ID: 1717
Date Submitted: 1/3/2007
Breed: Shih Tzu
Date Purchased: 1/30/2006
Broker:  Unknown Unlicensed
Petshop:  Uptown Pets +
Details: Conflict on date of birth of puppy.  Blood in stool


Name: Putman, Carolyn
Address: 175 Chase Trail
City: Pocahontas
State: AR
Zip: 72455

USDA Inspections:
Unfortunately I have no inspections for this breeder.  You can order inspections using this link.

Unfortunately I have no inventory information for this breeder.

AKC Suspensions:
I have no suspension information for this breeder.

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:

I do suspect that this breeder is operating in violation of the law.  I found the following ad running on the internet and it is not common for a "hobby" breeder to be mixing breeds of dogs, as well as selling to brokers/petshops.

Phone: 870-892-4376

For Sale 3 Male Poodle/beagle Mix Pocahontas (Randolph County) *
White with black patches and some tan on faces. Sire is miniature poodle, dame is 10 inch beagle. Will be ready January 14 2007. email or call  870-892-4376. Please reserve by December31