Indiana Pet Store/Puppy Mill Connection

©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!

To view the rest of our CVI data, click here. 

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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.

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

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 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, 2019 and 2018. 

*PLEASE NOTE* We are still combing through the CVI reports and will be adding to this article. Not every facility that supplies these stores are listed below. 

For any questions regarding the information presented below, please visit us on Facebook.

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Pet’s Choice- 3712 S Reed Rd, Kokomo, IN 46902

  1. Phil Hoover, Show Me Puppies. Memphis, Missouri- 396 adult breeding dogs and 181 puppies. 
  2. Tiffany Kurz, Tiffanie’s LLC, Frankford MO – Puppy Broker that houses hundreds of puppies and was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country in 2019. The state of Missouri found that 35 puppies had died during a six month period, many of those died of Parvo and were not taken to the vet. 
  3. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Puppy broker 126 puppies at the time of last inspection. QD Kennels also runs QD transports and transported puppies to this store. 
  4. Curt and Lori Conrad, Conrad’s Cuddly Canines, LLC. Frankford Missouri- 94 puppies.
  5. Brian Mohrfield, Select Puppies AKA Lucky Puppies Co. West Point, Iowa- 73 puppies at the time of last inspection. Select Puppies transported puppies to this store. 

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Petland Carmel- 14641 Thatcher Ln #1, Carmel, IN 46032

  1. Monica Sheeley, South Paw Pets AKA Premium Paws . Neosho, Missouri- 42 adult breeding dogs, 26 puppies. Has changed their USDA license number several times. 
  2. Kallie and Josh Bateman, “Bateman Diversified”, Puppy Travelers Transport. Neosho, Missouri- This company transports puppies to Florida under many different names and they were recently named one of the worst puppy mills in the country due to their transport practices. In February 2018, 24 puppies were seized from a Puppy Travelers transport van outside a Petland store in Fort Myers, Florida. The puppies were found with “urine, feces and no water” in their cages, according to news sources, and many of them were sick. This transporter was named one of the worst puppy mills in the nation. To view the entire report, click here.
  3. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Puppy broker 126 puppies at the time of last inspection.

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Petland Terre Haute- 3341 US-41, Terre Haute, IN 47802

  1. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Puppy broker 126 puppies at the time of last inspection.
  2. Curt and Lori Conrad, Conrad’s Cuddly Canines, LLC. Frankford Missouri- 94 puppies.

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Uncle Bill’s – 9411 E. Washington Street , Indianapolis, IN 46229

14061 Mundy Drive Fishers, IN 46038

906 U.S. 31,  North Greenwood, IN 46142

6935 Lake Plaza Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46220

4829 W. 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46254

6339 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804

  1. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Puppy broker 126 puppies at the time of last inspection.

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*PLEASE NOTE* We are still combing through the CVI reports and will be adding to this article. Not every facility that supplies these stores are listed below. 

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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 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.

** 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 and we will help you track down where your puppy was born! 

 

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