The first step on the road to pet ownership is to ask yourself some tough questions: Why do you want a puppy? Can you afford one? Are you prepared to take care of a dog every day of its life?
So many people simply do not know how bad this problem is in our state. Please educate yourself. Then help us work to help the dogs.
Have you seen an issue at an Iowa kennel that you want to report? Have you purchased a sick puppy? We have many people asking us how to report these types of problems. Here are instructions on how to report an issue in different situations.
Our goal is to ensure the humane treatment of the tens of thousands of dogs in Iowa's USDA-licensed commercial dog breeding facilities also referred to as puppy mills.
We are Iowans concerned about the welfare of companion animals. Our purpose is to gather accurate information about the commercial dog-breeders in Iowa and to share that information with the general public, state law enforcement agencies and our sister organization, Iowa Voters for Companion Animals.Read more