In recent years, there has been a wonderful rise in conscientiousness concerning puppy welfare. Now more than ever, people want to make sure that they buy a puppy from an ethical breeder, as opposed to accidentally supporting a puppy mill.
You’re probably reading this article because you’re one of those commendable people. You want to buy a puppy from the right breeder.
We understand that some pet stores make it difficult to discover where they get their puppies from. When it’s hard to find out where a pet store’s puppies come from, it can be virtually impossible to confirm that they’re working with responsible puppy breeders.
At Petland Kansas City, we’re completely transparent about the breeders we work with. In fact, we’re proud to show our customers the puppy breeding kennels that we’ve cherry picked to partner with. We searched the country far and wide, and determined that these breeders offer their puppies and the dog parents the best level of care within the pet industry.
In this article, we’ll introduce you to the kennels we work with and provide their website information. The majority of our kennels welcome visitors, which means that you can schedule a trip to meet the puppies and see for yourself how well Petland puppies are treated.
Petland’s mission is to enhance the human-animal bond and provide life-long companions for our customers. We’ve created strict requirements to help us follow that mission. Petland is dedicated to improving conditions for all dogs in the communities we serve. We do this by internally mandating the highest standards of pet care within our store. We only work with puppy breeders who adhere to our high ethical standards, and in order to ensure that the kennels we work with are in fact abiding by our standards, we frequently drop in for unscheduled site visits.
Where Do Petland Kansas City Puppies Come From?
Petland Kansas City works exclusively with USDA licensed breeders and distributors, but holding a license with the USDA isn’t the only requirement that we expect our breeders to maintain.
Petland’s breeders must also meet our high-standard criteria for ethical animal treatment, which includes:
- Providing breeding dogs and litters with indoor space requirements
- Outdoor space requirements
- Veterinarian health care and check ups
- Socialization with visitors and plenty of daily exercise
- Temperature-controlled interior HVAC systems
- Nutritious food and fresh water
- Appropriate bathing and grooming frequency
- Necessarily vaccinations administered on an appropriate timeline by on-site consulting veterinarians
- And that’s only the beginning!
Petland’s operations team also travels to our breeders for surprise visits and inspections to make sure that the litters of puppies and their parent dogs are being treated well and reflect the health that comes from the standard of care we require.
If that wasn’t enough, Petland’s Director of Animal Welfare Education works with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies and legislators concerning animal welfare issues and education.
MEET THE BREEDERS
Cloveridge Kennel is family-owned and operated by the Mullet family in beautiful, scenic southern Iowa. The Mullets have always considered raising dogs to be a passion of theirs. They said their greatest joy is getting to work together as a family and teaching their children valuable lessons about responsibility and integrity. The Mullets all help out with the care of each adult animal in their kennel, raising and socializing the puppies and introducing them to new surroundings, toys and surfaces, like their huge outdoor play areas!
The Mullets also work very closely with their veterinarian to ensure the health and safety of both the adult dogs as well as the puppies. Every puppy is properly vaccinated and dewormed, and receives prophylactic treatments that are age appropriate. All this is overseen by their vet. They then receive a thorough head to tail examination to ensure each puppy is happy, healthy and ready for their new furrr-ever home!
Daynes Ridge Kennel
Daynes Ridge Kennel is the labor of love for Jeremy Rogers and his daughter, Payton. They have been breeding and placing puppies in loving homes for over 15 years. The Rogers’ raise Bernese Mountain Dogs, English Bulldogs, and French Bulldogs. They care deeply about these breeds and put a huge focus on improving and promoting them.
Daynes Ridge works closely with their veterinarian to see that the appropriate puppy vaccinations, preventative deworming, and prophylactic treatments are given to each puppy. Their vet also conducts a thorough “head to tail” examination to ensure that each puppy is healthy and ready to meet their new families in our store.
Jeremy and Payton are so proud of their state-of-the-art kennel, they allow visitors at any time. They have created an open, transparent policy for those who wish to visit Daynes Ridge. Visitors can tour their beautiful, roomy facilities and get the opportunity to meet and interact with their happy adult dogs in their large, outdoor runs.
Oak Ridge Kennel
Oak Ridge Kennel is family owned and operated by the Yoder family of Seymour, Iowa. They originally started out as a home-based, custom-built kitchen cabinet business. Levi and Wilma, along with their seven children, began raising puppies with a pair of pet Shetland Sheepdogs, and their passion for breeding was born! They loved seeing each litter of puppies come into the world and watching them grow into healthy, friendly pets.
In 2015, they built an impressive breeding facility for breeding Shetland Sheepdogs. They wanted a facility that was both friendly to the public and comfortable for their animals. The facility is state-of-the-art and draws fresh air inside from their geothermal ventilation system to keep all their puppies cool in the summer and cozy warm in the winter.
In 2016, they added a large outdoor yard for the dogs to run and play in the lush, green grass. The Yoders say it is the perfect place to watch the dogs and puppies play together, and it gives the children a good area to teach the puppies basic commands and start leash training. Levi and Wilma’s children love to help with the puppies and make sure to play with and cuddle each one daily!
Stoney Creek Kennel
Stoney Creek Kennel is family-owned and operated by the Troyer Family of Bloomfield, Iowa. Ivan and Ruth Troyer moved to Stoney Creek Farm in 2005. Where they took over a farm that was home to an organic dairy farmer. But their inherent love of dogs drove them to complete construction on a kennel of their very own. The Troyer Family—Ivan & Ruth and their five children—enjoy many happy hours together caring for their puppies. They raise Siberian Husky puppies, English Bulldog puppies, and Pomsky puppies. Their dream has always been to have a state-of-the-art, dog-friendly facility to attract both visitors and friends.
In 2015, they built a new kennel, and as a family they are excited to care for each new puppy. Inside their new facility they always have fresh air moving with their geothermal ventilation system. It keeps the dogs cool in the summer and uses radiant floor heat to keep them warm and cozy in the winter. The Troyer’s children especially enjoy playtime with each puppy. This helps make sure the puppies are socialized and ready to come from their home to yours. The highlight of their day is when they get to turn the dogs loose in their yard and play with them. The dogs get the valuable exercise they need and the children get to romp and play, too! Stoney Creek Kennel works hard to raise top quality, healthy, and socialized puppies that are ready for their new home with you.
You can learn more about these breeders by visiting the Petland Cares page on our website.
PETLAND KANSAS CITY IS A RESPONSIBLE CHOICE
- Pet stores like ours are the safest place to buy a puppy. We comply with all local, state, and federal regulations. Additionally, we have set standards for our stores that go above and beyond government and industry standards.
- We’re also the best in the business when it comes to providing a great, healthy environment for our pets before they go home. Petland uses spacious kennels maintained according to standards set by licensed professional veterinarians.
- A veterinarian examines every puppy before it goes home, and a potential customer is able to see the puppy’s health records before every purchase.
Is there anything else you would like to know about where Petland Kansas City gets its puppies? Stop by our Overland Park location and our knowledgeable pet counselors can answer any further questions you may have!