• Report: #864148

Complaint Review: American Puppy Club

  • Submitted: Wed, April 04, 2012
  • Updated: Tue, April 24, 2012

  • Reported By: Cheriepie — greensboro North Carolina United States of America
American Puppy Club
1874 Highway 35 Middletown, New Jersey United States of America

American Puppy Club National Breeders Inside Info From Employee--Puppy Mill Dogs Middletown , New Jersey

*General Comment: laws ...:(

*Author of original report: Yes, I most certainly did

*Consumer Suggestion: finally an eye witness

*General Comment: And as a citizen you contacted which authority?

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I briefly worked here before quitting in disgust after a month. EVERY puppy in this place comes from a puppy mill. When I worked there I checked the names of the kennels on the puppies paperwork and then looked them up--every one is a notorious puppy mill. However, the owners give employees hours of lessons on how to lie to customers about where
they come from.

You know how when you ask the price of a puppy, the employee will say "Well, let me go call the breeder and see if they ll come down at all?"Then they go into the office? Yeah, they re not calling anyone. They have a minimum price they ll sell the puppy for and will generally quote the customer double that. They go stand in the office for a few minutes
trying to decide how much they can get out of you.

Puppies that have been there for several months without selling, and are starting to lose the cute factor are kept in the back, in cages barely big enough for them to turn around in. They only get to come out of these cages once a day for about ten minutes when the cage is cleaned. These are the puppies sold for $199. By this time, they re 6 or more months old and will have numerous problems--they ve never been properly socialized or handled so they will have tons of behavioral problems. They will also be impossible to housebreak after getting used to defecating in the same place they eat and sleep.

The day I quit was the day I discovered something extremely disturbing....the owner went into his office and opened a locked door. Behind that door was a closet-sized room with rows of cages full of puppies. These were the puppies that were too obviously sick for sale. These puppies were locked away in this hidden room without even a light on.....isolated, in total darkness, in a locked room ALL the time. It was a month before I even knew this room existed!!!

After quitting I went on to become a vet tech at a local veterinary hospital. It was there that I really got to see how bad American Puppy Club is......at least two or three times a day we d have people coming in with sick puppies that they had just bought. APC is constantly selling unhealthy dogs. In the best cases, they had easily treatable kennel cough or worms. But then there were the ones with hip dysplasia....luxating patellas.....the Boston terrier they had charged extra for, telling the new owners it was because the dog was already neutered. He wasn t. He had a condition called cryptoorchid, which
required expensive surgery. And the worst was having to look in the face of the little kids as they were told their 8 week old brand new puppy had to be put to sleep because they had parvo. This is all because American Puppy Club gets their puppies from puppy mills and gets the health problems that go with that.

PLEASE do not shop here. Please do not support the vicious cycle of abuse of puppy mill dogs. The owners will lie through their teeth to make you believe they don t buy from puppy mills, but I watched that truck come in full of puppies, and I saw the kennel names on their paperwork. Each and every one is from a puppy mill.

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#1 General Comment

laws ...:(

AUTHOR: Righteous1 - (USA)

So very sorry that they did nothing. It deflates ones objective when they turn the report into a "law" says....mentality. What about animal rights? I cannot tell you how it broke my heart to see a strong person challenge the care of these animals only to be turned away....Please stay true to this cause!
I support your efforts and hope you'll continue to take notes and report when need be. My Home State is #1 for these puppy mills and its shameful that I have to endure the backlash from a state that still ALLOWS it! Within a 50 mile radius the owners of such have been fined. They pay the fines and continue the cruelty...simply because our state likes the revenue from the fines more then doing the right thing! Sad....deplorable.
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#2 Author of original report

Yes, I most certainly did

AUTHOR: Cheriepie - (United States of America)

The animal enforcement officers of the SPCA were notified and the place was investigated. Unfortunately, due to outdated and ineffective animal cruelty laws, since the puppies had food, water, shelter and were supposedly under veterinary care nothing was done.
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

finally an eye witness

AUTHOR: ANON. In Monmouth - (United States of America)

I joined ripoff report just to follow american puppy club. I went in there to look at the dogs and found the entire senario odd. I came home and started researching and was horrified. They have been using these methods and practices for how many years under different names? It is time that these people are stopped once and for all. Call the SPCA or police. That room in the back is enough. I remember holding that little puppy in my lap. His breathing was off. It was audible. I would love to know how they come up with the numbers?

I think planning a day where a bunch of perspective customers go in and question them on all there insurance policies and why they are so and pricing and paperwork and their vet and so called trainer all at once would be so much more effective then the picketing. They don't care about that.

You my dear they would care about. How many more little kids losing there pups at christmas or people paying thousands of dollars for a sick dog and then thousands more to save it while the owner spent  no more than a couple hundred on can it take. 
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#4 General Comment

And as a citizen you contacted which authority?

AUTHOR: Righteous1 - (USA)

True to life your story is. Now as an Adult , who did you formally report this to? Please tell me you contacted the police and filed a report? Please tell me you are of sound mind and willing to make good on your statements. It does zero good to come here and write the tale of woe if you aren't going to actively follow the reporting to authorities. Have a wee bit of guts to do what is right by these animals.
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