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 DBA: Address: P.O. Box 131 City: Dallas City County: 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: http://www.petshoppuppies.com/fac.htm