ID: 919
Date Submitted: 8/30/2006
Breed: Bichon Frise
Date Purchased: 5/14/2006
Broker:  Unknown
Petshop:  Wags to Riches
Details: Puppy was given away, new owner concerned about the dog being a purebred.

Note:  This breeder is unlicensed, as are most of the breeders I research from Alabama and Mississippi pet stores.  Therefore, I have no information on this breeder.


Name: Joann Pugh
State: Select

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: