Ohio 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!
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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 2019 and 2020. 

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*Please note* We do not receive documents about the Ohio breeders these stores source from, since CVIs are not needed unless animals cross state lines. Because of that, many stores will not be reflected below because they are buying from in-state facilities. 

If you bought a puppy from a pet store and want to know more about its origins, please fill out the form below. 

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Animal House- 7869 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45231

  1. Mark Graber. Odon, Indiana- 26 adult breeding dogs and 7 puppies. 
  2. Abner Glick. Williamsburg, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  3. Bertha Christner. Canaan, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  4. Darrell R and Ida Knepp. Montgomery, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  5. David Girod. Bennington, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  6. David Nathan Wagler. Montgomery, Indiana-  is not USDA licensed. 
  7. David R Wickey. Geneva, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  8. Earnest Christner. Bennington, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  9. Elizabeth Hershberger. Orleans, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  10. James Schwartz. Vevay, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  11. Jerry Wickey. Canaan, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  12. Joe Schmidt. Salem, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  13. John Borntrager. Paoli, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  14. John Schwartz. Canaan, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  15. Joni Bontrager. Paoli, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  16. Lavern Schwartz. Vevay, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  17. Leroy Wagler. Montgomery, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  18. Lonnie Lambridge. Paoli, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  19. Matthew J Graber. Loogootee, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  20. Mervin Wickey. Bryant, Indiana- is not USDA licensed.  
  21. Phil Eicher. Loogootee, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  22. Raymond Girod. Cross Plains, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  23. Rudy Wickey. Canaan, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  24. Simon A Wickey. Canaan, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  25. Steve Graber. Odon, Indiana- is not USDA licensed. 
  26. Willis Yoder. – is not USDA licensed. 
  27. Samuel, Nelson and Wilma Miller. Owenton, Kentucky- is not USDA licensed.

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Cheri’s Preferred Puppies- 105 Main St, Hamilton, OH 45013

  1. Levi Graber, Blue Ribbon Puppies. Odon,  Indiana– 308 puppies. This puppy mill was also named one of the worst in the nation due to a huge campylobacter outbreak in Petland stores. Campylobacter is a zoonotic diseases that passes from puppies to humans. To learn more about Blue Ribbon Puppies, click here
  2. Timothy Wagler. Montgomery, Indiana- 75 adult breeding dogs and 54 puppies. 

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Fetch Beavercreek, Beavercreek Mall- 2742 N Fairfield Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45431

  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.

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Fetch Puppies Dayton Mall- 2700 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Dayton, OH 45459

  1. Henry Wagler. Hamilton, Indiana- is not USDA licensed.
  2. Brian Mohrfield, Select Puppies AKA Lucky Puppies Co. West Point, Iowa- 73 puppies. Also owns Choice Puppies (another broker) out of Goodman, Missouri. 

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Friends Puppy Store, Fairfield Mall- 2727 Fairfield Commons Blvd, Beavercreek, OH 45431

  1. David Brown and Kim Parsons, First Class Puppies.  Formerly owned by Becky and Guy Franks. Bluejacket, Oklahoma- 33 puppies and was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country. 
  2. Levi Graber, Blue Ribbon Puppies. Odon,  Indiana– 308 puppies. This puppy mill was also named one of the worst in the nation due to a huge campylobacter outbreak in Petland stores. Campylobacter is a zoonotic diseases that passes from puppies to humans. To learn more about Blue Ribbon Puppies, click here
  3. 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.

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Kamm’s Plaza Pet- 17454 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44111

  1. Tiffany Kurz, Tiffanie’s LLC. Frankford,  Missouri – Broker with 41 puppies on their property at the time of last inspection. Violations include keeping puppies in kennels that are too small. This broker was also named one of the worst puppy mills in the country.

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Petland Athens – 977 E State St, Athens, OH 45701

  1. Karen S Buffalohead, KCZ Amazing Pets. Langley, Oklahoma- 28 adult breeding dogs, 22 puppies. 
  2. Levi Graber, Blue Ribbon Puppies. Odon,  Indiana– 308 puppies. This puppy mill was also named one of the worst in the nation due to a huge campylobacter outbreak in Petland stores. Campylobacter is a zoonotic diseases that passes from puppies to humans. To learn more about Blue Ribbon Puppies, click here
  3. 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.
  4. Lindsey Schwartz AKA Lindsey Forquer, Cammies Country Canines. Salem, Iowa- 71 adult breeding dogs and 50 puppies. 
  5. Matt McCullah. Cassville, Missouri- is not USDA licensed.
  6. Monica Sheeley, South Paw Pets AKA Premium Paws . Neosho, Missouri- 42 adult breeding dogs, 26 puppies. Has changed their USDA license number several times. 
  7. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Puppy broker,  126 puppies .
  8. Brian Mohrfield, Select Puppies AKA Lucky Puppies Co. West Point, Iowa- 73 puppies. Also owns Choice Puppies (another broker) out of Goodman, Missouri. 

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Petland Beavercreek- 2451 Lakeview Dr Suite 101, Beavercreek, OH 45431

  1. Brandon Russow, Russow Ranch. Odessa, Missouri- 56 adult breeding dogs and 28 puppies. 
  2. Eddie and Cory Bishop, Willow Pines Puppies. Seneca, Missouri- 32 adult breeding dogs and 22 puppies. 
  3. Karen S Buffalohead, KCZ Amazing Pets. Langley, Oklahoma- 28 adult breeding dogs, 22 puppies. 
  4. Levi Graber, Blue Ribbon Puppies. Odon,  Indiana– 308 puppies. This puppy mill was also named one of the worst in the nation due to a huge campylobacter outbreak in Petland stores. Campylobacter is a zoonotic diseases that passes from puppies to humans. To learn more about Blue Ribbon Puppies, click here
  5. 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.
  6. Monica Sheeley, South Paw Pets AKA Premium Paws . Neosho, Missouri- 42 adult breeding dogs, 26 puppies. Has changed their USDA license number several times. 
  7. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Puppy broker,  126 puppies .
  8. Brian Mohrfield, Select Puppies AKA Lucky Puppies Co. West Point, Iowa- 73 puppies. Also owns Choice Puppies (another broker) out of Goodman, Missouri. 

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Petland Carriage Place- 2620 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220

  1. Levi Graber, Blue Ribbon Puppies. Odon,  Indiana– 308 puppies. This puppy mill was also named one of the worst in the nation due to a huge campylobacter outbreak in Petland stores. Campylobacter is a zoonotic diseases that passes from puppies to humans. To learn more about Blue Ribbon Puppies, click here
  2. Christina and Brandon Hillyard, Gale Whitaker; Whispering Oaks Kennel. Coffeyville, Kansas- 116 adults, 66 puppies.
  3. Monica Sheeley, South Paw Pets AKA Premium Paws . Neosho, Missouri- 42 adult breeding dogs, 26 puppies. Has changed their USDA license number several times. 
  4. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Puppy broker,  126 puppies .
  5. Brian Mohrfield, Select Puppies AKA Lucky Puppies Co. West Point, Iowa- 73 puppies. Also owns Choice Puppies (another broker) out of Goodman, Missouri. 
  6. Bill Harvill , Stark City, Missouri- 39 adult breeding dogs, 9 puppies. 
  7. Bobbie Munro.  Leesville, South Carolina- is not USDA licensed.
  8. Mary Spicer- Fenty. Willow Springs, Missouri- 26 cats and 22 kittens. 
  9. Jennifer Ramirez and Deanne Culp, DLC Pet Transport AKA Deanna’s Loving Companions. Carl Junction, Missouri- A transport company with 132 puppies at the time of last inspection. They were also in violation of putting too many puppies and kittens in to cages within the transport van and not providing adequate space. 

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Petland Chillicothe- 881 N Bridge St, Chillicothe, OH 45601

  1. Bill Harvill , Stark City, Missouri- 39 adult breeding dogs, 9 puppies. 
  2. Hal Brown. Stark City, Missouri- is not USDA licensed.
  3. Karen S Buffalohead, KCZ Amazing Pets. Langley, Oklahoma- 28 adult breeding dogs, 22 puppies. 
  4. Levi Graber, Blue Ribbon Puppies. Odon,  Indiana– 308 puppies. This puppy mill was also named one of the worst in the nation due to a huge campylobacter outbreak in Petland stores. Campylobacter is a zoonotic diseases that passes from puppies to humans. To learn more about Blue Ribbon Puppies, click here
  5. 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.
  6. Lindsey Schwartz AKA Lindsey Forquer, Cammies Country Canines. Salem, Iowa- 71 adult breeding dogs and 50 puppies. 
  7. Petland Novi in Novi Michigan transferred several puppies to this store. 
  8. Brian Mohrfield, Select Puppies AKA Lucky Puppies Co. West Point, Iowa- 73 puppies. Also owns Choice Puppies (another broker) out of Goodman, Missouri. 
  9. Monica Sheeley, South Paw Pets AKA Premium Paws . Neosho, Missouri- 42 adult breeding dogs, 26 puppies. Has changed their USDA license number several times. 
  10. Kelly and Steven Jones, Showme Pets. Oronogo, Missouri- 92 adult breeding dogs and 19 puppies with Missouri state violations including: operating with an expired license; missed inspections; and housing dogs in an unlicensed location for breeding. 

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Petland Dayton- 3444 York Commons Blvd, Dayton, OH 45414

  1. Brandon Russow, Russow Ranch. Odessa, Missouri- 56 adult breeding dogs and 28 puppies. 
  2. Karen S Buffalohead, KCZ Amazing Pets. Langley, Oklahoma- 28 adult breeding dogs, 22 puppies. 
  3. Levi Graber, Blue Ribbon Puppies. Odon,  Indiana– 308 puppies. This puppy mill was also named one of the worst in the nation due to a huge campylobacter outbreak in Petland stores. Campylobacter is a zoonotic diseases that passes from puppies to humans. To learn more about Blue Ribbon Puppies, click here
  4. 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.
  5. Monica Sheeley, South Paw Pets AKA Premium Paws . Neosho, Missouri- 42 adult breeding dogs, 26 puppies. Has changed their USDA license number several times. 
  6. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Puppy broker,  126 puppies .
  7. Brian Mohrfield, Select Puppies AKA Lucky Puppies Co. West Point, Iowa- 73 puppies. Also owns Choice Puppies (another broker) out of Goodman, Missouri. 

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Petland Fairfield- 5470 Dixie Hwy, Fairfield, OH 45014

  1. Hal Brown. Stark City, Missouri- is not USDA licensed.
  2. Eddie and Cory Bishop, Willow Pines Puppies. Seneca, Missouri- 32 adult breeding dogs and 22 puppies. 
  3. Karen S Buffalohead, KCZ Amazing Pets. Langley, Oklahoma- 28 adult breeding dogs, 22 puppies. 
  4. Levi Graber, Blue Ribbon Puppies. Odon,  Indiana– 308 puppies. This puppy mill was also named one of the worst in the nation due to a huge campylobacter outbreak in Petland stores. Campylobacter is a zoonotic diseases that passes from puppies to humans. To learn more about Blue Ribbon Puppies, click here
  5. 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.
  6. Lindsey Schwartz AKA Lindsey Forquer, Cammies Country Canines. Salem, Iowa- 71 adult breeding dogs and 50 puppies. 
  7. Matt Francisco, Elkhorn Hills LLC.  Rocky Comfort, Missouri- 13 adult breeding dogs. 
  8. Megan and Daniel Gurley , Cooper Creek Kennels. Lowry City, Missouri- 27 adult breeding dogs and 33 puppies. 
  9. Mark and Gina Steffensmeier, MG Cattle Inc. Salem, Iowa- Puppy Broker with 20 puppies at the time of last inspection. 
  10. Monica Sheeley, South Paw Pets AKA Premium Paws . Neosho, Missouri- 42 adult breeding dogs, 26 puppies. Has changed their USDA license number several times. 
  11. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Puppy broker,  126 puppies .
  12. Brian Mohrfield, Select Puppies AKA Lucky Puppies Co. West Point, Iowa- 73 puppies. Also owns Choice Puppies (another broker) out of Goodman, Missouri. 

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Petland Gallipolis- Walmart Super Centre, 2145 Eastern Ave, Gallipolis, OH 45631

  1. Karen S Buffalohead, KCZ Amazing Pets. Langley, Oklahoma- 28 adult breeding dogs, 22 puppies. 
  2. Levi Graber, Blue Ribbon Puppies. Odon,  Indiana– 308 puppies. This puppy mill was also named one of the worst in the nation due to a huge campylobacter outbreak in Petland stores. Campylobacter is a zoonotic diseases that passes from puppies to humans. To learn more about Blue Ribbon Puppies, click here
  3. 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.
  4. Monica Sheeley, South Paw Pets AKA Premium Paws . Neosho, Missouri- 42 adult breeding dogs, 26 puppies. Has changed their USDA license number several times. 
  5. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Puppy broker,  126 puppies .
  6. Brian Mohrfield, Select Puppies AKA Lucky Puppies Co. West Point, Iowa- 73 puppies. Also owns Choice Puppies (another broker) out of Goodman, Missouri. 

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Petland Grove City- 2740 London Groveport Rd, Grove City, OH 43123

  1. Enelia Dick. Goodman, Missouri- is not USDA licensed. 
  2. Karen S Buffalohead, KCZ Amazing Pets. Langley, Oklahoma- 28 adult breeding dogs, 22 puppies. 
  3. Levi Graber, Blue Ribbon Puppies. Odon,  Indiana– 308 puppies. This puppy mill was also named one of the worst in the nation due to a huge campylobacter outbreak in Petland stores. Campylobacter is a zoonotic diseases that passes from puppies to humans. To learn more about Blue Ribbon Puppies, click here
  4. 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.
  5. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Puppy broker,  126 puppies .
  6. Brian Mohrfield, Select Puppies AKA Lucky Puppies Co. West Point, Iowa- 73 puppies. Also owns Choice Puppies (another broker) out of Goodman, Missouri. 

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Petland Heath- 920 Hebron Rd, Heath, OH 43056

  1. Dee Cowan, Oronogo Missouri- 48 adult breeding dogs, 20 puppies. Has a history of changing their USDA license and missed inspections.
  2. Karen S Buffalohead, KCZ Amazing Pets. Langley, Oklahoma- 28 adult breeding dogs, 22 puppies. 
  3. 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.
  4. Monica Sheeley, South Paw Pets AKA Premium Paws . Neosho, Missouri- 42 adult breeding dogs, 26 puppies. Has changed their USDA license number several times. 
  5. Brian Mohrfield, Select Puppies AKA Lucky Puppies Co. West Point, Iowa- 73 puppies. Also owns Choice Puppies (another broker) out of Goodman, Missouri. 

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Petland Hilliard- 5253 Nike Station Way, Hilliard, OH 43026

  1. Brandon Russow, Russow Ranch. Odessa, Missouri- 56 adult breeding dogs and 28 puppies. 
  2. Eddie and Cory Bishop, Willow Pines Puppies. Seneca, Missouri- 32 adult breeding dogs and 22 puppies. 
  3. Enelia Dick. Goodman, Missouri- is not USDA licensed.
  4. Levi Graber, Blue Ribbon Puppies. Odon,  Indiana– 308 puppies. This puppy mill was also named one of the worst in the nation due to a huge campylobacter outbreak in Petland stores. Campylobacter is a zoonotic diseases that passes from puppies to humans. To learn more about Blue Ribbon Puppies, click here
  5. 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.
  6. Megan and Daniel Gurley , Cooper Creek Kennels. Lowry City, Missouri- 27 adult breeding dogs and 33 puppies. 
  7. Monica Sheeley, South Paw Pets AKA Premium Paws . Neosho, Missouri- 42 adult breeding dogs, 26 puppies. Has changed their USDA license number several times. 
  8. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Puppy broker,  126 puppies .
  9. Brian Mohrfield, Select Puppies AKA Lucky Puppies Co. West Point, Iowa- 73 puppies. Also owns Choice Puppies (another broker) out of Goodman, Missouri. 
  10. Kelly and Steven Jones, Showme Pets. Oronogo, Missouri- 92 adult breeding dogs and 19 puppies with Missouri state violations including: operating with an expired license; missed inspections; and housing dogs in an unlicensed location for breeding. 

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Petland Lancaster- 1400 River Valley Cir S #140, Lancaster, OH 43130

  1. Bill Harvill , Stark City, Missouri- 39 adult breeding dogs, 9 puppies. 
  2. Levi Graber, Blue Ribbon Puppies. Odon,  Indiana– 308 puppies. This puppy mill was also named one of the worst in the nation due to a huge campylobacter outbreak in Petland stores. Campylobacter is a zoonotic diseases that passes from puppies to humans. To learn more about Blue Ribbon Puppies, click here
  3. 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.
  4. Matt Francisco, Elkhorn Hills LLC.  Rocky Comfort, Missouri- 13 adult breeding dogs. 
  5. Monica Sheeley, South Paw Pets AKA Premium Paws . Neosho, Missouri- 42 adult breeding dogs, 26 puppies. Has changed their USDA license number several times. 
  6. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Puppy broker,  126 puppies .
  7. Brian Mohrfield, Select Puppies AKA Lucky Puppies Co. West Point, Iowa- 73 puppies. Also owns Choice Puppies (another broker) out of Goodman, Missouri. 

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Petland Lewis Center- 86 Meadow Park Ave, Lewis Center, OH 43035

  1. Bobbie Munro.  Leesville, South Carolina- is not USDA licensed.
  2. Henry and Lisa Byler. Seymour, Iowa- 41 adult breeding dogs and 12 puppies. 

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Petland Mason- 9938 Waterstone Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45249

  1. Brandon Russow, Russow Ranch. Odessa, Missouri- 56 adult breeding dogs and 28 puppies. 
  2. Lindsey Schwartz AKA Lindsey Forquer, Cammies Country Canines. Salem, Iowa- 71 adult breeding dogs and 50 puppies. 
  3. Matt Francisco, Elkhorn Hills LLC.  Rocky Comfort, Missouri- 13 adult breeding dogs. 
  4. Brian Mohrfield, Select Puppies AKA Lucky Puppies Co. West Point, Iowa- 73 puppies. Also owns Choice Puppies (another broker) out of Goodman, Missouri. 

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Petland Pickerington- 1514 Stonecreek Dr Suite 200, Pickerington, OH 43147

  1. 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. 
  2. Levi Graber, Blue Ribbon Puppies. Odon,  Indiana– 308 puppies. This puppy mill was also named one of the worst in the nation due to a huge campylobacter outbreak in Petland stores. Campylobacter is a zoonotic diseases that passes from puppies to humans. To learn more about Blue Ribbon Puppies, click here

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Petland Strongsville- 1148 Southpark Center, Strongsville, OH 44136

  1. Enelia Dick. Goodman, Missouri- is not USDA licensed. 
  2. Karen S Buffalohead, KCZ Amazing Pets. Langley, Oklahoma- 28 adult breeding dogs, 22 puppies. 
  3. Levi Graber, Blue Ribbon Puppies. Odon,  Indiana– 308 puppies. This puppy mill was also named one of the worst in the nation due to a huge campylobacter outbreak in Petland stores. Campylobacter is a zoonotic diseases that passes from puppies to humans. To learn more about Blue Ribbon Puppies, click here
  4. 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.
  5. Monica Sheeley, South Paw Pets AKA Premium Paws . Neosho, Missouri- 42 adult breeding dogs, 26 puppies. Has changed their USDA license number several times. 
  6. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Puppy broker,  126 puppies .
  7. Brian Mohrfield, Select Puppies AKA Lucky Puppies Co. West Point, Iowa- 73 puppies. Also owns Choice Puppies (another broker) out of Goodman, Missouri. 

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*Please note* We do not receive documents about the Ohio breeders these stores source from, since CVIs are not needed unless animals cross state lines. Because of that, many stores will not be reflected below because they are buying from in-state facilities. 

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