Virginia 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!

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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.

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?

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 2021, 2020 and 2019.

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Family Pet Center- 1401 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320 

    1. Amos Miller and Melinda Miller. Clark, Missouri- 53 adult breeding dogs and 35 puppies. 
    2. Angela Fields and Donnie Fields, A+ Pups. Green Castle, Missouri- 69 adult breeding dogs and 49 puppies.
    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. Ben Graber and Shirley Graber. Loogootee, Indiana- 34 adult breeding dogs and 38 puppies. 
    5. Benjamin Borntrager and Fannie Borntrager, B&F Kennel. Clark, Missouri- 75 adult breeding dogs and 48 puppies. 
    6. Brian Graber. Montgomery, Indiana- 21 adult breeding dogs and 2 puppies. 
    7. Cara Borin and John Moore, JC Kennel. Honobia, Oklahoma- 60 adult breeding dogs and 24 puppies. 
    8. Cynthia Hayes and James Hayes, Brule Creek Kennels. Akron, Iowa- 87 adult breeding dogs and 67 puppies. 
    9. Daniel Yoder, Yoder Kennel. Clark, Missouri- 44 adult breeding dogs and 37 puppies. 
    10. Devyn Ferrari. Burns Flat, Oklahoma- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
    11. Dustin Westercamp and Jill Westercamp. Farmington, Iowa- 90 adult breeding dogs and 22 puppies. 
    12. George Elswick. Dill City, Oklahoma- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
    13. John 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. 
    14. Jonas Miller, Country Lane Kennel. Clark, Missouri- 50 adult breeding dogs and 15 puppies. 
    15. Jonathan Graber, Hidden Nook Kennels. Montgomery, Indiana- 13 adult breeding dogs and 4 puppies. 
    16. Julie Johnson, Quenjewel. Murray, Iowa- 23 adult breeding dogs and 32 puppies.
    17. Justin Jackson and LaNae Jackson, Jackson Kennels. Clifton, Kansas- 362 adult breeding dogs and 210 puppies. This breeder has been named one of the worst puppy mills in the country in 20172016 , 2015 and 2013
    18. Kevin Knepp and Kenny Knepp. Loogootee, Indiana- 37 adult breeding dogs and 21 puppies. 
    19. Loren Yoder and Lloyd Yoder. Riverside, Iowa- 88 adult breeding dogs and 51 puppies with a long history of violations which landed them on the 2019 horrible hundred puppy mill list. 
    20. Patrick Fulton. Alden, Minnesota-Fulton is a large puppy broker tat ships puppies to pet stores all over the country. For more information on Fulton Enterprises, click here.
    21. Philip Chupp, Oak Valley Kennel.  Mcleansboro Illinois- 39 adult breeding dogs and 10 puppies with a history of violations that caused them to be named one of the worst puppy mills in the nation
    22. Rebecca Eiler, Creekside Kennel. Oberlin, Kansas- 356  adult breeding dogs and 195 puppies on the premises. Eiler was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country because of recent state violations including: had a trough of dog feces spilling above ground; housing in disrepair; and dirty conditions at state inspections. 
    23. Regina Yoder. Loogootee, Indiana- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
    24. Ronnie Graber and Lovina Graber. Montgomery, Indiana- 17 adult breeding dogs and 22 puppies. 
    25. Samuel Borntrager and Polly Borntrager, Borntrager Kennels. Clark, Missouri- 61 adult breeding dogs and 58 puppies. 
    26. Sharon Munk, BJ’s & Guys. Menlo, Kansas- 641 adult breeding dogs and 279 puppies.  Not only are they a very large scale puppy mill, but they have a history of violations including too many dogs in cages, and structurally unsound cages. They were also named one of the worst puppy mills in the entire country .
    27. William Miller. Keytesville, Missouri- 28 adult breeding dogs and 27 puppies. 

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Fur Feathers N Fins- 5264 Halifax Rd, Halifax, VA 24558

    1. Albert Troyer and Anna Troyer. Clark, Missouri- 65 adult breeding dogs and 52 puppies. 
    2. Amos Miller and Melinda Miller. Clark, Missouri- 53 adult breeding dogs and 35 puppies. 
    3. Benjamin Borntrager and Fannie Borntrager, B&F Kennel. Clark, Missouri- 75 adult breeding dogs and 48 puppies. 
    4. Daniel Troyer. Clark, Missouri- 83 adult breeding dogs and 49 puppies. 
    5. 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. 
    6. Patrick Fulton. Alden, Minnesota-Fulton is a large puppy broker tat ships puppies to pet stores all over the country. For more information on Fulton Enterprises, click here.
    7. Pinnacle Pet . Neosho, Missouri-  256 puppies (notorious puppy broker) 
    8. Rebecca Eiler, Creekside Kennel. Oberlin, Kansas- 356  adult breeding dogs and 195 puppies on the premises. Eiler was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country because of recent state violations including: had a trough of dog feces spilling above ground; housing in disrepair; and dirty conditions at state inspections. 

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My Next Puppy- 13991 Metrotech Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151

    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. Brian Mohrfield, Select Puppies AKA Lucky Puppies Co. West Point, Iowa- 441 puppies. Mohrfield also owns Choice Puppies (another broker) out of Goodman, Missouri.
    3. Curt Conrad and Lori Conrad, Conrad’s Cuddly Canine’s. Frankford, Missouri- Large puppy broker.
    4. Golden Seal Canines. Sugarcreek, Ohio- Large puppy broker in Ohio. 
    5. Jolyn Noethe, JAKS Puppies, Britt Iowa – 254 puppies .  JAKS is a dog broker that buys puppies from puppy mills and then resells them to pet stores. 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 recently named one of the worst puppy mills in the country and is being sued by the Iowa Attorney General for Charity Fraud. To see where JAKS Puppies buys their dogs from click here.
    6. Michael Kauffman Jr, Conodoguinet Creek Kennel. Newburg, Pennsylvania- 53 puppies. 
    7. 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. 
    8. Preferred Canines. Fresno, Ohio- Large puppy broker in Ohio.
    9. Stephanie Foschini,  Lakeshore Pets AKA Charlotte Dog Club. Cleveland, North Carolina- puppy broker with 97 puppies on site. 
    10. Tony Schindler, QD Kennels. Frankford, Missouri- massive puppy broker with 68 puppies on their property at the time of last inspection.

 

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Pauley’s Pups- 12100 Washington Hwy, Ashland, VA 23005

  1. Golden Seal Canines. Sugarcreek, Ohio- Large puppy broker in Ohio. 
  2. Preferred Canines. Fresno, Ohio- Large puppy broker in Ohio.
  3. Stephanie Foschini,  Lakeshore Pets AKA Charlotte Dog Club. Cleveland, North Carolina- puppy broker with 97 puppies on site. 

 

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 Pet & Aquatic Warehouse- 2408 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502

    1. Betty Fetters, Fetters Furry Friends. Novinger, Missouri- 118 adult breeding dogs and 36 puppies. 
    2. Bill Kinnamon, Rocken K Kennels. Independence, Kansas- 13 adult breeding dogs and 7 puppies. 
    3. Brian Lichirie, Michele Kruse and Gealea Nichols. T&M Enterprises. West Point, Iowa- 90 adult breeding dogs and 465 puppies.
    4. Brian Warren, Crittersville Enterprises LLC.  Culbertson, Nebraska- Large scale dog broker out of Nebraska with 12 adult breeding dogs and 32 puppies on the premises at the time of last inspection. To view the facilities they buy from, click here
    5. Cale Galmor. Elk City, Oklahoma- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
    6. Chris Park, 5 Ps Puppies. Purdy, Missouri- 22 adult breeding dogs and 10 puppies. 
    7. Cindy Jensen and Richard Jensen. Neodesha, Kansas- 303 adult breeding dogs and 87 puppies. 
    8. Conner Kloewer. Irwin, Iowa-  appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
    9. David Brown and Kim Parsons, First Class Puppies.  Formerly owned by Becky and Guy Franks. Bluejacket, Oklahoma- 19 puppies and was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country. 
    10. Dawn Schlessman. Neosho, Missouri- the address on the CVI matches the address for the brokering company Puppy Travelers. Puppy Travelers has been named one of the worst puppy mills in the nation twice
    11. Devyn Ferrari. Burns Flat, Oklahoma- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
    12. Ernest Miller, E&L Kennel. Haven, Kansas- 16 adult breeding dogs and 15 puppies. 
    13. Glen Diener, Legendary Puppies. Humboldt, Illinois- appears to be an unlicensed breeder that sells puppies to pet stores across the country. 
    14. Jake Kruse, K&E Kennels Inc AKA  Kruse Farm Enterprises Inc. Salem, Iowa- 220 adult breeding dogs and 159 puppies.
    15. James Whatley and Alberta Whatley, Hush Puppies AKA Candy Coated Doxies. Mooresville, Missouri- 49 adult breeding dogs and 13 puppies. 
    16. Jolyn Noethe, JAKS Puppies, Britt Iowa – 254 puppies .  JAKS is a dog broker that buys puppies from puppy mills and then resells them to pet stores. 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 recently named one of the worst puppy mills in the country and is being sued by the Iowa Attorney General for Charity Fraud. To see where JAKS Puppies buys their dogs from click here.
    17. Linda Baker, Okie Pets AKA Forever Friends. Kethchum, Oklahoma- 112 adult breeding dogs and 39 puppies
    18. 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. 
    19. Jason Jess. Clayco Kennels. Arcola, Illinois- 15 adult breeding dogs and 8 puppies. 
    20. John 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. 
    21. John Kemp. Montgomery, Indiana- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
    22. Jose Ibarra. Monett, Missouri- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
    23. Josh Dutra. Purdy, Missouri- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
    24. Kevin Knepp and Kenny Knepp. Loogootee, Indiana- 37 adult breeding dogs and 21 puppies. 
    25. Kevin Wittmer, Loogootee Indiana- 19 adult breeding dogs, with a history of violations including: Three dogs had protruding hip bones and ribs showing; others had injuries to the face and leg. Wittmer was also named one of the worst puppy mills in the country. 
    26. Lester Troyer and Martha Troyer. Clark, Missouri- 48 adult breeding dogs and 21 puppies. 
    27. Linda Leach, Twinkle Toes Kennel. Anderson, Missouri- 59 adult breeding dogs and 23 puppies. 
    28. Lonnie Wittmer. Loogootee, Indiana- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
    29. Louis Graber. Montgomery, Indiana- 59 adult breeding dogs and 30 puppies. 
    30. Mahlon Schrock and Fannie Schrock, Schrock Family Kennel. Harwood, Missouri- 39 adult breeding dogs and 35 puppies. 
    31. Marcus Gingerich. Arcola, Illinois- 13 adult breeding dogs. 
    32. Martha Martin. Meadville, Missouri- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
    33. Marvin Kemp, K&K Kennels. Loogootee, Indiana- 110 adult breeding dogs and 72 puppies. 
    34. Matten Schwartz. Marysville, Indiana- 53 adult breeding dogs and 33 puppies. 
    35. Menno Graber. Montgomery, Indiana- appears to be an unlicensed breeder and sells puppies to numerous pet stores across the country. 
    36. Mervin Yoder and Lizzie Yoder. Clark, Missouri- 37 adult breeding dogs and 18 puppies. 
    37. Olivia Harrington. Rush Springs, Oklahoma- appears to be an unlicensed breeder.
    38. Phil Hoover, Show Me Puppies . Memphis, Missouri- 370 adult breeding dogs and 131 puppies. 
    39. Ronnie Graber and Lovina Graber. Montgomery, Indiana- 17 adult breeding dogs and 22 puppies. 
    40. Rudy Ferrari. Burns Flat, Oklahoma- appears to be an unlicensed breeder.
    41. Scott Wheatcraft and Gaynetta Snyder, Precious paws. Browning, Missouri- 125 adult breeding dogs and 78 puppies.
    42. Simon Wagler. Odon, Indiana- appears to be an unlicensed breeder and sells puppies to numerous pet stores across the country. 

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Pet-Go-Round- 701 Lynnhaven Pkwy #1269, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 

Pembroke Mall, 4554 VA-225, Virginia Beach, VA 23462- closed.

    1. Curt Conrad and Lori Conrad, Conrad’s Cuddly Canine’s. Frankford, Missouri- Large puppy broker.
    2. Mike and Sharon West, Hillside Kennels. Unionville, Iowa- 61 adult breeding dogs and 27 puppies.
    3. Tony Schindler, QD Kennels. Frankford, Missouri- massive puppy broker with 68 puppies on their property at the time of last inspection.

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Pets-N-Pals-  1008 Greenville Ave, Staunton, VA 24401

  1. Abner King. Lititz, Pennsylvania- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  2. Aden Yoder and Mary Yoder, Sycamore Run Puppies. Millersburg, Ohio- 147 adult breeding dogs and 96 puppies. 
  3. Amos Stoltzfus and Mary Stoltzfus, Stoltzfus Kennel AKA Country View Puppies. Lititz, Pennsylvania- 132 adult breeding dogs and 90 puppies.
  4. Daniel King. Kinzers, Pennsylvania- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  5. David Fisher. New Holland, Pennsylvania- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  6. David King. Lititz, Pennsylvania- appears to be an unlicensed breeder.
  7. Elmer Fisher and Mamie Fisher. Allenwood, Pennsylvaniaappears to be an unlicensed breeder.
  8. Ervin Raber and Ada Raber, Hilltop View Puppies AKA Long Lane Kennel. Millersburg, Ohio- 82 adult breeding dogs and 92 puppies. 
  9. Isaac King. Lititz, Pennsylvania- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  10. Jacob Stoltzfus, Long Lane Puppies. Lititz, Pennsylvania- 69 adult breeding dogs and 65 puppies. 
  11. John Leid. Ephrata, Pennsylvania- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  12. Ken Burkholder. Fleetwood, Pennsylvania- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  13. Stephanie Foschini,  Lakeshore Pets AKA Charlotte Dog Club. Cleveland, North Carolina- puppy broker with 97 puppies on site. 
  14. Levi Fisher. Gap, Pennsylvania- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  15. Levi Stoltzfus, Levi Stoltzfus Kennel. Manheim, Pennsylvania- 76 adult breeding dogs and 44 puppies. 
  16. Melvin Fisher. Manheim, Pennsylvania- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  17. Melvin Stoltzfus. Klingerstown, Pennsylvania- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  18. Rachel Lapp and Samuel Lapp. Mifflintown, Pennsylvania- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  19. Raymond Hoover. New Holland, Pennsylvania- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  20. Robert Kuhns. Dalton, Ohio- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  21. Ruth Stoltzfus. Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  22. Sam Lapp. LancasterPennsylvania- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  23. Samuel Zook, Crowwoods Kennel. Manheim, Pennsylvania- 74 adult breeding dogs and 57 puppies. 
  24. Samuel Stoltzfus. RonksPennsylvania- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  25. Sidney Martin. Newville, Pennsylvania- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  26. Wayne Kuhns. Dalton, Ohio- 71 adult breeding dogs and 33 puppies. 

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Pets Plus- 2610 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554

    1. Brian Mohrfield, Select Puppies AKA Lucky Puppies Co. West Point, Iowa- 441 puppies. Mohrfield also owns Choice Puppies (another broker) out of Goodman, Missouri.
    2. Michael Schoeff, Puppy Avenue AKA Affordable Pups AKA Premier Pups. Johnstown, Ohio- large scale puppy broker with 13 puppies on site at the time of last inspection. 
    3. Michael Yoder and Michael Schoeff, Nichols Pups. Johnstown, Ohio- Puppy broker in Ohio.  
    4. 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. 
    5. Ron Menning, Wesley Johnson and Stephanie Johnson, Menning Enterprises. Edgerton, Minnesota- 406 adult breeding dogs and 210 puppies. 
    6. Pinnacle Pet . Neosho, Missouri-  256 puppies (notorious puppy broker) 

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Pet World Hampton- 4033 W Mercury Blvd. Hampton, VA 23666

  1. Golden Seal Canines. Sugarcreek, Ohio- Large puppy broker in Ohio. 
  2. Preferred Canines. Fresno, Ohio- Large puppy broker in Ohio.

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Petopia- 7917 Timber Lake Rd. Lynchburg, Virginia

  1. Bill Ely. Mount Airy, North Carolina- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  2. Sharon Ross. Elkview, West Virginia- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  3. Stephanie Yates. Meadowbridge, West Virginia- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 

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 Puppy City- 3343 Valley Pike, Winchester, VA 22602

  1. Alvin Kemp. Cannelburg, Indiana- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  2. Alvin Wagler. Odon, Indiana- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  3. Ben Graber and Shirley Graber. Loogootee, Indiana- 34 adult breeding dogs and 38 puppies. 
  4. Darrell Wagler. Loogootee, Indiana- 40 adult breeding dogs and 36 puppies. 
  5. Denisa Vanmeter. Franklin, Wyoming- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  6. Eli Wagler. Montgomery, Indiana- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  7. Elmer Raber and Caroline Raber, Cedar Lane Kennels. Loogootee, Indiana- 32 adult breeding dogs and 17 puppies. 
  8. Janice Wagler. Montgomery, Indiana- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  9. Jerald Lewis Stoll. Odon, Indiana- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  10. John Raber and Rosanna Raber, Integrity Pets- The address on this CVI leads to a cancelled USDA breeder who once had 23 adult breeding dogs on their property but was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country due to violations. 
  11. Joseph Stoll. Montgomery, Indiana- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  12. Louis Graber. Montgomery, Indiana- 59 adult breeding dogs and 30 puppies. 
  13. Marilyn Graber and Darrell M Graber, Roses Cuddly Canines AKA Walnut Ridge Cuddly Canines LLC. Bloomfield, Indiana- 90 adult breeding dogs with a history of violations. 
  14. Michael Kauffman Jr, Conodoguinet Creek Kennel. Newburg, Pennsylvania- 53 puppies. 
  15. Paul Wagler. Montgomery, Indiana- 14 adult breeding dogs. 
  16. Philip Chupp, Oak Valley Kennel.  Mcleansboro Illinois- 39 adult breeding dogs and 10 puppies with a history of violations that caused them to be named one of the worst puppy mills in the nation
  17. Philip Martin Wagler. Montgomery, Indiana- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  18. Philip E Wagler. Montgomery, Indiana- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  19. Steven Wagler. Odon, Indiana- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  20. Trenton Stoll. Odon, Indiana- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  21. Wallace Wagler, Rose Bush Kennels. Loogootee, Indiana- 13 adult breeding dogs. 

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Puppy Love- 4802 Valley View Blvd. Roanoke, Virginia 24012

  1. Aaron Miller. Killbuck, Ohio- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  2. Abe P Miller, Beech Rose Kennel. Millersburg, Ohio- 30 adult breeding dogs and 11 puppies. 
  3. Adrian Troyer. Baltic, Ohio- 25 adult breeding dogs. 
  4. Atlee Raber, Stone Hill Pets. Millersburg, Ohio- 41 adult breeding dogs and 14 puppies. 
  5. Eli Miller, Homestead Puppies. Fresno, Ohio- 48 adult breeding dogs and 43 puppies. 
  6. Fannie Raber and Floyd Raber. Millersburg, Ohio- 120 adult breeding dogs and 57 puppies. 
  7. Golden Seal Canines. Sugarcreek, Ohio- Large puppy broker in Ohio. 
  8. Henry Schlabach. Millersburg, Ohio- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  9. Ivan Mast and Katie Mast, Mini Mountain Kennel AKA Spring Side Kennels AKA Rainbow View Pets. Millersburg, Ohio- 149 adult breeding dogs and 23 puppies. 
  10. Ivan Troyer, Millcreek Meadows. Millersburg, Ohio- 136 adult breeding dogs and 109 puppies.
  11. Ivan Yoder, Jonas Yoder and Mabel Yoder, Sugar Valley Puppies. Sugarcreek, Ohio- 117 adult breeding dogs and 51 puppies. This facility was also named one of the worst puppy mills in the country. 
  12. John Troyer, Rock Springs Kennel. Millersburg, Ohio- 81 adult breeding dogs and 41 puppies. 
  13. John Yoder, Ridge View Puppies. Millersburg, Ohio- 75 adult breeding dogs and 70 puppies. 
  14. Owen Hershberger. Sugarcreek, Ohio- is a state licensed breeder that sells 61-150 puppies a year. 
  15. Paul Troyer. Millersburg, Ohio- 48 adult breeding dogs and 25 puppies. 
  16. Pinnacle Pet . Neosho, Missouri-  256 puppies (notorious puppy broker) 
  17. Preferred Canines. Fresno, Ohio- Large puppy broker in Ohio.
  18. Reuben Miller. Fresno, Ohio- 16 adult breeding dogs and 20 puppies. 
  19. Reuben Schlabach, A 1 Bundles of Joy AKA Sharp Run Kennels. Millersburg, Ohio- 76 adult breeding dogs and 42 puppies. This facility had numerous violations in 2021 pertaining to animal care and housing. 
  20. Stephanie Foschini,  Lakeshore Pets AKA Charlotte Dog Club. Cleveland, North Carolina- puppy broker with 97 puppies on site. 

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Pups N Stuff- 4330 Holland Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

  1. Alta Madewell, M&M Toy Kennel. Fayetteville, Arkansas- 22 adult breeding dogs and 4 puppies. 
  2. Alvin Hilty. Berne, Indiana- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  3. Amos Miller and Melinda Miller. Clark, Missouri- 53 adult breeding dogs and 35 puppies. 
  4. Amos Yoder and Marla Yoder. Middlebury, Indiana- 20 adult breeding dogs and 25 puppies. 
  5. Anthony Miller. Lagrange, Indiana- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  6. Art Graber. Auburn, Indiana- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  7. Ashley Newcomb. Elk City, Oklahoma- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  8. Ashley Stumpff. Cassville, Missouri- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  9. Ben Knepp. Odon, Indiana- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  10. Bill Lackey. Elk City, Oklahoma- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  11. Brandon Knepp. Montgomery, Indiana- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  12. Brody Bateman. Wheaton, Missouri- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  13. Cale Galmor. Elk City, Oklahoma- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  14. Calvin Cantrell, Calico Puppy Ranch AKA Caltams Puppy Love. Anderson, Missouri- 40 adult breeding dogs and 72 puppies. 
  15. Carla Haney. Rush Springs, Oklahoma- appears to be an unlicensed breeder. 
  16. Chris Park, 5 Ps Puppies. Purdy, Missouri- 22 adult breeding dogs and 10 puppies. 
  17. Clarence Bontrager and Ernest Bontrager, Lane Crest Pets. Etna Green, Indiana- 66 adult breeding dogs and 100 puppies. 
  18. Danny Schrock and Kristine Schrock. Coalgate, Oklahoma- 66 adult breeding dogs and 31 puppies. 
  19. Darrin Yoder and Tonya Yoder, Dawsons Pets. New Paris, Indiana- 17 adult breeding dogs and 9 puppies. 
  20. Daryl Lehman, Trackside Kennels. Nappanee, Indiana- 30 adult breeding dogs and 28 puppies. 
  21. David Wittmer, Pine Tree Kennel. Odon, Indiana- 22 adult breeding dogs. 
  22. Devyn Ferrari. Burns Flat, Oklahoma- appears to be an unlicensed breeder but sells to pet stores across the country. 
  23. Dewayne Mayberry. Rush Springs, Oklahoma- appears to be an unlicensed breeder.
  24. Ernest Miller, E&L Kennel. Haven, Kansas- 16 adult breeding dogs and 15 puppies. 
  25. Gary Lambright, Rock Run Kennels. Topeka, Kansas- 39 adult breeding dogs and 24 puppies. 
  26. George Elswick. Dill City, Oklahoma- appears to be an unlicensed breeder.
  27. Jacob Tucker. Sullivan, Missouri- appears to be an unlicensed breeder.
  28. James Troyer. Coalgate, Oklahoma- 70 adult breeding dogs and 32 puppies. 
  29. Justin Jackson and LaNae Jackson, Jackson Kennels. Clifton, Kansas- 362 adult breeding dogs and 210 puppies. This breeder has been named one of the worst puppy mills in the country in 2017 , 2016 , 2015 and 2013
  30. Karen Caudill. Foss, Oklahoma- appears to be an unlicensed breeder but sells to pet stores across the country. 
  31. Lynn Ferrari. Foss, Oklahoma- appears to be an unlicensed breeder but sells to pet stores across the country. 
  32. Marla Campbell and Roger Campbell, Dandelion Acres AKA Campbell Partnership AKA Iris Lane Kennel. Newton, Kansas- 109 adult breeding dogs and 46 puppies. This facility has been named one of the worst puppy mills in the country in 2017, 2015 and 2013
  33. Philip Chupp, Oak Valley Kennel.  Mcleansboro Illinois- 39 adult breeding dogs and 10 puppies with a history of violations that caused them to be named one of the worst puppy mills in the nation
  34. Reuben Miller and Nancy Miller. Coalgate, Oklahoma- 15 adult breeding dogs and 15 puppies. 
  35. Rudy Ferrari. Burns Flat, Oklahoma- appears to be an unlicensed breeder but sells to pet stores across the country. 
  36. Scotty Mayberry. Marlow, Oklahoma- appears to be an unlicensed breeder

 

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Tiny Paws Pet Shop & Grooming- 8427 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville, VA 22968

    1. Cindy Jensen and Richard Jensen. Neodesha, Kansas- 303 adult breeding dogs and 87 puppies. 
    2. David Brown and Kim Parsons, First Class Puppies.  Formerly owned by Becky and Guy Franks. Bluejacket, Oklahoma- 19 puppies and was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country. 
    3. Phil Hoover, Show Me Puppies . Memphis, Missouri- 370 adult breeding dogs and 131 puppies. 
    4. Pinnacle Pet . Neosho, Missouri-  256 puppies (notorious puppy broker) 
    5. Stephanie Foschini,  Lakeshore Pets AKA Charlotte Dog Club. Cleveland, North Carolina- puppy broker with 97 puppies on site. 
    6. Tom Steffensmeier and Carla Steffensmeier, T & C Steffensmeier Kennels. West Point, Iowa- 176 adult breeding dogs and 143 puppies. 
    7. Tony Schindler, QD Kennels. Frankford, Missouri- massive puppy broker with 68 puppies on their property at the time of last inspection.

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XO Pups- 14398 Chantilly Crossing Ln, Chantilly, VA 20151
 
  1. Cara Borin and John Moore, JC Kennel. Honobia, Oklahoma- 60 adult breeding dogs and 24 puppies. 
  2. Christina and Brandon Hillyard, Gale Whitaker; Whispering Oaks Kennel. Coffeyville, Kansas- 107 adults and 43 puppies. This facility was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country in 2021. 
  3. David Brown and Kim Parsons, First Class Puppies.  Formerly owned by Becky and Guy Franks. Bluejacket, Oklahoma- 19 puppies and was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country. 
  4. Dustin Westercamp and Jill Westercamp. Farmington, Iowa- 90 adult breeding dogs and 22 puppies. 
  5. Jolyn Noethe, JAKS Puppies, Britt Iowa – 254 puppies .  JAKS is a dog broker that buys puppies from puppy mills and then resells them to pet stores. 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 recently named one of the worst puppy mills in the country and is being sued by the Iowa Attorney General for Charity Fraud. To see where JAKS Puppies buys their dogs from click here.
  6. Larry Albrecht, Goldwater Kennel. Greene, Iowa- 157 adult breeding dogs and 76 puppies. Albrecht received violations in 2021 for failing to provide veterinary care to dogs with severe dental disease. 
  7. Phil Hoover, Show Me Puppies . Memphis, Missouri- 370 adult breeding dogs and 131 puppies. 
  8. Sharon Munk, BJ’s & Guys. Menlo, Kansas- 641 adult breeding dogs and 279 puppies.  Not only are they a very large scale puppy mill, but they have a history of violations including too many dogs in cages, and structurally unsound cages. They were also named one of the worst puppy mills in the entire country .
  9. Sherry Curtis, Curtis Kennel. Urbana, Missouri- 62 adult breeding dogs and 33 puppies. This facility was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country in 2021. 
  10. Shirley Cook. Urbana, Missouri- 89 adult breeding dogs and 43 puppies. 
  11. Tina Hough and Brandon Hough, Osceola Missouri- 49 adult breeding dogs and 28 puppies. 
 

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Puppy stores below this have closed. 

Petland Fairfax-  9404 Main St A, Fairfax, VA 22031- NOW CLOSED! Read the investigation here. 

  1. Abe Miller. Lone Oak Kennel LLC AKA Comfort Canines. Fresno, Ohio- 285 adult breeding dogs. 
  2. Deborah Hubbard, Sparta Missouri- 22 puppies, with violations including: kennels are too small for number of puppies in them, dogs without health certificates, dogs without any identification. 
  3. Julie Snidow, Galt, Missouri-  171 adult breeding dogs
  4. Melinda Richards, Butler Missouri-  20 adult breeding cats. 
  5. Shelley Cox, Big Creek Kennel. Maynard, Arkansas- 204 adult breeding dogs
  6. Cynthia and James Hayes, Brule Creek Kennels. Akron South Dakota- 149 adult breeding dogs and 71 puppies at the time of last inspection. Brule Creek has a history of violations including: flithy kennels, cobwebs, brown grime everywhere
  7. Larry Albrecht, Coldwater Kennels. Green, Iowa- Latest USDA Count- 318 adult breeding dogs and 116 puppies with a long list of violations including sick and injured dogs with no vet care and dogs with excessive tartar buildup and dental disease. In these two undercover films, you can see how the adult parent dogs live. Please note, the videos are not easy to watch. You can watch them here and here.
  8. James Yoder, Taylor Ridge Kennels, Bloomfield Iowa- 32 adult breeding dogs. Newer USDA license and already has violations including: using expired medications on dogs and a severe fly problem on dogs. 
  9. Dustin Westercamp Farmington Iowa –  79 adult breeding dogs.
  10. Christina and Brandon Hillyard, Gale Whitaker; Whispering Oaks Kennel. Coffeyville, Kansas- 113 adults, 53 puppies with a history of violations including sharp tin poking into dog kennels, dogs with crusty eyes (untreated by vet), worn and chewed doors and walls, water and water bowls are covered in green algae with green water, and outdoor kennels are overgrown with weeds. To view undercover footage, click here. 

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The Puppy Shop- 5021 Lee Hwy, Warrenton, VA 20187

  1. Golden Seal Canines. Sugarcreek, Ohio- Large puppy broker in Ohio. 
  2. Preferred Canines. Fresno, Ohio- Large puppy broker in Ohio.

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