We are an online service that connects breeders and buyers. Lancaster Puppies does not sell or raise puppies. We advertise dog breeders, puppy sellers, stud dog services and puppy related items. Our company understands the common misconception that our website is a puppy mill. While there is no one tried-and-true definition of what makes a property or breeder a “puppy mill,” there is a consensus that puppy mills are kennels that:
- House more dogs than allowed by law without a kennel license;
- Have had their license revoked;
- Lack adequate socialization, water, food, and veterinary care;
- Force adult dogs to breed over and over to produce litter after litter; or
- Are not properly cared for, filthy, and unsanitary.
Lancaster Puppies does not condone these situations, properties, or environments in any way, shape, or form. While you’re searching for a new puppy, keep in mind that the lines between a breeder and a puppy mill are gray, and what some activists portray as a typical “puppy mill” would send the average PA dog owner to jail for animal abuse.
According to the ASPCA, “Puppy mills are dog breeding operations where profit is placed above the well-being of animals. Bred without consideration of genetic quality, this produces generations of dogs with unchecked hereditary defects.”
As a provider of puppy classified listings in Lancaster, we know how our county is viewed when it comes to puppy mills. While the Amish community often has a poor reputation in terms of raising and caring for dogs, the reality is that puppy mills are located nationwide, mainly in agricultural states on farms across the Midwest. Regardless of where you look for a puppy, it’s important to conduct your research, ask questions, and take note of the condition of the property and dogs ensure that your new puppy has been cared for and is healthy.
Lancaster Puppies Cares
Above all, your satisfaction and the health and safety of the puppies are our top priorities. We understand the stereotypes surrounding websites that list animals for sale, and we want to hit home the fact that we are a classified site, not a puppy mill. When you find a puppy on LancasterPuppies.com, you can personally visit the breeder from whom you are buying before you complete the purchase to ensure that the puppy comes from a loving, caring home.
Please note that we do not take liability for any puppy as we are not sellers, but if, for any reason, you are not comfortable with a seller or the conditions in which a puppy is living, please let us know right away, as we record concerns and may investigate the situation further.