Don't buy pets on impulse this holida...

Don't buy pets on impulse this holiday season

There are 59 comments on the Examiner.com story from Nov 22, 2009, titled Don't buy pets on impulse this holiday season. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

On your holiday buying trips to the mall this year try real hard to avoid purchasing an animal for a gift.

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Since: Oct 12

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#42 Jan 16, 2014
Ken wrote:
<quoted text> if you've never been to the breeders facility than don't even start running your mouth... People like you who freak out over the smallest things are what's wrong with this country. No matter how great the breeder is there is always a chance of genetic handicaps, just like children. God I pray for morons like you every day
Why such a mean-spirited response?....I have seen both puppy mills and great family dog breeders, and have never seen a good breeder, purposely breed dogs with known genetic problems....unlike the problems that make so many bullies on Topix.....
Rachel

Barrington, IL

#43 Feb 2, 2014
Kay wrote:
I am SO glad I have read through all of these postings about Uncle Bill's pet stores. I was just in the one in Noblesville, IN and finally found an English bulldog that I wanted. They are charging $3,000 for her which I thought was ridiculous because most breeders charge between $1,200-$3,000 for champion bloodline bulldogs. I am going to go back in and ask for the breeders name. She was such a doll and I want her so bad but I cannot believe they get there dogs from puppy mills!
they will be very shady when you ask them for the breeder info they told me "they would mail it after I paid 4k for the French bulldog" thankfully I did my research saw it was from a puppy mill and went to a legit breeder same dog for 1,300 please do not buy from them:))! There will be another puppy out there for you!
Kyle

United States

#44 Feb 9, 2014
I bought a brindle boston terrier from happiness is pets with the breeder "Barbra Ann Graber" he did have giardia but was treated very easily, luckily no issues and is a amazing puppy. He does great in his kennel and has a extreme amount of energy. Hopefully don't have any issues like the previous posts, guess we got lucky!
BX OWNER

Bronx, NY

#46 Aug 14, 2014
CROOKS THA ALL SHE , PUPPY MILL 100%

don't buy any animal from BREEDERS PICK IN WHT PLN NY/

SUMMER YOURE A CROOK TOO
darrellr

Batavia, OH

#48 Jan 6, 2015
anonymous wrote:
Nikki, I do hope your poodle is OK. I'm sure you and your family love him/her. Sorry to hear you had problems.
To all: We purchased a Black Lab at Petland and the price was not high for a black lab and a local vet had done the initial exam and report and another one will be done in the next few days. We do have the AKC papers on the dog. There are health guarantees and he is microchipped. He is 3 mos old now and will be neutered in about 3 months. The breeder is listed as: Jeffery J. Wagler, 9556 E. 1400 N, Odon, IN 47562.
kim135

Fairfield, OH

#49 Jan 10, 2015
Kara wrote:
Hi guys, been doing some digging of my own. Wagler, Knepp and Graber all have PO Box 44 in Bloomfield, Indiana. Been tracing each one and found businesses for all three names in Oden Indiana. Thats not to far from Bloomfield. Still don't know the address but this is a start!!
Do you have any address or information on a Tim and Martha Wagler. The address I have s 9680 E 800 N, Montgomery Indiana

Since: Jan 15

Fairfield, OH

#50 Jan 10, 2015
darrellr wrote:
<quoted text>
To all: We purchased a Black Lab at Petland and the price was not high for a black lab and a local vet had done the initial exam and report and another one will be done in the next few days. We do have the AKC papers on the dog. There are health guarantees and he is microchipped. He is 3 mos old now and will be neutered in about 3 months. The breeder is listed as: Jeffery J. Wagler, 9556 E. 1400 N, Odon, IN 47562.
My daughter bought an Akita at Fairfield Petland in 2012. She bred her and founds out the AKC papers are not genuine. Her breeder is recorded as Tim and Martha Wagler 9680 E 800 N. Montgomery IN 47558. Look closely at your papers. If you have more info let me know.

Since: Jan 15

Fairfield, OH

#51 Jan 10, 2015
Rachel wrote:
<quoted text> they will be very shady when you ask them for the breeder info they told me "they would mail it after I paid 4k for the French bulldog" thankfully I did my research saw it was from a puppy mill and went to a legit breeder same dog for 1,300 please do not buy from them:))! There will be another puppy out there for you!
Petland in Ohio does the same thing. Our breeder (puppy mill) are the Wagler's in Montgomery IN...I see where there are many Waglers and Grabers in that area of Indiana doing the sae thing
Carol

Fort Wayne, IN

#52 May 7, 2015
Andie J wrote:
Barb-Abby, I tried finding something on Indiana puppy mills, but there is nothing online. I would start with calling the IN Dept of Agriculture. They may be able to help.
Any one who is interested in banning Indiana puppy mills, go to Ban Indiana Puppy Mills Project on Facebook. Creator, Indiana resident, Jeff Wheeler has visited and photographed Indiana P. M. He is committed to banning all puppy mills in Indiana, currently there is a petition to ban at http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/end-taxpayer...

Watch the video about the Indiana Amish puppy mill owner, http://www.thepuppymillproject.org/puppy-mill... #!prettyPhoto

I am PISSED at my tax dollars are being used to fix the crisis the Amish and Mennonite are creating by producing puppies that are overburdening our Humane Societies. The Amish and Mennonite are TAX EXEMPT are there for NOT PAYING TAXES TOWARD the EXPENSES INCURRED by the unwanted and sickly animals they are producing. The P. M. owner John Graber states in the video "he makes over $100,000 a year TAX FREE" I say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!
dfowler

Jeffersonville, IN

#55 Jul 13, 2015
michlhw wrote:
here is the complaint format you can use
http://www.petshoppuppies.com/fac.htm
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 20:34
Delilah Jean Wagler - 2007
Delilah Jean Wagler
4525 N 1050 E
Loogootee, IN
(Left side of road when going north)
UNLICENSED
Date of CAPS Investigation: October 9, 2007
Ken Raber
Ken Raber
2436 N 750 E
Montgomery, IN
UNLICENSED
Date of CAPS Investigation: October 8, 2007
Vera and Abe Graber
Vera and Abe Graber
3074 N 1150 E
Loogootee, IN
UNLICENSED
Date of CAPS Investigation: October 9, 2007
again, the website where i got all this info from is http://www.caps-web.org/index.php/investigati...
When I click on the links the Web page is not available. I need to report Anthony'so Pets in Bloomington, In
Deb phelps

Bloomington, IN

#56 Aug 1, 2015
Barb-Abby wrote:
<quoted text>
Help! I want to find Linda Graber from Bloomfield Indiana. I'm from PA and acquired a puppy bred by her.Puppy has sores and is sick. Pet shop refuses to talk to me anymore. I think this is a puppy mill and all I have is a PO Box. I can not find her and have been looking for a month. Maybe somwone out there can find her! From PA, I can't find any info.
Linda and John graber are listed as from loggootee Indiana from listings on pups sold at pass pets in the Mall in Bloomington In. Good luck. The Amish broker is probably Levi Graber in Daviess County Indiana. Good luck
Sharon Fay

Syracuse, NY

#58 Sep 30, 2015
I am looking for Jeff Wagner of 9556 E. 1400 N. Odon, Indiana... any info on him would definitely be appreciated... thank you
Bobbi J

Indianapolis, IN

#59 Jan 9, 2016
I bought my Boston Terrier puppy from an Uncle Bills in 2001.
I know that some of these mills are poorly ran but that was the best little buddy that I could've ever had.
He was from a breeder named Larry Graber.
My pup lived 14 1/2 yrs.
What a great dog he was, I miss him so much.
CHENYAN
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#63 Jun 21, 2016
Puppy Owner wrote:
I recently purchased a Shih-Pom from Uncle Bills pet store in Indianapolis, his papers say the breeder was Linda Graber. I did some snooping around online and found that a John Graber was running a puppy mill somewhere in IN and that Uncle Bills got there puppies from there. I was mislead into thinking my little baby was bred by a local breeder and not from a puppy mill. I cannot change it now because I love him so much, but I will not be fooled again. He is healthy but had Gardia and some other parasite we had to treat him for. My vet said its hard to tell if he got it from Uncle Bills. The employees there seem to love every little puppy in there, how can they stand by and promote puppy mills.
Yes I g go t a JRT there ad. Iv been t to ld that shes nokt full breed because her ears stand up ad her nose sticks out
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Shayna Dalton

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#65 Aug 19, 2016
I just found out that the grabers bred my baby, Aja, a rottweiler. I was looking for information because I was curious to see pictures of my Aja's parents. This is horribleto find out bbecausenow iI may never get the info. Does anyone know how to reach such a person

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