USDA Indiana Dog Breeders
In Indiana, there is a prevalence of Amish and Mennonites living in the northeastern, Shipshewana area, as well as the southwestern corner of the state. Mid-state regions, like Montgomery and Wayne counties, also have Amish and Mennonite communities. High concentrations of commercial puppy farms as well as large guinea pig farms have been documented within all of these communities.
This map shows the locations of USDA licensed commercial dog breeders in Indiana as of Jan 2016. These puppy breeders are known to sell their puppies to pet stores and via online websites.
Stop Online Puppy Mills mapped the dog breeders by county. We used each Indiana breeder’s USDA inspection report. The number of adult breeding dogs and puppies were taken from the inspection reports and totaled for each county. The map shows high numbers of USDA commercial dog breeders located in the Amish and Mennonite communities in Indiana.
The 2016 numbers show the State of Indiana had 152 commercially licensed USDA dog breeders holding a total of 5,908 adult breeding dogs in their barns.
Commercial dog breeders are high volume breeders who mostly sell online to brokers and to pet stores. These breeders can legally keep their dogs stacked in small cages in dark barns, providing little to no vet care.
If you are looking for a puppy and the breeder is USDA licensed we advise you to find another breeder. If the breeder you are talking to won’t let you meet the mother dog, see her physical and mental condition and see where she and all of the dogs live. Walk away or you could be supporting a puppy mill.