Puppy farms (also known as puppy mills) breed thousands of puppies every year. Their pups never receive the love and care that would be offered by responsible breeders and they're often kept in such diabolical conditions that many don't survive to reach a loving home.
Puppy farms are where bitches, often many different breeds, are bred en-mass, in horrendous conditions...and when the bitches can no longer breed......they are needlessly destroyed!
Puppy mill owners are in it purely for the money!
Please don't buy your Cocker Spaniel puppy from one of these awful puppy 'factories'...no matter how tempted you might be! Please understand, you may feel you're saving him from a life of misery, but in doing so you will be helping puppy mills to stay in business.
If you need any further convincing, here are 10 good reasons why you shouldn't buy your puppy from one of these terrible places:
Puppy farmers are unlikely to want you to visit their premises, and so will offer to deliver your puppy. In no circumstances agree to having a puppy delivered. Apart from wanting to choose your own pup, you need to see the environment in which they've been raised.
Farms (and puppy mills) are very definitely NOT the places to buy your puppy; please find a selection of reputable Cocker Spaniel breeders to choose from.
Alternatively, why not consider adopting a cocker spaniel from a cocker spaniel rescue center?
If you need any further convincing to stay away from these places, please watch this heartbreaking video of a puppy mill raid in Tennessee!
raid is carried out by Stephanie Shain who is the Director of the Stop
Puppy Mills Campaign for the Humane Society of the United States.
It's not always easy to spot these puppy 'factories' but this article will help you to work out whether or not you're dealing with a legitimate breeder or a puppy mill owner.
There are many sad and heart-wrenching stories about puppies who've been bred in puppy farms.
Many of them die before finding a loving home, or within weeks of being sold, and many end up in rescue centers, or worse!
Their pain and suffering is tragic yet...these places continue to remain open.
If you have a sad or moving tale to tell, (even better if it has a happy ending!) why not spread the word by sharing your story and help stamp out puppy farms?
Click on the links below to see some moving stories about puppies bred in puppy farms.
They were all written by other visitors to this page.
Back Yard Breeders
I don't really have a story to tell about a dog, but I have a story to tell about a Back Yard Breeder. My family loves dogs and all animals, but we also …
Happy with the puppy farms
I bought a puppy from a puppy farm. I actually went there to choose the one I wanted. They were kept in pens, but the dogs were fine. I took her home …
Shadow is a loving male Cocker Spaniel we adopted from the Orange County Animal Shelter in Orange County, California. We adopted Shadow the day after …
Gracie's Puppy Farm Story
While standing in line at the County Animal Control, a volunteer noticed an elderly man turning in a dog that he said he "no longer had use for." Luckily, …