Colorado Pet Store/ Puppy Mill Connection

CVI DATA

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All research and information was done by the volunteer team at Bailing Out Benji  and must be cited as such when shared or quoted!
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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 absolutely false. 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.


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. Including right here in Colorado. 

Volunteers from Bailing Out Benji devote their free time to researching puppy mills to createpuppy 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 thosereports public. To learn more about the puppy mills in your location, you can also go to ourinteractive 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 2020, 2019 and 2018.

For any questions regarding the information presented below, please visit us onFacebook

*Please note* We do not receive documents about the Colorado breeders these stores source from, since CVIs are not needed unless animals cross state lines. If you bought a puppy from a Colorado pet store and want to know more about its origins, please fill out the form below. 

We are a small nonprofit organization that makes big changes with very few resources. Our research is used by the leading animal welfare organizations across the country, because what we do is so unique and important.  To make a one time donation or to sign up to be a sustaining supporter to allow us to continue our various programs that expose the puppy mill industry, click the donate button below.

To make a donation or learn about other ways to support our efforts, click the image above

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Aquatic Dog- 7429 East Iliff Ave, Denver Colorado

  1. Angie and Casey Schaff, Nebraskaland Pets AKA Big Red Country Kennel. Atkinson, Nebraska- 212 adult breeding dogs and 132 puppies.
  2. Becky and Sam Mosshart, SBM Kennels. Protection, Kansas-  117 adult breeding dogs and 63 puppies . Mosshart is an opponent of a new Kansas law regulating rescues and breeders. She doesn’t believe in surprise inspections. 
  3. Brian Warren, Crittersville Enterprises LLC.  Culbertson, Nebraska- Large scale dog broker out of Nebraska. To view the puppy mills they buy from, click here.

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Classy Pets- 7057 W. Pineview Drive Littleton CO  80125

  1. Devaron and Robert Zimmerman, Zimmor Kennel. Sterling, Kansas- 75 adult breeding dogs and 45 puppies. 
  2. Ann Allison, Rockin A Kennel. Langdon,  Kansas- 14 adult breeding dogs and 3 puppies.

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FuzzyPups! – 1979 Carlson Road, Parker CO  80138

  1. Clem Disterhaupt, Stuart Nebraska- 66 adult breeding dogs and 61 puppies. 

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    Gone Wild Pet Supply FKA Sophia’s Pet Paradise -1373 Forest Park Circle, Lafayette, Colorado 

    1. Brian Warren, Crittersville Enterprises LLC.  Culbertson, Nebraska- Large scale dog broker out of Nebraska. To view the puppy mills they buy from, click here. 

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Just Pets- 8874 Maximum Dr, Lone Tree, Colorado;

 2154 East Commons Ave, Centennial, Colorado

 
  1. Sharon Monk, BJ’s & Guys. Menlo, Kansas- 580 adult breeding dogs  and 383 puppies.  Not only are they a very large scale puppy mill, but they have a history of violations including too many dogs in cages, and structurally unsound cages. They were also named one of the worst puppy mills in the entire country .
  2. Lorilee Thomas, Puppies Extraordinaire. Whiting, Kansas- 659 adult breeding dogs and 379 puppies with a history of violations including: dogs with hair loss, wires poking into kennels, excessively long toe nails, evidence of mice, etc.   
  3. Angie and Casey Schaff, Nebraskaland Pets AKA Big Red Country Kennel. Atkinson, Nebraska- 212 adult breeding dogs and 132 puppies.
  4. Devaron and Robert Zimmerman, Zimmor Kennel. Sterling, Kansas- 75 adult breeding dogs and 45 puppies. 
  5. Becky and Sam Mosshart, SBM Kennels. Protection, Kansas-  117 adult breeding dogs and 63 puppies . Mosshart is an opponent of a new Kansas law regulating rescues and breeders. She also doesn’t agree with surprise inspections. 
  6. Sharon Curless, English Sage LLC (AKA Ruff Pine Kennel). Pine Buffs, Wyoming- has been named one of the worst puppy mills in the country for failing to provide veterinary care to sick and injured dogs. Curless also received an official USDA warning due to her violations. English Sage is no longer USDA licensed. 

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Perfect Pets- 6840 S University Blvd, Centennial, Colorado

  1. Becky and Sam Mosshart, SBM Kennels. Protection, Kansas- 117 adult breeding dogs and 63 puppies . Mosshart is an opponent of a new Kansas law regulating rescues and breeders. She also doesn’t agree with surprise inspections. 
  2. Angie and Casey Schaff, Nebraskaland Pets AKA Big Red Country Kennel. Atkinson, Nebraska- 212 adult breeding dogs and 132 puppies.
  3. Larry and Anastasia Naillieux, Concordia Kansas- unable to access records. Was USDA licensed but cancelled after violations. 
  4. Cynthia Hartsuiker, Hartwind Kennels. Big Springs, Nebraska- is an unlicensed breeding facility. 

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Pet City Baja Citadel- 750 Citadel Dr, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  1. Levi Graber, Blue Ribbon Puppies. Odon,  Indiana– 308 puppies. This puppy mill was also named one of the worst in the nation due to a huge campylobacter outbreak in Petland stores. Campylobacter is a zoonotic diseases that passes from puppies to humans. 
  2. Adin Lambright. Bloomfield, Iowa- 23 adult breeding cats and 27 kittens. 
  3. Dale Troyer. Moulton, Iowa- is an unlicensed breeder 
  4. Jeremy Rodgers, Daynes Ridge Kennel- 19 adult breeding dogs. 
  5. Eli D and Laura Schrock. Hillview Kennels. Drakesville, Iowa- 19 adult breeding dogs. 
  6. Elias H Mast, Shady Ridge Kennels. Bloomfield, Iowa- 48 adult breeding dogs and 22 puppies.
  7. Erwin J Yoder, Yoder Kennel. Bloomfield, Iowa- 28 adult breeding dogs and 23 puppies. 
  8. Firman Miller. Seymour, Iowa- is an unlicensed breeder. 
  9. Fred L Bontrager, Clear View Kennel. Seymour, Iowa- 35 adult breeding dogs and 4 puppies. 
  10. Edna and Eli W Gingerich. Drakesville, Iowa- 11 adult breeding dogs. 
  11. Henry and Lisa Byler. Seymour, Iowa- 40 adult breeding dogs and 19 puppies. 
  12. Monroe Herschberger. Iowa- unlicensed breeder. 
  13. Ida Kauffman. Hazleton, Iowa- 21 adult breeding dogs. 
  14. James E and Sarah Yoder, Taylor Ridge Kennel. Bloomfield, Iowa- 66 adult breeding dogs. 
  15. John Andrew Yoder, Brookside Kennel. Bloomfield, Iowa- 11 adult breeding dogs. 
  16. Chris Kauffman. Moulton, Iowa- 31 adult breeding dogs and violations including excessive feces buildup in the dog pens 
  17. David Kauffman. Bloomfield, Iowa- is an unlicensed breeder. 
  18. Vernon Kauffman. Drakesville, Iowa- is an unlicensed breeder. 
  19. Mark Yoder, Acorn Ridge. Bloomfield, Iowa- 53 adult breeding dogs and 23 puppies. 
  20. Marvin Nisley. Seymour, Iowa- 64 adult breeding dogs and 34 puppies with a history of violations pertaining to the health of the animals in his care.
  21. Melvin G and Mary Yoder. Seymour, Iowa- 39 adult breeding dogs. 
  22. Melvin Miller, Windy Knoll Kennel. Cincinnati, Iowa- 37 adult breeding dogs. 
  23. Melvin Nisley. Seymour, Iowa- 41 adult breeding dogs and 53 puppies. 
  24. Levi Yoder, Oak Ridge Kennel. Seymour, Iowa- 56 adult breeding dogs and 39
  25. Paul Troyer. Iowa- is an unlicensed breeder. 
  26. Stephen Schrock, Shady Lawn Kennels. Bloomfield, Iowa- 40 adult breeding dogs and 54 puppies. 
  27. Ivan Troyer, Stoney Creek Kennel. Bloomfield, Iowa- 43 adult breeding dogs and 49 puppies. 
  28. Eli Gingerich, Trail End Acres FKA Midwest Newfoundland LLC. Winterset, Iowa- 44 adult breeding dogs. Gingerich cancelled their Midwest Newfoundland license due to violations. 
  29. Larry and Nelson Yoder, Triple Y Kennels. Bloomfield, Iowa- 30 adult breeding dogs. 
  30. David Troyer, Breezy Crest Kennels. Bloomfield, Iowa- 54 adult breeding dogs and 34 puppies. 
  31. Edwin Stutzman, Walnut Ridge Kennel. Corydon, Iowa- 65 adult breeding dogs. 
  32. Wayne and Lucy Gingerich, Cloverridge Kennel. Corydon, Iowa- 75 adult breeding dogs and 51 puppies. 
  33. Wilbur and Regina Nisley, Majestic View Kennel. Bloomfield, Iowa- newly USDA licensed, has no public inspections yet. 
  34. Will Yoder. Bloomfield, Iowa- unlicensed kennel. 
  35. Mervin Ezra Yoder. Bloomfield, Iowa- unlicensed breeder. 
  36. Crystal Howard. Sterling, Kansas- 50 adult breeding dogs and 31 puppies. 
  37. Lewis Bloom, Blooms Kennels. Clay Center, Kansas- 55 adult breeding dogs and 41 puppies. 
  38. Lorilee Thomas, Puppies Extraordinaire. Whiting, Kansas- 659 adult breeding dogs and 379 puppies with a history of violations including: dogs with hair loss, wires poking into kennels, excessively long toe nails, evidence of mice, etc.   
  39. John Henry Miller. Utica, Minnesota- 53 adult breeding dogs and 22 puppies. 
  40. Leroy D Yoder, Pleasant View Kennels. Utica, Minnesota- 73 adult breeding dogs and 116 puppies. 
  41. Amos Yoder, Skyline View LLC. Saint Charles, Minnesota- 91 adult breeding dogs and 72 puppies. 
  42. Toby F Detweiler, Hidden Hollow Kennels. Saint Charles, Minnesota- 40 adult breeding dogs and 20 puppies. 
  43. David D Yoder Jr. Utica, Minnesota- 32 adult breeding dogs and 71 puppies. 
  44. Jake Yoder. Minnesota- does not appear to hold a USDA license. 
  45. Betty S Fetters, Fetters Furry Friends. Novinger, Missouri- 123 adult breeding dogs and 78 puppies. 
  46. Benjamin Brummit. Unionville, Missouri- is not USDA licensed. 
  47. Chris Gingerich, Falcon Acres. Jamesport, Missouri- 12 adult breeding dogs and 17 puppies. 
  48. Chris Kramer. Jamesport, Missouri- 11 adult breeding dogs and 7 puppies. 
  49. Ura Troyer, Countryside Kennel. Bethany, Missouri- 106 adult breeding dogs and 69 puppies.
  50. Daniel Yoder, Yoder Kennel. Princeton, Missouri- 159 adult breeding dogs and 90 puppies. 
  51. Duane Schlabach, Cedar View Kennel AKA Sunset Ridge. Princeton, Missouri- 31 adult breeding dogs and 39 puppies. 
  52. Samuel W Miller, Echo Ridge Kennel. Bethany, Missouri- 51 adult breeding dogs and 75 puppies. 
  53. Anna Mae Good, Playful Puppies. Rutledge, Missouri- 88 adult breeding dogs and 44 puppies. 
  54. John Troyer, Sunny View Kennels. Bethany, Missouri- newly USDA licensed, no public inspection reports are available yet. 
  55. Bill Johnston. Mount Vernon, Missouri- does not hold a USDA license. 
  56. Rudy and Kathryn Kurtz. Jamesport, Missouri- does not hold a USDA license. 
  57. Leon and Esther Troyer. Jamesport, Missouri- 69 adult breeding dogs and 39 puppies. 
  58. Leroy Yoder. Princeton, Missouri- 73 adult breeding dogs and 60 puppies. 
  59. Benjamin S Miller. Missouri- does not appear to hold a USDA license. 
  60. Melvin Yoder, Pondview Kennel. Greentop, Missouri- 19 adult breeding dogs and 43 puppies. 
  61. Alvin Jay Mullett, Prairie View Kennels. West Plains, Missouri- 68 adult breeding dogs and 59 puppies. 
  62. Loren Reiff. Flemington, Missouri- 38 adult breeding dogs and 31 puppies. 
  63. Samuel and Rachel Mast. Trenton, Missouri- 38 adult breeding dogs and 23 puppies. 
  64. Sam and Jacob Schwartz, Autumn View Farm. La Plata, Missouri- 38 adult breeding dogs and 19 puppies. 
  65. Jonathan Detweiler, Shady Oak Frenchies. Princeton, Missouri- 58 adult breeding dogs and 74 puppies. 
  66. Rhoda and Stephen Detweiler, Timberline Kennel. Princeton, Missouri- 47 adult breeding dogs and 32 puppies. 
  67. Velma and Steven Kurtz. Jamesport, Missouri- 16 adult breeding dogs and 29 puppies. 
  68. Mahlon Yoder. Jamesport, Missouri- does not appear to be USDA licensed. 
  69. Allen Reiff. Clark, Wisconsin- 56 adult breeding dogs and 41 puppies. 
  70. Ammon Zimmerman, Paradise Valley Acres. Stitzer, Wisconsin- 70 adult breeding dogs and 22 puppies. 
  71. John Bontrager Jr. Dalton, Wisconsin- 74 adult breeding dogs. This facility received an official warning from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture due to the lack of care given to dogs in the facility. Several of the dogs had severe dental disease, were extremely matted and were living in enclosures with severe feces build up. 
  72. Lavern E Stutzman. Chili, Wisconsin- 39 adult breeding dogs and 42 puppies. 
  73. James Otto. Hillsboro, Wisconsin- 52 adult breeding dogs and 28 puppies. 
  74. Joe Stutzman. Readstown, Wisconsin- newly USDA licensed, no public inspections available. 
  75. Atlee Yoder, Sunset Kennels LLC. Hillpoint, Wisconsin- 76 adult breeding dogs and 55 puppies. 
  76. Timothy Mast, TC Kennels. Cambria, Wisconsin- 41 adult breeding dogs and 16 puppies. 
  77. Vernon Bontrager, Grand Valley Kennels. Markesan, Wisconsin- 51 adult breeding dogs and 14 puppies. 
  78. Wayne Brubacker. Owen, Wisconsin- 19 adult breeding dogs. 

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Pet City Chapel Hills- 1710 Briargate Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  1. Levi Graber, Blue Ribbon Puppies. Odon,  Indiana– 308 puppies. This puppy mill was also named one of the worst in the nation due to a huge campylobacter outbreak in Petland stores. Campylobacter is a zoonotic diseases that passes from puppies to humans. 
  2. Dale Troyer. Moulton, Iowa- is an unlicensed breeder 
  3. Daniel E Kauffman
  4. Jeremy Rodgers, Daynes Ridge Kennel- 19 adult breeding dogs. 
  5. Eli D and Laura Schrock. Hillview Kennels. Drakesville, Iowa- 19 adult breeding dogs. 
  6. Elias H Mast, Shady Ridge Kennels. Bloomfield, Iowa- 48 adult breeding dogs and 22 puppies.
  7. Erwin J Yoder, Yoder Kennel. Bloomfield, Iowa- 28 adult breeding dogs and 23 puppies. 
  8. Firman Miller. Seymour, Iowa- is an unlicensed breeder. 
  9. Edna and Eli W Gingerich. Drakesville, Iowa- 11 adult breeding dogs. 
  10. Henry and Lisa Byler. Seymour, Iowa- 40 adult breeding dogs and 19 puppies. 
  11. James E and Sarah Yoder, Taylor Ridge Kennel. Bloomfield, Iowa- 66 adult breeding dogs. 
  12. John Andrew Yoder, Brookside Kennel. Bloomfield, Iowa- 11 adult breeding dogs. 
  13. David Kauffman. Bloomfield, Iowa- is an unlicensed breeder. 
  14. Mark Yoder, Acorn Ridge. Bloomfield, Iowa- 53 adult breeding dogs and 23 puppies. 
  15. Melvin G and Mary Yoder. Seymour, Iowa- 39 adult breeding dogs. 
  16. Melvin Miller, Windy Knoll Kennel. Cincinnati, Iowa- 37 adult breeding dogs. 
  17. Melvin Nisley. Seymour, Iowa- 41 adult breeding dogs and 53 puppies. 
  18. Levi Yoder, Oak Ridge Kennel. Seymour, Iowa- 56 adult breeding dogs and 39
  19. Paul Troyer. Iowa- is an unlicensed breeder. 
  20. Stephen Schrock, Shady Lawn Kennels. Bloomfield, Iowa- 40 adult breeding dogs and 54 puppies. 
  21. Ivan Troyer, Stoney Creek Kennel. Bloomfield, Iowa- 43 adult breeding dogs and 49 puppies. 
  22. Eli Gingerich, Trail End Acres FKA Midwest Newfoundland LLC. Winterset, Iowa- 44 adult breeding dogs. Gingerich cancelled their Midwest Newfoundland license due to violations. 
  23. Larry and Nelson Yoder, Triple Y Kennels. Bloomfield, Iowa- 30 adult breeding dogs. 
  24. David Troyer, Breezy Crest Kennels. Bloomfield, Iowa- 54 adult breeding dogs and 34 puppies. 
  25. Edwin Stutzman, Walnut Ridge Kennel. Corydon, Iowa- 65 adult breeding dogs. 
  26. Wayne and Lucy Gingerich, Cloverridge Kennel. Corydon, Iowa- 75 adult breeding dogs and 51 puppies. 
  27. Wilbur and Regina Nisley, Majestic View Kennel. Bloomfield, Iowa- newly USDA licensed, has no public inspections yet. 
  28. Mervin Ezra Yoder. Bloomfield, Iowa- unlicensed breeder. 
  29. Crystal Howard. Sterling, Kansas- 50 adult breeding dogs and 31 puppies. 
  30. Lorilee Thomas, Puppies Extraordinaire. Whiting, Kansas- 659 adult breeding dogs and 379 puppies with a history of violations including: dogs with hair loss, wires poking into kennels, excessively long toe nails, evidence of mice, etc.   
  31. John Henry Miller. Utica, Minnesota- 53 adult breeding dogs and 22 puppies. 
  32. Leroy D Yoder, Pleasant View Kennels. Utica, Minnesota- 73 adult breeding dogs and 116 puppies. 
  33. Amos Yoder, Skyline View LLC. Saint Charles, Minnesota- 91 adult breeding dogs and 72 puppies. 
  34. Toby F Detweiler, Hidden Hollow Kennels. Saint Charles, Minnesota- 40 adult breeding dogs and 20 puppies. 
  35. David D Yoder Jr. Utica, Minnesota- 32 adult breeding dogs and 71 puppies. 
  36. Jake Yoder. Minnesota- does not appear to hold a USDA license. 
  37. Betty S Fetters, Fetters Furry Friends. Novinger, Missouri- 123 adult breeding dogs and 78 puppies. 
  38. Chris Kramer. Jamesport, Missouri- 11 adult breeding dogs and 7 puppies. 
  39. Daniel Yoder, Yoder Kennel. Princeton, Missouri- 159 adult breeding dogs and 90 puppies. 
  40. Duane Schlabach, Cedar View Kennel AKA Sunset Ridge. Princeton, Missouri- 31 adult breeding dogs and 39 puppies. 
  41. Samuel W Miller, Echo Ridge Kennel. Bethany, Missouri- 51 adult breeding dogs and 75 puppies. 
  42. Anna Mae Good, Playful Puppies. Rutledge, Missouri- 88 adult breeding dogs and 44 puppies. 
  43. John Troyer, Sunny View Kennels. Bethany, Missouri- newly USDA licensed, no public inspection reports are available yet. 
  44. Leon and Esther Troyer. Jamesport, Missouri- 69 adult breeding dogs and 39 puppies. 
  45. Alvin Jay Mullett, Prairie View Kennels. West Plains, Missouri- 68 adult breeding dogs and 59 puppies. 
  46. Sam and Jacob Schwartz, Autumn View Farm. La Plata, Missouri- 38 adult breeding dogs and 19 puppies. 
  47. Jonathan Detweiler, Shady Oak Frenchies. Princeton, Missouri- 58 adult breeding dogs and 74 puppies. 
  48. Rhoda and Stephen Detweiler, Timberline Kennel. Princeton, Missouri- 47 adult breeding dogs and 32 puppies. 
  49. Velma and Steven Kurtz. Jamesport, Missouri- 16 adult breeding dogs and 29 puppies. 
  50. Mahlon Yoder. Jamesport, Missouri- does not appear to be USDA licensed. 
  51. Eliza Olmstead. Laverne, Oklahoma- does not hold a USDA license. 
  52. Allen Reiff. Clark, Wisconsin- 56 adult breeding dogs and 41 puppies. 
  53. Ammon Zimmerman, Paradise Valley Acres. Stitzer, Wisconsin- 70 adult breeding dogs and 22 puppies. 
  54. John Bontrager Jr. Dalton, Wisconsin- 74 adult breeding dogs. This facility received an official warning from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture due to the lack of care given to dogs in the facility. Several of the dogs had severe dental disease, were extremely matted and were living in enclosures with severe feces build up. 
  55. Lavern E Stutzman. Chili, Wisconsin- 39 adult breeding dogs and 42 puppies. 
  56. James Otto. Hillsboro, Wisconsin- 52 adult breeding dogs and 28 puppies. 
  57. Atlee Yoder, Sunset Kennels LLC. Hillpoint, Wisconsin- 76 adult breeding dogs and 55 puppies. 
  58. Same L Beiler, Amos Allgyer. Platteville, Wisconsin- 36 adult breeding dogs and 42 puppies.
  59. Timothy Mast, TC Kennels. Cambria, Wisconsin- 41 adult breeding dogs and 16 puppies. 
  60. Vernon Bontrager, Grand Valley Kennels. Markesan, Wisconsin- 51 adult breeding dogs and 14 puppies. 
  61. Frontier Pets. Wyoming- does not hold a USDA license. 

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Pet City Fort Collins- 3663 S College Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado

  1. Becky and Sam Mosshart, SBM Kennels. Protection, Kansas- 117 adult breeding dogs and 63 puppies . Mosshart is an opponent of a new Kansas law regulating rescues and breeders. She also doesn’t agree with surprise inspections.
  2. Brian Warren, Crittersville Enterprises LLC.  Culbertson, Nebraska- Large scale dog broker out of Nebraska. To view the puppy mills they buy from, click here. 

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Pet Paradise -115 Pueblo Blvd way, Pueblo Colorado

  1. Becky and Sam Mosshart, SBM Kennels. Protection, Kansas- 117 adult breeding dogs and 63 puppies . Mosshart is an opponent of a new Kansas law regulating rescues and breeders. She also doesn’t agree with surprise inspections.
  2. Brian Warren, Crittersville Enterprises LLC.  Culbertson, Nebraska- Large scale dog broker out of Nebraska. To view the puppy mills they buy from, click here. 

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Pet Ranch -3823 E 120th Ave, Thornton, Colorado

  1. Angie and Casey Schaff, Nebraskaland Pets AKA Big Red Country Kennel. Atkinson, Nebraska- 212 adult breeding dogs and 132 puppies.
  2. Brian Warren, Crittersville Enterprises LLC.  Culbertson, Nebraska- Large scale dog broker out of Nebraska. To view the puppy mills they buy from, click here. 

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Valley Pets -6380 Hwy 85, Fountain Colorado

  1. Becky Busboom, Dannebrog, Nebraska- Dog Broker. To view which puppy mills Busboom buys from, click here
  2. Julie Johnson, Quenjewel. Murray, Iowa- 29 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Sharp points poking into kennels, rusty kennels, chewed wood, excessive amount of feces, constantly missing inspections.
  3. Tammy Sunt, Iowa- is an unlicensed breeder. 

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STORES BELOW THIS LINE HAVE CLOSED

We have kept a list of the breeders they have sourced from in case previous customers are curious. 

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Pet City Aurora- 14200 E Alameda Ave, Aurora, Colorado- CLOSED

This store has closed after being investigated for delinquent tax payments

  1. Angie and Casey Schaff, Nebraskaland Pets AKA Big Red Country Kennel. Atkinson, Nebraska- 60 adult breeding dogs (down from 202 adult breeding dogs).
  2. Becky Busboom, Dannebrog, Nebraska. Dog Broker. To view which puppy mills Busboom buys from,click here
  3. Maria Stille, Bellflower Missouri- 126 adult breeding dogs, 52 puppies
  4. Nathan A Carroz, Willow LLC. Montgomery City,  Missouri- 53 adult breeding dogs and 288 puppies. 
  5. Rebecca Eiler, Creekside Kennel. Oberlin, Kansas- 357 adult breeding dogs and 206 puppies on the premises. Eiler also runs a puppy mill in Nebraska that was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country. 
  6. Crystal Howard, Sterling Kansas- 50 adult breeding dogs, 31 puppies. 

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Puppies N Stuff – 1400 W 104th Ave, Northglenn, Colorado (Old location) . 12020 Melody Dr, Westminster, Colorado (Newer Location)- CLOSED

This store closed after being investigated for a disease outbreak.

  1. Darcy and William Smith, Sparks Kennel. Bennington Kansas- Broker that sells puppies to pet stores all over the country. 
  2. Becky Busboom, Dannebrog, Nebraska- Dog Broker. To view which puppy mills Busboom buys from, click here
  3. Milton Lewis, Rock Hill Dog Ranch. Newport, Nebraska- 98 adult breeding dogs and 68 puppies. This facility was named one of the worst puppy mills in the nation in 2018 due to their severe violations. 
  4. Julie Johnson, Quenjewel. Murray, Iowa- 29 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Sharp points poking into kennels, rusty kennels, chewed wood, excessive amount of feces, constantly missing inspections.
  5. AG Beukelman, J Michaels Kennels. Sioux Center, Iowa- 100 adult breeding dogs, with a history of violations including: excessively rusted cages, wires broken and poking into kennels, build up of dirt/grime, excessively chewed bowls, dogs withuntreated eye problems, and dead mice found floating in dogs’ drinking water. Although Beukelman is a veterinarian himself, he is known as one of the worst puppy mills in the country. 
  6. Judy and Steve Thiesse, TZ Kennel. Mitchell, South Dakota- 27 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Rusted wire and tin poking into dog kennels and run areas. 
  7. Laurel and Barbara Gilbertson, Broken Bow Nebraska- Currently has 3 dogs on the property. This facility cancelled their USDA license, but remains state licensed. This came after the Gilbertsons were named one of the worst puppy mills in the country because of their severe violations and received an official warning from the USDA. 
  8. Norma Jean Harders, Golden Rod Kennels.  Boelus, Nebraska- 27 adult breeding dogs and a history of violations including sick dogs, and using expired medications. Harders was also named one of the worst puppy mills in the nation. Harders also cancelled their USDA license and only remains state licensed. 
  9. Bill and Penny Fattig, B&P Companions. Gothenburg, Nebraska- 101 adult breeding dogs, 61 puppies.
  10. Kenneth Roth. Dorchester, Nebraska- 10 adult breeding dogs, 6 puppies. 
  11. Sara Johnson, Dae Shaw Dogs. Brule, Nebraska- 26 adult breeding dogs, 17 puppies. 
  12. Kyle Aufdengarten, Aufdengarten Kennels. Brule, Nebraska- 9 adult breeding dogs, 11 puppies. 
  13. Confirmed Unlicensed Nebraska Breeders:  Grant Bukler (Seward),  Jim Smith (Gothenburg), Jerry Cox (Gothenburg), Tiffany Richards ( Broadwater)Steve Hallgren  (Funk) , Chris and Vivian Beckler (Seward), Jace Glanz (Lodgepole), Russell Kent (Elm Creek),  Brandon and Barbara Davis (Grand Island); Doug Tyma  (Libory), Dyle Burton (McCook)  Kim Smith (Kearney) Tyrel Hite (Cozad), Don Walker (Arthur) , Kenneth Rivera (North Platte) , Penny Crane (Lexington), Tori Hurst (Sidney), 
  14. Olga Lopez, Ulysses Kansas- not USDA licensed. 
  15. Megan Baker, Manter Kansas- not USDA licensed. 
  16. Greg Gerard, Johnson City Kansas- not USDA licensed. 
  17. Dee Maiers, Lagrange Wyoming- not USDA licensed. 
  18. Nancy Adams, Cheyenne Wyoming- not USDA licensed. 
  19. Gary Galegos, Ranchos De Taos , New Mexico- not USDA licensed. 
  20. Joseg LeRoux, Forgan Oklahoma- not USDA licensed. 
  21. Joseph Bailey, Judsonia Arkansas- not USDA licensed. 

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Town & Country Pet Center- 130 S Cleveland Ave, Loveland, Colorado- CLOSED

  1. Brian Warren, Crittersville Enterprises LLC.  Culbertson, Nebraska- Large scale dog broker out of Nebraska. To view the puppy mills they buy from, click here. 

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*Please note* We do not receive documents about the Missouri breeders these stores source from, since CVIs are not needed unless animals cross state lines. If you bought a puppy from a Missouri pet store and want to know more about its origins, please fill out the form below.  

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