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What do you think? Can an animal shelter also breed and sell puppies?


PugRecently, a friend shared a website with me that left both of us pretty disturbed. As animal welfare advocates we often see and hear things that can be pretty disturbing – puppy mills, animal abuse, animal neglect, etc. but this was one that seemed pretty wrong, at least on the surface.

It left us asking a lot of questions, including:

  • How can a rescue or shelter claim to be saving dogs when it is breeding dogs and selling their puppies?
  • How does a rescue or shelter legitimize the fact that they are selling dogs when there are so many dogs already in sitting in shelters needing to be rescued?
  • If a rescue or shelter breeds dogs and sells their puppies, can they really be a rescue or shelter?
  • Can a breeder claim to be a rescue or shelter, but really just be a front for selling dogs?
  • How can a rescue or shelter breed a 7-year-old dog and still be considered a shelter or rescue?
  • How can a state allow a breeder to be registered as a no-kill shelter too? Isn’t that some sort of state law loophole?

I can’t help but think something is wrong here. It doesn’t pass the smell test. But, I thought I would let you, the reader, weigh in and share what you think. Below are some screen shots of the website in question. I would love your thoughts on this.

What do you think? Is this a puppy mill or a shelter? Or is it a breeder masquerading as a shelter?

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Their Mission Statement begins with…

These are the quality that Have a Heart dog homes has to improve and care for the homeless and unwanted of the No-Kill shelter that they live on.

The breeding and puppies that come from these AKC dogs pay to build buildings, pay  large electric bills and fence the 10 acres that is needed for all that are here.

Golden Barns

They also say “This shelter has no choice but to breed some to support the many that never leave.”

Their puppies are sold on Puppyfind.com and Next Day Pets (Next Day Pets is a well-known website for selling puppies. Many puppy millers use this site to sell their puppies.)

Golden Barns

There were only 3 dogs listed on their Adopt a Dog page. Here are two of them.

Golden Barns

Golden Barns

The majority of the website was focused on the breeder dogs and their puppies, including 7-year-old Angelique (who just had her last litter) and Cabella (no age given).

Golden Barns

Golden Barns

Golden Barns

Clicking on the Breeders tab provides you with some additional information:

We will have more Goldendoodles and Golden Retriever puppies
in the spring.
Please call or email to reserve.

Also puppies seen on Puppyfind.com and Next daypets.com

AKC bred Standard Poodle puppies ready now.

Golden Barns

Although the site had a spot for you to Adopt a Cat, it appears there were no cats available – yet.

Golden Barns

Their Happy Adoptions page features quite a few customer comments, but it appears many of the “adoptions” are puppies from the breeder dogs. In fact, I couldn’t find one picture of an adopted dog that wasn’t a Golden Retriever, Goldendoodle or Poodle – all puppies and all the same breed or breeds as the breeder dogs.

Golden Barns

According to their About Us page they “are now licensed per state laws as a No-Kill with breeders through the DATCP.” which is the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Is it possible that they would provide a breeder with a shelter license? It seems so. Their last inspection was just this past month.

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  1. January 29, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    Very tricky question. At first the two different practices seem like they would be hard to have under one roof, yet maybe they are trying to create a self-sustaining model where small scale breeding can raise enough funds to make the shelter self-sustaining and possibly able to care for more animals than they otherwise would have been able to. As you mention, very thorny issues arise out of this and I’m not sure there is an easy answer, but it is an interesting case to follow.

  2. January 29, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    I have very mixed feelings on this. I feel if you breed you should be responsible for the lives you create for the entire life of the dog. Taking back any dogs that need to be re-homed. There is just too much breeding, too many unwanted animals. There needs to be some kind of control. It needs to stop. I know it’s a dream, but many breeders do just that and only have a couple of litters a year at the most. They care about their puppies for their entire life. This place can’t possibly do this, too many puppies in a years time to be able to do that. They are planning their next Spring litters already. They are in it for they money, they basically say that themselves.
    There are so many unwanted dogs that breeding more seems crazy to me. Take care of the ones needing homes first. I get a very bad feeling about this one, something is not right.

    This place reminds of the rescues that only take puppies and leave the Moms behind, they are a 501c3 puppy store. They do it over and over again and call themselves a rescue. It is wrong on many levels.

  3. theresa
    January 29, 2013 at 1:59 AM

    This is a puppymill dressed up to make u think they are a rescue…… Where do their dogs come from? See any reference on there about owners surrendering dogs or found dogs? Nope, only dogs they have are breeders and their puppies. SCAM Puppymill…..

  4. January 29, 2013 at 2:07 AM

    This is a front, they do everything to hide their real mission and lure us with what we want to hear. Never in a million years, this is a rescue.

  5. January 29, 2013 at 5:45 AM

    Very poorly disguised puppy mill. They breed “goldendoodles” for pete’s sake!

  6. January 29, 2013 at 7:11 AM

    It smells to me too. It is one thing for a shelter to accept a pregnant dog and have those puppies for adoption, it is another to purposely allow the dog to become pregnant. I am sure that it is challenging for shelters to raise the appropriate funds to care for all the animals, but selling puppies is not the answer.

    Thanks for sharing this story, while it is awful, it does point out a truth in the sometimes horrible pet business.

  7. January 29, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    I have known pet foster parents that have been breeders but never a shelter. How can they be a advocate to shelter animals if they are contributing to the problem? This is a breeder and I would go as far to say its a puppy mill because they have way to many breeding dogs and puppies.
    The worse thing the AKC could have done is allowing cross breeds in. I know some breeds have been breed to help with temperaments, adding poodle to the bunch has made a high shedding dog into a low or no shed dog etc. The AKC register states that all dogs register through them guarantees the pure of the breed and I have to shake my head because designer dogs are not pure breeds! . All I know is that about 15 yrs ago that goldendoodle, maltipoo etc were known as mutts and no one wanted to adopt them from shelters.
    Thanks for bringing attention to this type of shelters.

  8. January 29, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    The Daily Golden :
    Very poorly disguised puppy mill. They breed “goldendoodles” for pete’s sake!

    Exactly! Goldendoodles are a “breed” for profit purposes only. Puppymill based on the information provided here and if not a puppymill then a poor choice for funding considering it contributes to the problem.

    • March 31, 2013 at 9:28 PM

      Agreed 100%..goldendoodles and other “designer mutts” are purely for profit. This is not breeding for the betterment of a breed.

  9. January 29, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Smells like an even more rotten puppy mill than usual to me. Puppy mills usually don’t ask for donations!

  10. January 29, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Either these chandeliers have a few loose light bulbs, or they’re assuming the public is as stupid as they are. There is no doubt this is not a respectable, well-run rescue. Merely by their actions, they are puppy mill or backyard breeder.
    Does WI law actually allow for a non-profit to breed and sell pets for profit??

  11. FletchsMom
    January 29, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    AAAH! So many, many, MANY levels of wrong here. I agree with Dr. Dan – this stinks like 3 day old fish as a poorly disguised puppy mill. Can we have it looked into by the local Humane Society or ASPCA related group? Surely the decision makers at groups that CAN intervene can see this just as easily as you found it and shared it with us right? Or at least this girl can hope….

  12. January 29, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    I am not sure how it works in the United States but I do hope this “organization” is not a registered charity, though it’s shelter status suggests as much. It looks to me like they are using this status as a marketing gimmick to get people to think that by purchasing a puppy from them they are supporting a rescue. I am not clear that there is necessarily anything wrong with their breeding operation but they are definitely not a shelter or rescue and have no right to ask for donations from the public. A couple of foster dogs does not an official rescue make.

    The things people try to get away with…

  13. January 29, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Smells a little too fishy to me.

  14. January 29, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Wow – that’s a new spin on the puppy mill scheme! I wonder if there are other breeders out there who are using this model to cover their actual purpose?

  15. jan
    January 29, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    I don’t think there is any question that this is a puppy mill designed to look like a legitimate rescue. These have been around for a while.

  16. January 29, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    …plus, they can’t spell!

  17. January 29, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    What?? No. Just no.

  18. January 29, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    What made me the most suspicious is that they only have two adoptable dogs??? And they’re a rescue and no kill shelter???? I’m not buying any of this…If they are legitimate they need a major image overhaul quick

  19. Skye613
    January 29, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    “No choice but to breed..” No there are many many other choices. And the beautiful Golden who has had her last litter was born there. This is just wrong.

  20. January 29, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    It’s one thing for a breeder to rescue one of it’s own kind and try to find it a home, but this is different.

    While looking thru the “adoptions” page I see that they sold a schnoodle & a labradoodle puppy, breeding dogs not featured on their breeding dogs page. Their Golden are really crappy examples of the breed and the price makes me suspect, too. $500 for a purebred? How about no.

    Is this place a puppy mill? I don’t think so. But using charity as a guise to sell dogs is shameful.

  21. January 29, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    I don’t understand Wisconsin law and I hope there are not many States that allow this, though I have an idea that most if not all do. And wow, I do hope I’m wrong.

    This could leave shelters with the same problem good breeders have with puppy mills. OMG! I’m going to write up my thoughts and point people to your post.

  22. January 30, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck.

    It would seem to me this is a puppy mill. Disgusting and sadly most people take things at face value. Not me. I had an argument with my daughter when she was home about her bulldog’s breeder. She has 16 dogs and two or three litters at a time? That smells like puppy miller to me.

    • Mel
      January 31, 2013 at 10:26 PM

      I have to agree Jodi. I don’t know if it is a puppy mill (hard to know how many litters and breeding dogs), but certainly not honest or (in my opinion) ethical.

  23. February 3, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    There is no doubt in my mind that this place is first and foremost, a backyard breeding facility. Sure, they may take in and adopt out other dogs, but this is a breeding facility. I felt so uncomfortable reading just the excerpts you provided, I can’t imagine looking through the whole site.

    I think what disturbed me most out of the screen shots you have was this quote under the 7 year old, Angelique, “This is her 5th litter and her past is worth her weight in gold.” Just lovely.

    • Mel
      February 3, 2013 at 4:22 PM

      agree with you Sarah. I don’t think it is a puppy mill, but I do believe it is a backyard breeder. I had the same sick feeling reading about Angelique. So sad. I wonder what will happen to her after her last litter?

  24. Deb K.
    February 26, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    I just had a friend drive there to purchase a std. size poodle, he said the place was a disaster. He couldn’t leave there without the puppy, brought it to the vet and it’s been inbred, has a hernia and eye issues that requires surgery and it’s malnutrition was so bad that the adult teeth that are coming in are affected. This place needs to be shut down for the benefit of all the animals. I would love to know how to help make this happen!

    • February 26, 2013 at 8:37 AM

      The website is http://www.goldenbarns.com/location.htm (I forgot to put that on my post)

    • Mel
      March 31, 2013 at 9:15 PM

      Deb K – I am sorry I missed your comment the first time around. I did some checking with the Wisconsin group that changed the Wisconsin state law on puppy mills and was told there is a way to report this “breeder”. Here is that information. I’ll try to email you it as well. You may want to have your friend report her and his experience. http://www.NoWisconsinPuppyMills.com/file-complaint.html

  25. kathy s
    March 30, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    OMG. I cannot believe someone wrote about her!!! I bought a puppy from this lady. You would not believe the conditions of this place. I didn’t even know she was still in business. I wrote anyone & everyone that would listen. I wrote the National Humane Society & others. She was off of Pet Finder for a while. OK let me tell you about the conditions of this place. The big dogs were running around with big open sores which she says were fly bites. The huge dog house, which was very nice, was fenced in for the smaller dogs & puppies. Then you walk inside. Open cages. Papers strewn about for the dogs & pups to pee on. Lactating mothers running everywhere with puppies suckling on any one of them. Even females that weren’t pregnant or had babies were lactating. These dogs were messed up. She had this big book laying there about cross breeding. I bought my puppy because I already fell in live with her before I bought her. So I went there intending to buy her. My puppy was sick. Her dewclaws weren’t removed properly. She has one that is just hanging there. We talked about having it removed but it would have been way too painful. She had guardia. She had an intestinal infection besides. She was nit healthy @ all. She would refund my money I paid for her but not the $700 I stuck into her. I couldn’t put her back into that situation. This lady needs to be out of business! She is a puppy mill under the guise of rescue. By the way my dog is Wired hair Jack Russel, Chihuahua, Toy Poodle, Rat Terrier. Dies that tell you anything? I would so love to talk to whoever starting investigating this backyard puppy mill.

    • Mel
      March 30, 2013 at 9:58 PM

      Thanks for your comment Kathy. I only wrote about her site and wondered if she was running a mill. I didn’t know for sure, but your experience concerns me. Have you reported it to the Wisconsin Puppy Mill Project or the media? You are the second person to comment about this place. I am wondering what the new puppy mill legislation says about puppy mills and conditions and what funding goes to inspections. This place passed an inspection in January of this year. When did you get your dog?

    • Mel
      March 31, 2013 at 9:18 PM

      Hi Kathy – I did some checking with the Wisconsin group that changed the Wisconsin state law on puppy mills and was told there is a way to report this “breeder”. Here is that information: I did some checking with the Wisconsin group that changed the Wisconsin state law on puppy mills and was told there is a way to report this “breeder”. Here is that information. I’ll try to email you it as well. You may want to have your friend report her and his experience. http://www.NoWisconsinPuppyMills.com/file-complaint.html

      I’ll try to email you it as well. I would encourage you to report your experience so they can investigate.

      The website also has more information on Wisconsin Act 90 on their main page (left hand side bar): http://www.NoWisconsinPuppyMills.com/

  26. Kitra
    March 30, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Oh, this makes so much sense! It’s kind of like how doctors purposely gives some patients cancer so that they can make money treating them, and then use the profits for cancer research. They do that, right?

  27. Sue M.
    March 31, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    The legitimate animal shelters and rescues that I know of have managed to raise enough money to pay their bills by donations and fundraisers, not by breeding animals; it sounds rather fishy to me, in my opinion!

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:30 PM

      Fundraisers require work. Those who make a living from selling puppies are allergic to work.

  28. March 31, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Blah . . . A No Kill supporter supporting the breeding of mutts? There are legitimate ways to raise money without making money off the backs of animals. It’s called a bakery sale.

  29. Debbie
    March 31, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    This is wrong on so many levels!!! I am appalled!!! Why would they breed dogs that may have health issues??? Do they certify hips and eyes? This is a puppy mill!!!

  30. terilg
    March 31, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    People passionate about dog rescue would NOT support dog breeding “to cover the bills”. It’s completely hypocritical.The website appears to be written by people with a not so great command of the English language…. and it appears they also sell puppies through NextDayPets.com and other known sellers of puppy mill offspring. Despicable, and preying on the ignorance of others.

  31. March 31, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    This is not a bona fide shelter, this is a puppy mill. Lots of this,

    • Mel
      March 31, 2013 at 9:19 PM

      Sadly true Robyn. It’s a darn shame that now we have to educate the public on places that appear to be an animal shelter while breeding dogs for sale.

  32. March 31, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    I see breeders on adoption web sites all the time. I point out they are breeders as they are always advertising pups but Petfinder especially will not kick them off even with years of fraud and complaints. I have yet to see a shelter breeding but many do get in pregnant dogs and try to place the pups before they put them down due to lack of space. I rescue dogs full time and we never breed but if a puppy mill dog comes in pregnant I do not kill the pups. I do place them and make sure all are fixed before placement. Dachshund Rescue NW, Spokane, Wash. PS We really love competing with the puppy mills and back yard breeders on the adoption web sites with our dogs of all ages. I really love several calls a week asking for pups. Apparently they can;t listen to the voice mail telling them we do not sell pups nor do we help people create more. Big sigh. We rescued 120 Dachshund last year alone and turned away 500+. But we have also placed almost 950 of them since 1991 too. So drop in the ocean but always better then doing nothing.

    • Mel
      March 31, 2013 at 11:43 PM

      You are doing good work. I understand your comment about a drop in the bucket, but for every dog you save, you made a difference. I also worry about puppy mills trying to compete with rescues and shelters by acting as if they are one. I hope that some day they will not be able to hide behind this facade because most of the public will recognize them for what they are. Until then, we will all continue to educate (just like you).

  33. Jessica
    April 1, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Perhaps if they had gotten a proper education and were literate, they wouldn’t need to sell puppies for a living. assholes

  34. Jessica
    April 1, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Here’s my email to this POS:

    What the hell is wrong with you? BREEDING dogs and pretending to be a rescue organization? It’s clear to me you did not receive a proper education based on spelling and grammar on your website so allow me to define “rescue” for you:
    res·cue
    /ˈreskyo͞o/
    Verb
    Save (someone) from a dangerous or distressing situation.
    Noun
    An act of saving or being saved from danger or distress.

    You do realize that by breeding dogs you are putting their lives in danger and causing stress to them? You must not have children yourself.

    I suggest you stop what you are doing in terms of breeding AND misleading people requesting donations for this scam. I will be reporting you. You are the reason shelters exist. You are the reason people like myself work tirelessly to fundraise and nurse dogs back to health. YOU are the problem, certainly not the solution.

    • April 1, 2013 at 3:21 PM

      Well said Jessica

      • April 1, 2013 at 5:01 PM

        Just in case folks did not get it. We NEVER breed ANY dogs being a legit rescue organization. But I am too much of a Christian to kill pups once one is preggers and we rescue them, usually those are the puppy mill breeders. I do work to continue to educate those people in the region to tell folks who are pull mills advertising themselves as rescuers. I can;t shoot them with my husband in law enforcement. And yes most of thos goobers are allergic to work I have found and flood the market with a ton of mentally ill and unhealthy pups yet people keep buying from them. Here are two in our area and we keep paying to keep these web sites up: http://www.edragoon.com/closesleepyhollow and http://www.edragoon/closelittlelongdogs Two of my favorite people in this market. And we always educate folks about papers even AKC papers as being worthless. My whole thing is education since I started this dog rescue in 1991. What is annoying is people in the dog club here STILL buy pups in parking lots after years of letting them know that is illegal in this county plus meet the parents and see where they are bred at their home so they have some recourse when their pups are mental or unhealthy. So we end up rescing those as well. So I ask you? Who is the idiot here, our rescue or the breeders sucking in the dollars? Yes we still rescue and will continue to do so. But always frustrating with many reports of fraud, theft, lying and abuse of their customers by those two people, I use that term loosely, yet they are atill there abusing people for many years. Oh well. At least we know we are helping.

  35. April 1, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    This is not a rescue. If they have a 501 it needs to be removed. Rescues spay/neuter they are aware that for every pup born one is being killed in a kill shelter someplace! Most rescues are aware that the AKC isn’t a friend of rescue. No rescue would support them because they support puppy mills. Yes, rescues do on rare occasions have a pregnant dog, if it is pregnant in a rescue it came in that way. Are you really confused or did you just want to start a conversation. Yeah if it was conversation you were looking for. Boo if you are an administrator on this page and are really confused!

  36. Judy
    April 2, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    Nah…if you’re trying to do both, y’ ain’t doing either justice…simple.

  37. Deb
    May 13, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    This is baloney; no real animal shelter would intentionally bring more animals into the world. She is contributing to the problem! I had a colleague recently get a “purebred standard poodle” from this place; shots not updated, surgery required to fix eyelid problems due to in-breeding, severe malnutrition and dehydrated. Thankfully for the pup my colleague couldn’t leave him behind and paid $500.00 for him and spent another $2,000 getting him up to good health. This place should be shut down immediately.

    • Mel
      May 13, 2013 at 9:14 PM

      Agree Deb. I asked the question because I wanted to get a real sense from people what they really knew about rescues and puppy mills. Many puppy mills have tried this approach with success. People don’t know. Thank you for sharing your friend’s story. This place has been reported.

  38. Sandra Lambert
    September 9, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    This is not a rescue and should not be labeledas one, also sshould not get the tax breaks of a shelter.

    These people are dog breeders. Strictly dog breeders and should be labeled as such.
    They should advertisr that they are dog breeders not a rescue.
    There has to be a law state or federal against ppl doing thhis under the name ifva rescue.

    • Mel
      September 9, 2013 at 11:01 PM

      I agree Sandra. I can only hope they have been reported and something can be done.

  39. Casey
    December 28, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    This facility is absolutely disgusting, but I have the most wonderful, loving, healthy dog that came from it. Thus woman, Leeta, needs some help.

  40. Casey
    December 28, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    To be fair, many of the dogs that are “hoarded” by this rescue were just dropped off there, unknowingly.

    • Mel
      December 29, 2013 at 8:37 AM

      That is very sad to hear Casey. Even worse for the dogs to suffer this kind of cruelty.

  41. taralynnehansen
    August 17, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    http://www.aspcapro.org/where-will-the-puppies-come-from

    ” At HSUS Expo this year, I heard a few people mention the next step for some shelters may be to find ways in which we become the source for puppies for folks”

    Makes a person think…mmmm.. well that explains why so many shelters and rescues allow unlatered dogs to run togather… or they BUY dogs that are pregant. They admit to buying these animals with donate money… In our vet clinic we have many “shelter and recuse ” customers who bring in dogs they tell they have bought who are bred…. and puppies that are “bought/sdopted ” out at 6 to 8 weeks that have not been given the correct vaccines or dewormed…..
    So to those “shelters and rescuse” i say they
    Are breeders. They should have follow the same rules and regulations as any other breeders.

  42. lisa m
    February 8, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    This is a puppy mill, plain and simple. how come all the “rescue” dogs seem to be the same breed she is selling.

  43. Brad
    July 8, 2015 at 1:15 AM

    If you actually go to the web site of the place that is being criticized, you’ll see that the site has been updated. It is not a shelter that breeds dogs to feed a pipeline, it is the site of a woman who is an openly for-profit breeder of goldendoodles. She also takes in and adopts out strays on the side (for a token $100 fee). If only all breeders were so generous with their profits.

    • Mel
      July 8, 2015 at 5:39 AM

      How wonderful for you to help her out and call attention to the fact that she has changed her website. Yes, how generous and thoughtful. If only all breeders could be so honest. Was it because I reported her?

  44. Lindsey
    February 12, 2016 at 8:18 AM

    My fiance and I adopted a dog from a local shelter on Dec 22. She was to be spayed by Feb 22, if we didn’t spay her we would be fined $250 and the dog would be taken. We’ve scheduled multiple apts. for the dog to be spayed and they keep moving the day so now we have 10 days to get this dog spayed. But we were checking on her yesterday because she had gained a lot of weight, and now she’s milking. We’ve had the dog 7 weeks, and a dog has a gestation period of 9 weeks. THEY SOLD ME A PREGNANT DOG, AND NOW EXPECT ME TO GET HER FIXED?! She’s not going to make it another 2 weeks, I can almost guarantee they bred the dog in the shelter…. So can anyone explain what’s right about this…

  45. Joanne Simcox
    January 27, 2017 at 1:30 PM

    I too am concerned about a rescue organization in southern Ohio that I believe is breeding dogs for profit. On the rescue site, all the rescues are always puppies and they charge $350.00 per puppy. The puppies are not spade/neutered. Not sure about shots either. They are in such a hurry to get rid of them and will take cash only. How can they just sell a puppy they rescued without meeting the adopter or checking out their credentials? There are so many dogs that need forever homes, why can they get away with breeding dogs for profit? Help! Who can I report this to?

    • Mel
      January 31, 2017 at 9:46 PM

      Hi Joanne – Sorry for the delayed response. They changed how my admin panel looks in WordPress and I couldn’t find the comments section!
      You are right to be concerned. Chances are they are not a rescue if they are not checking credentials or vaccinating dogs. Several breeders are pretending to be rescues so they can sell their dogs to unsuspecting consumers. The best bet would be to report them to a animal welfare agency. HSUS and the ASPCA usually have local offices. If not, they could refer you to where to report it. I wish we had a national agency that did this more effectively than the USDA.

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