ID: 2407 Date Submitted: 3/28/2007 Breed: Maltese Poodle (Miniature and Toy) Date Purchased: 3/28/2007 Broker: Unknown Petshop: Pet Place Details: Healthy.
Name: Emanuel Byer DBA: Address: 18424 Dry Run Rd. West City: Spring Run County: State: PA Zip: 17262
This breeder appears to be unlicensed by the USDA. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires that all breeders with more than 3 female dogs, who are selling puppies through wholesale channels (such at pet stores), must be licensed and inspected by the USDA. Note, there is a possibility that this breeder has recently been licensed by USDA and is not yet in my databases.
Normally, I recommend waiting to file a complaint with USDA against an unlicensed breeder until it becomes evident that they are operating in violation of the law. This breeder is licensed by the state of PA, so most likely he is violating federal law by not being licensed by USDA. If you would like to file a complaint with USDA you can do so by following the instructions on this page: http://www.petshoppuppies.com/fac.htm
I recommend contacting the Pennsylvania Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement at the following web address to see if they are better able to guide you: http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us/agriculture/cwp/view.asp?q=126843