Colorado Pet Store/ Puppy Mill Connection

CVI DATA

 ©Bailing Out Benji 2019

“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.

Bailing Out Benji is a small nonprofit that started in Ames, Iowa and now has volunteer teams all over the country- including Colorado. We are committed to raising awareness about puppy mills and the pet stores they sell to.  So what is the truth? What is the public supposed to believe when the nice store owner and employees paint such a believable and beautiful picture? Again… This is why we are here.

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 government health documents (CVI Data, Certificates of Veterinary Inspections) and making those reports public.

 

To make this easier, we will be breaking our article down by each pet store and connecting them to the various puppy mills they use. We will attach the CVI data as we have obtained it from  the Colorado Department of Agriculture for breeders used in 2018 and 2019. 

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Aquatic Dog- 7429 East Iliff Ave, Denver Colorado

  1. Becky and Sam Mosshart, SBM Kennels. Protection, Kansas-  211 adult breeding dogs (down from 357), 150 puppies . Mosshart is an opponent of a new Kansas law regulating rescues and breeders. She doesn’t want surprise inspections. She also has a long list of violations including:  Dogs standing on hard wire flooring, standing water in outdoor kennels (spilled), excessive flies, kennels so rusted there are holes, beetles crawling through food dishes, food bowls have excessive grime/oil buildup, fogs couldn’t access food and water without walking through excessive feces. 
  2. Brian Warren, Crittersville Enterprises LLC.  Culbertson, Nebraska- Large scale Dog Broker out of Nebraska. They have previously sold puppies with parvo to pet stores. To view the puppy mills they buy from, click here. 
  3. Angie and Casey Schaff, Nebraskaland Pets (AKA Big Red Country Kennel). Atkinson, Nebraska- 202 adult breeding dogs, 185 puppies. 

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FuzzyPups! – 1979 Carlson Road, Parker CO  80138

  1. Clem Disterhaupt, Stuart Nebraska- 62 adult breeding dogs. 

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

 2154 East Commons Ave, Centennial, Colorado

  1. Lorilee Thomas, Whiting, Kansas. Lorilee Thomas, Puppies Extraordinaire. Whiting, Kansas- 642 adult breeding dogs and 288 puppies with a history of violations including: dogs with hair loss, wires poking into kennels, excessively long toe nails, evidence of mice, etc.   For photos, click here
  2. Sharon Monk, BJ’s & Guys. Menlo, Kansas- 759 adult breeding dogs, 453 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 .
  3. Angie and Casey Schaff, Nebraskaland Pets (AKA Big Red Country Kennel). Atkinson, Nebraska- 202 adult breeding dogs, 185 puppies. 
  4. Devaron and Robert Zimmerman, Zimmor Kennel. Sterling, Kansas- 74 adult breeding dogs. 
  5. Becky and Sam Mosshart, SBM Kennels. Protection, Kansas-  211 adult breeding dogs (down from 357), 150 puppies . Mosshart is an opponent of a new Kansas law regulating rescues and breeders. She doesn’t want surprise inspections. She also has a long list of violations including:  Dogs standing on hard wire flooring, standing water in outdoor kennels (spilled), excessive flies, kennels so rusted there are holes, beetles crawling through food dishes, food bowls have excessive grime/oil buildup, fogs couldn’t access food and water without walking through excessive feces. 
  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, and Curless also received an official USDA warning due to her violations. 

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Perfect Pets- 6840 S University Blvd, Centennial, Colorado

  1. Becky and Sam Mosshart, SBM Kennels. Protection, Kansas-  211 adult breeding dogs (down from 357), 150 puppies . Mosshart is an opponent of a new Kansas law regulating rescues and breeders. She doesn’t want surprise inspections. She also has a long list of violations including:  Dogs standing on hard wire flooring, standing water in outdoor kennels (spilled), excessive flies, kennels so rusted there are holes, beetles crawling through food dishes, food bowls have excessive grime/oil buildup, fogs couldn’t access food and water without walking through excessive feces. 
  2. Angie and Casey Schaff, Nebraskaland Pets (AKA Big Red Country Kennel). Atkinson, Nebraska- 202 adult breeding dogs, 185 puppies. 
  3. Larry Nalieux, Concordia Kansas- unable to access records. 
  4. Jeanna and William Johnston, Coalgate Oklahoma- unable to access reports. But they sell a lot of puppies to notorious dog broker, Becky Busboom

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Pet Paradise -115 Pueblo Blvd way, Pueblo Colorado

  1. Becky and Sam Mosshart, SBM Kennels. Protection, Kansas-  211 adult breeding dogs (down from 357), 150 puppies . Mosshart is an opponent of a new Kansas law regulating rescues and breeders. She doesn’t want surprise inspections. She also has a long list of violations including:  Dogs standing on hard wire flooring, standing water in outdoor kennels (spilled), excessive flies, kennels so rusted there are holes, beetles crawling through food dishes, food bowls have excessive grime/oil buildup, fogs couldn’t access food and water without walking through excessive feces. 
  2. Brian Warren, Crittersville Enterprises LLC.  Culbertson, Nebraska- Large scale Dog Broker out of Nebraska. They have previously sold puppies with parvo to pet stores. To view the puppy mills they buy from, click here. 
  3. Jeanna and William Johnston, Coalgate Oklahoma- unable to access reports. But they sell a lot of puppies to notorious dog broker, Becky Busboom

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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- 202 adult breeding dogs, 185 puppies. 
  2. Brian Warren, Crittersville Enterprises LLC.  Culbertson, Nebraska- Large scale Dog Broker out of Nebraska. They have previously sold puppies with parvo to pet stores. To view the puppy mills they buy from, click here. 

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Puppies N Stuff – 1400 W 104th Ave, Northglenn, Colorado (Old location)

12020 Melody Dr, Westminster, Colorado (New Location)

  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 with a history of violations, including using pig medications on puppies.To view which puppy mills Busboom buys from,click here
  3. Milton Lewis, Rock Hill Dog Ranch. Newport Nebraska- Lewis was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country due to their long list of violations including: dogs with legs torn off; sick and injured dogs; admittedly euthanizing dogs and puppies instead of sending to rescue (including dogs who only had burrs stuck in their fur); and young puppies without their mothers. 
  4. Unlicensed Nebraska Breeders:  Grant Bukler (Seward),  Jim Smith (Gothenburg), Jerry Cox (Gothenburg), Tiffany Richards ( Broadwater), Kenneth Roth (Milford) Sara Johnson (Brule) , 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), Kyle Aufdengarten (Brule), Don Walker (Arthur) , Kenneth Rivera (North Platte) , Penny Crane (Lexington), Tori Hurst (Sidney), 
  5. Olga Lopez, Ulysses Kansas- unable to access records. 
  6. Dee Maiers, Lagrange Wyoming- unable to access records.
  7. Nancy Adams, Cheyenne Wyoming- unable to access records. 
  8. Gary Galegos, Ranchos De Taos , New Mexico- unable to access records. 
  9. Megan Baker, Manter Kansas- unable to access records. 
  10. Greg Gerard, Johnson City Kansas- unable to access records. 
  11. Joseg LeRoux, Forgan Oklahoma- unable to access records. 
  12. Joseph Bailey, Judsonia Arkansas- unable to access records. 
  13. 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.
  14. AG Beukelman, J Michaels Kennels. Sioux Center, Iowa- 95 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. 
  15. Judy and Steve Thiesse, TZ Kennel. Mitchell, South Dakota- 21 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Rusted wire and tin poking into dog kennels and run areas. 
  16. Laurel and Barbara Gilbertson, Broken Bow Nebraska- unable to access current dog count. However, the Gilbertson’s were named one of the worst puppy mills in the country because of their severe violations and received an official warning from the USDA. 
  17. Norma Jean Harders, Golden Rod Kennels.  Boelus, Nebraska- 39 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. 
  18. Bill and Penny Fattig, B&P Companions. Gothenburg, Nebraska- 96 adult breeding dogs, down from 113 adult breeding dogs. 

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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. They have previously sold puppies with parvo to pet stores. To view the puppy mills they buy from, click here. 

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Spiffy Pets, 14200 E ALAMEDA AVE AURORA CO  80209

  1. Roxanne Castens. Ludell, Kansas- 33 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: dogs so thin you could see hips and spine, giving dogs “cocktail” of medications without directions from a vet, and for not having an adequate veterinary program . Castens received a fine from the USDA for not allowing an inspector on the property. Castens was also named one of the worst puppy mills in 2015 and 2014
  2. Shelli Kershner, Walnut Creek Kennel. Rush, Center Kansas- 171 adult breeding dogs (down from 201 adults) with 96 puppies on the property. Kershner has a long history of violations including: missing inspections, failure to provide adequate veterinary care, failure to provide safe housing for dogs, dogs with eyes crusted shut, dogs with excessively long toenails, and dogs with dental disease. Kershner was given an Official Warning from the USDA and was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country.
  3. Brian Warren, Crittersville Enterprises LLC.  Culbertson, Nebraska- Large scale Dog Broker out of Nebraska. They have previously sold puppies with parvo to pet stores. To view the puppy mills they buy from, click here. 

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

  1. Brian Warren, Crittersville Enterprises LLC.  Culbertson, Nebraska- Large scale Dog Broker out of Nebraska. They have previously sold puppies with parvo to pet stores. 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 with a history of violations, including using pig medications on puppies.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. AG Beukelman, J Michaels Kennels. Sioux Center, Iowa- 95 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. 

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Classy Pets- 7057 W. Pineview Drive Littleton CO  80125

  1. Devaron and Robert Zimmerman, Zimmor Kennel. Sterling, Kansas- 74 adult breeding dogs.
  2. Ann Allison, Rockin A Kennel. Tulon (Langon),  Kansas- 36 adult breeding dogs. 

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Excerpt from the Pet City website.

Now Let’s Talk About Pet City. 

As shown above, the Pet City Website claims that they use “licensed, reputable breeders.” Our research has determined that is a lie. Sadly, Pet City doesn’t seem to be that picky with where their puppies are coming from at all. As you will read below, every location of Pet City is connected to large scale puppy mills, many with severe violations and even a few that have been listed on the “Horrible Hundred Puppy Mill List”. It has also become very clear that Pet City sources their puppies from a lot of Amish puppy mills. To learn more about Amish mills, click here

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

  1.  Angie and Casey Schaff, Nebraskaland Pets (AKA Big Red Country Kennel). Atkinson, Nebraska- 202 adult breeding dogs, 185 puppies. 
  2. Becky Busboom, Dannebrog, Nebraska. Dog Broker with a history of violations, including using pig medications on puppies.To view which puppy mills Busboom buys from,click here
  3. Maria Stille, Bellflower Missouri- 98 adult breeding dogs. 
  4. Nathan A Carroz, Willow LLC. Montgomery City,  Missouri- 46 adult breeding dogs and 325 puppies. 
  5. Rebecca Eiler, Creekside Kennel. Oberlin, Kansas- 258 adult breeding dogs and 11 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- 48 adult breeding dogs. 

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

  1. Raymond and Rhonda Miller, Coalgate Oklahoma- unable to access records. 
  2. Wilbur Bortrager, Dalton Wisconsin- 13 adult breeding dogs. 
  3. Mattie O and Perry J Bontrager, Cedar Hill Kennel. Dalton, Wisconsin.  131 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Puppies sold underage to pet stores; Eyes are not clear; mislabeled medications – meant for other animals.
  4. Laverne E Stutzman, Chilli Wisconsin- unable to access records. 
  5. Levi Graber, Blue Ribbon Puppies. Odon,  Indiana– 70 puppies.
  6. John Henry Miller, Utica Minnesota- unable to access records. 
  7. Toby F Detweiler, Hidden Hollow Kennels. Saint Charles, Minnesota- 40 adult breeding dogs 
  8. Amos Yoder, Skyline View LLC, St Charles, Minnesota- 104 adult breeding dogs, 75 puppies. Has a habit of skipping inspections
  9. Leroy Yoder, Pleasant View Kennels. Saint Charles Minnesota- 94 adult breeding dogs, 104 puppies. 
  10. Lewis Bloom, Blooms Kennels. Clay Center, Kansas- 68 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Missed Inspections, walls and kennel floors covered in grime and feces.
  11. Crystal Howard, Sterling Kansas- 48 adult breeding dogs. 
  12. Connie Paronto, Clay Center Kansas- 9 adult breeding dogs. 
  13. Lorilee Thomas, Whiting, Kansas. Lorilee Thomas, Puppies Extraordinaire. Whiting, Kansas- 642 adult breeding dogs and 288 puppies with a history of violations including: dogs with hair loss, wires poking into kennels, excessively long toe nails, evidence of mice, etc.   For photos, click here
  14. Devon Longenecker, Midwest Kennel. Quinter, Kansas- unable to access records. 
  15. David Troyer, Breezy Crest Kennels,  Bloomfield Iowa- 37 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: severe accumulation of feces frozen to cement.
  16. Vernon and Joseph Troyer, Shadow Valley Kennel. Bloomfield, Iowa – Was previously “Echo Valley Kennels” but has cancelled license and changed name several times. 114 adult breeding dogs.  To view USDA inspection photos and a list of violations, click here. 
  17. Edwin Stutzman, Walnut Ridge Kennels, Corydon Iowa- 47 adult breeding dogs 
  18. Joel Swartzentruber , Afton, Iowa- unable to access records. Does not appear to be state or USDA licensed. 
  19. Chris Kauffman, Afton Iowa- 44 adult breeding dogs with a history of not having a vet on the property for over 2 years. 
  20. Mark Yoder, Acorn Ridge. Bloomfield, Iowa- unable to access records.  
  21. Levi and Esther D Schlabach, That’ll Do Kennel- Seymour, IA – 16 adult breeding dogs
  22. Melvin Nisley, Seymour Iowa- 40 adult breeding dogs. To view USDA inspection photos, click here
  23. David and Anna Nisley, Cedar Grove Kennels. Drakesville, Iowa- 12 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: emaciated dogs who are nursing litters without medical attention, use of expired medications. They also change their license number to avoid violations. 
  24. James E and Sarah Yoder, Taylor Ridge Kennels. Bloomfield, Iowa- 32 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: using expired medications and having a severe fly problem in their kennels.
  25. Marvin Nisley, Seymour Iowa- 45 adult breeding dogs. 
  26. Harley Yoder, Chariton Iowa- unable to access records.
  27. Marvin and Rosemary Mullet, Clover Ridge Kennel LLC, Corydon, Iowa- 85 adult breeding dogs. Violations including:  kennels not impervious to moisture. This breeder also cancelled their former license (Rosen Mary Kennels) and started this new one in order to hide their long list of violations including: dogs with cloudy eyes, rusted kennels, expired medications used on dogs, medications not meant for dogs being used on them. To view USDA photos, click here
  28. Howard Yoder, Bloomfield, Iowa- unable to access records. Does not appear to be state or USDA licensed. 
  29. Jeremy Rodgers, Daynes Ridge Kennel, Moravia Iowa – 21 adult breeding dogs, new license. 
  30. Midwest Newfoundland Kennel, Cincinnati Iowa – 28 adults, but violations with filthy kennels including rat feces in the kennels. “Newer” USDA breeder.
  31. Eli and Laura Schrock, Hillview Kennels.  Drakesvile Iowa- 21 adult breeding dogs. 
  32. Adin Lambright, Bloomfield Iowa- 34 adult breeding cats. 
  33. Eli Gingerich, Trail End Acres. Winterset, Iowa- unable to access records. 
  34. Ron and Patty Self, Unionville, Iowa-unable to access records. Does not appear to be state or USDA licensed. 
  35. David F Lee, Cincinnati, Iowa- unable to access records. 
  36. Enos Detweiler, Drakesville Iowa- unable to access records. 
  37. Samuel R Mast, Howling Hill Kennels.  Bloomfield, Iowa- 26 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: severe feces, oil and dirt build up under elevated dog cages.
  38. Ivan Troyer, Stoney Creek Kennel, Bloomfield Iowa- 37 adult breeding dogs. 
  39. Stephen Schrock, Shady Lawn Kennels. Bloomfield, Iowa- 25 adult breeding dogs. Has cancelled license in the past to escape violations. Previous violations (that we can see) include having spilled dog food all over the floor with rat feces mixed in.
  40. Joseph Detweiler, Cedar View Kennel. Princeton, Missouri- 56 adult breeding dogs. 
  41. Daniel Yoder, Yoder Kennel. Princeton Missouri- 65 adult breeding dogs 
  42. Reuben Yutzy, Little Paw Kennels. Jamesport, Missouri- 57 adult breeding dogs. 
  43. Leon Troyer, Jamesport Missouri- unable to access records. 
  44. Mahlon (Mahlen) Yoder, Jamesport Missouri- unable to access records. 
  45. Betty Fetters, Fetters Furry Friends. Novinger, Missouri-  118 adult breeding dogs.
  46. Jim Foster, Shelbina Missouri- unable to access records. 
  47. Ura Troyer, Countryside Kennels. Bethany Missouri- unable to access records
  48. Pam Wilson, Gallatin Missouri- Wilson runs one of the worst puppy mills in the entire country with a history of violations including: issues with unsafe housing, inadequate cleaning, unsafe animal handling,  lack of proper veterinary care and the breeder admitting to using cattle prods on the dogs. 
  49. Elam Bradenburger, Kuntry Pups Kennel. Queen City, Missouri- unable to access records. 
  50. Melvin Yoder, Pondview Kennel. Greentop, Missouri- 26 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including dogs being covered in fleas. 
  51. Elmer Bontrager, Mount Vernon Missouri- unable to access records. Does not appear to be USDA licensed. 

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

  1.  Betty Fetters, Fetters Furry Friends. Novinger, Missouri-  118 adult breeding dogs.
  2. David Troyer, Breezy Crest Kennels,  Bloomfield Iowa- 37 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: severe accumulation of feces frozen to cement.
  3. Erwin Yoder, Yoders Kennels,  Bloomfield Iowa- 39 adult breeding dogs. 
  4. Larry Yoder, Triple Y Kennel.  Bloomfield, Iowa- 14 adult breeding dogs. 
  5. David F Lee, Cincinnati, Iowa- unable to access records. 
  6. Samuel R Mast, Howling Hill Kennels.  Bloomfield, Iowa- 26 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: severe feces, oil and dirt build up under elevated dog cages.
  7. Levi and Esther D Schlabach, That’ll Do Kennel- Seymour, IA – 16 adult breeding dogs
  8. David and Anna Nisley, Cedar Grove Kennels. Drakesville, Iowa- 12 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: emaciated dogs who are nursing litters without medical attention, use of expired medications. They also change their license number to avoid violations. 
  9. Melvin Yoder, Seymour Iowa- unable to access records. 
  10. Melvin Miller, Windy Knoll Kennel. Cincinnati, Iowa- unable to access records. 
  11. Harley Yoder, Chariton Iowa- unable to access records.
  12. Stephen Schrock, Shady Lawn Kennels. Bloomfield, Iowa- 25 adult breeding dogs. Has cancelled license in the past to escape violations. Previous violations (that we can see) include having spilled dog food all over the floor with rat feces mixed in.
  13. Harvey Byler, Seymour Iowa- unable to access records. 
  14. Melvin Nisley, Seymour Iowa- 40 adult breeding dogs. To view USDA inspection photos, click here
  15. Levi Yoder, Oak Ridge Kennels, Seymour Iowa- 54 adult breeding dogs
  16. Eli Gingerich, Trail End Acres. Winterset, Iowa- unable to access records. 
  17. Midwest Newfoundland Kennel, Cincinnati Iowa – 28 adults, but violations with filthy kennels including rat feces in the kennels. “Newer” USDA breeder.
  18. Delmar High, Pulaski Iowa- unable to access records. 
  19. Toby F Detweiler, Hidden Hollow Kennels. Saint Charles, Minnesota- 40 adult breeding dogs 
  20. John Henry Miller, Utica Minnesota- unable to access records. 
  21. Leroy Yoder, Pleasant View Kennels. Saint Charles Minnesota- 94 adult breeding dogs, 104 puppies. 
  22. Henry Yoder, Utica, Minnesota- 47 adult breeding dogs 
  23. Amos Yoder, Skyline View LLC, St Charles, Minnesota- 104 adult breeding dogs, 75 puppies. Has a habit of skipping inspections
  24. Pam Wilson, Gallatin Missouri- Wilson runs one of the worst puppy mills in the entire country with a history of violations including: issues with unsafe housing, inadequate cleaning, unsafe animal handling,  lack of proper veterinary care and the breeder admitting to using cattle prods on the dogs. 
  25. Ura Troyer, Countryside Kennels. Bethany Missouri- unable to access records
  26. Mose Slabaugh, Spickard Missouri- unable to access records. Does not appear to be USDA licensed.
  27. Stephen Detweiler, Princeton  Missouri- unable to access records. 
  28. Daniel Yoder, Yoder Kennel. Princeton Missouri- 65 adult breeding dogs 
  29. Chris Gingerich, Jamesport Missouri- 11 adult breeding dogs. 
  30. Devon Schlabach, Honey Locust Kennel. Princeton Missouri- 52 adult breeding dogs 
  31. Toby Hershberger, Spickard Missouri- unable to access records. 
  32. Anna Mae Good, Playful Puppies. Rutledge, Missouri- 83 adult breeding dogs. 
  33. Leon Troyer, Jamesport Missouri- unable to access records. 
  34. Reuben Yutzy, Little Paw Kennels. Jamesport, Missouri- 57 adult breeding dogs. 
  35. Michael Hansen, Worthington Missouri- unable to access records 
  36. Lewis Bloom, Blooms Kennels. Clay Center, Kansas- 68 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Missed Inspections, walls and kennel floors covered in grime and feces.
  37. Crystal Howard, Sterling Kansas- 48 adult breeding dogs. 
  38. Lorilee Thomas, Whiting, Kansas. Lorilee Thomas, Puppies Extraordinaire. Whiting, Kansas- 642 adult breeding dogs and 288 puppies with a history of violations including: dogs with hair loss, wires poking into kennels, excessively long toe nails, evidence of mice, etc.   For photos, click here
  39. Devon Longenecker, Midwest Kennel. Quinter, Kansas- unable to access records. 
  40. Amos Allgyer and Samuel Beiler, Platteville, Wisconsin- unable to access records. Both breeders are using the same address on CVIs but appear to hold different USDA licenses. 
  41. Mattie O and Perry J Bontrager, Cedar Hill Kennel. Dalton, Wisconsin.  131 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Puppies sold underage to pet stores; Eyes are not clear; mislabeled medications – meant for other animals.
  42. Becky Busboom, Dannebrog, Nebraska. Dog Broker with a history of violations, including using pig medications on puppies.To view which puppy mills Busboom buys from,click here

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

 
  1. Becky and Sam Mosshart, SBM Kennels. Protection, Kansas-  211 adult breeding dogs (down from 357), 150 puppies . Mosshart is an opponent of a new Kansas law regulating rescues and breeders. She doesn’t want surprise inspections. She also has a long list of violations including:  Dogs standing on hard wire flooring, standing water in outdoor kennels (spilled), excessive flies, kennels so rusted there are holes, beetles crawling through food dishes, food bowls have excessive grime/oil buildup, fogs couldn’t access food and water without walking through excessive feces. 
  2. Brian Warren, Crittersville Enterprises LLC.  Culbertson, Nebraska- Large scale Dog Broker out of Nebraska. They have previously sold puppies with parvo to pet stores. To view the puppy mills they buy from, click here. 
  3. 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, and Curless also received an official USDA warning due to her violations. 

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There you have it. Some of the most popular pet stores in Colorado and proof from the Colorado Department of Agriculture connecting them to some of the most notorious puppy mills in the United States. If there is a pet store selling puppies near you RUN- don’t walk away! Our favorite thing to say is “Puppies in the Store, Walk out the Door” because pet store puppies ARE puppy mill puppies. Don’t buy the lies. No matter what the pet store tries to sell you.

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