PHOTO GALLERY

Below are photos showing conditions in several Iowa puppy mills. These photos were obtained from the USDA. A description of the violation captured in the photo is included in most of the images. The images are sorted by the county where the facilities exist. The number of USDA licensed commercial dog-breeding facilities in each county is listed though there may not be photos for every one of those facilities. Some facilities whose photos are included may be out of business now but we are leaving the photos up so that viewers may see what has been allowed to go on. This is important because very little has changed which would keep this from happening again. The number of adult breeding dogs in each of the pictured facilities is also provided. This number changes over time. We’ll work hard to keep this information up-to-date but for the most current information please send a request to mlahay@iafriends.org.

 

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Photo Gallery

A Compilation

Copies of some photos from most of the county files.
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Adams county - 1 Licensee

Beatty, Colleen - Creston - 29 Adult Dogs
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Appanoose county - 5 Licensees

Sommers, Henry - Cincinnati - 55 Adult Dogs
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Butler county - 2 Licensees

Albrecht, Larry(DBA: Coldwater Kennel) - Greene - 263 Adult dogs
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Calhoun county - 3 Licensees

Carlson, Nancy & Thomas (DBA: New Design Kennels) - Rockwell City - 115 Adult Dogs
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Cass county - 0 Licensees

Brownlee, Robt - Massena - 144 Adult Dogs - REVOKED
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Cerro Gordo county - 3 Licensees

Anderson, Carolyn - Mason City - 24 Adult Dogs
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Cherokee county - 1 Licensee

Decker, Mike (DBA: M-J Kennels) - Cherokee - 103 Adult Dogs
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Clayton county - 3 Licensees

Dettbarn, Wendie & Doug (DBA: Purple Heart Kennel) - Strawberry Point - 70 Adult Dogs

Clinton county - 0 Licensees currently

Legel, Robert - Delmar - 100+ Adult Dogs NO LONGER IN BUSINESS
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Davis county - 15 Licensees

[Yoder, Mary - Bloomfield - 407 ADULT DOGS!!] [Yoder, Ivan (DBA: Trickle Creek Kennel) - Bloomfield - 46 Adult Dogs] [Kendrick, Mildren & Daryl (DBA: Bluebird Hill Kennel) - Bloomfield - 24 Adult Dogs]
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Decatur county - 5 Licensees

[Rumley, Lennie & Lonnie (DBA: Tripple L Kennels) - Leon - 44 Adult Dogs[ [Stutzman, Floyd - Leon - 73 Adult Dogs] [Jones, Carla (DBA: C&L Puppies) - Weldon - 63 Adult Dogs]
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Dubuque county - 0 Licensees currently

Gadient, Marty & Keelee (DBA: Gadient Kennels) - 200 Adult Dogs NO LONGER IN BUSINESS
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Floyd county - 4 Licensees

[Hobert (Shearman), Diane (DBA: Shearman Kennel) - Charles City - 14 Adult Dogs] [Nolt, Lawrence - Charles City - 95 Adult Dogs]

Hancock

Schleuger, Clarice & Diana - 40 Dogs
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Hardin county - 1 Licensee

Caruth, Sharon - Iowa Falls - 41 Adult Dogs

Henry county - 4 Licensees

[Danker, John - Wayland - 80 Adult Dogs] [Wyse, Mike & Jeanie - Mt. Pleasant - 15 Adult Dogs] [Kruse, Gertrude & Leroy (DBA: Kruse Kennel) - Salem - 45+ Adult Dogs NO LONGER IN BUSINESS]
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Howard county - 2 Licensees

Menne, Tiffany & Nick - Lime Springs - 209 Adult Dogs
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Humboldt county - 2 Licensees

[Schipull, Bruce (DBA: Corner Kennels LLC) - Hardy - 74 Adult Dogs]
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Iowa county - 0 Licensees currently

McGuire, Kenneth & Leatrice - North English - 40+ Adult Dogs NO LONGER IN BUSINESS
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Jasper county - 3 Licensees

ONE OF THE WORST!! Cline, David & Joane - Sully - 33 Adult Dogs

Lee county - 28 USDA Licensees

[Steffensmeier, Mark - Salem - 240 Adult Dogs] [ Fedler, Craig (DBA: Pee Vine Kennels) - West Point - 150 Adult Dogs] [Mehmert, Bob - West Point - 20 Adult Dogs] [Lampa, Lora - Salem - 163 Adult Dogs] [Steffensmeier, Carla & Tom - West Point - 226 Adult Dogs]

Madison

Thorp, Linda - Sky Blue Ranch - 160+ Dogs
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Mahaska county - 3 Licensee

[Pratt, Debra - New Sharon - 400+ Adult Dogs NO LONGER IN BUSINESS] [ Van Wyk, Donna & Dennis (DBA: Prairie Lane Kennel) - new Sharon - 130 Adult Dogs]

Mitchell county - 2 Licensees

[Huffman, Brian (DBA: Silver Fox Farms) - Osage - 66 Adult Dogs] [ Borntreger, Menno & Toby - 126 Adult Dogs - LICENSE REVOKED!] [Puettmann, Wilbur - Little Cedar - 35 Adult Dogs - NO LONGER IN BUSINESS]
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Osceola county - 2 Licensees

Johnson, Connie & Harold (DBA: CW's Quaint Critters) Melvin - 121 Adult Dogs
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O'Brien

Stover, Leonard - Northwest Kennel - 114 Dogs
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Plymouth county - 7 Licensees

Felts, Gary - Kingsley - 276 Adult Dogs
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Polk county - 1 Licensee

[Jennings, Melvin - Mitchellville - 43 Adult Dogs] [Weise, Randy (DBA: Iowa Puppies) a- NO LONGER IN BUSINESS]
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Sioux county - 27 Licensees!!

[Beukelman, A.G. (DBA: J. Michael's Kennels) Sioux Center - 95 Adult Dogs] [Cleveringa, Bob & Dee Ann (DBA: B&D Kennels) - Orange City - 25 Adult Dogs NO LONGER IN BUSINESS] [Dekkers, Dean - Ireton - 35 Adult Dogs NO LONGER IN BUSINESS] [Ruter, Dave - Sioux Center - 55 Adult Dogs] [Wagner, Randall (DBA: Rainbow Kennels, Inc.) - Sioux Center - 50 Adult Dogs] [Kragt, Jay & Doris - Rock Valley - 40+ Adult Dogs NO LONGER IN BUSINESS] [ Kortlever, Calvin (DBA: Willow Creek Kennels) - 42 Adult Dogs] [Groeneweg, Laura - Rock Valley - 34 Adult Dogs]
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Taylor county - 4 Licensees

[Townsend, Connie & Edwin (DBA: Faithful Friends Kennel) - Bedford - 15 Adult Dogs] [Spire, Deloris - Bedford - 49 Adult Dogs] [Jackson, Elaine & Robert - Bedford - 60 Adult Dogs]
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Union county - 1 Licensee

Davenport, William - Thayer - 32 Adult Dogs

Van Buren - 6 Licensees

[Speer, Cathy - Milton - 26 Adult Dogs] [Glover, Terry - Milton - 245 Adult Dogs - NO LONGER IN BUSINESS]
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Warren county - 2 Licensees

[Hamrick, Helene (DBA: Wolf Point Kennel) - Ackworth - 79 Adult Dogs] [Ubben, Vickie & Danny - Milo - 83 Adult Dogs]
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Wayne county - 3 Licensees

[Mullet, Rosemary & Marvin (DBA: Rosen Marv Kennels) - Corydon - 78 Adult Dogs] [Nisley, Melvin - Seymour - 40 Adult Dogs]

Winnebago county - 3 Licensees

[Grotewold, Donald & Brad (DBA: Grotewold Farm) - Lake Mills - 328 Adult Dogs] [Knudtson, Michael - Lake Mills - 36 Adult Dogs] [McGurk, Pat (DBA: Mountain Valley Kennel) - Lake Mills - 35 Adult Dogs]
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Wright

Vierkant, Meri - Kathy's Precious Puppies - 131 Dogs
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