ID: 740 Date Submitted: 8/6/2006 Breed: Labrador Retriever Date Purchased: 7/14/2006 Broker: Unknown Petshop: Petland Details: Healthy Puppy
Name: Clayton Stein DBA: Address: PO Box 38 City: Madisonville County: State: LA Zip: 70447
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
Note: I see very few cases from MS, LA, and AL, no more than a handful in the last 4 years. I usually find the cases I do get are from "local" breeders and I am unable to verify anything about these breeders.