ED Magedson – Founder
Lancaster Puppies Website20 Groffdale Road, Leola, PA Internet United States of America
We recently bought a (chihuahua) dog from lancasterpuppies.com. I was skeptical but had read reviews from some saying that they were not all bad breeders on the site...and in my mind, they couldnt ALL be bad. So I avoided any puppies that said that they were farm raised as I assumed it would be an inclination to the amish or mennonite communities that are so infamous in lancaster county for there dog breeding. The description in our dogs profile on lancasterpuppies.com said that they were "family raised" and that there mother was a "family pet".
We drove almost 3 hours to get to this breeder. When we pulled up to the address that they had given us, I was SHOCKED to see a barn larger then the house itself behind the house. Though everything was clean and pretty and orderly, you could hear the dogs crying from inside the barn. Then an amish man steps out of the house. I was shocked because, well...to be honest, I didnt think it was going to be an amish man and I was REALLY afraid of the puppy mill scams going on in lancaster county. He took a flashlight out to the HUGE barn by himself and comes back with Macy. I'm assuming from the flash light that there is no electricity in the barn. Which is offputting as we bought our dog the day before Thanksgiving. This is PA people, it's COLD.
He introduced us and I fell in love. I shouldnt have bought her...I contributed to the puppy mills. I did. I am so ashamed. But I just COULD NOT let her go back into that cold dark barn with these people. When he brought her out this dog CLEARLY did not know this man. These were not family raised. She was TERRIFIED. She was trembling. Now seeing her personality in a house with people that love her she is spunky, bright, a little fiesty and very loving. Nothing like she was when we bought her.
He informed us after arriving there (mind you, I have talked to these people on the phone 3 times before my arrival AND asked how her health was) that she has a ingroinal (spelling?) hernia. She is going to the vet tonight to get seen for this. She also suffers EXTREME seperation anxiety. I can be 4 feet away from her and she cries for me to hold her. I'm assuming this is from being in that barn with little human contact. So sad.
As embarrassed and ashamed as I am now that I bought her from them, I thought the least I could do is warn other people before they make the trek into Lancaster and fall in love with a puppy that is from a puppy mill.
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