One of Litter Pick's goals is to help stop breeders that do not care for the health and welfare of their dogs. We try to screen all of our breeders for responsible breeding practices and humane treatment of their dogs. All breeders that list litters on our site also are registered with AKC which has strict standards for breeding practices. But puppy mills are a huge problem! These breeders care about the money they make and not about providing adequate housing, shelter, sanitation, socialization, exercise, or veterinary care for their dogs.
If you believe you have purchased a puppy from one of these breeders, please report them! Two easy ways to do this would be either through the USDA website and file an Animal Welfare Complaint or through the Humane Society and fill out a Puppy Buyer Complaint Form. Every complaint helps!