November 18, 2010



Meet at the the SE corner of Camino de la Reina and Mission Center Rd.
Close to the Mission Valley trolley station.
If you are driving, park in the Target parking lot.
Leave plenty of time -- it's going to be busy!!!
Bring signs! Bring water! Bring friends and family!

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year. It is also the beginning of puppy shopping season, when pet stores expect to sell about 50% of their puppies for the year. San Diego is joining with groups across the country who will be protesting against puppy stores and puppy mills on this day.

Tell Puparazzi to STOP SELLING PUPPIES! This is a cruel, inhumane industry which victimizes helpless companion animals for greed. 4 million puppies come out of puppy mills each year and are sold through pet stores and on the internet.

Westfield Malls! Stop Leasing to Puppy Stores!
Puppy Mills: America's Dirty Little Secret
Puparazzi -- Little Shop of Horrors
Puparazzi! Stop Selling Puppies!
Puparazzi! Go Humane or Close Your Doors!


Immediately following this protest, is the Fur Free Black Friday Protest , Fashion Valley,  on Friars Rd. outside Neiman Marcus. 12 Noon - 2 PM! 

November 13, 2010

Puppy Suppliers for Pups and Pets Store in Santee

List to be updated as we get information.

Crittersville Kennels Inc. USDA license # 47-B-56
Tanya Maddux
McCook, Nebraska
This kennel also sells to Pet Works in San Diego per

Brule Creek Kennel USDA license # 46-B-033
James and Cynthia Hayes
Akron, Iowa
As of 9/2008, this kennel had 104 breeding adults and 39 puppies. They supply puppies to pet stores from Wilmette, Illinois to Renton, WA to Petland in Beavercreek, Ohio to Irvine, CA, to San Diego including Pet Works and Pups and Pets ( Petland is a large chain that has been under media scrutiny and public protest for selling puppy mill puppies.
Brule Creek advertises they provide pet stores with Shetland Sheepdogs, Australian Shepherds, Shih Tzus, Pugs, Shiba Inus, Cairn Terriers, Pomeranians, Dachschunds, Miniature Schnauzers, Yorkshire Terriers, Maltese, Cocker Spaniels, Italian Greyhounds, Cock-a-poos, Cavilier King Charles Spaniels, Boston Terriers, Llasa Apsos, Poodles, Papillons, Schipperkes.

Fox Creek Kennel # 47-A-0291
Tim and Marie Foxhoven
Crofton, Nebraska
This kennel also sells to Barkworks in LA, which is being protested for selling puppy mill pups, Petland (see above) and Pet Works in San Diego as well as Pups and Pets (per

English Bulldogs Country Heaven USDA # 43-A-5409
John and Judy Kleine
Williamstown, Missouri
We have filed for all records through the Freedom of Information Act.

Sashra and Vicki Collop #43-A-0307
Brashear, Missouri
This is a very large kennel -- 98 puppies, 213 adult breeding dogs as of their last report.

Clearwater Kennels Inc. USDA # 41-B-0190
Wanda Kretzman (formerly Wanda Duffee)
Cushing, Minnesota
This kennel also sells to Petland.
We have 16 printed pages of violations for this kennel for a period from July 2009 to September 2010. The neglect violations were disgusting -- moldy food administered by self feeder machines, sick dogs, 231 dogs with overgrown nails growing into the pads of their feet, dogs soiled and matted by their own waste, dogs with growths between their toes from the wire cages, inadequate vet care, inadequate housing facilities (the temp reached 104.5 degrees in indoor kennels housing 278 dogs),
moldy dog waste buildup inside and under cages housing 827 dogs that caused coughing and eye burning,  puppies being transported under 8 weeks of age, inadequate records, outdated vaccinations being used, dogs with declining body condition and bones of hips and spine prominent, primary enclosures too small.

November 05, 2010


Last Saturday's protest at the Pups and Pets store in Santee (50 Town Center Parkway) was a resounding success. Thanks to all of you who ignored the early morning rainy skies and showed up for a day of protesting in the sun! We were covered by 10 News San Diego and also reached thousands of people at the busiest intersection in Santee!

It was great to have members of the Olympian High School Animal CARE Club with us. We all look forward to joining forces often!

After 2 1/2 hours at the intersection, we moved into the store as a large group,
and documented every puppy for sale.

There were 25 puppies for sale in the store. Eleven were from Missouri, the puppy mill capital of the U.S.
  Although Prop. B just passed in this weeks' election in Missouri, it does not take effect for one year and even then, gives the dogs in the thousands of puppy mills there only minimal protection.

English Bulldogs from Missouri

Toy Austalian Shepherd from Iowa and Shih Tzu not identified by USDA #

Golden Retriever farmed in South Dakota

Boston Terriers -- Misssouri and Kansas (USDAs not identified)

Maltese and Yorkie Poo --  USDA #s not listed

We are now in the process of investigating the breeders and brokers used by Pups and Pets through the Freedom of Information Act and other sources.  Our preliminary investigation has turned up some shocking information which also relates to some of the other puppy stores in the San Diego area. We have decided that in the best interest of these dogs being sold, we will be publicizing this data on our website as it becomes available.  PLEASE CHECK BACK AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE.

November 01, 2010

10 News: San Diego Pet Stores Selling Puppy Mill Dogs!

Humane Society Of United States Says Californians

Bought Nearly 9,000 Puppies From Missouri Mills In 2009
POSTED: 4:46 pm PDT October 15, 2010
UPDATED: 7:08 pm PDT October 15, 2010

SAN DIEGO -- The Humane Society of the United States said California residents bought nearly 9,000 puppies from the puppy mill capitol of the U.S. last year.

According to state-issued health certificates sent to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, nearly 9,000 puppies were shipped from Missouri brokers and breeders between January 2009 and December 2009 to California. They were shipped to pet stores or directly to pet owners responding to Internet or newspaper advertisements. A conservative estimate of the retail value of these dogs approaches $9 million.

The data suggests two-thirds of the puppies were shipped to Southern California, with 763 puppies ending up in San Diego County.

"Despite our reputation as a pet-loving culture, the evidence is in that Californians don't yet understand the perils of buying puppies online or at pet stores. California consumers continue to provide dollars that help drive Missouri's factory-style production of man's best friend; in fact, many are supporting some of the most deplorable facilities in the state," said the HSUS' California Senior State Director Jennifer Fearing, who led the analysis. "It's easy to fall in love with an adorable puppy displayed online or at the mall, but behind the cuteness is cruelty no pet lover could support."

Missouri puppy mill dogs were purchased by:

number     pet store or person
309          California Pets 200 E. Via Rancho Parkway #363 Escondido CA 92025 SAN DIEGO
130          California Pets II 2525 El Camino Real, Ste 264 Carlsbad CA 92008 SAN DIEGO
116          Puparazzi 1640 Camino Del Rio N, #216 A San Diego CA 92108 SAN DIEGO
100          Danna Messick 1671 Burris Dr El Cajon CA 92019 SAN DIEGO
37            Critters & Pets 1530 Indian Summer Ct San Marcos CA 92069 SAN DIEGO
31            Todd Howard 1318 Via Encinos Dr. Fallbrook CA 92028 SAN DIEGO
26            Pet Works 5500 Glassmore Center SK 257 La Mesa CA 91942 SAN DIEGO
12            Gene Schoente (or Schoenle) 28421 Sage Glen Trail Escondido CA 92026 SAN DIEGO
 2             Puppy Time 513 Parkway Plaza El Cajon CA 92020 SAN DIEGO

ADT: Corrections to the above article -- Pet Works is located in Grossmont Shopping Center at 5500 Grossmont Center Dr. The Puppy time store in El Cajon has closed and has reopened as Pups and Pets at 50 Town Center Parkway, Santee.  As of October 30, 2010, the Pups and Pets store had 11 puppies for sale from Missouri.

The above statistics from the HSUS and Channel 10 News only count dogs brought in from Missouri puppy mills, not the total numbers of dogs purchased from dog factory farms by each pet store. The Animal Defense Team has protested at California Pets, Puparazzi,, Pups and Pets  and at Pet Works dozens of times in 2009.

Who is next?

Missouri's "Dirty Dozen": The Humane Society of the United States

Some of the Worst Puppy Mills in America : The Humane Society of the United States
Wondering what you really find at Missouri's commercial dog kennels??? The Humane Society knows.