Puppy mill puppies confiscated?

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Joanne

Roseville, CA

#1 Mar 1, 2007
Hi,

Wondering if it was Wyngalan Kennels?(News story on 2-22-07). Does anyone know?
Thanks,
Joanne
Jacque

Genoa City, WI

#2 Jul 17, 2007
No it was not it was an amish farmer. Wyngalan is still in business as far as we know and handling "Teddies"
Sharyl

Hillpoint, WI

#3 Aug 16, 2008
You refer to Wyngalan so negatively? Why? I personally do not know the people that run the place but I do have personal interaction with two dogs that came from there and they are the most wonderful "teddies" ever! Mixed breed -- whatever! Healthy, happy, extremely loving dogs that anyone would be proud to have as a family member.
Christine

Dodgeville, WI

#4 Aug 29, 2008
I bought my teddie from there and she is the happiest dog I have ever owned. Not to mention the people were very helpful and caring. Stop making fun of them
Mike

Fürth, Germany

#5 Nov 23, 2008
I worked for Wyngalan Kennels (Happy Puppies) for a few years before I knew the definition of 'puppy mill'. This place fit the definition to the extreme. They had hundreds of different breeds, and these breeding dogs were kept in wire cages and were never allowed out to exercise. The only time they were allowed to leave their cages was when they were moved to a breeding pen. As an employee, I was not allowed in this barn, or shed, where these dogs were kept, but the one time I did go in, I was horrified. These dogs were mangy, their nails were long and sticking through the wire bottom of the cages, and there was barely enough room for the dogs to turn around. I could go on and on... my only regret was that I was ignorant at the time and didn't report them to the authorities.
Mike

Fürth, Germany

#6 Nov 23, 2008
Another thing I want to mention are the truckloads of dogs that were driven to the local vet EACH WEEK to be 'put down'. These dogs were not adoptable or sellable because of the extreme amount of time they'd spent in cages, or simply to make room for the newer puppies.
jacquelyn farrell

United States

#7 Aug 8, 2009
I responded to a post from Mike, and it has not appeared. I don't think I said anything inappropriate. All I did was defend our business, Wyngalan Kennel. Everything said in the post from Mike, is untrue. We do not know him. He has never worked for us. We have never bred "hundreds" of breeds, our dogs are always kept groomed and healthy, we've never had a mangy dog here, we do not cart our old dogs to be euthanized, they are retired and we always have a happy geriatric crew who follow us around all day. Old dogs do not adjust well to change and this is their home and pack. They do not want to leave. We let them stay. We are retired now, we closed the boarding kennel, the groom room, the Happy Puppy Shelter, and are now only breeding a few Teddies each year, which are almost always spoken for before they are even born -- due to our good reputation and the ethical choices we make. It is possible to run an excellent kennel. All kennels are not puppymills, which I am in no way defending, having been the humane officer for much of this area for many years. I hope you print this because we have many, many valued clients in the area, 30 years worth, who might read this and so, while I usually would not respond, in this case I feel I must. Jacquie
Randy LaCrosse WI

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#8 Aug 17, 2009
My wife and I have purchased three (3) Bichons from Wyngalan in the past. All were adorable, affectionate, smart and well behaved pets. I only regret they no longer breed Bichons. We currently have a Teddy and are looking for a companion for our Eddie. If we invest in another Teddy; it will definately be from Wyngalan.
jacquelyn farrell

United States

#9 Aug 17, 2009
Thanks Randy, I so appreciate your speaking up for us. Public relations work for a kennel can be a nightmare. So many people are quick to jump to the conclusion that all breeders run horrible puppymills. A well run kennel is a happy place but people don't know that because all they see are the horrible places that make the news. These places no more relate to a kennel than a prison relates to a summer camp. Truly, it is clients like you who make all that we do feel worthwhile, and are the best advertsing we have.

I would be happy to place another Teddy in your home. Jacquie
Dawn

Fort Atkinson, WI

#10 Sep 2, 2009
We have also adopted 2 dogs from Happy Puppies. They were both healthy and happy. They are now 14 and 12 years old and I am sad to see that the kennel is closed. I think these people did a great service to the area dogs by taking in the unwanted litters from irresponsible pet owners. I'm quite sure they were not breeding the puppies they were adopting out for very reasonable prices. One of the dogs we got from there is still somewhat indistinguishable in breed. We figure he's a mix of whatever happened to be passing by the farm that day. He may be a little goofy looking but he's also the best dog I've ever had!
Sarah M Waukesha WI

Mukwonago, WI

#11 Oct 9, 2009
I cannot say enough good things about this kennel! They have helped mend my heart after I lost my American Eskimo in 2006.
Three years ago, I was picked by the most adorable Teddy and he has become my greatest companion! I have recommended Wyngalan Kennels to everyone who is looking for a wonderful puppy. So far, 5 other people I know have added to their families with these wonderful additions. The grounds were well kept, the dogs and puppies were happy, well groomed and very friendly.
I have to add that I truely believe they are a few of the angels among us. Thank you for the wonderful service you provide and your caring nature.
Terry Brooklyn Wis

Madison, WI

#12 Jan 11, 2010
This breeder did a great job!!!! I was there many times and have bought 2 dogs from them (dals) they had dogs roaming outside in the house and I was with chuck and took a tour of the girls in the basement with pups and was very impressed. I have two friends who live in Albion who got dogs from them as well and were great! I can't say enough about there dogs, care etc. Good Job!
Mike

Hettstadt, Germany

#13 Apr 30, 2010
I'm sure you would defend your business, but you and I both know that everything that was said in the original post regarding your puppy mill is true. Anyone who worked for you will verify that, and I did work for you. And you did, in fact, breed hundreds of dogs. Remember that big shed to the left of your house? The shed with hundreds of dogs in wire cages? The dogs that were never let out to run and be a dog? They were nothing but breeders. They were never groomed, never played with. The only time they had human contact was when they were fed and had their trays cleaned. And your 'Happy Puppy' shelter? Please. Hundreds of dogs were taken to the local vet to be euthanized... a truck-load each week. Ethical treatment? What a joke. If your business was so ethical, why weren't customers allowed in the shed where the puppies' parents were kept? I'm sure there are ethical kennels and breeders, but you my dear, are not one of them. There are so many witnesses to your animal abuse.
jacquelyn farrell wrote:
I responded to a post from Mike, and it has not appeared. I don't think I said anything inappropriate. All I did was defend our business, Wyngalan Kennel. Everything said in the post from Mike, is untrue. We do not know him. He has never worked for us. We have never bred "hundreds" of breeds, our dogs are always kept groomed and healthy, we've never had a mangy dog here, we do not cart our old dogs to be euthanized, they are retired and we always have a happy geriatric crew who follow us around all day. Old dogs do not adjust well to change and this is their home and pack. They do not want to leave. We let them stay. We are retired now, we closed the boarding kennel, the groom room, the Happy Puppy Shelter, and are now only breeding a few Teddies each year, which are almost always spoken for before they are even born -- due to our good reputation and the ethical choices we make. It is possible to run an excellent kennel. All kennels are not puppymills, which I am in no way defending, having been the humane officer for much of this area for many years. I hope you print this because we have many, many valued clients in the area, 30 years worth, who might read this and so, while I usually would not respond, in this case I feel I must. Jacquie
Tammy Wisconsin Dells WI

United States

#14 May 4, 2010
I'm not really sure what Mike from Germany is talking about, but about 9 years ago we bought 2 yorkies from this place and we were allowed to see the mother and father. I did see the dogs in the wire cages, but we also got to go down and look at them and they jumped up and got excited like all dogs do when they see people. They seemed healthy and happy to us or we wouldn't have bought our yorkie let alone go back and buy another one. I think maybe you have some other issue with them so you are trying to ruin their business. Get a life.
Eva Wall

Neshkoro, WI

#19 Jun 26, 2010
I bought a Teddy Bear puppy from Wyngalan Kennel about 3 years ago and I was very impressed with the owners and their dogs. They seemed to be very caring people who take good care of their dogs and puppies. If they were in it for the money they aren't making much compared to some other Teddy Bear breeders. We have had dogs for over 40 years and the puppy we got from this kennel is one of the smartest, cutest, and sweetest dogs we've ever had. I recommended this kennel to my son and daughter-in-law and they also got a puppy from Wyngalan a year later. This dog has an absolutely wonderful personality and temperament, too. I highly recommend this kennel.
Eleisha

United States

#20 Jul 25, 2010
Does any one know where I can get a retriever puppy?
Please call me if you do.
Thanks
Eleisha
CFRUIT

Sauk City, WI

#22 Jan 22, 2011
I just want to let everyone know, just in case you do have your doubts, that I worked for Wyngalan Kennel (Happy Puppies)for more than four years. It was the most wonderful place to be. The atmosphere was loving and positive. Chuck and Jacquie were the kindest people that you would ever meet and had a passion for what they did. The dogs were out every day to play and were well taken care of. I miss being a part of their "Family" and can honestly and whole heartedly defend their business. Their hearts are in what they do and they truly care about their puppies, dogs and each family that adopts from their kennel. Be careful what stories you believe, Mike could have been someone that left on bad terms (I honestly don't know why he feels the way he does). The owners are good people and want only the best for the animals that they take care of.
CFRUIT

Sauk City, WI

#23 Jan 22, 2011
Mike wrote:
I'm sure you would defend your business, but you and I both know that everything that was said in the original post regarding your puppy mill is true. Anyone who worked for you will verify that, and I did work for you. And you did, in fact, breed hundreds of dogs. Remember that big shed to the left of your house? The shed with hundreds of dogs in wire cages? The dogs that were never let out to run and be a dog? They were nothing but breeders. They were never groomed, never played with. The only time they had human contact was when they were fed and had their trays cleaned. And your 'Happy Puppy' shelter? Please. Hundreds of dogs were taken to the local vet to be euthanized... a truck-load each week. Ethical treatment? What a joke. If your business was so ethical, why weren't customers allowed in the shed where the puppies' parents were kept? I'm sure there are ethical kennels and breeders, but you my dear, are not one of them. There are so many witnesses to your animal abuse.
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I worked for them for several years and strongly disagree with your post Mike. They were kind, wonderful and generous people. They cared strongly for their animals, their staff and for the families that adopted from them. I am not sure what drove you to write such inaccurate and harsh statements about them, but I learned so much from them and miss the kennel every day. I have never been to a kennel where the owners cared so much about their animals and where they had such a passion for what they do. They truly are the meaning of a "family" business =)
Anonymous

Madison, WI

#24 Feb 20, 2011
Wyngalan Kennels a family business WOW. I don't know what your definition of "family business" is honey. I'm never giving that place my business, and I will make sure I tell everyone I know from the area NOT to give them their business either. I had a horrible experience here. Had to take my dog to the vet. She had kennel cough and was severely sick! A POOR, PATHETIC EXCUSE for a "Happy Puppy Shelter." The people who run it should be shamed of themselves!!
EFarrell

River Falls, WI

#25 Feb 27, 2011
people really amaze me. these are my grandparents i pretty much grew up there. I played with all of the puppy's and the dogs all of them were happy and always kept healthy. you can really tell a lot about people from these things. what you're doing is just pathetic. we know you never worked there mike you living in germany gives that away to the people who don't know. They never forced a dog to do anything they didn't want to do and they loved each and everyone of them. as a child my job was to love up all of the puppies to make sure that they would be wonderful happy puppies when they were old enough to go to a new home. I was allowed in every area on the place and everywhere i went was clean and happy. Also to you "anonymous" ya it shows everyone that you're lying when you can't even show them your name.
P.S. there are no witnesses to any animal abuse mike because there was none. try finding something better to do with your life than putting random people you don't know down with false accusations.

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