Tag Archives: Iowa

Iowa Puppy Mills by the Numbers

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  As an Iowan, I have always been proud to live in this state. The scenery is beautiful, and the people are amazing. I have always believed that there is no better place than here…. Since starting Bailing Out Benji in 2011, my eyes have been opened to the world of misery and torture in our own back yard. I… Read more »

Iowa Puppy Mills Filling Pet Store Cages Across the US

It is no secret that Iowa is one of the worst states in the nation when it comes to the number of puppy mills. We have over 220 puppy mills and we export over 100,000 puppies across state lines annually. These puppies go to other brokers (person who makes a living buying puppies and selling them at a higher price)… Read more »

The Definition of Backyard Breeder- Low Wider Kennels

Iowa has over 300 “puppy mills”, these are the USDA licensed breeders… But what about the state licensed breeders? Probably the best definition I have found so far to answer “What is a back yard breeder (BYB)?” comes from Boxerworld.com: “The average pet owner that breeds their dog(s).” So, why are back yard breeders a problem? These are the people… Read more »

Dog Auctions

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Dog auctions are a painful and despicable fact of life here in the Midwest, maybe not Iowa as much– but definitely our neighbors to the south. As I am sure you have all realized by now, the importance of educating as many people as I can about animal-related issues is my passion.  Dog auctions are certainly no different. They go… Read more »

How much is that doggie in the window?

How many of you have walked by the pet store and saw the adorable puppy with big eyes and a wagging tail? The puppy that is just pawing at the glass for your attention. All of us animal lovers have such a hard time just walking away because we want to save them all.. Out comes the money, and there you have it-… Read more »

Puppy Mills in Winnebago County, Iowa

I have noticed that over the last week, someone (or a few someones) keeps using that search phrase and keeps coming across this blog. Whether you are a friend or foe, I feel as though I must bring some attention to this! In Winnebago County, IA, there are technically ten breeders that could most definitely fall into the puppy mill… Read more »

Perfect Example!

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This blog is, obviously, just my opinion… But I am going to add a link to what I FIRMLY believe is a dog breeder that falls under the puppy mill category. If I receive flack for pointing fingers, then so be it.  But again, you are reading my blog…. Here is the link http://www.iowapup.com/ Yep… As you can see, you… Read more »