ID: 1779
Date Submitted: 1/11/2007
Breed: Golden Retriever
Date Purchased: 2/18/2006
Broker:  Unknown
Petshop:  Booth's Corner Pet Supply
Details: No problems noted.


Name: Daniel F. Stoltzfus
Address: 4715 Homeville Road
City: Cochranville
State: PA
Zip: 19330

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

NOTE:  This breeder is most likely a member of the Amish/Mennonite families of dog breeders.  There is a high incidence of unlicensed and illegal breeders in the area of Pennsylvania, mainly Lancaster County.  Because the Amish do not normally have telephones, and most share the same family names, and often first names, it is very hard to track them. 

I recommend contacting the Pennsylvania Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement at the following web address to see if you can find more about this unlicensed breeder.