Florida Pet Store/Puppy Mill Connection

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CVI Data

 

 ©Bailing Out Benji 2017
All research and information was done by the volunteer team at Bailing Out Benji and must be cited as such when shared or quoted. Special thank to Michele for helping us obtain this data!
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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.

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.

NOTE:

  1. 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.
  2. Many breeders also sell to dealers, such as Choice Puppies (formerly known as Hunte Corporation) in Missouri, J.A.K.’s Puppies, Inc. in Iowa or Nebraskaland Pets, Inc. in Nebraska, who, in turn, re-sell the animals to pet stores throughout the United States. You will see that some of the breeders below are also dealers and buy puppies from other breeders and re-sell to pet stores.

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 Florida Department of Agriculture, and we will make note of dog counts and any known violations from the breeders themselves. Sadly, since the USDA took down their public inspection reports, we are unable to attach screenshots of those as well. ALL OF THESE CVI REPORTS ARE FROM 2015, 2016 and 2017 and we have copies of them on hand. Below, you are seeing screenshots of the reports. For any questions regarding the information presented below, please visit us on facebook

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TEACUP PUPPIES & BOUTIQUE- 5195 S University Dr, Davie Fl

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture, these are some of the breeders that Teacup Puppies has purchased from in 2015, 2016 and 2017

  1. Fred Whitelaw, Marshall Arkansas-  167 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: dogs with matted eyes, dull hair coat and slow movements; shelter building has rusted and worn/sharp edges and surfaces
  2. Jesus Morfin, Berryville Arkansas- over 285 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Dogs with dental disease, dogs not examined by vet
  3. Rocky Creek INC, Niangua, Missouri- 210 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: dogs with injuries that haven’t been examined by a vet.
  4. Judy Gray, Rothville, Missouri- 97 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: dogs with severe dental issues, wire cage bottoms so wide that the feet pass through, too small of kennels, dogs with eye issues. To view USDA inspection photos of this kennel, click here. 
  5. Julie Snidow, Galt, Missouri-  153 adult breeding dogs
  6. Jason Wallander, Summersville Missouri- 29 adult breeding dogs. To view USDA inspection photos, click here
  7. Mary Smith, Salem Missouri- 95 adult breeding dogs
  8. Shonda Madison, Cassville Missouri- 93 adult breeding dogs. To view USDA inspection photos, click here

 

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Quality Doggies- 8335 SW 40th St, Miami FL  

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture, these are some of the breeders that Quality Doggies has purchased from in 2015, 2016 and 2017

  1. Bill Clarke, Yates Center Kansas- 71 adult breeding dogs. Labrador retrievers living in very dirty Kennels, green water in drinking bowls, and filthy kennels. To view USDA inspection photos of this kennel, click here

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Vanity Pups- 1810 Town Center Blvd, Fleming Island FL

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture, these are some of the breeders that Vanity Pups has purchased from in 2015, 2016 and 2017

  1. Jesus Morfin, Berryville Arkansas- over 285 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Dogs with dental disease, dogs not examined by vet
  2. Phil Hoover, Memphis Missouri- 364 adult breeding dogs.

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Puppy Avenue- 10300 Southside, Jacksonville FL  

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture, these are some of the breeders that Vanity Pups has purchased from in 2015, 2016 and 2017

  1. 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

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Honey Pets- 13678 W State Rd, Davie

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture, these are some of the breeders that Honey Pets has purchased from in 2015, 2016 and 2017

  1. Izene Hyes, Hays Kansas- 128 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Yorkie who lost his fur, scabs, eye discharge, horrible teeth issues. This breeder was on the 2016 Horrible Hundred Puppy Mill List
  2. Justin Jackson, Clifton Kansas- 424 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Excessively thin andill Vizslas, rusty kennels and broken floors. One of the 2016 Horrible Hundred breeders. To view USDA inspection photos, click here
  3. Charlene Koster, Minneapolis Kansas- 37 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: No Shade for outdoor dogs and a long list of others from several years ago. Also one of the 2016 Horrible Hundred Breeders. To view USDA inspection photos, click here

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Puppy Boutique Store- 4001 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale FL

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture, these are some of the breeders that Honey Pets has purchased from in 2015, 2016 and 2017

  1. Dennis Major, Salem Missouri- 30 adult breeding dogs. To view USDA inspection photos, click here
  2. Tammy Lansdown, Lansdown Kennels, Seymour Missouri- 159 adult breeding dogs
  3. Shelley Cox, Big Creek Kennel. Maynard, Arkansas- 204 adult breeding dogs

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Diamonds and Doggies- 111 Commercial Blvd Lauderdale by the Sea

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture, these are some of the breeders that Diamonds and Doggies has purchased from in 2015, 2016 and 2017

  1. Mary Smith, Salem Missouri – 95 adult breeding dogs
  2. Chris Nilges, Nilges Kennel. Freeburg Missouri- 146 adult breeding dogs.

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Beautiful Puppies Boutique- 11316 Wiles Rd, Coral Springs FL

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture, these are some of the breeders that Beautiful Puppies has purchased from in 2015, 2016 and 2017

  1. Kim Coleman, TLC Kennels, Clinton Missouri- Very very very ill poodles Previous violations including: Puppies found entrapped in wire flooring; white dogs appeared brown due to soiling with mud and feces, Bloodied poodle found lying on her side, unable to rise; strong odors of urine and feces.  One of the repeat offenders on the Horrible Hundred Puppy Mill List. To view USDA inspection photos from this kennel, click here
  2. Shelley Cox, Big Creek Kennel. Maynard, Arkansas- 204 adult breeding dogs.
  3. David Remy- Booneville Arkansas- can’t access current dog count. 
  4. Luv N Kare Kennel, Duncan Oklahoma- 68 adult breeding dogs

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Maryelis Lovely Pets- 15932 W State Rd 84, Sunrise Florida

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture, these are some of the breeders that Lovely Pets has purchased from in 2015, 2016 and 2017

  1. Hallie Ade, Gypsum Kansas- Cannot find current USDA info. However, she has a history of severe violations. To view USDA inspection photos, click here
  2. Justin Jackson, Clifton Kansas- 424 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Excessively thin andill Vizslas, rusty kennels and broken floors. One of the 2016 Horrible Hundred breeders. To view USDA inspection photos, click here.

 

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Puppy Plus- 7071 North State Rd 7, Parkland Florida 

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture, these are some of the breeders that Puppy Plus has purchased from in 2015, 2016 and 2017

  1. Bill Nored, Dryfork Kennel.  Edgemont Arkansas- 166 adult breeding dogs. Repeat offender on the horrible hundred list. With a history of violations including:  chihuhuas with broken bottom jaw and bad teeth and gums swollen, chi-pin with 1cm red fleshy moist mass in the corner of right eye; dachshunds with hair loss, excessively long nails on dogs, inadequate cages, etc. To view USDA inspection photos of this kennel, click here. 
  2. Bonnie Kesler, Hays Kansas-  144 adult breeding dogs
  3. Ellen Roberts, Rocky Top K9s.  West Plains Missouri- 97 adult breeding dogs. One of the 2016 Horrible Hundred Puppy Mills with a history of violations including: injured dogs, excessively thin dogs, mixed litters, dogs without adequate ID, no AC/heat, wires poking into kennels. To view USDA inspection photos, click here
  4. Tammy Lansdown, Lansdown Kennels.  Seymour, Missouri-  159 adult breeding dogs
  5. Donna Brown, Ava Missouri- 517 adult breeding dogs
  6. Hazel Coleman, Dog N Ass Farm.  Lebanon, Missouri- 68 adult breeding dogs. Previous violations including: puppies feet passing through wire bottom flooring, matted hair, cockroaches, mice, buckets of feces, etc. To view USDA inspection photos, click here

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Love My Puppy- 555 N Federal Hwy State 14, Boca Raton, FL 

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture, these are some of the breeders that Love My Puppy has purchased from in 2015, 2016 and 2017

  1. Jesus Morfin- over 285 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Dogs with dental disease, dogs not examined by vet——————————————————————————————-

Puppies Galore & More- 8102 Blanding Blvd Suite 15, Jacksonville, Florida  

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture, these are some of the breeders that Puppies Galore has purchased from in 2015, 2016 and 2017

  1. Tiffanie’s LLC, Frankford Missouri- 229 puppies, very large broker in Missouri with a history of violations including kennels that are too small for the puppies.
  2. Julie Snidow, Galt Missouri- 153 adult breeding dogs. 

 

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And now for the monster pet store… Petland. Petland stores from across the country have been connected to notorious puppy mills. Sadly, the Petland Franchises in Florida are no different. 

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Petland Pembroke Pines- 356 N University Dr, Pembroke Pines, Florida 

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture, these are some of the breeders that Petland Pembroke has purchased from in 2015, 2016 and 2017

  1. Kathy Brown, Novinger, Missouri- 184 adult breeding dogs, with a history of violations including: dogs living in standing muddy water, inadequate shelter, dirty water receptacles, etc. To view USDA inspection photos of this kennel, click here
  2. Margaret Willis, Anderson Missouri- Cannot find current USDA information. 
  3. Brenda Ponting, Hale Missouri- 89 adult breeding dogs. 
  4. Karen Schmidt, Hartville Missouri- 12 adult breeding dogs.
  5. Bill Clarke, Yates Center Kansas- 71 adult breeding dogs. Labrador retrievers living in very dirty Kennels, green water in drinking bowls, and filthy kennels. To view USDA inspection photos of this kennel, click here.
  6. Conrad’s Cuddly Canines, Frankford Missouri- 94 puppies, Conrad’s sells over 5,000 puppies a year. Conrad’s is a large-scale commercial puppy broker in Missouri that ships puppies all over the United States. Conrad’s Cuddly Canines sells over 5,000 puppies a year and reportedly grosses over $1,000,000 in sales.
  7. 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
  8. Tammy Lansdown, Lansdown Kennels- Seymour Missouri- 159 adult breeding dogs
  9. Shonda Madison, Cassville MIssouri- 93 adult breeding dogs. To view USDA inspection photos, click here
  10. Lorilee Thomas, Whiting Kansas- 341 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: dogs with hair loss, wires poking into kennels, excessively long toe nails, evidence of mice, etc. To view USDA inspection photos from this kennel, click here
  11. Marilyn Alexander, Russellville Arkansas- 

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Petland Davie- 11482 State Road 84, Davie Florida  

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture, these are some of the breeders that Petland Davie has purchased from in 2015, 2016 and 2017. 

  1. Darlene Whitman,O My Heart Kennel. Mountain Grove Missouri- 112 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: evidence of dogs getting powerwashed, use of expired medications, cold kennels. To view USDA inspection photos, click here.
  2. Mark Landers, Promises Kept Kennels. Hartville Missouri – 224 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: dogs with blood on their necks, outdoor dogs without adequate bedding, broken wire poking into kennels, etc. To view USDA photos of this kennel, click here.
  3. Aschinger, K&L Kennels, Westside Iowa- 43 breeding adults, 2016 Horrible Hundred Puppy Mill. With a history of violations including: No vet care, rusted cages, build up of feces, hair, dirt. Cat carcass near cages, admitted that fecal matter “had not been removed in four days”, damaged water buckets … Auctioned off all their dogs in 2015, then bought more and STILL has horrid violations. For undercover footage on this puppy mill, click here.
  4. Donna Brown, Ava Missouri- 517 adult breeding dogs

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Petland Largo- 10289 Ulmerton Rd Suite B, Largo, Florida  

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture, these are some of the breeders that Petland Largo has purchased from in 2015, 2016 and 2017. 

  1. Mark Landers, Promises Kept Kennels. Hartville Missouri – 224 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: dogs with blood on their necks, outdoor dogs without adequate bedding, broken wire poking into kennels, etc. To view USDA photos of this kennel, click here
  2. Kathy Brown, Novinger, Missouri- 184 adult breeding dogs, with a history of violations including: dogs living in standing muddy water, inadequate shelter, dirty water receptacles, etc. To view USDA inspection photos of this kennel, click here

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Petland Orlando- 453 N Alafaya, Orlando, Florida 

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture, these are some of the breeders that Petland Orlando has purchased from in 2015, 2016 and 2017. 

  1. Izene Hynes, Hays Kansas- 128 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Yorkie who lost his fur, scabs, eye discharge, horrible teeth issues. This breeder was on the 2016 Horrible Hundred Puppy Mill List.

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Petland Plantation- 801 S University, Plantation, Florida 

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture, these are some of the breeders that Petland Plantation has purchased from in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

  1. Darlene Whitman ,O My Heart Kennel. Mountain Grove Missouri- 112 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: evidence of dogs getting powerwashed, use of expired medications, cold kennels. To view USDA inspection photos, click here. 
  2. Donna Brown, Ava Missouri- 517 adult breeding dogs.

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There you have it. Some of the most popular pet stores in Florida and proof from the Florida Department of Agriculture and the USDA connecting them to some of the most notorious puppy mills in the United States. Please, 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. 

For more information, please visit our main page Bailing Out Benji . You can also send an email to bailingoutbenji@gmail.com

©Bailing Out Benji 2017

All research and information was done by the volunteer team at Bailing Out Benji and must be cited as such when shared or quoted. Special Thanks to Michele for helping us obtain all of this data!

** To those consumers that have bought a family member from any puppy stores, and are wondering about their actual background -please feel free to PM any questions or paperwork that you have and we will confidentially research the breeder your pup came from. And give them an extra treat tonight! Contact us at :  bailingoutbenji@gmail.com