Lancaster Puppies PA Puppy Mill

Lancaster Puppies PA Puppy Mill

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Ed Gilray

Strasburg, PA

#1 Feb 9, 2013
Has anyone done business with this website? It seems like their dogs look very sick and nobody responds. Has anyone bought a dog from them with any luck? I am very skeptical because I had a bad experience.

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John B

Strasburg, PA

#2 Feb 10, 2013
They are bad news, just look at the condition of their puppies in the photos. Buyer beware.

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Wesley

Strasburg, PA

#3 Feb 10, 2013
I have not heard good things about them. They do nothing to ensure the dogs aren't from puppy mills.

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#4 Feb 18, 2013
Lancaster County has some of the worst puppy mills in the country and the Amish are behind it. Just Google Amish puppy mills to see how horrible they are.

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Steph

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Apr 20, 2013
Ed Gilray wrote:
Has anyone done business with this website? It seems like their dogs look very sick and nobody responds. Has anyone bought a dog from them with any luck? I am very skeptical because I had a bad experience.
I contacted a breeder on there and went up there to just look cause at the time I gave up hope on finding a shiba inu. We went and fell in love. The conditions weren't perfect but.. We pulled up and one of the sons had taken a puppy out to play in the yard (just so happened to be the one we chose). The parents were all in a separate large cage outside (each attached to a small barn to get out of the sun and where the food was). The puppies all in their own playing together. The male puppies that were left were 1 energetic super happy puppy but he was also older than the other, which was a lethargic calm about 5 or 6 week old puppy. When my boyfriend held him he fell asleep in his arms and we just knew. When we got him he had all his papers and some vaccinations our vet said were pointless cause he was too young. The only problem we had with him was he had coccidia which cleared up with antibiotics (reason for his lethargy, now he's hyper and happy). The vet was actually amazed at how beautiful and healthy he was. He's perfection, it only takes him a day to learn commands, he NEVER has accidents in the house, and he's friendly. I couldn't ask for more ( except that I hope they checked the other puppies and get antibiotics for the other dogs, we called and told him). I mean things could have been WAY worse. I don't recommend buying from mills and I was unaware it was a mill but I am glad I got my kaito.

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Glenda

Harrisburg, PA

#6 Jul 10, 2013
Im looking at getting schnoodle puppy
from Mt Joy does anyone know a Linda Martin C&l kennel?
Ethel

Narberth, PA

#7 Sep 1, 2013
I just bought a Pom Chi (pomeraninan chihuahua mix) which I found on the Lancaster Puppies website. I have always been leery of Lancaster Puppies because Lancaster County is notorious for puppy mills. I had another puppy to meet at a person's house in Philadelphia, so I called the Amish farmer and giving him little notice scheduled a visit to meet the puppy that morning. I would like to describe what I saw and what happened. I do not know if it is typical. It is my experience only.

The farm contained several houses and several families shared it. There was field work being done in the fields and a large pick up of boxed vegetables was underway when we (I took my daughter) arrived. No one came out to greet us, so I hopped out of the car and walked through the small barn where three horses were in two large stalls. There were trays of small plants set out and a young woman in Amish garb was attending to them. She told me where her father was and I continued to the other side of the barn where I so the loading operation underway. I caught the farmer's attention and said, I will wait until you are done. I walked around and looked at everything. A bit of a jumble here of hoses and an old children's wagon with an older pomeranian asleep in it. I saw a younger pom walking about and then a tiny puppy caught my eye. I walked around and found the yard (grass and flowers and some small home vegetables) and a puppy which had ventured from the open door way from the barn. I went to the door and found a large cardboard box full of rags and two more puppies asleep. The farmer came over and whistled and both puppies perked up and clambered out of the box and ran to him and then to me.

These puppies were calm and affectionate. They ignored the loading noises and ran in and out of the barn at will. They wrestled and jumped all over each other in puppy chaos and ran eagerly to greet their mother when she stopped by from her walk in the loading area. The farmer engaged me and my daughter in conversation and was curious about our lives. He gave us some left over produce and introduced my daughter to the horses and told us all about them. One was blind and he allowed her out of the stall and she walked about in the familiar area. I really didn't see any sign of animal cruelty or abuse. Yeah, the puppies were in a room of a horse barn. But they seemed amazingly well adjusted, socialized with other animals and people and familiar with different surfaces and noises.

My daughter and I left and told the farmer we would return for the puppy if we chose her. At home we talked about it at length. My fear had been to find puppies in horrible conditions, kept in a rabbit hutch. We decided this was the puppy for us. I called and left a message that we would be back for the puppy the next day.My daughter wanted to bring a friend so I asked if that was all right, figuring this is this man's home and I ought to be respectful. He called and said that was fine.

The next day we drove out again and the three of us walked around. He was cleaning a farmer machine and stopped to talk again. We paid cash and he got us the vet records and a bag of food. After some talk he asked if we wanted more vegies and brought us some more as well as a cool spikey fruit he called an african melon. Yummy. He cut it up and we all shared it, then left.

Either this guy was a sinisterly evil actor who created an elaborate seen of bucolic bliss or it was real. I believe it was real. Sure, he probably has personality which helps him sell. But the puppy is well adjusted, the parents were calm and not barkers, and we love her. We took her to the vet and she is fine.

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MM in VA

Sterling, VA

#8 Sep 13, 2013
We bought a schnoodle puppy from Linda Martin a little over a year ago. I saw an ad on the internet, called to schedule an appointment, and drove up the next day with my wife from the Washington, DC area to look at three puppies. Linda, dressed in Amish clothing, met us at her office -- a small outbuilding in what seemed to be a working farm. Linda told us that her husband, formerly a dairy farmer, had stopped farming for health reasons and was now working as a trucker, moving cattle for other Amish farming families.

Linda told us the parents of the puppies were not on site and therefore not available for us to see, which made us suspicious. With some reservations, we decided to purchase one of the dogs. Linda provided excellent documentation ( pedigree information, vet report, vaccination records). She included in the purchase price a bag of puppy chow (the brand to which the dog was accustomed), a chew toy, and a blanket from the dog's kennel ("to help her get to sleep in her new home by reminding her of her brothers and sisters").

The dog has turned out to be an absolute dream -- beautifully formed, intelligent, active, healthy, etc..

Bottom line: I would not be surprised if Linda is selling for a large-scale breeding operation, but even if that is the case, that doesn't necessarily mean the dogs are of poor quality.

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yawn

Blackwood, NJ

#9 Sep 14, 2013
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story...

The article is from 2009 but is typical of what's going on in Lancaster Co. today.

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Sally sombers

Livonia, MI

#10 Sep 28, 2013
Lancasterpuppies.com is a classified website. Its the same thing if you pick up your newspaper, a company owns the newspaper and people pay to advertise in it. A company owns Lancasterpuppies.com and people pay $15 per puppy to advertise. I advertise on there. I don't own a farm. I'm not amish. I'm not a puppy mill. I'm a hobby breeder. Last year I did four litters and this year I have done four so far with one more coming. That will make 5 for 2013. By the end of this year I will have sold about 19 puppies. I choose to advertise on Lancasterpuppies.com for one reason and one reason only..... my puppies sell immediately. I know that someday no one will ever be able to purchase a puppy and most likely there will be no such thing as a dog breeder. Because of the way people act towards dog breeders and because of the way people treat dog breeders. Every single person that breeds dogs gets called a puppy mill. Dog breeders are getting sick of it. Its crazy !!! people want to have a place to buy a puppy but when they are done buying it they call the people that sold them the puppy a puppymill.

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tcapp2

United States

#11 Dec 12, 2013
Not everyone is a puppy mill. Some choose to make extra cash that way also .That's what they do. Breed them to sell. However the mother should be given a break, at the most I would think two a yr. More than that would be my limit but I don't breed dogs so I really don't know.

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Anonymous

Coatesville, PA

#12 Dec 31, 2013
I bought a puppy from this website in March 2013 and had good experience. A corgi/pug mix and my dog is doing well....no issues.

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Sheltiedad

North Wales, PA

#13 Jan 20, 2014
We used lancasterpuppies.com to locate a pair of sable Shelties. I contacted several of the advertisers and went to visit a couple. The first one I went to was a typical Amish farm in Lancaster County. The Puppies were advertised as 9 weeks old but looked considerably older. They were kept in a pen outside the barn, but seemed clean and relatively healthy. They were not shy or skittish indicating some socialization. I met the mother, too but she looked skinny and tired.
We eventually found the pups we wanted from a hobby breeder in Lebanon County, also advertised on lancasterpuppies.com . This was a residential location and it appeared the father was teaching his son the "business" of breeding and selling puppies. We took the pups to our vet and while they had a common parasite (coccidia) they were otherwise very healthy. We notified the "breeder" but I doubt they did anything.
I don't fault the Amish for how they treat dogs. To them they are simply livestock, not pets. While it may appall many pet owners, animals on factory farms are treated much worse. It's in their best interest to produce healthy, friendly puppies, which is what they seem to try to do most of the time.
Buying a puppy from a classified ad, must be done with due diligence. If you believe the ads and buy sight unseen, then you probably shouldn't be buying puppies this way.

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Amy Gero

Westlake, OH

#14 Mar 7, 2014
I bought a pembroke welsh corgi pup from a breeder on this site last september. I was warned by friends about the amish "puppy mills" and figured we would see when we got there. The pups were out in the barn which was right next to the house. Very clean. When the door was opened, they all bounded out, except the one we wanted, but when she did come out, she was a little lovebug..
They gave us the shot and worming record and some food for her. When we got her home and had our vet checked, she was fine. No worms at all. I was expecting fleas, but she didn't have those either.
I'm not sure they have the best breeding, she looks like a pem, but her legs are a bit long, and that her tail was not docked as short as my other pem, she is absolutely a great dog. I think that you could probably find puppy mills anywhere, not just the amish, and that any breeder you buy from has to be checked out personally.

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Linda Freeman

New Castle, DE

#15 Mar 10, 2014
We purchased two yorkie from here which was suppose to be 5-7 lbs and now our dogs are 19lbs and 17lbs they were not suppose to be this BIG! However we love them anyway. Will never do business with these puppy mill people again!! Right now I volunteer for a rescue and that will be the only way I would get another dog...smh

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familydogsearch

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Mar 15, 2014
Does anyone know of a trustworthy breeder of first generation miniature goldendoodle?--without spending in the thousands?
reilly

Washington, DC

#17 Mar 20, 2014
familydogsearch wrote:
Does anyone know of a trustworthy breeder of first generation miniature goldendoodle?--without spending in the thousands?
let's be honest have you ever seen a small golden retriever, you know they have to artificially inseminate them to make them that small you will certainly have a dog with back problems and health problems if you choose to get a miniature Goldendoodle. because a small puddle and a Golden Retriever would never mate.

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tom

Powell, OH

#18 Mar 20, 2014
I guess you never bred dogs I had a Chihuahua breed a German Shepherd and she had 11 puppies Shepahuahuas"! The truth
Nurse Tia

United States

#19 Mar 24, 2014
Ed Gilray wrote:
Has anyone done business with this website? It seems like their dogs look very sick and nobody responds. Has anyone bought a dog from them with any luck? I am very skeptical because I had a bad experience.
I bought a puppy off of Lancaster pups about 4 years ago. I got a shorkie and she was so adorable! Still adorable to this day. Nothing wrong with her and I had a easy transaction. She was very dirty when I bought her so I'm not sure how the care for them.
Krystynga

Rochester, NY

#20 May 11, 2014
tcapp2 wrote:
Not everyone is a puppy mill. Some choose to make extra cash that way also .That's what they do. Breed them to sell. However the mother should be given a break, at the most I would think two a yr. More than that would be my limit but I don't breed dogs so I really don't know.
As to the comment above that has four litters a year, I hope you are not using the same bitch. That would be extreme animal abuse.
As for "BREEDERS"
If you are breeding dogs for a little extra cash, you are doing it for the wrong reason.
Look at any breeds national club website and read the breeder standards. Breed to perfect the breed, breed to keep to standard. When you have multiple litters a year you don't have time to focus on the pups the way they should be focused on.
My main issue with breeders who don't breed for standard and over breed is that certain breeds become popular and with that they are breed a lot for the demand. When you breed too much and don't watch your lines and temperaments you will breed the temperament right out of the dogs and give the breed a bad name.
Pit bulls, Rottweilers, German shepherds, huskies, Alaskan malamutes, Doberman pinschers, Chows, Great Danes, St. Bernards and Akitas - all breeds held responsible for homicides from 1979 until present day. All of these breeds are readable and predictable as they stand. But if it has been over breed and crossed back to the line it can cause mental defects that can cause a dog to snap and be highly unpredictable.
While those breeds are all notorious for being dangerous dogs, what about the Labrador or Golden Retriever or Pomeranian that attack with out provocation. It is not the dogs fault. It is the breeders fault, or human handling error.
So when you think you are innocently breeding dogs maybe you should just take a glance at what your doing.
-If you're selling these puppies, can you provide a home for them should the buyer not be able to keep the dog. You intentionally brought that dog into the world and you are responsible for it's well being throughout it's life. Making sure that the buyer is going to take care of it and care for it the way you would want it to be taken care of.
-As your breeding, are you aware that your bitch could pyo and loose her life with out the immediate proper vet care. Do you have the means to take care of that?
-Do you understand the lineage that you are breeding and what will work best with what?
-Do you understand canine DNA, and the issues of breeding back to the line too closely (inbreeding)
*FYI* designer dogs are mixed breeds, aka mutts. Bad for structure, temperament and the world in general.
With all of that being said....as far as making money goes, good luck.
If you are making any kind of substantial money from breeding, you aren't doing something right. Between housing, feeding, vet bills you should be left with little to no money after you sell all the puppies.
A thought, puppies are supposed to stay with the mother for a minimum of 8 weeks and for certain breeds 12 weeks. They need time to develop social skills. Dogs can only learn appropriate dog behavior from other dogs, and who better to teach than Mom.
I'm done harping. If you can look at yourself and feel right about what your doing, then by all means continue. There have to be breeders to continue the breeds we have today. Just keep in mind that you are responsible for bringing those lives into the world and what happens to them throughout their life.

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