In 2019, there were 407 dog breeders registered in Lancaster County housing close to 53,000 dogs. Fast forward to 2021, where with the internet sale of puppies skyrocketing, pre and post pandemic, Lancaster County now has 424 registered dog kennels housing close to 60,000 dogs.
There is no transparency for new puppy buyers who click and ship or click and meet breeders in parking lots. Buyers have no way of knowing the conditions the puppy came from. It’s important for new puppy buyers to do their homework and take the time to research the breeder. Sadly the online sale of puppies is skyrocketing.