How can you tell a puppy broker? The best way to find a reputable dog breeder is to get a referral from friends, your veterinarian, or an official breed club in your area. The AKC website offers a guide and directory to find a responsible breeder. Responsible breeders provide a healthy, loving environment for their dogs.
What does a pet broker do? Unlike retail pet stores, brokers are middleman dealers who obtain puppies from breeders and puppy mills and then transport and resell them. Brokers typically sell puppies to pet stores, but sometimes to research facilities or other dealers, often travelling great distances to do so.
Are there puppy mills in New York State? NEW YORK—Today, the New York State Senate approved S. 1130, to shut down the puppy mill pipeline and end the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores across the state.
Are puppy mills illegal in NY? The New York State Legislature passed a bill on Friday that, when signed into law, will ban pet stores in the state from selling dogs, cats, and rabbits. The Puppy Mill Pipeline Bill aims to “stop the flow of cruelly bred puppies into New York,” according to a press release from the ASPCA.