Peaceful Acres Kennel. Novinger, Missouri- 98 adult breeding dogs and 22 puppies. 
  12. Keith Simler and Wanda Simler, Simler’s Kennel. Kirksville, Missouri- 27 adult breeding dogs. 
  13. Mary Smith, Smiths Kennels. Salem, Missouri- 121 adult breeding dogs and 15 puppies.  
  14. Phil Hoover, Show Me Puppies . Memphis, Missouri- 370 adult breeding dogs and 131 puppies. 
  15. Pamela Monnahan, PJ’s Puppies. Lebanon, Missouri- 47 adult breeding dogs and 14 puppies. This facility also breeds cats and has 11 adult breeding cats. 
  16. Ruth Shadow and Ron Shadow, J&M Kennels AKA Shadow’s Puppy Palace. Iberia, Missouri- 69 adult breeding dogs and 17 puppies. 
  17. Shelley Cox and Lonnie Cox, Big Creek Kennel. Pocahontas, Arkansas- 148 adult breeding dogs and 57 puppies.
  18. Tiffanie Kurz, Tiffanie’s LLC. Frankford,  Missouri – Large puppy broker with. violations that  include keeping puppies in kennels that are too small. This broker was also named one of the worst puppy mills in the country.
  19. Tina Hough and Brandon Hough, Osceola Missouri- 49 adult breeding dogs and 28 puppies. 

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©Bailing Out Benji 2021
All research and information was done by Bailing Out Benji and must be cited as such when shared or quoted!
To view the rest of our CVI data, click here. 

 

To those consumers that have bought a family member from any of the area puppy stores, and are wondering about their actual background -please feel free to fill out the form below with any questions or paperwork that you have and we will confidentially research the breeder your pup came from.