No puppy mills here

You’ve probably heard of puppy mills. Puppies don’t like them and neither do we. Here’s some info on what to watch for when you’re looking for a puppy and how to avoid puppy mills.

what is a puppy mill?

Our definition of a puppy mill is any breeder that raises puppies in substandard conditions and places profits over the welfare of the puppies. Here’s what you’ll often see at a puppy mill:

    • Filthy, smelly kennels
    • Puppies that never get our of their cages
    • Lots of puppies confined to small areas
    • No socialization or exercise
    • Disease and/or skin conditions

Puppy mills are cruel and goes against what we believe God’s creatures should be treated.

Sad puppy illustrating a puppy mill.
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How do I avoid puppy mills?

Legitimate dog breeders are licensed with the USDA, state and usually the county where they reside. Licensed breeders are inspected regularly and have to meet strict standards. Ask to see the breeders licenses and make sure the license is current.

No Puppy Mills here

Most websites you’ll see are selling puppies for other breeders. Although some of them try to regulate their breeders they really have no way of knowing the conditions of the kennels or how the puppies are being treated. 

That’s where we are different. We raise all our own puppies as a family which means we treat like our own (because they are). If you want to see more about how we do things at Michigan Puppy and see pictures of our kennel you can see more on our About page.

Also, you can check us out on Facebook here.

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