Pennsylvania 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 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.

Bailing Out Benji is a small nonprofit that started in Ames, Iowa and now has volunteer teams all over the country. We are all 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 Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture 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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Petland Robinson- 1530 Park Manor Blvd, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

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

  1. Pinnacle Pet, Neosho Missouri – 353 puppies.
  2. 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.
  3. They had 1006 puppies in 2015!! 
  4. JAKS Puppies, Britt Iowa – 97 puppies
  5. Calvin and Teresa Good, Memphis Missouri- 112 adult puppies, 69 puppies!
  6. Curt and Lori Conrad, Conrad’s Cuddly Canines, LLC. Frankford Missouri- 94 puppies.
  7. Dustin Westercamp Farmington Iowa –  79 adult breeding dogs.

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Petland Monroeville- 14082 William Penn Highway, Monroeville,  Pennsylvania.

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

  1. Dustin Westercamp Farmington Iowa –  79 adult breeding dogs.
  2. Pinnacle Pet, Neosho Missouri – 353 puppies.
  3. Teresa Good, Memphis Missouri- 112 adult breeding dogs

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Petland Pittsburgh Mills- 537 Pittsburgh Mills, Tarentum Pennsylvania. 

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

  1. Hunte Corporation, Choice Puppies-  Goodman Missouri- 39 puppies.  To view an undercover expose on one of the largest puppy brokers in the country, click hereThey had 1006 puppies in 2015!! 
  2. Curt and Lori Conrad, Conrad’s Cuddly Canines, LLC. Frankford Missouri- 94 puppies.

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Heartland Pets- 573 Mill Creek Drive, Erie Pennsylvania. 

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

  1. Jonas A Miller, Country Lane Kennels- Clark Missouri. 16 adult breeding dogs. 
  2. Curt and Lori Conrad, Conrad’s Cuddly Canines, LLC. Frankford Missouri- 94 puppies.
  3. Becky Busboom- Dannebrog, Nebraska. Dog Broker with a history of violations, including using pig medications on puppies
  4. JAKS Puppies, Britt Iowa – 97 puppies
  5. Jerry and JoAnne Nelson, Trailane Kennels- Soldier Kansas. 290 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Excessively chewed/rusty kennels. They also test on dogs. To view that, click here
  6. Tiffanie’s LLC, Frankford MO – Broker with over 229 puppies on their property. Violations include keeping puppies in kennels that are too small. 

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DC Pet Center 1908 Scranton/ Carbondale HWY, Dickson City, Pennsylvania

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

  1. Hunte Corporation, Choice Puppies-  Goodman Missouri- 39 puppies.  To view an undercover expose on one of the largest puppy brokers in the country, click hereThey had 1006 puppies in 2015!! 

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Playful Pets- 11 5 W Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

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

  1. Curt and Lori Conrad, Conrad’s Cuddly Canines, LLC. Frankford Missouri- 94 puppies.
  2. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels. Frankford Missouri- 133 puppies. 
  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. JAKS Puppies, Britt Iowa – 97 puppies
  5. Canterbury Pets LLC, McPherson Kansas- 286 adult breeding dogs!!! With a history of violations including: dogs with open wounds, bent and broken wires poking into kennels, dogs with eye issues, rusty kennels, floors eroding in kennels. To view inspection photos, click here

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Yuppy Puppy- 292 Frantz Rd, Stroudsburg Pennsylvania

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

  1. Pinnacle Pet, Neosho Missouri – 353 puppies.

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Pet Wonderland INC- Wilkes Barre,  Pennsylvania

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

  1. Tiffanie’s LLC, Frankford MO – Broker with over 229 puppies on their property. Violations include keeping puppies in kennels that are too small. 
  2. JAKS Puppies, Britt Iowa – 97 puppies

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Your Pet Experts  – 1665 State Hill Road, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania

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

  1. BJ’s & Guys, Menlo Kansas – 755 ADULT BREEDING DOGS and 425 puppies! Horrible puppy mill with a history of violations including: sick/untreated dogs, dogs poking heads out of cages, rusted cages, hot buildings, puppy feet falling between flooringAlso one of the top horrible hundred puppy mills in the country! 
  2. Jerry and JoAnne Nelson, Trailane Kennels- Soldier Kansas. 290 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Excessively chewed/rusty kennels. They also test on dogs. To view that, click here

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Endless Supply CO- 1195 Golden Mile Road, Towanda, Pennsylvania

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

  1. Hunte Corporation, Choice Puppies-  Goodman Missouri- 39 puppies.  To view an undercover expose on one of the largest puppy brokers in the country, click hereThey had 1006 puppies in 2015!! 
  2. Pinnacle Pet, Neosho Missouri – 353 puppies.

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The Pet Shop- 4220 Eisenhower DR, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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

  1. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels. Frankford Missouri- 133 puppies. 
  2. Becky Busboom- Dannebrog, Nebraska. Dog Broker with a history of violations, including using pig medications on puppies

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The Pet Shop- 1988 Whitehall Mall, Whitehall, Pennsylvania

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

  1. JAKS Puppies, Britt Iowa – 97 puppies
  2. Tiffanie’s LLC, Frankford MO – Broker with over 229 puppies on their property. Violations include keeping puppies in kennels that are too small. 
  3. Hunte Corporation, Choice Puppies-  Goodman Missouri- 39 puppies.  To view an undercover expose on one of the largest puppy brokers in the country, click hereThey had 1006 puppies in 2015!! 
  4. Rokenn Enterprises, Delphos Kansas- Over 58 adult breeding dogs with a history of selling sick puppies. 

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There you have it. Some of the most popular pet stores in Pennsylvania and the puppy mills they buy from! 

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. 

©Bailing Out Benji 2017

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 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