Massachusetts Pet Store/Puppy Mill Connection

CVI DATA

©Bailing Out Benji 2017

All research and information was done by the volunteer team at Bailing Out Benji and Mass. Coalition to End Puppy Mills and therefore must be cited as such when shared or quoted.

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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.

The United States has a puppy mill problem… And we need your help to change that!

Bailing Out Benji is a small nonprofit that started in Ames, Iowa and now has volunteer teams all over the country. These group are  committed to raising awareness about the puppy mill issue, particularly the connection to pet stores. 

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 Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Mass Coalition to End Puppy Mills 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 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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Pups Unlimited- 2601 County Street, Attleboro Massachusetts-

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, these are the breeders that Pups Unlimited has purchased from in 2016 and 2017. 

From their website, it would appear that they breed all of their own puppies. That is NOT the case. These puppies travel over 1,600 miles in a semi to arrive at Pups.

  1. Kathy Loe, Loe Kennels. Beloit, Kansas-  113 adult breeding dogs. 
  2. Lacey Kauffman, Smith Center Kansas- 101 adult breeding dogs. 
  3. Elmer Troyer, Clark Missouri- 50 adult breeding dogs. 

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Fishbowl Aquarium and Pet Mart- 425 Pleasant Street, Fall River Mass-

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, these are the breeders that Fishbowl has purchased from in 2016 and 2017.

  1. The Hunte Corporation, Choice Puppies, Goodman Missouri- 39 puppies.  To view an undercover expose on one of the largest puppy brokers in the country, click here
  2. Pinnaccle Pet, Neosho, Missouri- 353 Puppies
  • Fishbowl was inspected after giving a sick puppy medication without contacting a veterinarian, and the medication was the wrong dosage.

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The Puppy Place- 935 Riverdale Street, West Springfield Mass-

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, these are the breeders that Puppy Place has purchased from in 2016 and 2017.

Their mission statement sounds good, but the puppy mills they use tell an entirely different story.

  1. Becky Busboom, Dannebrog, Nebraska. Dog Broker with a history of violations, including using pig medications on puppies.
  2. Crittersville, Culbertson, Nebraska- Large scale Dog Broker out of Nebraska. They have previously sold puppies with parvo to pet stores
  3. Dorothy Brecheisen,Dot’s Little Doggies. Lyndon Kansas- Horrible Puppy Mill that has had hundreds of dogs on their property and a history of violations including: dogs in kennels that are too small, severely matted dogs, sharp wires poking into kennels, dogs in need of veterinary care, dogs with hair loss, dogs with eye discharge, and dogs in kennels that were 26 degrees cold. Dot’s Little Doggie’s was also featured on the 2015 Horrible Hundred Puppy Mill list. To view USDA inspection photos from this puppy mill, click here
  4. Gerhard Felts, South Sioux City NE. There is no record on “Gerhard Felts” in Nebraska, but he has been linked to the infamous Gary Felts in Kinglsey, Iowa. It appears as though he is operating under his full name and a PO Box in NE.  Felts has been on the Horrible Hundred list numerous times and, after years of violations, has been suspended for falsifying recordsHe has over 183 adult breeding dogs on his property and has had years of violations including: dogs noted with eye issues, excessively rusty kennels/cages, metal feeders/waterers that are rusted, exposed screws in kennels, excessively chewed wood, standing water in buildings, no wind/rain break, excessive feces in whelping rooms, Previous: Guinea pig breeder also. And they have a peacock. “Records on hand” not completed, severely rusted pens, excessively chewed pens, dust/dirt/debris/grime buildup in pens, sharp points in all of the kennels, big holes in the floors (dogs legs are passing through, even bodies),. 
  5. Becky and David Flanders, Coffeyville Oklahoma- 67 adult breeding dogs. 
  6. Patrick Fulton, Alden, Minnesota-  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.
  7. Gale Whitaker and Brandon/Christina Hillyard, Whispering Oaks Kennels.  Coffeyville Kansas- 113 adult breeding dogs. 
  8. Phil Hoover, Show Me Puppies.  Memphis, Missouri- 364 adult breeding dogs and over 204 puppies.
  9. The Hunte Corporation, Choice Puppies, Goodman Missouri- 39 puppies.  To view an undercover expose on one of the largest puppy brokers in the country, click here.
  10. Tiffany Kurz, Tiffanie’s LLC, Frankford MO – Broker with over 229 puppies on their property. Violations include keeping puppies in kennels that are too small. 
  11. Michelle Houck, Wann Oklahoma- 48 adult breeding dogs. 
  12. Lorilee Thomas, Whiting, Kansas- 341 adult breeding dogs, 653 PUPPIES!! Lorilee sells to pet stores all over the country and has a history of violations including: excessively matted dogs, sharp wires pointing in the kennels, dogs with sick eyes, hair loss. For USDA inspection photos, click here.
  13. John Blaes, JB Premier Pets. Cherryvale Kansas- 175 adult breeding dogs with painful wirebottom flooring kennels. To view USDA inspection photos, click here and here. 
  14. Duane Jess, Arcola Illinois- 11 adult breeding dogs. 
  15. Jim and Wilma Westhoff, Elk Creek Kennel. Chanute, Kansas- 150 adult breeding dogs 
  16. Linda Banwart, Prarie View Companion. Liberal Missouri-44 adult breeding dogs. 
  17. Vic Graber, Westside Kennel. Sullivan Illinois- 105 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: pugs with protruding eyes, dogs with toe cysts, and dogs with eye discharge. To view USDA inspection photos, click here
  18. Jenny Leggett , Neosho Missouri- unable to find license. 
  19. Jessica Craig, Broken Bow Oklahoma- unable to find license. 
  20. Chrissie E Yoder, Clark Missouri- 42 adult breeding dogs. 
  21. Doug Feller, Rattan Oklahoma-  unable to find license. 
  22. Melvin Nisley, Seymour Iowa- 40 adult breeding dogs.
  23. Connie and Harold Johnson, CW’s Quaint Critters. Melvin, Iowa- 110 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: No puppies on property had identification, puppies paws pass through kennel floor, high ammonia smells, dogs with severe, untreated illnesses, eyes, teeth, excessively rusty wires in kennels, walls chewed/scratched, build up of dirt/grime. Previous: buildup of dirt, grime, debris and feces, as well as dogs having issues going to the bathroom. To view USDA inspection photos, click here.

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Just Pups- 28 Constantine Dr, Tyngsboro Massachusetts- Has since closed, but is looking to reopen.

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, these are the breeders that Just Pups has purchased from in 2015 and 2016.

  1. Starline Resources, Fountain City Indiana-
  2. Becky Busboom, Dannebrog, Nebraska. Dog Broker with a history of violations, including using pig medications on puppies.
  3. Herman and Dorothy Yoder, McLeansboro Illinois- 100 adult breeding dogs. Dogs being bred in Semi trucks. To view USDA inspection photos, click here
  4. Vic Graber, Westside Kennel. Sullivan Illinois-105 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: pugs with protruding eyes, dogs with toe cysts, and dogs with eye discharge. To view USDA inspection photos, click here
  5. Andy Yoder, Yoder Backroad Kennel, Millersburg Ohio- Amish breeder with a long list of USDA violations including: sick dogs, dogs with eye injuries, matted dogs, and dogs living in corn cribs. To view USDA inspection photos, click here

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Pik A Pup- 599 Concord Street, Holliston Mass-

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, these are the breeders that Pik A Pup has purchased from in 2016 and 2017.

Hmmm…. Pik A Pup only works with “top breeders” . The CVI data determines THAT is a lie.

  1. Mary Moore, D&M Kennel. Uniontown, Kansas- Large scale puppy mill with a history of violations including selling and transporting puppies that were under 8 weeks of age to Petland Stores in Kansas. 
  2. Curt and Lori Conrad, Conrad’s Cuddly Canines, LLC. Frankford Missouri- 94 puppies.Conrad’s Cuddly Canines: Selling 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.
  3. Tiffanie’s LLC, Frankford MO – Broker with over 229 puppies on their property. Violations include keeping puppies in kennels that are too small. 
  4. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- 133 puppies. 
  5. Pinnacle Pet (Sobrad LLC), Neosho Missouri- 353 puppies. 
  6. Herschberger, Arcola Illinois- A part of a large Amish community that has hundreds of adult breeding dogs. 
  7. Justin Jackson, Clifton Kansas- 424 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Excessively thin and ill Vizslas, rusty kennels and broken floors. One of the 2016 Horrible Hundred breeders. To view USDA inspection photos, click here.
  8. Paul Nichols, Countree Pet (Meadows), Culbertson, Nebraska- 82 adult breeder dogs. 
  9. JAKS Puppies, Britt Iowa- 97 puppies. 
  10. Steven Yoder, LaGrange Indiana- 24 adult breeding dogs , 40 puppies. 
  11. Chrissie Yoder, Clark Missouri- 42 adult breeding dogs. 
  12. Donald Rhoads, Atlanta Missouri- 54 adult breeding dogs. 
  13. Fred “Yader”(on CVI) actually Fred Yoder,  Bloomingdale, Michigan- 71 adult breeding dogs. 
  14. Wayne Miller, Woffer Kennels.  Middlebury, Indiana- 85 adult breeding dogs with violations including wheaten terriers with severe dental disease. 
  15. Erwin Jay Yoder, Bloomfield Iowa- 39 adult breeding dogs. 
  16. Herman, Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- 133 puppies 
  17. Lester Troyer, Clark Missouri- A part of a huge Amish Clain in Missouri that has hundreds of adult breeding dogs and many violations. 

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Pet Express- 250 Granite Street, Braintree Massachusetts.  

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, these are the breeders that Pet Express Braintree has purchased from in 2016 and 2017.

  1. The Hunte Corporation, Choice Puppies, Goodman Missouri- 39 puppies.  To view an undercover expose on one of the largest puppy brokers in the country, click here.
  2. Menning Enterprises, Edgerton, Minnesota- 543 adult breeding dogs. Sells to pet stores and brokers from all over the country.

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Pet Express- 1201 Broadway, Saugus Mass

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, these are the breeders that Pet Express Saugus has purchased from in 2016 and 2017.

  1. Menning Enterprises, Edgerton Minnesota- 543 adult breeding dogs. Sells to pet stores and brokers from all over the country.
  2. Pinnaccle Pet, Neosho Missouri- 353 puppies. 

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Pet Express- 100 Independence Way, Danvers Massachusetts. 

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, these are the breeders that Pet Express Danvers has purchased from in 2016 and 2017.

  1. Pinnacle Pet, Neosho Missouri- 353 puppies. 
  2. Menning Enterprises, Edgerton, Minnesota- 543 adult breeding dogs. Sells to pet stores and brokers from all over the country.

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Fin Fur and Feather- 409 Columbia Road, Hanover Massachusetts

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, these are the breeders that Fin Fur and Feather has purchased from in 2016 and 2017.

  1. Krystal Tangeman (Kitts Pets) also doing business as Derek/Sandra Rottinghaus (R Family Kennel) , Seneca Kansas- This breeder has been in business for many years and operates under various names. What doesn’t change is the serious violations that they incur and the conditions in which the adult dogs are forced to live in, which include: dogs with severe dental problems, rusted cages, sharp points poking into cages, holes in kennel walls, dogs with no identification, dogs with eye issues, dogs with obvious and painful injuries, dogs with missing ears and injured jaws, many of these dogs not having been seen by a vet. To view USDA photos on this puppy mill, click here. This mill has also been on the 2016 Horrible Hundred Puppy Mill list. 
  2. Audrey Rottinghaus, Wendy Pets, Seneca Kansas- 64 adult breeding dogs. 
  3. Becky Busboom, Dannebrog, Nebraska. Dog Broker with a history of violations, including using pig medications on puppies.
  4. John Gingerich, Falcon Acres. Arthur,Illinois- Down to 9 adult breeding dogs from 62 earlier this year. 
  5. Aaron Stoll, Loogootee Indiana- 76 adult breeding dogs. 
  6. Ruben Stutzman, Backwood Acres.  Arcola, Illinois- 37 adult breeding dogs. 
  7. Marvin and Joanna Newswanger, Maple Tree Kennels- 331 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: cages with holes in wire flooring that are too wide and paws/bodies fall through, top of enclosures covered in hair and wood shaving dust (breeder reported that area is cleaned twice a year), and an ‘abundance of litters’ caused puppies to be housed in feed/bedding storage areas. To learn more about this breeder, click here:
  8. Ervin Knepp, Washington Indiana- 83 adult breeding dogs. 
  9. William Miller, Keyetsville Missouri- unable to find a license. 
  10. Doug Feller, Rattan Oklahoma- unable to find a license. 
  11. Jessica Craig, Broken Bow Oklahoma- unable to find a license. 
  12. Philip Chupp, Oak Valley Kennel.  Mcleansboro Illinois- 47 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: rusty enclosures, dirty whelping areas, dogs that are matted, ingrown dog nails, and gaps in the roof which allows rain to get in. To view USDA inspection photos, click here

-Complaints of Giardia and Kennel Cough

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Laughlin Kennel- 11 Larned Rd, Oxford Massachusetts

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, these are the breeders that Laughlin has purchased from in 2016 and 2017.

Before we begin, it must be noted that Laughlin Kennel was listed on the 2017 Horrible Hundred Puppy Mill list because a former employee documented puppies crowded into tiny, stacked cages in basement, as well as consumer complaints.

But this is still proudly on their website…

  1. Marvin and Joanna Newswanger, Maple Tree Kennels- 331 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: cages with holes in wire flooring that are too wide and paws/bodies fall through, top of enclosures covered in hair and wood shaving dust (breeder reported that area is cleaned twice a year), and an ‘abundance of litters’ caused puppies to be housed in feed/bedding storage areas. To learn more about this breeder, click here:
  2. Levi Graber, Blue Ribbon Puppies. Odon,  Indiana- 70 puppies.
  3. Amos Yoder, Middlebury Indiana- 23 adult breeding dogs. 
  4. Shelli Kershner, Rush Center Kansas- 171 adult dogs. Also brokers dogs to pet stores across the country.
  5. Amanda and Greg Pickett, Pickett’s Puppies.  Longton Kansas- 31 adult breeding dogs. 
  6. Audrey Rottinghaus, Wendy Pets, Seneca Kansas- 64 adult breeding dogs. 
  7. Krystal Tangeman (Kitts Pets) also doing business as Derek/Sandra Rottinghaus (R Family Kennel) , Seneca Kansas- This breeder has been in business for many years and operates under various names. What doesn’t change is the serious violations that they incur and the conditions in which the adult dogs are forced to live in, which include: dogs with severe dental problems, rusted cages, sharp points poking into cages, holes in kennel walls, dogs with no identification, dogs with eye issues, dogs with obvious and painful injuries, dogs with missing ears and injured jaws, many of these dogs not having been seen by a vet. To view USDA photos on this puppy mill, click here. This mill has also been on the 2016 Horrible Hundred Puppy Mill list. 
  8. Kelli Hynes, Hays Kansas- Dog Broker. 
  9. Cindy and Richard Jensen, Neodesha Kansas- 251 adult breeding dogs, with violations including: dogs standing in pools of water without wind/rain breaks. To view USDA inspection photos of this breeder, click here
  10. Patrick Fulton, Alden, Minnesota-  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.
  11. Jason Banwart, Liberal Missouri- Cannot find a license. 
  12. Linda Banwart, Prarie View Companion. Liberal Missouri-44 adult breeding dogs. 
  13. Samuel and Polly Borntrager, Borntrager Kennels. Clark, Missouri- 74 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including injured dogs that were not seen by a vet. 
  14. Daniel Yoder, Clark Missouri-  46 adult breeding dogs. 
  15. Phil Hoover, Show Me Puppies.  Memphis, Missouri- 364 adult breeding dogs and over 204 puppies.
  16. Jason and Marilyn Bixenmen, Circle B Farms. New Cambria, Missouri- 108 adult breeding dogs, with a history of violations including: usage of medications not labeled for use in dogs, expired medications, and unlabeled medications; responsible adult not present to allow inspection.To view undercover footage of this puppy mill, click here
  17. Esther and Willard Borntrager, Stagecoach Run Kennels.  Brashear, Missouri- 19 adult breeding dogs.
  18. Kathy Brown, Novinger Missouri- 184 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: wet and muddy dogs, dogs standing in water, inadequate shelter for dogs, surfaces covered in algae, and dirty water/food receptacles. To view USDA inspection photos, click here. 
  19. Joyce and Lloyd Spear, Louisburg Missouri- cannot access dog count. 
  20. Tiffanie’s LLC, Frankford MO – Broker with over 229 puppies on their property. Violations include keeping puppies in kennels that are too small. 
  21. Bob Mackey, TLC Breeds. Sayre ,Oklahoma- 203 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: rodent droppings, urine accumulating on the floor , and dog food bags chewed up by rodents. 
  22. Tom and Margie Phillips, Margie’s Pets.  Hominy, Oklahoma- 59 adult breeding dogs. 
  23. Canterbury Tails pets, McPherson Kansas- 286 adult breeding dogs, 144 puppies with a history of violations including: dogs with open lacerations, bent and rusted wires poking into kennels, and dogs with cloudy eyes. To view USDA inspection photos, click here. 
  24. Lorilee Thomas, Whiting, Kansas- 341 adult breeding dogs, 653 PUPPIES!! Lorilee sells to pet stores all over the country and has a history of violations including: excessively matted dogs, sharp wires pointing in the kennels, dogs with sick eyes, hair loss. For USDA inspection photos, click here.
  25. Pinnaccle Pet, Neosho Missouri- 353 puppies. 
  26. RDR Transport Company, Neosho MO- 269 puppies, 5 kittens. 
  27. Samuel and Mahlone Beachy, Clark Missouri- 84 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: puppy paws passing through wire flooring, rusty feeders and water receptacles, tall weeds in kennels, growth/tumors hanging from dogs, dogs with eye issues, and green algae in water. To view USDA inspection photos, click here. 
  28. John Miller, TLC Kennels. Sturgeon,  Missouri- 42 adult breeding dogs with violations about excessive clutter in and around the dog kennels. To view USDA inspection photos, click here. 
  29. William Borntreger, Bloomfield Iowa – cannot find a license. 

-Puppy sold with giardia and coccidia, also covered in feces upon purchase. Laughlin kennels offered an exchange for the puppy.

-Another puppy sold with hypoglycemia, ear mites and giardia. Looked ill upon purchase and vomited the entire way home.

-Another puppy sold with kennel cough and filthy ears

– Puppy Sold with Giardia, kennel cough and had a 104 degree temperature

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Park Avenue Bird and Pet – 120 W Center Street, West Bridgewater Massachusetts

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, these are the breeders that Park Ave has purchased from in 2016 and 2017.

  1. Paul King, Fountain City Indiana- 36 adult breeding dogs. 
  2. Shelli Kershner, Rush Center Kansas- 171 adult dogs. Also brokers dogs to pet stores across the country.
  3. Darcy and William Smith, Sparks Kennel. Bennington Kansas- Broker that sells puppies to pet stores all over the country. 
  4. Patrick Fulton, Alden, Minnesota-  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.
  5. Vernon and Kathryn Lambright,  Peaceful Hollow Pets. Wolcottville, Indiana- 77 adult breeding dogs, 80 puppies with a history of violations including: dogs with diarrhea in pen, poodle with right eye very inflamed, Pyrenees lame on both rear legs, chewed surfaces in outdoor housing area, and a Bernese mountain dog chained to a dog house.
  6. Chrissie Yoder, Clark Missouri- 42 adult breeding dogs. 
  7. Hayes Landreth, Eagletown Oklahoma- cannot find a license. 
  8. John Otto, Topeka Indiana- 13 adult breeding dogs. 
  9. William Lambright, Lamar Missouri- 8 adult breeding dogs. 
  10. Reuben Stutzman, Arthur Illinois- 37 adult breeding dogs. 
  11.  Paul Johnston, Dixon Missouri- cannot find a license. 
  12. Herman and Dorothy Yoder, McLeansboro Illinois- 100 adult breeding dogs. Dogs being bred in Semi trucks. To view USDA inspection photos, click here
  13. Samuel and Polly Borntrager, Borntrager Kennels. Clark, Missouri- 74 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including injured dogs that were not seen by a vet. 
  14. Daniel D Troyer, Clark Missouri- 33 adult breeding dogs. Was not on the property at the time of last inspection. 
  15. Betty Fetters, Fetters Furry Friends. Novinger, Missouri-  103 adult breeding dogs. 
  16. Angela Fields, Green Castle Missouri- 67 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: excessive accumulation of feces, medicine not labeled for dog use, sharp/broken points poking into kennels, and holes in the floors. To view USDA inspection photos, click here. 
  17. Samuel and Mahlone Beachy, Clark Missouri- 84 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: puppy paws passing through wire flooring, rusty feeders and water receptacles, tall weeds in kennels, growth/tumors hanging from dogs, dogs with eye issues, and green algae in water. To view USDA inspection photos, click here. 

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There you have it. Some of the most popular pet stores in Massachusetts and proof from the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, in partnership with Mass Coalition to End Puppy Mills, 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.

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.

You can also send an email to bailingoutbenji@gmail.com. Thank you, again, to Mass Coalition to End Puppy Mills for helping us gather this information!

©Bailing Out Benji 2017

All research and information was done by the volunteer team at Bailing Out Benji and Mass Coalition to End Puppy Mills 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 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