I’m a rescue guy so it should come as no surprise that I’m against puppy mills. They are barbaric dog factories where the animals are poorly treated and are creating unhealthy and bad mannered puppies.

What I’m always most surprised at is how many people don’t understand how to identify which places are puppy mills (especially online) and how we can stop them. So invited Carol Araneo-Mayer on the show to give us the real deal on puppy mills. Carol is co-founder National Puppy Mill Day and a board member of The National Puppy Mill Project and has been leading the fight to stop these horrible places. 

In this episode

1:41  How hard it is to find a good breeder

6:10  Definition of a puppy mill

10:19  Is it legal?

13:05  Pet store problems

17:15  How to find a reputable breeder

19:58  Beware of breeders you find online

24:30  Health problems with puppy mill dogs

25:55  What we can do to stop puppy mills

33:46  The condition of dogs rescued from puppy mills

35:16  My assignment for you

Links

National Puppy Mill Project

Adopt-A-Pet New Jersey

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