Hey everyone.. just wanted to put out a 'buyer beware' for those of you people here in NC. Tonya Parks runs a puppy mill in Mebane, NC for big and small dogs alike and will try to tell you they have champion pedigrees, are 'rare' colors, etc to get you to buy her puppies.
Post any other puppy mills you know of in your area.
Of course, BYBs can be nice people who are just not doing the breeding thing right, where puppy mills are normally pretty deplorable. Either way, a puppy mill will not fall under the "responsible breeder" category.
It is probably not a good idea to compile a list of suspected puppy millers on a public forum. It can expose this site to legal trouble. What stops someone with a personal grudge against a certain breeder from slandering his good name for no good reason?
Not naming names, but I would steer away from breeders that raise several different breeds of dogs. There is no way that they can possibly dedicate themselves to learning all there is to know about multiple breeds of dogs, their care, their health problems and concerns. I doubt that it is humanly possible to have the time, energy nor resources to do justice to mutliple litters of puppys each year.
If they are truly dedicated to bettering the breed of dog, they are more concerned about quality of dogs raised. Those people don't force their dogs to produce 2 litters per year, per dog. They would take the time to have all of their dogs tested for possible genetic conditions, physical conditions. They would have the proper facilities to raise these animals, perferably within the household.
I would not knowingly buy from a breeder that has their dogs raised outdoors or in a barn or building in cages, stacked one on top of the other. Nor in pens without the much needed human contact.
Many of those breeders that raise the multiple breeds, are in it for the money, not for the love of the dogs. They don't have their dogs tested, some never even bring the dogs and / or puppies to the vets.
I dont know of any puppy mills in my area but there is a kitten mill in Virginia Beach.I reported it but nothing was done.The woman sells Abssynians that are incest.All her cats are being crossed with their own family.I had gotton a cat from her.My cat was diagnosed with so many different health issues she had to be euthanized it isnt fair and all these puppy and kitten mill owners should be stopped.
It's really hard to post up here to this one. I once posted about overusing the word puppymill. Puppymill is so different based on someones experience and knowledge. I've heard people say-"My dog eats poop-it's a puppymill puppy" and many others. My word of advice here is to only post someone if you have first hand knowledge-not heard from someone else-but actually have seen it. A story can stretch so far in just a few people. I"ve read the horrible posts that some have posted about Anna and others and I do think it is sick, so please do not take this as I am defending someone who truly operates one, but we need to keep fairness in mind when we bash someone-breeder, shelter, rescue, etc. Just look what all of the TP member bashing has caused alone on this board.
All the cats live out of chicken wire cages and there is a horrible smell coming out of "the cat room".In each of the cages there were piles of feces.And most of them looked as if they hadnt eaten in years.It was horrible to see.