The following photos are of legal USDA commercial dog breeders located in the United States. We call commercial breeders puppy mills. As you will see, there is no standard building, these commercial dog breeders make due with what they have on their property and some build or purchase structures to specifically farm puppies. Many of these commercial breeders sell directly to consumers online through websites and social media pages and groups, others sell their puppies through puppy broker websites that have beautiful websites and sales people you call in to. These are licensed legal facilities that mill puppies for profit. None of these USDA breeders were shut down for these conditions.
The photos speak for themselves. They show the dogs living with constant medical issues that rarely get treated by a veterinarian. The dogs live in these cages 24/7… 365 days a year. Their only job is to make puppies, regardless if they are sick or in pain.
It is estimated that there are close to 10,000 unlicensed puppy mills selling puppies through the internet, social media pages and groups and online classified ads. This industry is all about cruelty, fraud and of course… money. It’s in your best interest to meet the mother dog and see the conditions your puppy was born in.
Buying puppies sight unseen over the internet is not only risky, it supports this cruel and inhumane treatment of dogs. Responsible breeders do not sell puppies online sight unseen. These photos are why it is so important to visit the home and property of the breeder. Responsible breeders have nothing to hide and are proud of how they raise and care for their dogs. You are making a 12-15 year commitment to a puppy. Do your home work before you purchase and never order a puppy based off a picture. Not only will you save your family from future heartache but you will be taking a big step to help stop puppy mills. When you buy, they continue to supply. If you can’t meet the mother dog and see where and how she lives…..don’t buy the puppy.
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