On 06/12/2011 christine said: lets get together and stop this for the sake of these poor dogs.. please
Please email me @ email@example.com
I am trying my best to help these poor creatures... they cant speak for themselves, they cant fend for themselves.. so please lets get together and stop this madness....!!
On 05/05/2011 Rebecca said: Animal Abuse Again
Its Happening Again ! The place where McDuffee was is again in a Horrible Condition this time is doesnt consist of just puppies but Birds that are in a garage the smell is Actually Breathtaking racid! There are filty puppies , goats, pot belly pigs and aproximately 100 horses some of the horses are so skinny and are being bred again and again ..Someone please help out here I am not sure who to contact or where to go ...
On 02/09/2011 Maddy said: This is wrong
I cannot believe people have the nerve to do this! I mean how can they even look at this mess and not think, "Wow what am I doing" Have none of these people got the intitive to stop the wrong-doing to these poor dogs?
On 01/22/2011 Marilyn said: Mills
It's all about the almighty dollar and greed. People who own the puppy mills are not interested in the dog's comfort, either physical or mental...and they couldn't care less about maintaining breed standards. They're just interested in money. It's greed, pure and simple. One day these people will stand before their Creator and have to explain why they treated His creatures like this. What goes around, comes around. In the meantime, do whatever you need to do and stand up and be the voice for these helpless animals.
On 01/21/2011 laura said: awful!
I am writing a report on puppy mills for school and it has been so depressing reading these stories and looking at pictures of these dogs. I don't know how a person could do this to dogs, they are the sweetest most loyals creatures on earth.
On 07/16/2010 Lisa said: Our Family Puppies
My mother was looking for a particular breed or mixed breed and asked me about this place. I couldn't find ANYTHING, so I assume it was brand new or an old place that changed their name (to try to stay under the radar or whatever). I believe (I don't have definite proof) that this is owned & run by McDuffees. When I couldn't find any info anywhere on the place (not on USDA either) I did a reverse phone number search from the phone number listed on Our Family Puppies Contact Us page and it came back with a hit from the BBB as Clearwater Kennels (aka Happy Tails/Happy Trails). There was no names attached aside from the kennel name & phone number. Just thought I'd throw this out there for buyer beware & for someone who is qualified to dig a little deeper. If it is indeed them, someone could confirm & forewarn buyers.
On 06/08/2010 Alyssa said: puppy mill report
I'm a junior in high school (homeschool) and every year i have to give a report of any subject. And every year i end up doing a report on animals. This year I'm doing the biggest report I have ever written on PUPPY MILLS. Whenever someone asks me what i'm writing about this year, I always answer on puppy mills. There are so many people who don't even know what a puppy mill is, its rediculous! There aren't even any kinds of books on puppy mills. Which is why I'm writing this huge report (soon to be book). PEOPLE THE TRUTH OF THIS HELL NEEDS TO GET OUT TO PEOPLE!!
PUPPY MILLS NEED TO BE SHUT DOWN BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!!
On 06/01/2010 josh said: My dog came from minnesota
My Girlfriend and I bought a puppy from a local petstore( i know bad idea) but he was amazing and completely healthy...a tough little chihuahua...the very next year while stopping by the store we found a boston terrier,Mona...she was an amazing little girl...from the time we got her home..she was sick with giardia..and pneumonia...we didn't want to give her back..nursed her back to health only to learn she had inflammatory bowel disease...progressive...we lost her yesterday and she was a product of one of these Minnesota puppy mills...she was courageous and loving. The poor conditions she was born into caused this. They have to be stopped.
On 05/20/2010 Spathy said: crying
I look at these pictures and feel my eyes watering.. I look at the look at pain in their eyes and think "what have they done to you". Wish I was there to hold you close and protect from those monsters. But I am here and you are there so I'll I can do is sign petitions and pray that you get saved:(
On 05/19/2010 katie said: the hell
what the hell kind of people are these monsters.
On 02/18/2010 Your mom said: OMG!
This is the most terrible thing I have ever seen!
On 02/16/2010 Lori said: Can more be done?
I am wondering what can be done if you suspect a puppy mill breeding operation to be happening but did not purchase a puppy from them. Everything I have read says you need to have purchased a sick puppy in order to file a complaint.
On 02/16/2010 Sara said: Why?
Why do people breed dogs for just money? The dogs don't have a say in if they want to breed, do they? Why do they over breed the dogs and then just break up the family? Why don't we do that with them, make them over breed and then their kids we send to different families we don't know anything about. Sounds like a pretty good idea to me, show the people how it feels. Yeah!
On 02/06/2010 Sara said: No buying
I've seen people with health and money issues take better care of dogs better than what I just saw. Don't buy dogs, rescue them. I believe dogs aren't property and shouldn't be bought, but adopted and saved. We don't sell our kids so we shouldn't sell dogs. People adopt kids so why not adopt dogs instead of buying them. Dogs need better than that just like we do.
On 01/27/2010 jacque said: SICK..
I want to put these people in a cage for a month in the same conditions. I hurt for these poor animals. WHY..
On 09/29/2009 Roze said: karma
It angers and saddens me that the people ( if you want to call them that) get away with this. I could go on and on about how pissed I am but choose not to. I wish I were a judge and could sentence people like this to live in these conditions for years to come. I hope that the justice system will realize that all life is not human but it is just as important.
On 09/13/2009 Nancy said: quit breeding
Please quit breeding puppies. All of my dogs have come from rescue agencies. All of them have (after some time and training) turned out to be wonderful, adorable companions. Rescue a dog. Don't buy a puppy. Adult dogs are less work in most respects than puppies. Roxie, Dexture and Bunny are all registered and costed pennies on the dollar in comparison to a puppy. And if truth be told I have rescued mixed breeds before and they make even better dogs - less health problems.
On 07/28/2009 Heather said: People Like Them
so many people breed dogs today that the world is actually over populated with dogs and cats people stop caring for the animals and only care for the money to be made from them people like them ruin everything for people like me I care for my dogs there is nothing wrong with breeding dogs but do it the right way with a big clean enviorment and plenty of love and attention and food and water dont treat animals this way how would you feel if you were in that little pen or if you were all covered in matts and lived in your own crap I dont think they would like it at all THEY WILL GET WHAT THEY DISH OUT TEN FOLD animals have feelings to some people just dont care
On 07/23/2009 Alicia said: Awfull
This mills are the main reason I nor any of my family or friends will ever adopt an animal from a pet store such as the ones you find in the malls. you know the ones you can "finance"!! Just horrible!!! These people should be put away for a very long time!!!!!!!!
On 07/06/2009 caitlin said: WHY???????
Those poor puppies!!! Why?? Why would anyone treat dogs like that!!! The people who run puppy farms don't care about those dogs they breed them for money that's it, some puppy mills breed their dogs to DEATH!! Those dogs did absolutely nothing to deserve that kind of niglect! Puppy mills need to come to an END!!!!
On 06/15/2009 hannah said: very upset
why do these poor and innocent animals have to be in this kind of situation. i want puppy mills to STOP. i have a puppy mill dog and she will never forget what she went through. i want puppy mills to STOP NOW.
On 05/25/2009 kannessa said: rude, mean and EVIL
i'm only 10 and i really want them to stop. imagine the kids that wished to have a dog, you wouldn't ever do that OR I WILL TRACK YOU DOWN AND TREAT YOU LIKE THOSE POOR DOGS.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:( RUDE
On 05/16/2009 Missy said: EVIL
That is horrible i hate puppy mills they are disgusting mean sick people! that kill dogs =(
On 05/14/2009 Linda, Kin, and dionna said: E V I L ! !
Oh my god!! That is soo horrible!! Poor little puppies deserve a better life than this! Lazy Inconsiderate People!!
On 04/07/2009 Teresa said: what is wrong with people
This harmless little animals are being bred in such bad conditions. Thats so sad, they have feelings too. What the H E L L is wrong with the people who run these mills. Has it comes to this, people being so money hungry and desperate, that they would do this to innocent animals. This makes me sooooooo mad. Animals shouldnt be treated like this. I HATE everyone whos been a part of letting this go on for so long!
On 04/06/2009 Mary Pat said: Happy Tails - not
In 2006 I adopted a pup who came from Happy Tails puppy mill in Little Falls, MN. He is now 3 years old and is traumatized for life. He was taken away too early and shipped in a cardboard box to a mall pet shop in southern California - alone, unfed and unwatered. He was bought and then dumped off to a rescue group shortly afterwards, and eventually came to my home. We love and care for him but he is damaged for life. If not for the rescue group, he would be dead. He'll never get over the fear & panic.
On 04/02/2009 mariessa orso said: Poor Little Babies!
I am actually sitting here crying for these poor little helpless animals wishing I could help them all. The more I read the more I think how how out of whack and how heartless this country is and how quick we are to make a dollar. These people who do this to helpless animals will someday come to judgement day and realize they will not be judged favorably because these animals they are killing and abusing are god's creatures too!!! How dare they
On 03/04/2009 said: traumitizing!
Words cant describe how hurt and saddened I feel for these little souls, I wish I could help them all!!!!
On 01/18/2009 PATTI said: HUMANITY????
What is wrong with this country, that we would turn our backs on such animal abuse, and be be able to sleep at night?? This type of business continues to grow in America, for the greed of selfish human beings to fill their pockets with money.
I adopted a severn year old mill dog. What a horrifying life she lived! Thank goodness, I could save one.
What about the rest of you?? Continue to ignore it?
Look at the pictures of mill dogs, read about their lives, and give whatever you can to stop these crimes.
On 01/09/2009 Pie said: Stop!!!!!!
Puppy mills should be stopped! Millions of dogs are killed every year from these harsh conditions. Dogs need homes so they can live. People can take these puppies off these people. Poor puppies!! Dogs need good conditions too. So STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On 12/16/2008 Wanda said: de barking
I saw the older post about someone having a Yorkie that cant bark. This is very common practice with breeder dogs at puppy mills. They usually kill them when they cant breed anymore but some lucky ones get rescued when the dirtbags get shut down. My Dru is from a puppy mill(all 3 of my dogs are --dachshunds) and she had her vocal cords broken and yes they use a pipe. My dru is still terrified of men--well they all are. One is missing part of her ear and they all have bad teeth from being fed crap food.It took them months not to freak out at every sound and kids and cats and new people since they usually are sitting in a cage 24/7/ This often makes dogs go insane too.
On 11/10/2008 judy house said: who left these dogs after the photos
I am looking at these photo's of clear abuse and neglect, yet my question is who took these photo's and never came back to take away these dogs. If l ever come across a mill I will not leave till these dogs are taking away from these mills, I will call all the family and friends I know in this world to save these poor animals. Is this place still in business or what? Please do all you can to help put puppy mills out of our lives forever.I truly believe these monsters must of had a messed up life to start cause they always say any child who hurts animals will grow up with major problems and these people are clearly sick Thank you
On 10/31/2008 tracey brown said: stop puppy mills
I think that puppie mills are very meen and people that dont care about there animals should be in JAIL. They are just looking for the money not to love there there pets.They have to grow up and stop doing what they are doing all animals have feelings and they dont deserve what they get.I have dogs but the are not breeders at all they are house pets anyone that I see over breeding dogs or any animal I will take them my self.It makes me SICK whan I see people who do meen things to animals it should be agence the law to have more then 3 to 4 animals in your house its NOT far to the animals.Hey it would be like you haveing 30 kids in your house and leaving them all in chages people should think of there animals like they would think of there kids....Kids have fellings just like dogs,cats OR all the other animals out there.I also think that people who lock dogs up in VERY SMALL chages should be locked up them selves.
On 09/29/2008 Holly said: Puppy Millers can go to HELL
I cant believe someone could do such a thing to an innocent animals. What in their right mind think they could just harm an innocent animal and not care. Not see the pain and suffering and the hurt they feel inside and out..it just makes me sick to my stomach that all those bastards out there who run puppy mills can do that to those poor innocent dogs or any other animal for that matter. I hope everyone can see this and that all the puppy millers get LIFE IN PRISON and beat and abused so they can feel what those dogs felt. It just pisses me off. People need to start realizing and helping to do something about this. what if it was your dogs mom or breed or something..what would you do? or what if you were that dog and u were in nasty living conditions and matted with nasty rotten teeth and matted hair and being bred every time you come into heat and ur inside are out..?? huh what if that was you?...
HELP DO SOMETHING TO STOP THESE PUPPY MILLS AND PUT THIS BASTARDS away for LIFE.
On 09/26/2008 Ashley said: ???????
I found this site because I am reasearching for a school project.I am outraged that anyone could treat an animal this way!My dog came from a breeder and has many health problems such as seizures and he dosen't bark! I feel for these animals and what I really wonder is how do these bredders sleep at night knowing what their doing to these poor animals?
On 08/26/2008 Jennifer said: Horrible
I dont know why I would even want to look at something like this. I have 2 Boston Terriers of my own. Both I bought from "breeders". HTey were shipped to me so I never saw the conditions they came from. Thankfully they are healthy wonderful animals. I look at them every night and wonder how anyone with a heart could treat an animal poorly and make them live in these conditions. These owners of puppy mills are criminals. They are killers with no heart. These conditions arent healthy and someone with authority should be able to take control of this. Animals have the ability to bring alot of love to someones life and to see them living in conditions such as these it breaks my heart. If I could take them all in I would!
On 08/23/2008 Kelley said: Earths Angels
I cannot believe our government allows this to go on. How difficult is it to visit a mill, find it as cruelty to animals ~ and just it down! What can we do to help?? If anyone know what we all can do to stop this - please let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animals (cats and dogs) are the closest thing to Angels here on Earth ~ and I once read that they are "Earth Angels". They offer only unconditional love, that is all they know. They have the same feelings that humans do. How then can humans do this?
Please help us to understand how we all can help end this.
On 08/22/2008 Elisha said: Are you kidding?
Puppyfind.com is a terrible place riddled with puppy millers wanting to make a quick buck. For you to say it is any different is just mind blowing...you, yourself bought your frenchie from a puppy mill so please save the act for someone who doesnt know any better!
On 07/30/2008 crystal glastetter said: websites are not to blame for puppy mills
Would someone give me just a small brake here. I am really tired of people blaming puppyfind for things like puppymills or scams. They just provide a service. It is our resposibillity as consumers to do our homework and protect ourselves. I have just recently purchased my third dog through puppyfind. They have come from all over the U.S. Without the service of puppyfind I can't imagine how hard it would have been to find them. All of my dogs came from responsible breeders, and they are all in excellent health. Once again here is the general public wanting to pass the buck. There are bad people out there and they are gonna use whatever outlets available to do what they do. It is in no way the fault of a website. Puppyfind is NOT a bad site!!!!!!
On 07/27/2008 Hailey said: Disgusting
I think that puppymills are so overrated. I don't know myself why our country has still allowed this to go on. I am a proud owner of an american bulldog, and i saw the pictures, it is dispicible. I just wish that we had no more puppymills.
On 05/30/2008 Amy said: What Mill is this?
What puppy mill is this? Where is it located. I would love to write our local government regarding this. Please help me to help put a stop to the cruelty.
On 04/11/2008 Edna Wilson said: I rescued a Yorkie
I just rescued a Yorkie from a Maryland Rescue organization. They told me she had been in a crate for 5 years and was a breeder dog. Also they told me she doesn't bark. I have heard since about what they do to dogs to stop them from barking. They shove a pipe down their throat and damage the larynyx. Has anyone heard about this. I can't believe the horror a dog goes thru if this is done.
On 04/05/2008 said:
These people that do this to animals should be in those cages instead not them. I know not to go to a pet store anymore. Cause 99.9 percent of dogs & cats come from puppie mills that are sold at pet store. We need to stop then from doing this to these poor animals.
On 03/19/2008 Liz said: It's Everyone's Responsibility
Yes, state, local and federal governments can help these situations by enforcing current laws on the books... BUT we've got to stop saying it's the government's job or there oughta be a law. It's everyone's responsibility
These mills exist because Americans buy petshop pets and because as a group... we don't support strong spay/neuter policies.
Don't shop at petstores that sell pets. Protest. Educate your neighbors and friends. Support rescue organizations, foster, adopt... be vocal.
These mills will never go away until the customers go away.
On 01/31/2008 Angela said: Have a Rescue Boxer - Anyone have photos?
I've been searching for a while now to see if I can find photos of the puppy mill that my female boxer was rescued from. The puppy mill was in Hibbing, Minnesota and I believe it was in March or April of 2004. ANY information would be VERY appreciated! I'm putting together an anti-puppy mill story online based on my experience of rescuing an adult breeder female from this kind of situation, and how it affects the rest of their lives...
Again, thank you in advance!!
- Angela Linwood
On 12/29/2007 Jaci Lee said: Humans are Animals
Hello, Just Remember this just because Animals Can not Speak. They still have, hearts, feelings, love, compassion and they Trust us. So please Treat Them the Same as Humans because we are all Gods Animals!!!!! I meet a Puppy today that will always be Shy, Quite, Scaried, Feel Alone, and never be a Trusting Dog again because what a Puppy Mill Did To Her! I know that now she will get the a Great Home someday, but it will be Big Time Baby steps for her to Trust, give her Heart, show some feelings, figure out how to love, show compassion and overall to Trust a Human! Please Be Nice to all Gods Creatures!!!!
On 12/27/2007 Heather said: little pug
Last year for Christmas I bought a pug from a pet store called Puppy Love. The pug was not even 8 weeks old yet. He was a christmas present for my 6 year old son. Well, needless to say this dog became the highlight of our lives...loveable, sweet, funny. He was my sons best friend. A week and a half ago we found out our pug had luekemia and probably did from when he was a baby. Well this morning our pug died and my son is devastated at having lost his best buddy. I can not stop crying. I vow never to buy a puppy from a pet store again.
On 12/08/2007 cari said: Horrible!
This is so disturbing, but at least people are more aware of what can go on at a puppy mill. If you think that puppy mills are bad and truly care about animals please go to www.animalsasia.com, it is an orginization that is working to help stop the needless suffering of millions of cats and dogs that are tortured and eaten in China daily.
On 11/26/2007 nathan said: damn
this is horrible, these people should be put in those pens and be forced to live there!!!!!
On 11/13/2007 Kaitlin said: Wow, puppy millers are pathetic
These dogs dont deserve this BS...honestly they must be pathetic if there going to put dogs through this pain!
On 10/14/2007 Adelphe said: accountability
Remarks like the one Todd left should be removed from the site. and I think that the legislature, sherrif's office and the rest of them should be held as accountable for any animal that is neglected or abused as the mill owners and handlers.
On 09/17/2007 Caitlin Hart said: OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! This is awfull. How could people do this. We need to stop this NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On 08/20/2007 janie said: Little Falls Puppy Mill
About ten years ago I saw a ad in the newspaper that said "purebred shetie puppies sable. female $100.00 male $50.00 Being a poor college student I drove from Duluth to somewhere around Little Falls Mn. The place was literally in the middle of no where. When I arrived at what looked to be a large farm, I met a fairly heavy set woman and an olderly man. They told me to come with them to pick out my puppy. The sight of what I saw when those barn doors opened still haunt me to this day. I saw at least 400 shelties in little cages all over the barn! The barking was so loud and I was so scared I just wanted to get it over with. There were so many puppies to pick from I didn't know which to pick! There were like 60 sheltie puppies in various ages in cages. I finally just picked to cutest one that was closest to the front of the cage. The female dogs were not your typical looking shelties! They looked wierd! Anyway, the dog I picked had obviously never been held. He was scared to death. I paid my fifty bucks and got my papers for the dogs. My dog which I named peanut. ( way undersized for his age) was very sick. He was infested with worms and he had to be treated several times. He was a timid dog always shook and peed because he was so scared. He died from a brain tumor. I realize I was young and stupid. ( I was only 17) and I would never ever buy from a pet store or a puupy mill again. This puppy mill is disgusting. It needs to be shut down. They had over 400 dogs in 1997! Imagine how many they have now. The conditions these dogs are in are terrible. Please someone shut this puppy mill down!
On 08/18/2007 Marilyn said: Mills
What is a puppy mill? It's like being on death row without committing a crime. The scourge of the dog world, puppy mills breed misery.... Puppy mills are run by people that are warts on the ass of society. We need to not just sit here and make comments or cry about this. We need to take action, strengthen the animal humane laws, strictly enforce them and be swift in punishing if the laws are broken. I just know that God cries when he sees how we humans treat the animals. Don't be silent any longer! Do something about this, educate yourselves in this area and volunteer to become active in making a HUGE change in the puppy mill world.
On 07/24/2007 Lucia said: This is horrrible
This is horrible. I live in Maryland but I am writing to the governor of Maryland about puppy mills and how abusive they are. I pray for these dogs. Please help them! Write, write, write to authorities about the unlawfulness of puppy mills!
On 07/24/2007 Lucia said: OMG HOW COULD THEY DO THAT?
This is SO horrible! How could these people be so mean? Animal Ark go get them! This is so, so, so bad! I have adopted two labs from rescues and I cannot believe...UGH! Please, please help these poor dogs...
On 07/10/2007 nelly said: mean,mean,mean
That is so crule to do that to those poor puppies.some one needs to step up and fix it.
On 06/26/2007 Teresa Shaw said: If they could, I bet they would throw the animal and keep the uterus!
These people don't care about animals so why, you ask, are they in the animal business? Let me tell you, they are RAPISTS for money. They are a bunch of animal rapists who are he**-bent on using and abusing as many female uteri and nipples as they possibly can! Just RAPISTS for money! It's so obvious they would keep just the uterus and nipples of each animal and throw away the rest (if they knew of a way to do it). Where are the laws supporting felony charges for these "Cruella Devils"?
On 06/11/2007 jessy said: im am sickened
It is truly heartbreaking to see these animals. In response to why the humane societies cant do anything about it is because they are already overfilled, and they cant bring 200+ animals into their place at once. There needs to be a new shelter just for puppy mill dogs. HUA does that, but they are in nebraska. You can go to their website, hua.org, (hearts united for animals) and maybe call them. If we make people aware of the cruelty and abuse and injustice, eventually they will be shut down.
On 05/01/2007 Brittany said: Ignorance
puppy mills are disgusting and I wish that there was something more to be done. It seems like not enough people even know that a lot of dogs live in these conditions and folks that aren't "dog" people are appalled by this. Until people quit being ignorant and/or are informed of the situation, it's not going to change much. Unfortunetly there are not enough people in this world that even give a rats a** about this. I am in rescuing BC's and GSD's and at least I know that I have saved the few that I have and that they have gone to good, loving and patient homes.
On 04/23/2007 Rita said: Lets Do Something!
Write to your governor and 'people in power' to outlaw puppy mills in MN (and all states). Protest this, because it is wrong!! We need to stop it where it starts (puppy mills). All these animals suffering for the 'almighty dollar'. We need to be the voice for those that can not speak.
On 04/19/2007 Janet West said: Can't someone do something ??!!
Why can't the humane societies do anything to help ? What good are they? You see animals on the television getting rescued, why can't they do it in the horrible places in Minnesota ? Can we do anything to help these poor dogs ? We can't buy them because it just encourages these horrible, greedy, ignorant people. I want to do something!
On 04/04/2007 Pam said: What kind of people do this???
I will never step foot in a pet store that sells animals again. Why is this allowed to happen anywhere in the USA??
On 03/24/2007 Whitney said: Why?
I do not understand how some one can be so crewl and mean to do the things that these people have done to these animals. It hurts me and make me SICK to see animals in that kind of invirment and condition. We are supost to take care of our them, not kill them!
On 03/23/2007 kaldav said: Take heart.These people will be judged!
Don't know what all your beliefs are, but it is a great consolation to know that even if we are as helpless as we can be in this matter, these people will stand before their creator and give an account for all the unjust and grotesque things they have done.
On 02/27/2007 INDIE said: this is not right.
this saddens my heart my mind and soul it is not fair to thease dogs we abused the term a mans best friend.it sickens me.i feel horrible and i diddnt do that it hurts that little spot in your heart that little weakness in your heart for dogs its a discrace to all human kind.why would god allow a person to do this. i hope that every person who owns thoes dirty sickning puppie mills will rot in hell.
On 02/27/2007 Indie said: THIS HAS TO STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is sickning it makes me sosososos mad and sad at the same time! who would do such a thing?!?!? i makes my stomach flip and turn it makes me completly PISSED! if i was the president i would make a law that any puppie mill owners to be put in jail for a life sentince!
On 02/25/2007 Berta said: Sad buy
I also purchased a puppy from a pet shop I trusted. I later found out that she was from a puppy mill in Minnesota. We now face two major surgeries because our puppy has hip dysplasia. We will do it so she can have a good life. We love her dearly, however, had we known she was from a puppy mill would not have purchased her. We have asked the pet shop to stop buying from this person. We pray that they will listen.
On 02/11/2007 Melissa said: Disgusted!
I am so so VERY mad!!! I hate all the people who have puppy mills and who purchase dogs from them! These dogs are DISGUSTING and FILTHY! I would NEVER EVER let my dog get this way! How would you people feel if someone treated you like this?!?!? We need to STOP this IMMEDIATELY!!!!!! This is very sad and i dont want to see it ANYMORE!!!!!!!
On 02/05/2007 Danielle said: This is Horrible!!!!!!!
I'm appalled by these photos! This people should be kept the way, these poor puppie's are kept and see how they feel!!!! We need to stop this A.S.A.P! I walk dogs at an animal shelter and seeing what people do to animals, really makes you HATE PEOPLE!!!
On 01/25/2007 Christi said: So sorry
I have just learned that I purchased a puppy from a mill in Minn. She was a gift from Santa to my 3 young kids and we are now facing some serious health issues. I purchased with my heart without using my head. I am now doing research to find out what I can do using both my head and heart to stop these mills from continuing the killing, abuse and dishonesty. This is terribly sad.
On 01/12/2007 Angela said: WRONG
I am appalled. These people should be serving time. The things people will do to make a few bucks, it just blows my mind. They are making $ off them and still they cannot take care of the them. What pieces of shit! People like that should be tortured. Sorry but this ticks me off very bad!
On 01/02/2007 Lilly said: Sick
It is sick. How could they have the heart to in breed these poor, poor animals? Did you see that photo? The one with that starved chocolate lab? I almost cried! We should do something, but I am only twelve!
On 12/28/2006 karen said: sickening behavior
My husband subcontracts out and does deliveries for a certain retailer. they received an order for 29 window air conditioning units. I've heard vaguely about a puppy mill that was being built outside of Little Falls, MN. It was a hot summer day when we reached our delivery site, a no tespassing sign was out on a wire fence. When we reached the house which was an old farm site, no one was around, I heard the garage door close, so I went in, there in front of me were about 300 dogs in wire crates, one on another 4 high, inside were poor dogs barking no food or water in the crates, 1 industrial fan and no windows open, the smell was unbeliveable and the barking almost deafening. I never seen such a site in my life. Like many other people have said you can call the humane society and though they want to help, its out of there hands. thats why legislation has to get involved!!!
On 12/19/2006 Imogen said: Unbelievable
I feel sick, today was the first day that I properly found out about puppy mills, I just couldn't believe it! I was without a doubt reduced to tears after watching this charlize thearon vid on puppy mills: Link Please have a look at it, to see just how much these poor dogs are suffering! More people need to know and find out and be more educated about puppy mills, so they don't go out and buy a pup from a pet store as that is just helping the puppy mills survive! There should definatly be more done to STOP this horrific problem!!
I wish there was something I could do to help these poor suffering animals.
On 09/25/2006 naomi again said: also.....
my dad is a state legislator, we live in minnesota...I asked him to think about making a bill to ban puppy mills in Minnesota and he was bery willing and said I could help him work on it. session doesn't start until January and it may take a while but I'm going to do everything I can to do this.
On 09/25/2006 naomi said: horrible
this is so horrible. I can't keep it off my mind. how horrifying, inhumane, and abusive this is. I wish there was something I could do....is there? I really want to do something about this.
On 09/06/2006 Kristi said: Puppy Mill in Shakopee
We were looking for a Yorkie and got the name of a "breeder" in Shakopee. Surprisingly we were allowed to view the dogs. Several were in pens with no water and it was hot. The were weaving back and forth or had neurotic behavior. We saw the mother of this pup. The mom had afterbirth from her behind that had never been cleaned and the pup was 8 weeks old. They had to walk on wire cages and I asked to see where the mom and pups were but were not allowed. She also had stacks of cages on top of each other packed with dog and the barking was chaotic. I asked if they were ever out to run and was told no. This was a farm in Shakopee MN. I called the humane society and was told there was not much they could do because the police or Sherrif wouldn't help. I was so saddened and wished I could have bought every dog she had and give them good homes. It's sad when dollars mean more than a kind touch and loving home for a pet.
On 08/24/2006 Jennifer said: Unbelievable...
Cara, I just read the NY Times article. How ignorant of both the woman and the Times. I cannot believe puppy mills have not been shut down. PrisonersofGreed was enlightening as well.
On 08/14/2006 Kendall said: Sad
I am ashamed to say I am from Minnesota :(
On 08/03/2006 Crystal said: this is wrong
What kind of person would let this kinda thing go on? Theses dogs at the puppy mill need love and atention and also medical treatment. This is right down inhumane and someone needs to close these people down for good. You know, when somebody abuses their dog- they have the humane society called on them and their dog/cat taken away from them but yet these dogs in the puppy mill are being abused and nobodys doing shit to stop it. It's unreal
On 07/28/2006 Miley said: Mean
When I see these pichures i just want to cry!Those puppies need a good home were they will be feed a warm place to sleep and people who love them.That is what I say!
On 07/26/2006 Cara said: Stupidity at the NY Times
How do these mills stay in business? Check out This Article where the writer (supposedly an educated woman!) brags about her $200, cheap puppy from a Minnesota puppy mill. She is completely ignorant that websites like PuppyFfind SELL PUPPY MILL PUPPIES and that dog came from a mill like those pictured.
We all need to educate the public- websites sell puppy mill dogs!!
On 07/20/2006 Vycki said: Sickening
It is sickening that people do this to animals. They should be forced to live in these conditions as a punishment. It's disgraceful and shocking that this goes on in a civilized country!
On 06/23/2006 autumn said: harshier punishment for the people who run these dog mills!
The human beings who run the puppy mills are horid. They have no respect for the puppys keeping them confined in contaminated areas and giving them disgusting food and water. It's a diaster area for parsites and the puppys have to live in it. It's sad that the men or woman who operate these mills are to lazy to keep the cages and pens clean. If they can't keep it sanitized they shouldn't run them. Complete laziness is the key word here to the dirty pens where the puppy's are kept. The government should take part and say either clean it up or lock it up. They should close down the mills and people should start going to the humane society or dog pounds. Their are great dogs waiting to find a good home. You'll be saving two lives at once, you'll be saving the dog you decide to take home from the pound and you'll put the puppy mills down one mill at a time. If we all get together to stop this cruelity, maybe one day the puppy mills will have to shut down. Oh, and hopefully, the government gives the people who run the puppy mills a really big fine, or jail. Then they could see how it is to live in crud!
On 06/16/2006 Bambi said: How can this be??
Oh my God how horrible. How can this be happening to these beautiful and innocent animals. A hammer to euthanize. What are you talking about?? How can people do these sick things to animals. I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING IN TODAYS SOCIETY. I cried when I read the article. I cry every time I see articles and pictures of Cat or Puppy mills. God will punish the people who neglect animals for profit believe me. They are miserable and useless human beings with no respect for themself or life.
On 05/16/2006 LH said: Increase the punishment
I think the ONLY way to stop the puppy mills is to increase the punishment for it. How about a fine for $50,000 or a jailtime. Lets them serve some community time sweeping highways and cleaning bathrooms in public parks! :)
On 05/08/2006 JW said: These pictures tell it all
These pictures tell it all. These people should have to live in the filth for a week atleast. Feed them and treat them the same way. What am I saying I'll bet there homes are the same filth they force there animals to live in. I would trust my dog before any human being, all they bring you is love, and companionship. I wish there was a simple way to fix this issue. I agree with others don't buy from the petstores. They are the root of this problem.
On 05/07/2006 Mike Fry said: Addresses of Animal Mills
There is a link on the home page of the Animal Ark web site that lists the addresses of all Minnesota licenced commercial breeders and dealers. Brace yourself. The lists are pretty long.
On 05/06/2006 Joe said: I'll help.
Please post the address of the puppy mills. I'll drive by, visit and pester them a little. I am sure alot of us could visit and maybe run them out of business.
On 04/11/2006 Kelly said: Will it ever end??
I hope that one day there is an end to puppymills, unfortunately I don't think it will be in the near future. I have witnessed these places in person while helping with a seizure in Northern MN and the people who do these things see nothing wrong with it and it is usually how they support themselves. The only way to make $$ raising dogs is to do it the wrong way like puppy mills do. Puppy Mills sell 95% of there puppies through pet shops, people need to stop buying from pet shops and with no place for them to sell puppies they will be forced to slowly shut down one by one. It will take time but pet shops are the root of this entire problem, encourage people to go to the local shelter or a responsible breeder instead!!! Thank You
On 04/02/2006 Keegan said: This is sick
Anyone who does this to animals should go to jail its as simple as that.
On 04/02/2006 Anon said: Absolutely absurd and selfish
Anyone who would do this to an animal should be ashamed of themselves. This just goes to show how nasty some people can be just for a little money. THESE are the people that don't deserve a thing in life. I hope they go to sleep every night feeling guilty and I know they will get what's coming to them eventually.
On 04/01/2006 Joey said: This World is Cruel
These kind of things happen all over. It makes me so sad to see any animal in pain. DONT EVER BUY FROM A PUPPYMILL !! AND DONT EAT ANIMALS !!
On 03/29/2006 Sarah said: Puppy mills need to be stopped
Puppy mills are the cruelest places I can think of!!! I don't even understand how someone could go on with thier normal lives knowing that they are torturing those adorable puppies. Puppy mills need to be stopped. If they never get stopped then the dog population could decrease dramaticly. I think that even the people who are allergic to dogs wouldn't want that to happen!!(by the way if you are allergic to dogs, I'm sorry). This is a very serious issue. I know for a fact that you want to do something. So do it!! You may be able to do something. I am in a G/T(gifted and talented) class and I am reasearching this subject. We had to write to somebody, and I wrote to President Bush. He is someone who can make a law or something. So if you think that is a good idea then get his address and write to him. But it goes to his writers and if it's good enough then put it on his desk. So do something about it and help those adorable(or not so adorable because they aren't bathed) pupies have a better life!!!
On 03/20/2006 Marla said: upset
Well I look at these pictures and I see the face of a dog looking for help! How can people go on with their day knowing there animals are living in these deploarable conditions? I'm only 12yrs old but in the end I now this all comes down to mony and greed. Hey! but what goes around comes around so these people will meet there consiquence sooner or later! The fact that these people do this to dogs means they have failed gods test to see how they will react to gain mony so easly. Its sad to see how low so many humens have fallen but, what can I say its greed. I pray for all the dogs in puppy mills that they will get the help they need!!!
On 03/18/2006 Jane Stegelman said: No Count Love
These animals give a love that doesn't stop to count what they do for us, why can't they be treated the same way?
On 03/08/2006 Dwayne Stinson said: Not Mindless Creatures
They give us everything and we treat them like this. And these people are proud to be human? I have heard of the horrors of puppy mills, but have never seen the pictures.
Although a cat, Sassy, the grandmother cat I had recently died of cancer. I have watched signs of depression in her surviving children and grandchildren. They are very aware of the loss and they are not just mindless creatures. To cope, they lean on each other. Something we as humans forget to do.
With that in mind, my heart goes out to the pomeranian mom and her pups. I see fear for pups, yet she is looking at you for hope. How I wish I was there to take her and her pups from that place.
On 03/07/2006 don wanschura said: this can't be true
I look at these pictures, and I think, " this can't be real. This has to be some sort of aberration, some worst case examples of an otherwise moderately well regulated industry." But I know in my heart that's not so. These types of conditions are common and pervasive. What manner of depraved 'human being' would treat another animal that way? This industry should be outlawed nation wide and the operaters of such dumps, forced to live in similar conditions for a good long time!
On 03/06/2006 Kristi Vaillancourt said: puppy mills make me mad
I am very outraged by these photos. These are real pictures and this is reality. These mills need to be stopped. Animals are living breathing beings with feelings. They feel pain as a human can. They are so neglected and unloved and the U.S.D.A. is supposed to regulate these facilities. Nothing is being done. These poor animals and living in unsanitary conditions and not being provided with needed veterinary care either. I don't know if we can stop these Puppy Mills from exsisiting but we can do our very best to try to put an end to this for good. Whe, are people need to speak out more, write our local congress or govenor and write the U.S.D.A and tell them that they are not doing their job. The Animal Welfare Act in also not being enforced good enough. We, the people need to speak up for those that cannot speak for themselves. The poor defenseless animals that are living like this. They need our voices to make a differnce, to save their lives from this misery and pain. We need to do our best to make a commitment to them and promise to fight for their rights. To promise that we can make a difference, if we speak up and speak loud on their behalf. No one is speaking up enough. These mills are still operating and the animals are suffering so greatly. We cannot ignore this issue, this is life, this is what is going on and what the people aren't talking about. We need to further address this issue and quickly. A minute of their lives may feel like a lifetime with the pain and suffering they are enduring and we have to help those who cannot help themselves, so please speak out and speak loud.
On 02/27/2006 JD said: No Words Can Say, This is as Bad as it Gets!!
The United States is supposed to be good, Honestly I don't know how the United States of America can tolerate this! These are living breathing cretures made by our good lord in heaven! Criminals that kill innocent people and children are treated and housed and get better medical care than these animals. I don't get it. Where has our government gone wrong! The government needs to provide funding to these shelters and rescues and humane societies who take care of these animals, and give them full right and start giving these animal abuser life in prison for the pain and suffering that they have caused these animals! These animals feel pain every single day that they have to live like this.
On 02/15/2006 Katie said: How Can We Stop This Pain?
Everyone ... although my instincts told me I'd be better off not having the excruciatingly painful images of the puppy mills in my mind, I looked anyway. It is absolutely devastating to my soul to see such horrible cruelty to such sweet, innocent, helpless animals. I think the real reason I looked was to put even more motivation in me to work as hard as I possibly can to put an end to animal cruelty. I believe that the good LORD will take all of the mistreated animals in the world in his arms one day and that the humans who mistreated them will see justice. God is good, and there is no way that he would just "let" such horrible things happen without eventually bringing justice for the evil, and peace for the innocent and hurting. Dear Lord, please give us the strength, courage, and ability to change the world and put a stop to animal cruelty. Amen!
On 02/12/2006 linda weinberg said: Terrible
It's digusting that anyone could go to a breeder or pet store to adopt an animal and perpetuate this awful industry that treats animals like objects.
On 02/08/2006 jim frederickson said: unbelievable
How atrocious. I'm sickened, saddened, and near tears.
On 02/07/2006 Tom Ashburn said: WHAT THE * @ # *!!!!!!!
I can't believe a place like this can exist! Anyone who knows someone on an investigative news team should urge them to find these mills and report them on tv so all who watch will be able to see the inhumane way these animals are existing. People who "run" these mills should be incarcerated to the fullest extent. What can we do to help? How can this be?
Who would do something like this?
On 02/06/2006 Kristi Fleming said: I am literally crying
How is this possible?
I have tears rolling down my cheeks
On 02/06/2006 Marcy said: Puppy Mill Petition
Sign petition against a new puppy mill in Morrison County Minnesota:
On 02/04/2006 Judi said: This is so disgusting it breaks my heart!
As a mastiff and small dog owner alike... I know these animals NEED to be near people... especially any bully breeds...they are truely Big mushies! My heart is bleeding! I did forward a note about the puppy mill about to open to a TV reporting team.
On 02/03/2006 Red said: Ok`d puppy mill?
I live in Morrison county by Little Falls Mn , they have just O`kd a 600 count puppy Mill its amazing that our congressmen would let this happen . The man that is opening this I guess also has a 800 count puppy mill in cushing Mn. with all the unwanted puppies in this world this is so sad.
On 02/02/2006 Mike Fry said: Answer for Noelle
Noelle, please surf around the Animal Ark web site. We just added some new information about puppy mills. This has been going on for a very long time.
The people who do this are generally very rural, uneducated, and work hard to keep their activities out of public view. They sell either to pet shops or via the Internet so their buyers never see their facilities.
It is really a very bad situation. Laws need to change so they can't do this any more.
On 02/01/2006 Noelle said: Unbelievable
I can hardly believe that this is going on. I really know nothing about puppy mills...or any other animal mills for that matter. Some brief education would be helpful on your site. What kind of people are doing this and for what purpose?! It breaks my heart to see this.
On 02/01/2006 Judith Wittels said: Shock
The monsters running this horror must be deaf dumb and blind or otherwise just a complete a**. Hope someone locks him or her in one of those filthy enclosures to drink that disgusting water, and be stuck with those filthy needles and contaminated medicine. Let me know how to contact the police and the authorities.
On 02/01/2006 Nancy T said: Thanks CAPS
for sharing these photos with everyone. A picture is worth 1,000 words! Any pictured in the McDuffee place?