ID: 2490
Date Submitted: 4/7/2007
Breed: Basset Hound
Date Purchased: 12/6/2005
Broker:  Unknown
Petshop:  Happiness is Pets
Details: Kennel cough when purchased.  When customer received papers, they were for a male, not a female puppy.


Name: Tara Holt
Address: P.O. Box 131
City: Dallas City
State: IL
Zip: 62330

This breeder is 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.

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.  I will continue to monitor this breeder for further activity, and file a complaint, should I feel there is evidence of illegal activity.  If you would like to file a complaint now, to have this matter investigated by USDA, you can do so by following the instructions on this page: