Delaware Pet Store / Puppy Mill Connection

©Bailing Out Benji 2019
All research and information was done by the volunteer team at Bailing Out Benji and must be cited as such when shared or quoted!

“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 who are dedicated to raising awareness about the puppy mill industry.

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 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.

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



Pet Kare II – 250 Pencader Plaza, Newark, DE 19713 ; Pet Kare I 1100 Quintilio Dr
Bear, Delaware 19701

  1. Patrick Fulton- Alden Minnesota, dog broker. Changed names and USDA licensee count in 2010. Ships puppies to pet stores all over the country. For more information on Fulton Enterprises, click here.
  2. Pinnacle Pet, Neosho Missouri- 353 Puppies. 
  3. Marvin and Joanna Newswanger, Maple Tree Kennels. Alta Vista, Iowa- 331 dogs with a history of violations including:  legs passing though the wire floors, tops of cages filthy. Breeder admitted “cleans it 2x per year”
  4. Angela Fields, Green Castle Missouri- 67 adult breeding dogs with previous inspection violations including: excessive amounts of old feces under raised kennels, sharp points poking into kennels, unlabeled medicine. To view USDA inspection photos, click here
  5. John and Sandy Blake, SanJon Kennel. Louisburg, Missouri- 87 puppies. To view a footage of the owners directly contradicting the statements made by pet stores, click here
  6. First Class Puppies, Bluejacket Oklahoma


 Pet Emporium- 9537 Bridgeville Center Rd, Bridgeville, DE 19933

  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. Choice Puppies, AKA The Hunte Corporation. Goodman Missouri- Until late 2016, the Hunte Corporation was one of the largest puppy brokers in the entire country. It was said to have sold over 100,000 puppies to pet stores each year. Hunte (now Choice Puppies) is the largest supplier of Petland stores across the United States. To view an undercover video taken at Hunte, click here.
  3. Pinnacle Pet, Neosho Missouri- 353 Puppies. 


** We are still compiling data on more stores. Be patient with our progress! **

For more ways you can help the dogs trapped in puppy mills,click here.

For more information, please visit our main page Bailing Out Benji . We also have educational materials that you can print to hang up in your own area.

©Bailing Out Benji 2019

** 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.