Washington Pet Store/Puppy Mill Connection

CVI DATA

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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 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 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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This research can be extremely costly, please consider making a donation to help us continue exposing the puppy mill industry. Every dollar helps us!

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Fairwood Pet Center- 14201 SE Petrovitsky Rd, Renton, WA 98058

    1. Gaynetta Snyder and Scott Wheatcraft, Precious Paws. Browning, Missouri- 125 adult breeding dogs and 78 puppies. 
    2. Ida Lewis, Ida’s Toy Box. Graham, Washington- 154 adult breeding dogs and 63 puppies. Lewis received a direct violation in 2019 for having a puppy who’s right rear leg that was missing. The licensee stated that the dam had chewed off that portion of the leg shortly after birth; however, it was not discovered immediately. Because of this and other issues, Lewis was named one of the worst puppy mills in the country. 
    3. Karen Highland, Rocky Ridge Kennels. Milan, Missouri- 58 adult breeding dogs and 29 puppies. 
    4. Sherrye Swenson. Backus, Minnesota- 45 adult breeding dogs and 23 puppies. 

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Farmland Pets and Feed – 9000 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, WA 98383

    1. 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 .

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Pocket Puppy- 31001 NE 139th St, Duvall, WA 98019

  1. 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 .

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Puppyland Puyallup-  13103 Meridian E Suite #104, Puyallup, WA 98373

Renton- 54 Rainier Ave S Renton, WA 98057

Olympia- 2615 Capital Mall Drive A1 Olympia , WA 98502- CLOSED 

  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
 

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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 and our local Washington team page at Puppy Mill Free Washington. We also have educational materials that you can print to hang up in your own area.

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** To those consumers that have bought a family member and are wondering about their actual background -please feel free to fill out the form below with any questions that you have and we will confidentially research the breeder your pup came from.