www.idausa.org/campaigns/puppy/puppymills.html This website explains what a puppy mill is, demonstrates the lack of care and concern for parent stock and puppies alike. Most pet stores sell dogs exclusively from these Rural, Midwestern facilities who dont offer veterinary treatment, comfort or compassion to their animals. They exist purely for profit.
MISSOURI is the Puppy MIll Capitol of the USA. Pennsylvanias Amish/Menonite region has a large puppy mill population. Mills are typically found in hidden, rural regions, outside the reach of the general public. These operations are solely for profit, not for the good of the animals nor the new owner.