Nebraska Pet Store/ Puppy Mill Connection

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All research and information was done by the volunteer team at Bailing Out Benji  and 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.

 

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 facilities 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. 

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PET DOCTOR- 200 9th 66th St #209, Lincoln, NE

  1. Becky Busboom- Dannebrog, Nebraska. Busboom is a dog broker, who sources puppies from various facilities and resells them to pet stores. To view which facilities Busboom buys from, click here
  2. Lynette Floyd, Beattie Kansas- is an unlicensed facility. 
  3. Julie Johnson, Quenjewel. Murray, Iowa- 29 adult breeding dogs and 15 puppies, with a history of violations including: Sharp points poking into kennels, rusty kennels, chewed wood, excessive amount of feces, constantly missing inspections. 

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Pets R US- 10913 Elm Street, Omaha Nebraska

  1. Pinnacle Pet, Neosho Missouri-  72 Puppies at the time of last inspection, 353 puppies prior to that. Pinnacle (Sobrad LLC) is a dog broker, who sources puppies from various facilities and resells them to pet stores.
  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. Lydia Brashear, Lonesome Pine Kennel. West Plains, Missouri- 45 adult breeding dogs and 17 puppies. 
  4. Amy Demelt. Albany, Missouri- 43 adult breeding dogs, 63 puppies
  5. 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 was ordered to stop their sham rescue in 2020. 
  6. Susie and Max Haidsiak, Precious Pups Kennels. Red Oak, Iowa- 43 adult breeding dogs, 23 puppies. 
  7. Heath and Serenity Francke, Sand Creek Kennels and Sporting Dogs. Newport, Nebraska- 52 adult breeding dogs and 38 puppies. This facility was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country in 2016 after receiving an official warning from the state of Nebraska due to animal care. 
  8. Keith and Teresa Irwin, Irwin’s Dog house. Bethany, Missouri- 25 adult breeding dogs and 25 puppies. This facility was recent violations regarding the care of dogs including: dogs being extremely matted and no identification on dogs. 
  9. Brian Stirek. Red Oak, Iowa- is an unlicensed facility. 
  10. Milton Lewis, Rock Hill Dog Ranch. Newport, Nebraska- 98 adult breeding dogs and 68 puppies. This facility was named one of the worst puppy mills in the nation in 2018 due to their severe violations. 
  11. Patrick Fulton, Fulton Enterprises. Alden, Minnesota- Fulton is a dog broker, who sources puppies from various facilities and resells them to pet stores.  For more information on Fulton Enterprises, click here.
  12. Kevin and Lindy Aschinger, K&L Kennels. Westside Iowa- 53 adult breeding dogs after downsizing from over 250 adult dogs. Aschinger auctioned off most of their facility in 2015.  This facility has been named worst in the country in 2015 and 2016. For undercover footage on this puppy mill, click here.

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TULLY’S KENNELS- 7777 D Street, Omaha Nebraska

  1. Heath and Serenity Francke, Sand Creek Kennels and Sporting Dogs. Newport, Nebraska- 52 adult breeding dogs and 38 puppies. This facility was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country in 2016 after receiving an official warning from the state of Nebraska due to animal care. 
  2. Patrick Fulton, Fulton Enterprises. Alden, Minnesota- Fulton is a dog broker, who sources puppies from various facilities and resells them to pet stores.  For more information on Fulton Enterprises, click here.
  3. Nancy Ogle. Irene, South Dakota- 70 adult breeding dogs and 38 puppies.  Ogle was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country in 2017. 
  4. Jessica Cannon. Trenton, Missouri- does not appear to have a license. 
  5. Gaynetta Snyder and Scott Wheatcraft, Precious Paws. Browning, Missouri- 123 adult breeding dogs and 82 puppies
  6. Amy Demelt. Albany, Missouri- 43 adult breeding dogs, 63 puppies
  7. Misti and Jason Fykstra. Boyden, Iowa- 81 adult breeding dogs and 42 puppies. 
  8. Milton Lewis, Rock Hill Dog Ranch. Newport, Nebraska- 98 adult breeding dogs and 68 puppies. This facility was named one of the worst puppy mills in the nation in 2018 due to their severe violations. 
  9. Amanda Clinkenbeard, Chicanery Maltese. Milan, Missouri- 10 adult breeding dogs and 24 puppies. 
  10. Scott Schondelmeyer. Henderson, Iowa- is an unlicensed facility. 
  11. Troy Christiansen. Casey, Iowa- is an unlicensed facility. 
  12. Colleen Christiansen. Fontanelle, Iowa- is an unlicensed facility. 
  13. Karen Highland, Rocky Ridge Kennels. Milan, Missouri- 81 adult breeding dogs and 81 puppies. 
  14. Bill and Carol Murphy. Gentry, Missouri- 12 adult breeding dogs and 8 puppies.
  15. Richard L and Linda Mcalpin, Country Kennel. Red Oak, Iowa- This couple has two licenses on the same address. One license shows 36 adult breeding dogs and the other shows 23 adult breeding dogs. 
  16. Colleen Beatty, Beatty Farms. Creston, Iowa- 33 adult breeding dogs and 14 puppies. They have recent violations regarding: not maintaining records; heat lamps without protections hanging in dog kennels; and broken fencing with sharp points poking into kennels
  17. Susie and Max Haidsiak, Precious Pups Kennels. Red Oak, Iowa- 43 adult breeding dogs, 23 puppies. 
  18. Kenny and Sherri Hughs. Trenton, Missouri- New USDA licensee. 8 adult breeding dogs and 10 puppies.
  19. Mervin and Lizzie Miller. La Plata, Missouri- 66 adult breeding dogs and 52 puppies. 
  20. James Whatley. Mooresville, Missouri- 49 adult breeding dogs and 13 puppies with recent violations including: puppies with no identification; kennels with a ‘significant amount’ of feces, dirt and grime. 

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We were unable to pull records for The Puppy Shop in Kearney. 

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Stores below this line are either closed or have stopped selling puppies. 

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Charlie’s Angels AKA Puppies on the Go- 2207 Georgia Ave, Bellevue Nebraska ( No Longer Sells Puppies) 

According to the CVI reports that we have obtained from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, these are the breeders that Charlie’s Angels has purchased from in 2016 and 2017. Interestingly enough, Charlie’s Angels is purchasing from a puppy mill that they own in Iowa.

  1. Charles Pluta and Lorraine Rexroat, C Angels Kennel. Woodbine, Iowa- 194 adult breeding dogs with a long history of violations including: keeping dogs in wire kennels in trailers full of brown dirt and grime that cannot be cleaned, not having a written form of veterinary care, wire mesh flooring is broken and poking up at dogs, admitted kennels hadn’t been cleaned in months, outdoor dogs with no wind or rain breaks. They are also the owner of this pet store. The store itself has violations for not giving dogs access to water and for having an excessively thin mama dog and her 8 pups without veterinary care. Their kennel was filthy and too small. Other dogs and cats in the store were also sick and lacked vet care. 

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Velvet Poodle-2418 Dakota Ave, Sioux City Nebraska- CLOSED!

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

  1. Jody and Tom Vande Weerd, Riverside Kennels. Rock Valley, Iowa- 54 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Water bowls have build up of green algae, dirty kennels and needs to establish a dental cleaning plan for the dogs
  2. AG Beukelman- Orange City, Iowa. 95 adult breeding dogs and is a 2017 Horrible Hundred Puppy Mill. Beukelman has a history of violations including: Bulldogs with untreated eye problems, dead mice found floating in dogs’ drinking water,  rusted cages, wires broken, build up of dirt/grime, excessively chewed bowls. 
  3. Sara Hulshoff- Ireton, Iowa. 81 adult  breeding dogs with a history of violations including: wire floooring of cages are broken and pointed up, causing injury to the dogs and no records of having a veterinarian. 
  4. Linda Mulder-  Boyden, Iowa. 69 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including;  wooden support beams that are severely chewed, excessive amounts of hair and dirt and grime build-up in the kennels. 
  5. Helen and Scott Ketelsen- Hull, Iowa. 129 adult breeding dogs. 
  6. 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
  7. Calvin Kroger- Hudson, South Dakota. 60 adult breeding dogs.
  8. Bob and Charlene Fischer- Goodwin, South Dakota. 21 adult breeding dogs.
  9. Bob Engbrecht- Marion, South Dakota. Can’t access dog count.
  10. Joette Peterson- Freeman, South Dakota , 26 adult dogs. Peterson is a repeat offender on the Horrible Hundred Puppy Mill lists with a history of violations including: Dogs having open sores buzzing with flies.

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

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