In the current issue of People there're an article celebrating "teen titans entrepreneurs", 1 article featuring the teenager who owns Cuddlypuppy.com. He is a broker for puppymills and sells miniature puppies over his web-site. He will make 70K+ this year brokering puppies. Please sign this petition to let People know that this teen is doing a great disservice to these poor poor puppies and to the public consumer. This child is making a fortune at the expense of the puppies and reputable breeders. I have also included a link to the People article. Thank you Petition: http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/stop-puppymills Article: http://www.people.com/ Put in the password of starstruck and look for the entrepreneur article.
I can't get the article online either. Here is the synopsis of article: Timothy Hampson of Cuddlypupy.com peddled a friends puppies,"netting $1200-and saw a gold mine. In 2003 he started buying miniature dogs from a network of breeders and selling them over the internet". His mother and sister help him out,"to clean out the cages for dogs in transit that occupy cages in the kitchen and laudrey room." He's into for the $$$. These poor puppies came from puppymills, then hang out in cages at this boys house, then ships them off to whomever is stupid enough to pay that amount of money for a poorly bred and raised puppy. How many of you reputable breeders, who pour their heart and soul into their healthy dogs and puppies will see $70,00.00 this year?
I'm not trying to be argumentative or difficult, I'm really just looking for the facts so please bear with me. How do you know for sure that this is a puppymill situation? I'm not saying that it's not but unless we actually visit the property and see that these dogs are treated badly, how do we know that? Please, don't take offense, if there's something I don't know I apologize. I just want to KNOW the truth, not speculate about it. Look, a lot of people advertise puppies on the internet and in the paper and one of my greatest concerns in looking for a puppy is knowing where the puppy is coming from, how it's parents are treated. I DO NOT WANT TO PERPETUATE A BAD SITUATION BY BUYING FROM A PUPPYMILL. I will never buy from a pet store even though every time I go I want to buy all of them just to get them out of those cages. It's really a double edged sword, how do you save them without making it worse? The stories I've read about puppymills are horrifiying and I don't understand how people can treat living beings that way. But, really how can you tell if an internet site is run by a puppymiller? They all look so wholesome and honest, they all say the same things but how can you really be sure?
I went to his website, all his puppies are scared and sick looking. Go read the about us page it will make you puke. Take a look at them prices! I just don't understand people sometimes, don't they do there research before purchasing a puppy? You don't just go out and buy the car you look at or the first house you look at. I should say atleast I don't. Wow, this kid is something else!
I have the copy of People magazine with the article in question. I scanned it so that you guys could read it. Here it is hopefully you will be able to read it clearly. (Sorry the link is so huge) http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0XAAjA!ccHFyFC7KbIS5wwE09lj56bqveSjpEBjjnLSeoZ9zj*cW6iMSqjvPEHpdBP*FBk8LpSFv*aLyzJOm11Gw0fO!WZqbObwwK3awYy0tKO07NlgMJ7UuLRkHsfwf5J4vNcKAU74s/People%20Magazine%20Article.jpg?dc=4675495989022698844
To Tam1 and others. Mr. Hampson is NOT the Puppymiller, he BUYS the puppies from mills and RESELLS them to the public (anyone) at a middleman PROFIT. I know for a fact some of his current inventory is from a puppymill operation who also sells to Petland and has his own web-site. PLEASE read the scanned article and sign the petition.
What this poorly guided kid IS... isn't a miller. He's a BROKER. He's the middleman... but he goes ahead and bumps his prices up to END man (normally equally crappy pet stores) pricing. There's no doubt about it- what he's doing is WRONG. It perpetuates the idea that making money off of living creatures is an OK thing to do- even admirable. Trust me- Time is being smacked around for this. Consider writing a letter (or email) to the editor... online petitions that contain nothing but a bunch of unverifiable email addresses are generally a big waste of time, but a 100 letters or emails can make a huge difference.
"cochon" can you provide prove that he is not a puppymiller and if he buying these puppies from the puppymill he should be trying to rehome them instead of making a profit out their prior misery. Sorry what you are saying does not make sense present prove and I guess people will be sympathic and applaude him for his efforts.
Enwright, Why do you say what Cochon is saying doesn't make sense? What you said doesn't make sense. Cochon is saying they are a puppymill, well that they are brokers who buy pups from mills and sell them at inflated prices. Cochron is saying he is wrong not that he should not be applauded. Sorry if I misread your post but I dont understand what you are saying. Cochon is against this person not for. Nikki "cochon" can you provide prove that he is not a puppymiller and if he buying these puppies from the puppymill he should be trying to rehome them instead of making a profit out their prior misery. Sorry what you are saying does not make sense present prove and I guess people will be sympathic and applaude him for his efforts.
Nikki is correct. I think it would be great if Cuddlypuppy.com RESCUED puppies from mills, then carefully placed them in appropriate homes. This is not the case. He's making a profit at the expense of the poor puppies and the stupid public who purchases a pup from him.
Uh... have you VISITED his site? He proudly states that he "works with a network of breeders" (puppymills and BYBs) and is NOT a breeder. THAT MAKES HIM A PUPPY BROKER- an EQUALLY NASTY creature! He holds no breeder's license-and..HEHEHE... NO BUSINESS LICENSE! He ALSO... DOESN'T HAVE A VET! If these underaged, sick puppies (they ARE sick- look at the pictures) are in his care for ANY amount of time- he SHOULD have a regular vet. The Houston SPCA is investigating. I imagine he's going to get a good smack on the hand for running an obvious business without a license, too. ;0)