Are Lancaster puppies a puppy mill?

Table of contents:

  1. Are Lancaster puppies a puppy mill?
  2. Is a puppy farm illegal?
  3. How can I avoid buying from a puppy mill?
  4. Why buying dogs from breeders is bad?
  5. What do breeders do with extra dogs?

Are Lancaster puppies a puppy mill?

With Lancaster County's reputation as the puppy mill capital of the East, many people in search of a new pup — locals and out-of-staters alike — hesitate if they see a dog hails from a local breeder.

Is a puppy farm illegal?

Are puppy farms illegal? Licensed puppy farms are not illegal but unlicensed farms, which have not been approved by the local authority, are illegal.

How can I avoid buying from a puppy mill?

Here are some tips to avoid adopting from a puppy mill:

  1. Avoid pet stores, newspaper ads, and great deals online! Many puppy mills supply local pet stores with false information. ...
  2. Visit the breeder and ask questions! Ask to see the entire facility where the dogs are bred and kept. ...
  3. Adopt from a shelter or rescue instead!

Why buying dogs from breeders is bad?

Reckless breeding and the infatuation with “pure” bloodlines lead to inbreeding. This causes painful and life-threatening disabilities in “purebred” dogs, including crippling hip dysplasia, blindness, deafness, heart defects, skin problems, and epilepsy.

What do breeders do with extra dogs?

There is no such thing as an “excess” puppy. Any puppy the breeder does not want to keep, she will place in an excellent pet home. With a clause in her contract that she will take the puppy back at any time if the buyer can't keep it.