Texas Pet Store/Puppy Mill Connection

 ©Bailing Out Benji 2021

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 false. 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 2021, 2020 and 2019.

*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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Boutique Teacup Puppies AKA Celebrity Puppy Boutique- 16601 Blanco Road, Suite 110 San Antonio, TX 78232

This store also admits to using breeders in Korea and Mexico. 

  1. Casey Smith. Anderson, Missouri- does not appear to be state or USDA licensed. 
  2. Darin Miller. Oronogo, Missouri- 268 adult breeding dogs and 131 puppies. 
  3. Dorothy and Leonard Audsley, Len Dee Kennels. Carrollton, Missouri- 51 adult breeding dogs. 
  4. Elsysia Candelaria. Jay, Oklahoma- is not USDA licensed. 
  5. Junior Troyer, Red Poodle Paws. Millersburg, Ohio- 36 adult breeding dogs. 
  6. Mary Smith, Smiths Kennels. Salem, Missouri- 88 adult breeding dogs. 
  7. Rebecca and Pete Miller, Triple H Kennels. Milan, Missouri- 49 adult breeding dogs. 
  8. Phil Hoover, Show Me Puppies. Memphis, Missouri- 396 adult breeding dogs and 181 puppies. 

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CRITTERS EXOTIC PETS- 600 A S. Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76711

Critters shared their paperwork on a local news story, which is how we obtained this data

  1. Jolyn Noethe, JAKS Puppies, Britt Iowa – 254 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. 

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CROSBY PETS- 5214 S Main St, Crosby, Texas. 77532

  1. Alta Madewell, M&M Toy Kennel. Fayetteville, Arkansas- 22 adult breeding dogs.
  2. 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
  3. Christine Tormallon. Versailles, Missouri- does not appear to have a USDA or state license. 
  4. Curt and Lori Conrad, Conrad’s Cuddly Canine’s. Frankford, Missouri- Large puppy broker with 94 puppies at the time of last inspection. 
  5. 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. 
  6. Brian Lichirie, Michele Kruse and Gealea Nichols. T&M Enterprises. West Point, Iowa- 84 adult breeding dogs and 434 puppies.
  7. Alberta and James Whatley, Hush Puppies. Mooresville, Missouri- 49 adult breeding dogs with recent violations that include: not having proper identification on puppies; significant amount of feces, dirt and from accumulation in enclosures. 
  8. Jolyn Noethe, JAKS Puppies, Britt Iowa – 254 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. 
  9. Josh Garber, Country View. Bradford, Ohio- 84 adult breeding dogs. 
  10. Lindsey Forquer, Cammies Country Canines. Salem, Iowa- 71 adult breeding dogs and 50 puppies. 
  11. Pamela Monnahan, Pj’s Puppies. Lebanon, Missouri- 42 adult breeding dogs and 8 adult breeding cats. 
  12. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Very large puppy broker that supplies pet stores all over the country. At the last inspection they had  126 puppies on site.
  13. Scott Wheatcraft and Gaynetta Snyder, Precious paws. Browning, Missouri- 125 adult breeding dogs and 78 puppies. 
  14. Tiffanie 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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DOG ALLEY- 550 E Tyler St, Canton, Texas 75103

Dog Alley in Canton, Texas is home to hundreds of unregulated puppy mills. These puppy mills are from within Texas, and from surrounding states. At this time, there is very little oversight on what is happening here. To view more information, click here.

  1. Arlene and Arlyn Swartzentruber, Country View Kennel. Hughesville, Missouri- 16 adult breeding dogs. This facility cancelled their USDA license after federal violations that included: dark green material coating water bowls; dogs with visible fleas crawling on fur. Swartzentruber still holds a state license. 
  2. Christy Doogs, Touch O’ Country Kennel. Sedalia, Missouri- this facility is a very regular supplier to Dog Alley. 
  3. Marsha Cox, Doggie Door AKA Mar-Don Kennel. Chillicothe, Missouri- This facility cancelled her USDA license after being named one of the worst puppy mills in the country in 2013. Cox changed her kennel name and is now state licensed. 
  4. Jay Blackburn and Julie Snidow, Attitudes Kennel. Galt, Missouri- 179 adult breeding dogs and 93 puppies. 
  5. Josh Headings. Buffalo, Missouri- Does not appear to be USDA or state licensed. 
  6. Kandy Hale, Kandy’s Puppies. Milan, Missouri- This facility had their USDA licensed revoked after Vincent Losacco was facing charges for his New Jersey pet store that he bred puppies in Missouri for. Over 450 dogs were auctioned off in 2016, yet the facility still remains state licensed. 
  7. Karen Highland, Rocky Ridge Kennels. Milan, Missouri- 81 adult breeding dogs. 
  8. Shellie and Shelly Weaver, Elk Horn Creek Kennel. Smithton, Missouri- 150 adult breeding dogs and 52 puppies. This facility hasn’t had a USDA inspection since 2019 but had violations at that inspection including: dogs with severe dental conditions. 
  9. Frank and Teresa Doogs, FTD Farms and Wee-Bark Kennels. Sedalia, Missouri- this facility is a very regular supplier to Dog Alley. 
  10. Tom Petersen, Petersen Farms. Buffalo, Missouri- 85 adult breeding dogs and 53 puppies. 
  11. Valente Rios, Rios Kennel. Galt, Missouri- 281 adult breeding dogs and 143 puppies, with a history of violations including: excessively thin dogs (could see hips and ribs, dogs so matted they are unable to poop, dogs with feces stuck in fur, dogs with injuries, sharp points on dog food bowls, kennels unsafe and many, many more.  Rios was also listed as one of the worst puppy mills in the entire country in 2013. 

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EXOTIC TROPICAL PET WORLD- 1716 Hackberry Ave, Mcalllen, Texas 78503

  1. Andy and Ruby Mast, Lazy Creek Kennel. Bogard, Missouri- 36 adult breeding dogs and 27 puppies. 
  2. 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
  3. Calvin Cantrell, Caltams Puppy Love AKA Calico Puppy Ranch. Anderson, Missouri- 40 adult breeding dogs and 72 puppies.
  4. Charles Feldmann, Pleasant Run Kennel. Sheldon, Missouri- 121 adult breeding dogs and 92 puppies. 
  5. Rachel and Elam Bradenberger, Kuntry Pups Kennel. Queen City, Missouri- 39 adult breeding dogs. 
  6. Erwin Jay Yoder, Yoder Kennel. Bloomfield, Iowa- 28 adult breeding dogs. 
  7. 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. 
  8. Gail Long, Windy Tree Kennel. Neosho, Missouri- Cancelled USDA license years ago, does not appear to hold state license. 
  9. Brian Lichirie, Michele Kruse and Gealea Nichols. T&M Enterprises. West Point, Iowa- 84 adult breeding dogs and 434 puppies.
  10. Alberta and James Whatley, Hush Puppies. Mooresville, Missouri- 49 adult breeding dogs with recent violations that include: not having proper identification on puppies; significant amount of feces, dirt and from accumulation in enclosures.
  11. Jolyn Noethe, JAKS Puppies, Britt Iowa – 254 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. 
  12. Mary and Tim Feldmann, Raspberry Kennel. Sheldon, Missouri- 39 adult breeding dogs with violations on their 2020 inspection including: dogs with dental disease; expired medications; and rusted cages. 
  13. Phil Hoover, Show Me Puppies. Memphis, Missouri- 396 adult breeding dogs and 181 puppies. 
  14. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Very large puppy broker that supplies pet stores all over the country. At the last inspection they had  126 puppies on site.
  15. Ryan Ahrenholtz. Defiance, Iowa- does not hold a state or USDA license. 
  16. Tiffanie 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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My Family Pet Store- 737 W Cavalcade St Suite A, Houston, TX 77009

  1. Lynn Sartin, Sartin Kennel. Granby, Missouri- 49 adult breeding dogs and 16 puppies. This facility was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country

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PARTNERS PET CENTER- 1701 S Mays St # Q, Round Rock, TX 78664

This data was obtained from the HSUS as well as the owner of Partners admitting to which breeder he uses. 

  1. Susan Franz, Belton Texas- 34 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including : excessive flea problem, using expired medications on the dogs, inadequate records on dead/donated dogs, rusty doors on kennels and dogs able to escape the kennels. Franz is a repeat offender on the Horrible Hundred Puppy Mill list.

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PET CITY HOUSTON- 230 Bammel Westfield Road, Houston, TX 77032

  1. Brent Bay, 4 Paws Brokerage and Transport. Aurora, Missouri- Puppy Broker with 54 puppies on site at the tie of last inspection. 
  2. Angela Fields, A+ Pups. Green Castle, Missouri- 78 adult breeding dogs and 34 puppies. 
  3. Angela Smith, Family Lane Pets, Elkland, Missouri – 57 adult breeding dogs and 12 puppies.  This breeder was also named one of the worst puppy mills in the entire country. 
  4. 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
  5. Campbell Bee. Saint Charles, Missouri- does not appear to be state or USDA licensed. 
  6. Charles Feldmann, Pleasant Run Kennel. Sheldon, Missouri- 121 adult breeding dogs and 92 puppies.
  7. Darin Miller, David and Kay, David Miller Kennel. Oronogo, Missouri- 268 adult breeding dogs and 131 puppies. 
  8. Arnold and Debra Shine, Sunshine Kennel. Lebanon, Missouri- 90 adult breeding dogs and 72 puppies. 
  9. Rachel and Elam Bradenberger, Kuntry Pups Kennel. Queen City, Missouri- 39 adult breeding dogs.
  10. Jolyn Noethe, JAKS Puppies, Britt Iowa – 254 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. 
  11. Alberta and James Whatley, Hush Puppies. Mooresville, Missouri- 49 adult breeding dogs with recent violations that include: not having proper identification on puppies; significant amount of feces, dirt and from accumulation in enclosures. 
  12. Jerry Zebel, Malta Village Kennel. Lebanon, Missouri- 18 adult breeding dogs. 
  13. Josh and Lissa Teague. Anderson, Missouri- does not appear to be state or USDA licensed. 
  14. Kevin Street, Street’s Kennel LLC. Bowling Green, Missouri- 47 adult breeding dogs and 17 puppies. 
  15. Jason and Lora Wallander, Bowwow Meow AKA Grassy Holler Kennel. Summersville, Missouri- 29 adult breeding dogs. 
  16. Pinnacle Pet AKA Sobrad LLC. Neosho, Missouri- one of the largest puppy brokers in the country with 72 puppies on their premises at the time of last inspection.
  17. Pamela Monnahan, Pj’s Puppies. Lebanon, Missouri- 42 adult breeding dogs and 8 adult breeding cats. 
  18. Scott Wheatcraft and Gaynetta Snyder, Precious paws. Browning, Missouri- 125 adult breeding dogs and 78 puppies. 
  19. Tina and Brandon Hough, Osceola Missouri- 48 adult breeding dogs and 17 puppies.  

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PET FAIR- 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr, The Woodlands TX 77380

  1. Brian Mohrfield, Select Puppies AKA Lucky Puppies Co. West Point, Iowa- 73 puppies. Also owns Choice Puppies (another broker) out of Goodman, Missouri. Until late 2016, the Hunte Corporation was one of the largest puppy brokers in the entire country. It was said to have sold over 100,000 puppies to pet stores each year.
  2. Curt and Lori Conrad, Conrad’s Cuddly Canine’s. Frankford, Missouri- Large puppy broker with 94 puppies at the time of last inspection. 

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Pet’s Place- 13730 Beamer Rd, Houston, TX 77089

  1. Curt and Lori Conrad, Conrad’s Cuddly Canine’s. Frankford, Missouri- Large puppy broker with 94 puppies at the time of last inspection. 

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Petland Bellaire- 6429 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057

  1. Chris Kramer, Kramer’s Kennel. Jamesport, Missouri- 11 adult breeding dogs. 
  2. Janet and Dale Lovland, Loveland Kennel. Macon, Missouri- 14 adult breeding dogs. 
  3. John R Yoder AKA John Raber, Orchard Lane Puppies. Baltic, Ohio- is a state licensed broker in Ohio. 
  4. Loren Reiff, Sunnyview Pets. Flemington, Missouri- 38 adult breeding dogs. 
  5. Alvin Jay Mullett, Prairie View Kennels. West Plains, Missouri- 68 adult breeding dogs and 59 puppies.
  6. Jacob and Sam Schwartz, Autumn View Farm. La Plata, Missouri- 38 adult breeding dogs. 

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PETLAND DALLAS- 11909 Preston Rd #1428, Dallas, TX 75230

  1. Mary and Tim Feldmann, Raspberry Kennel. Sheldon, Missouri- 39 adult breeding dogs with violations on their 2020 inspection including: dogs with dental disease; expired medications; and rusted cages. 
  2. Amos Lambright. Lamar, Missouri- 17 adult breeding dogs.  
  3. Ken, Abby, Ty and Sydney Anderson. Arrow Valley LLC FKA Sugar Fork Kennels. Goodman, Missouri- 174 adult breeding dogs and 126 puppies. Under their old license number and previous name, Arrow Valley/ Sugar Fork had a direct violation due to an inspector finding an extremely thin adult breeding dog with very prominent hips and spine, as well as white gums. The dog had not been seen by a veterinarian. In order to hide this violation, they changed license numbers and names. 
  4. 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
  5. Bill Harvill, Bill Harvill Kennel. Stark City, Missouri- 39 adult breeding dogs. 
  6. Campbell Bee. Saint Charles, Missouri- does not appear to be state or USDA licensed. 
  7. Charles Feldmann, Pleasant Run Kennel. Sheldon, Missouri- 121 adult breeding dogs and 92 puppies.
  8. Marlene and Clinton Michel, Ironbridge Road Farm. Long Lane, Missouri- 75 adult breeding dogs and 33 puppies. 
  9. Darin Miller, David and Kay, David Miller Kennel. Oronogo, Missouri- 268 adult breeding dogs and 131 puppies.
  10. Debra Murrell AKA Debbie Smith, Landrees Lhasas  FKA Prairie Creek Kennel . Lebanon, Missouri- 108 adult breeding dogs and 58 puppies. 
  11. Elmer Bontrager, Bon Acres LLC. Mount Vernon, Missouri- 37 adult breeding dogs. 
  12. Brian Lichirie, Michele Kruse and Gealea Nichols. T&M Enterprises. West Point, Iowa- 84 adult breeding dogs and 434 puppies.
  13. 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. 
  14. Jake Kruse, K&E Kennels Inc, doing business as Kruse Farm Enterprises Inc. Salem, Iowa- 220 adult breeding dogs and 159 puppies.
  15. Jolyn Noethe, JAKS Puppies, Britt Iowa – 254 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. 
  16. John R Yoder AKA John Raber, Orchard Lane Puppies. Baltic, Ohio- is a state licensed broker in Ohio.
  17. Joy Thomas, Thomas Kennel. Ulman, Missouri- 109 adult breeding dogs and 126 puppies. 
  18. Karen S Buffalohead, KCZ Amazing Pets. Langley, Oklahoma- 28 adult breeding dogs and 22 puppies. 
  19. William and Kim Dildine, Proud Puppy Love 4D Kennel. Willow Springs, Missouri- 55 adult breeding dogs and 33 puppies. 
  20. Lavern Lambright, Triple L Kennel. Lamar, Missouri- 9 adult breeding dogs. 
  21. Lindsey Forquer, Cammies Country Canines. Salem, Iowa- 71 adult breeding dogs and 50 puppies.
  22. Loren and Lloyd Yoder. Riverside, Iowa- 88 adult breeding dogs and 51 with a long history of violations which landed them on the 2019 horrible hundred puppy mill list. 
  23. 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.
  24. Pinnacle Pet AKA Sobrad LLC. Neosho, Missouri- one of the largest puppy brokers in the country with 72 puppies on their premises at the time of last inspection.
  25. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Very large puppy broker that supplies pet stores all over the country. At the last inspection they had  126 puppies on site.
  26. Sarah & Mose Troyer. Verona, Missouri- doesn’t appear to be licensed by the USDA or state. 
  27. Brenda Arnett, Spurin A Mini Aussies. Edwards, Missouri- 102 adult breeding dogs and 28 puppies. 
  28. Terri Schneiders and Johanna Abernathy, Willowbrook Cavaliers. Quapaw, Oklahoma– 53 adult breeding dogs and 80 puppies. 
  29. Vickie Burden, B&H Kennels. Dora, Missouri- 26 adult breeding dogs. 
  30. Valerie J Anderson, VJs puppies. Mills, Nebraska- 14 adult breeding dogs.

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PETLAND FRISCO- 2930 Preston Road Suite 810, Frisco TX 75034

  1. Albert C Lee, Lee’s Kennel. Canton, Missouri- 16 adult breeding dogs and 6 puppies. 
  2. Alejandro and Alexandra Perdomo, Daaley Kennels. Sheldon, Missouri- 27 adult breeding dogs. 
  3. Alta Madewell, M&M Toy Kennel. Fayetteville, Arkansas- 22 adult breeding dogs.
  4. Alvin Jay Mullett, Prairie View Kennels. West Plains, Missouri- 68 adult breeding dogs and 59 puppies.
  5. Ashley Stumpff. Cassville, Missouri- Doesn’t appear to be state or USDA licensed. 
  6. 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
  7. Calvin Cantrell, Caltams Puppy Love AKA Calico Puppy Ranch. Anderson, Missouri- 40 adult breeding dogs and 72 puppies.
  8. Charles Feldmann, Pleasant Run Kennel. Sheldon, Missouri- 121 adult breeding dogs and 92 puppies.
  9. Curt and Lori Conrad, Conrad’s Cuddly Canine’s. Frankford, Missouri- Large puppy broker with 94 puppies at the time of last inspection. 
  10. Darin Miller, David and Kay, David Miller Kennel. Oronogo, Missouri- 268 adult breeding dogs and 131 puppies. 
  11. David and Cathy Propst, Propst Kennel. Jefferson City, Missouri- Cancelled their USDA licensed years ago and does not hold a state license. 
  12. Dawn Schlessman. Neosho, Missouri- Does not appear to be licensed, but the address on the CVI is at the property of Puppy Travelers. 
  13. Donna Frakes, Donna’s Kennel. Roseville, Illinois- 78 adult breeding dogs and 81 puppies.
  14. Edna and Elmer Troyer, Timber View Kennel. Clark, Missouri- 67 adult breeding dogs and 80 puppies. This facility was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country in 2020 due to violations. 
  15. Erma M Bontrager. Rome City, Indiana- 98 adult breeding dogs and 90 puppies. 
  16. Esther and Willard Borntrager. Stagecoach Run Kennels. Brashear, Missouri- 41 adult breeding dogs and 40 puppies. 
  17. Gary D Chupp, Pine View Kennels. Arthur, Illinois- 24 adult breeding dogs and 32 puppies. 
  18. Golden Seal Canines. Sugarcreek, Ohio- Large puppy broker in Ohio.
  19. Mike and Sharon West, Hillside Kennels. Unionville, Iowa- 61 adult breeding dogs and 27 puppies. 
  20. Jolyn Noethe, JAKS Puppies, Britt Iowa – 254 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. 
  21. Alberta and James Whatley, Hush Puppies. Mooresville, Missouri- 49 adult breeding dogs with recent violations that include: not having proper identification on puppies; significant amount of feces, dirt and from accumulation in enclosures. 
  22. Jessica Phillips. Marceline, Missouri- 29 adult breeding dogs and 27 puppies. 
  23. Jill Pyle, Pyle’s Goldendoodle Puppies. Wheaton, Missouri- does not appear licensed by the state or USDA. 
  24. John J Miller, TLC Kennels. Sturgeon, Missouri- 45 adult breeding dogs and 30 puppies. This facility was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country in 2020 due to violations. 
  25. John R Yoder AKA John Raber, Orchard Lane Puppies. Baltic, Ohio- is a state licensed broker in Ohio.
  26. 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.
  27. Josh Garber, Country View. Bradford, Ohio- 84 adult breeding dogs. 
  28. Julia Johnson, Quenjewel. Murray, Iowa- 29 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations including: Sharp points poking into kennels, rusty kennels, chewed wood, excessive amount of feces, constantly missing inspections.
  29. Karen Caudill. Foss, Oklahoma- is not USDA licensed but sells to pet stores all over the country. 
  30. Katie and Aaron Borntrager. Princeton, Missouri- newly USDA licensed, there are no public inspection reports available at this time. 
  31. Linda Leach, Twinkle Toes Kennel. Anderson, Missouri- 35 adult breeding dogs
  32. Lindsey Forquer, Cammies Country Canines. Salem, Iowa- 71 adult breeding dogs and 50 puppies.
  33. Fannie and Mahlon Schrock, Schrock Family Kennel. Harwood, Missouri- 35 adult breeding dogs and 37 puppies. 
  34. Alysia and Ray Rothman, Market Smart MO AKA JPC Transport. Neosho, Missouri- This facility brokered puppies to the store in 2019. They have been connected to a sham rescue operation that is selling commercially bred puppies as rescues in cities and states where that is prohibited. 
  35. Malinda and Martin Stoll, Country Road Canines. Loogootee, Indiana- 33 adult breeding dogs. 
  36. Mary Friend. Neosho, Missouri- does not appear to be state or USDA licensed. 
  37. Melissa Algood. Pineville, Missouri- does not appear to be state or USDA licensed. 
  38. Mike Tichenor. Wheaton, Missouri- does not appear to be state or USDA licensed. 
  39. Pat Turner. Stella, Missouri- does not appear to be state or USDA licensed. 
  40. Phil Hoover, Show Me Puppies. Memphis, Missouri- 396 adult breeding dogs and 181 puppies. 
  41. Pinnacle Pet AKA Sobrad LLC. Neosho, Missouri- one of the largest puppy brokers in the country with 72 puppies on their premises at the time of last inspection.
  42. Pamela Monnahan, Pj’s Puppies. Lebanon, Missouri- 42 adult breeding dogs and 8 adult breeding cats.
  43. Preferred Canines. Fresno, Ohio- Large puppy broker in Ohio. 
  44. Samuel Zook, Crowwoods Homestead Kennel. Manheim, Pennsylvania- 70 adult breeding dogs and 58 puppies. 
  45. Scott Wheatcraft and Gaynetta Snyder, Precious paws. Browning, Missouri- 125 adult breeding dogs and 78 puppies.
  46. Sheila Hughes. Stark City, Missouri- does not appear to be state or USDA licensed. 
  47. Randall and Sheree Bonnette. Chillicothe, Missouri- 146 adult breeding dogs and 30 puppies. 
  48. Larry D, Lonnie E and Louise J Herschberger, Smokey Lane Kennels. Arthur, Illinois- 106 adult breeding dogs and 71 puppies.
  49. Southwest Auction. Wheaton, Missouri- Frisco bought puppies directly from a puppy mill auction in 2020. 
  50. Torine Miller. Laclede, Missouri- does not appear to be state or USDA licensed. 
  51. Daniel Troyer. Baltic, Ohio- 7 adult breeding dogs. 

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Petland Katy- 1723 N Fry Rd, Katy, TX 77449

  1. Campbell Bee. Saint Charles, Missouri- does not appear to be state or USDA licensed. 
  2. Charles Feldmann, Pleasant Run Kennel. Sheldon, Missouri- 121 adult breeding dogs and 92 puppies. 
  3. Curt and Lori Conrad, Conrad’s Cuddly Canine’s. Frankford, Missouri- Large puppy broker with 94 puppies at the time of last inspection. 
  4. Darin Miller, David and Kay, David Miller Kennel. Oronogo, Missouri- 268 adult breeding dogs and 131 puppies.
  5. Dylan Burns, Arrow B Kennels. Purdy, Missouri- 16 adult breeding dogs. 
  6. Jessica Phillips. Marceline, Missouri- 29 adult breeding dogs and 27 puppies. 
  7. Mary Smith, Smiths Kennels. Salem, Missouri- 88 adult breeding dogs.
  8. Norman Gingrich. Sturgeon, Missouri- 41 adult breeding dogs. 
  9. Pinnacle Pet AKA Sobrad LLC. Neosho, Missouri- one of the largest puppy brokers in the country with 72 puppies on their premises at the time of last inspection.
  10. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Very large puppy broker that supplies pet stores all over the country. At the last inspection they had  126 puppies on site.
  11. Randall and Sheree Bonnette. Chillicothe, Missouri- 146 adult breeding dogs and 30 puppies. 
  12. Monica Sheeley, South Paw Pets AKA Premium Paws . Neosho, Missouri- Massive puppy broker in Missouri that had 140 puppies at their facility. Has changed their USDA license number several times. 
  13. Brenda Arnett, Spurin A Mini Aussies. Edwards, Missouri- 102 adult breeding dogs and 28 puppies. 

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PETLAND LEON VALLEY- 7030 Bandera Rd, San Antonio TX 78238

  1. Charles Feldmann, Pleasant Run Kennel. Sheldon, Missouri- 121 adult breeding dogs and 92 puppies. 
  2. Curt and Lori Conrad, Conrad’s Cuddly Canine’s. Frankford, Missouri- Large puppy broker with 94 puppies at the time of last inspection. 
  3. Darin Miller, David and Kay, David Miller Kennel. Oronogo, Missouri- 268 adult breeding dogs and 131 puppies.
  4. Dylan Burns, Arrow B Kennels. Purdy, Missouri- 16 adult breeding dogs. 
  5. Joan Dale. Knox City, Missouri- 67 adult breeding dogs and 13 puppies. 
  6. Kevin Street, Street’s Kennel LLC. Bowling Green, Missouri- 47 adult breeding dogs and 17 puppies.
  7. Mary Smith, Smiths Kennels. Salem, Missouri- 88 adult breeding dogs.
  8. Michael Yoder and Michael Schoeff, Nichols Pups. Johnstown, Ohio- large puppy broker in Ohio. 
  9. Norman Gingrich. Sturgeon, Missouri- 41 adult breeding dogs. 
  10. Pinnacle Pet AKA Sobrad LLC. Neosho, Missouri- one of the largest puppy brokers in the country with 72 puppies on their premises at the time of last inspection.
  11. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Very large puppy broker that supplies pet stores all over the country. At the last inspection they had  126 puppies on site. 
  12. Tiffanie 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 TYLER- 4512 South Broadway Suite A1, Tyler TX 75703

This pet store was involved in a huge undercover investigation that showed store employees neglecting sick puppies, and deceased puppies found in the freezer. To view the undercover investigation, click here. Beware, the footage is frightening.

This location also appears to buy from many unlicensed, Amish facilities.

  1. Adin Lambright. Bloomfield, Iowa- 23 adult breeding cats and 27 kittens.
  2. Alta Madewell, M&M Toy Kennel. Fayetteville, Arkansas- 22 adult breeding dogs.
  3. Ammon Herschberger. Spickard, Missouri- Does not appear to be state or USDA licensed, although Herschberger sells to pet stores all over the country. 
  4. Anna Mae Good, Playful Puppies. Rutledge, Missouri- 88 adult breeding dogs and 44 puppies. .
  5. Brandon Russow, Russow Ranch. Odessa, Missouri- 56 adult breeding dogs and 28 puppies.
  6. David and Anna Nisley, Cedar Grove Kennels. Drakesville, Iowa- 22 adult breeding dogs and 33 puppies.
  7. Charles Feldmann, Pleasant Run Kennel. Sheldon, Missouri- 121 adult breeding dogs and 92 puppies. 
  8. Chase and Cheryl Kinder. East Palestine, Ohio- 58 adult breeding dogs and 79 puppies. This facilities was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country in 2020 due to violations. 
  9. Chris Gingerich, Falcon Acres. Jamesport, Missouri- 12 adult breeding dogs and 17 puppies. 
  10. Eddie and Cory Bishop, Willow Pines Puppies. Seneca, Missouri- 32 adult breeding dogs and 22 puppies. 
  11. Ura Troyer, Countryside Kennel. Bethany, Missouri- 106 adult breeding dogs and 69 puppies. 
  12. Janet and Dale Lovland, Loveland Kennel. Macon, Missouri- 14 adult breeding dogs. 
  13. Daniel Kauffman, Dee Kay Bulldogs. Bloomfield, Iowa- 16 adult breeding dogs. 
  14. Daniel Yoder, Yoder Kennel. Princeton, Missouri- 159 adult breeding dogs and 90 puppies. 
  15. Devon Schlabach, Honey Locust Kennel. Mercer, Missouri- 41 adult breeding dogs.
  16. Duane Schlabach, Cedar View Kennel AKA Sunset Ridge. Princeton, Missouri- 31 adult breeding dogs and 39 puppies. 
  17. Elias H Mast, Shady Ridge Kennels. Bloomfield, Iowa- 48 adult breeding dogs and 22 puppies.
  18. Erwin Jay Yoder, Yoder Kennel. Bloomfield, Iowa- 28 adult breeding dogs. 
  19. 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. 
  20. Fred Borntrager, Clear View Kennel. Seymour, Iowa- 35 adult breeding dogs. 
  21. James E and Sarah Yoder, Taylor Ridge Kennel. Bloomfield, Iowa- 66 adult breeding dogs. 
  22. Lillie and John R Graber. Loogootee, Indiana- 35 adult breeding dogs. 
  23. John R Yoder AKA John Raber, Orchard Lane Puppies. Baltic, Ohio- is a state licensed broker in Ohio. 
  24. John Troyer, Sunny View Kennels. Bethany, Missouri- newly USDA licensed, no public inspections available. 
  25. Jonas Hostetler, Shady Maples Kennel. Jamesport, Missouri- 13 adult breeding dogs. 
  26. Lamar Graber. Loogootee, Indiana- 36 adult breeding dogs and 22 puppies. 
  27. Esther and Leon Troyer. Jamesport, Missouri- 69 adult breeding dogs and 39 puppies. 
  28. Leroy Yoder. Princeton, Missouri- 73 adult breeding dogs and 60 puppies. 
  29. Loren Reiff, Sunnyview Pets. Flemington, Missouri- 38 adult breeding dogs. 
  30. Mark Yoder, Acorn Ridge. Bloomfield, Iowa- 53 adult breeding dogs and 23 puppies. 
  31. Marvin Nisley. Seymour, Iowa- 64 adult breeding dogs and 34 puppies with a history of violations pertaining to the health of the animals in his care.
  32. Melvin G and Mary Yoder. Seymour, Iowa- 39 adult breeding dogs. 
  33. Melvin Miller, Windy Knoll Kennel. Cincinnati, Iowa- 37 adult breeding dogs. 
  34. Melvin Nisley. Seymour, Iowa- 41 adult breeding dogs and 53 puppies. 
  35. Marvin Nisley. Seymour, Iowa- 64 adult breeding dogs and 34 puppies with a history of violations pertaining to the health of the animals in his care.
  36. Nelson Diener, Fair Banks Kennel. Arthur, Illinois- 36 adult breeding dogs. 
  37. Levi Yoder, Oak Ridge Kennel. Seymour, Iowa- 56 adult breeding dogs and 39 puppies.
  38. Karli and Sandra Provorse , Phantom Hollow Kennel. Trenton, Missouri- 27 adult breeding dogs and 19 puppies.
  39. Pinnacle Pet AKA Sobrad LLC. Neosho, Missouri- one of the largest puppy brokers in the country with 72 puppies on their premises at the time of last inspection.
  40. Melvin Yoder, Pondview Kennel. Greentop, Missouri- 19 adult breeding dogs and 43 puppies. 
  41. Alvin Jay Mullett, Prairie View Kennels. West Plains, Missouri- 68 adult breeding dogs and 59 puppies.
  42. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Very large puppy broker that supplies pet stores all over the country. At the last inspection they had  126 puppies on site. 
  43. Reuben Yutzy, Little Paw Kennels. Jamesport, Missouri- 47 adult breeding dogs and 47 puppies.
  44. Ricki Higgins. Greentop, Missouri- does not appear to be state or USDA licensed.
  45. Jacob and Sam Schwartz, Autumn View Farm. La Plata, Missouri- 38 adult breeding dogs. 
  46. Rachel and Samuel Mast. Trenton, Missouri- 38 adult breeding dogs. 
  47. Samuel Miller, Echo Ridge Kennel. Bethany, Missouri- 51 adult breeding dogs and 75 puppies. 
  48. Vernon Troyer and Joseph Troyer, Shadow Valley LLC AKA Echo Valley Kennels. Bloomfield, Iowa- 93 adult breeding dogs and 45 puppies. 
  49. Jonathan Detweiler, Shady Oak Frenchies. Princeton, Missouri- 58 adult breeding dogs and 74 puppies. 
  50. Randall and Sheree Bonnette. Chillicothe, Missouri- 146 adult breeding dogs and 30 puppies. 
  51. Rhoda and Stephen Detweiler, Timberline Kennel. Princeton, Missouri- 47 adult breeding dogs and 32 puppies.
  52. Tiffanie 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.
  53. Larry Yoder and Nelson Yoder, Triple Y Kennels. Bloomfield, Iowa- 30 adult breeding dogs and 40 puppies.
  54. Velma and Steven Kurtz. Jamesport, Missouri- 16 adult breeding dogs and 29 puppies. 
  55. Edwin Stutzman, Walnut Ridge Kennel. Corydon, Iowa- 65 adult breeding dogs. 

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PETLAND VINEYARD- 1309 N Loop 1604 West Suite 101, San Antonio TX 78258

  1. Brent Bay, 4 Paws Brokerage and Transport. Aurora, Missouri- Puppy Broker with 54 puppies on site at the tie of last inspection.
  2. Dylan Burns, Arrow B Kennels. Purdy, Missouri- 16 adult breeding dogs. 
  3. 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
  4. Charles Feldmann, Pleasant Run Kennel. Sheldon, Missouri- 121 adult breeding dogs and 92 puppies.
  5. Colleen Ries, Wishbone Kennels. Ryan, Iowa- 30 adult breeding dogs. 
  6. Curt and Lori Conrad, Conrad’s Cuddly Canine’s. Frankford, Missouri- Large puppy broker with 94 puppies at the time of last inspection. 
  7. Darin Miller, David and Kay, David Miller Kennel. Oronogo, Missouri- 268 adult breeding dogs and 131 puppies. 
  8. Dustin & Jill Westercamp. Farmington, Iowa- 90 adult breeding dogs and 22 puppies. 
  9. 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. 
  10. Mary and Tim Feldmann, Raspberry Kennel. Sheldon, Missouri- 39 adult breeding dogs with violations on their 2020 inspection including: dogs with dental disease; expired medications; and rusted cages. 
  11. Mary Smith, Smiths Kennels. Salem, Missouri- 88 adult breeding dogs. 
  12. Michael Yoder and Michael Schoeff, Nichols Pups. Johnstown, Ohio- large puppy broker in Ohio. 
  13. Norman Gingrich. Sturgeon, Missouri- 41 adult breeding dogs. 
  14. Pinnacle Pet AKA Sobrad LLC. Neosho, Missouri- one of the largest puppy brokers in the country with 72 puppies on their premises at the time of last inspection.
  15. Herman (Tony) Schindler, QD Kennels, Frankford Missouri- Very large puppy broker that supplies pet stores all over the country. At the last inspection they had  126 puppies on site.
  16. Randall and Sheree Bonnette. Chillicothe, Missouri- 146 adult breeding dogs and 30 puppies. 
  17. Monica Sheeley, South Paw Pets AKA Premium Paws . Neosho, Missouri- Massive puppy broker in Missouri that had 140 puppies at their facility. Has changed their USDA license number several times. 
  18. Brenda Arnett, Spurin A Mini Aussies. Edwards, Missouri- 102 adult breeding dogs and 28 puppies. 
  19. Terri Schneiders and Johanna Abernathy, Willowbrook Cavaliers. Quapaw, Oklahoma– 53 adult breeding dogs and 80 puppies. 
  20. Tiffanie 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.
  21. Ethan and Garry Zumbach, Zumbach Yorkies. Monticello, Iowa- 155 adult breeding dogs and 58 puppies. 

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Petland Webster- 19722 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX 77598

  1. Chris Kramer, Kramer’s Kennel. Jamesport, Missouri- 11 adult breeding dogs. 
  2. Janet and Dale Lovland, Loveland Kennel. Macon, Missouri- 14 adult breeding dogs. 
  3. John R Yoder AKA John Raber, Orchard Lane Puppies. Baltic, Ohio- is a state licensed broker in Ohio. 
  4. Loren Reiff, Sunnyview Pets. Flemington, Missouri- 38 adult breeding dogs. 
  5. Alvin Jay Mullett, Prairie View Kennels. West Plains, Missouri- 68 adult breeding dogs and 59 puppies.
  6. Jacob and Sam Schwartz, Autumn View Farm. La Plata, Missouri- 38 adult breeding dogs. 
  7. Melvin Yoder, Pondview Kennel. Greentop, Missouri- 19 adult breeding dogs and 43 puppies. 
  8. John Troyer, Sunny View Kennels. Bethany, Missouri- newly USDA licensed, no public inspections available. 
  9. Samuel Miller, Echo Ridge Kennel. Bethany, Missouri- 51 adult breeding dogs and 75 puppies. 

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Petland Woodlands- 19053, I-45, Shenandoah, TX 77385

  1. Chris Kramer, Kramer’s Kennel. Jamesport, Missouri- 11 adult breeding dogs.
  2. John R Yoder AKA John Raber, Orchard Lane Puppies. Baltic, Ohio- is a state licensed broker in Ohio.
  3. Loren Reiff, Sunnyview Pets. Flemington, Missouri- 38 adult breeding dogs.
  4. Alvin Jay Mullett,  Prairie View Kennels. West Plains, Missouri- 68 adult breeding dogs and 59 puppies.
  5. John R Yoder AKA John Raber, Orchard Lane Puppies. Baltic, Ohio- is a state licensed broker in Ohio.

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Pets Plus- 6419 University Ave, Lubbock, TX 79413

  1. Pinnacle Pet AKA Sobrad LLC. Neosho, Missouri- one of the largest puppy brokers in the country with 72 puppies on their premises at the time of last inspection.

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PUPPYLAND San Antonio- 25 NE Interstate 410 Loop Suite 130, San Antonio, TX 78216

  1. Jolyn Noethe, JAKS Puppies, Britt Iowa (broker) – 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.

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Royal Pet Palace- 1327 Fair Ave. San Antonio, Texas. 78223

  1. Pinnacle Pet AKA Sobrad LLC. Neosho, Missouri- one of the largest puppy brokers in the country with 72 puppies on their premises at the time of last inspection. 

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