North Penn Puppy Mill Watch
Give Hope To The Mill Dogs -
BOYCOTT Stores That Sell Puppies
My Puppy's Sick...
And I Purchased My Pet at a Store
Or Directly from a Commercial Breeder
Is your puppy
sick? If you
recently purchased your puppy from
a pet shop, a breeder or by way of an advertisement in a newspaper or
on the internet, we'd like to know about it so we may help you. Doing
so may allow you to be reimbursed and
prevent other consumers from being taken advantage of.
First and foremost: get your puppy to a
regardless of whether the pet store or breeder is insisting you bring
the puppy back to the store or to their vet. It is very, very
important that you have an impartial doctor, one who has no ties or
relationship with the pet store or breeder, examine and document the
current health condition of the dog as quickly as possible. This
is the only way you'll be sure to receive a true and accurate
diagnosis, along with the correct and best medical treatment needed to
get your puppy on the quickest road to recovery.
Pet shop and commercial puppies are frequently
plagued by an assortment
of parasites such as Coccidia,
along with fleas,
For descriptions of each of these parasitic infections we highly
recommend visiting the Companion Animal
Parasite Council - click HERE.
Seeking out and obtaining medical care is the only
way to document the
actual health condition of the
dog and you must ask the veterinarian for a full report, along with a
detailed receipt of all costs for the examination, medical treatment(s)
and medication(s) needed to restore your puppy's health.
Once your puppy has recovered, is
recuperating from illness, or sadly, even if your puppy dies, please
take the time to report your experience to North Penn Puppy Mill
FOR PENNSYLVANIA CASES:
you received from the pet store or breeder when you purchased the dog
1. Gather ALL
including receipts, from the
any paperwork you may
have received AFTER you
purchased the puppy that would allow you to register the dog with a
canine club, or association, such as the AKC, ACA, APRI, NAPDR or other
registry; these documents are commonly referred to as 'the papers' and
sometimes are the only paperwork that clearly identifies where
the puppy came from.
2. Click HERE
to contact us and we will gladly
assist you with
pursuing all remedies available to you as a
Depending upon the
laws in the state where you live,
you may be
entitled to reimbursement for your veterinary bills and other costs
relating to the purchase of a sick puppy. Visit the NPPMWatch
section: There Ought To Be
A Law to see if the state where you live offers any consumer
Why go to all this work?
Until laws on the state and federal levels change,
puppy mills will
continue to operate and supply pet stores with puppies. By
advising investigative agencies of your
situation you can help change the laws so that canines and consumers
will be protected from greedy commercial breeding operations.
After everything you
and your puppy have been through, we're sure you
wouldn't want this to happen to anyone else! Please take the time
to report any incident surrounding a puppy purchased at a pet store or
from commercial breeder and help us to shut down these despicable
operations as quickly as possible!