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.
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.
-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 puppy mills 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 and 2019. This is by no means all of the stores or all of their associated breeders.
For any questions regarding the information presented below, please visit us on Facebook.
Puppyland- 3100 E Florence Dr STE 102, Meridian, ID 83642
- Jolyn Noethe, JAKS Puppies, Britt Iowa – 233 puppies . JAKS has also started their own “rescue” in order to lie to the public about not being a puppy mill. You can read that information here. JAKS was also named one of the worst puppy mills in the country. To see where JAKS Puppies buys their dogs from, click here. JAKS was investigated and sued by the Iowa Attorney General for charity fraud and had their sham rescues shut down in 2020.
This is the only data that we have received on Idaho puppy-selling stores. There are several other stores that sell puppies including; McKee’s Feed Garden & Pet Centers ( Pocatello, Chubbock) and Babby Farms Puppy Boutique (Boise). If you or someone you know bought a puppy from any of these stores and would like more information on where they were born, you can email us through the form below.
For more ways you can help the dogs trapped in puppy mills, click here.
©Bailing Out Benji 2020
All research and information was done by the volunteer team at Bailing Out Benji and must be cited as such when shared or quoted.
Have you purchased a puppy from an Idaho pet store? From any pet store or breeder? Fill out the form below and we will help you track down where your puppy was born!
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.