USDA Illinois Dog Breeders 2016
In Illinois, high concentrations of commercial puppy farms documented in many regions of the state with the highest concentrations found in the well known Amish and Mennonite communities of Douglas and Moultrie counties.
This map shows the locations of USDA licensed commercial dog breeders in Illinois as of Jan 2016. These puppy breeders are known to sell their puppies online and to pet stores.
Stop Online Puppy Mills mapped the dog breeders by county. We used each Illinois 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 Illinois.
The 2016 numbers show the State of Illinois had 27 commercially licensed USDA dog breeders holding a total of 899 adult breeding dogs in their barns.
Commercial dog breeders are high volume breeders who sell online to brokers and 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.