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Old 12-05-2011, 09:52 AM   #1
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Question is anyone familiar with this PA breeder?

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Old 12-05-2011, 11:02 AM   #2
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I do not know these breeders. However, we are plagued w puppymills in PA. In fact, it has gotten national attention about how puppymill ridden we are, I am sorry to say. Conversely, we do have some very good YTCA breeders here too.

I would worry that these ppl breed multiple breeds, do not show pics of the parents, and use the term "T-cup".
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:33 AM   #3
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Omg Buyer BEWARE!!!

Pampered Pups www.onlypups.com is a puppy mill!

They are located in Edinburg, PA
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:50 PM   #4
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I do not have a yorkie, but I do have a 2.5 year old Maltese that has had medical issues since DAY ONE. He came home with pneumonia, then his aggression issues, bladder and kidney stones, and now he has been diagnosed with liver shunts after a very scary episode of H.E.

This liver shunt disease is HEREDITARY and should be tested for as soon as the puppies are born. This is my first dog, and I had only wish I knew about this sad disease.

Basically the McDowell's are either breeding or purchasing dogs from mills (Which i think is the case since they are in a puppy mill area), just to make a quick buck. They do not care about the health of your future puppy or the stress of its owners.

My dog will be undergoing surgery next week. He's been suffering for 2.5 years and it is not fair. Horrible "breeders"!!! do not support them.
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It is a puppymill operation.
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I would pass on them and go to the YTCA website and find a wonderful reputable breeder. That one is a puppy mill
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I just attempted to click on one of their links and my browser popped up with this

Danger: Malware Ahead!
Google Chrome has blocked access to this page on www.yorkies.com.
Content from glassyorkies.homestead.com, a known malware distributor, has been inserted into this web page. Visiting this page now is very likely to infect your Mac with malware.
Malware is malicious software that causes things like identity theft, financial loss, and permanent file deletion.

I would stay away if I were you.
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Looks like brokers to me
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Pampered Pups - Puppy Mill/Poor Breeding, Review 388971 | Complaints Board
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Are you all 100% certain they fall under "puppy mill"?

Three of my yorkies are from them. I thought they were more of a "backyard breeder" type but I wouldn't classify it as a puppy mill.

Heather and Jason are a bit odd perhaps, maybe not the most personable people, but the conditions looked acceptable every time I was there. In fact, I absolutely love the look of their yorkies.

I got my first yorkie from them, Oscar, a few years ago. I got him at 6 months. He was the runt of the litter and not at all socialized. But he's fine and hasn't had any problems. He became socialized over the years. A few months later I got his brother Bruce. Bruce is absolutely perfect in every way. He's a big yorkie, about 15 pounds. But I actually like the bigger ones. I got Daphney in October. She's wonderful. The only problem, and I don't really think this is a serious problem, was after about 3 weeks with her she developed kennel cough. Was it because of the breeder? Perhaps. But she could have contracted it outside. My boys didn't have it, nor did they catch it from her. But she was put on medicine and good as new in a week or so. No big deal. My vet did not seem concerned that it was a breeder issue.

This saddens me that Heather and Jason are considered to be a puppy mill. I don't know them other than meeting them years ago through an ad, and we don't keep in touch or anything. I send pictures occasionally to Heather and she always replies and loves to hear that her dogs are loved. I honestly just thing they are "hobby" breeders, not puppy mill breeders.
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I purchased my Yorkie from Jason and after reading this I'm completely heartbroken.

My Yorkie is 10 months today and about 11 lbs. Everyone keeps telling me he looks more like a silky terrier so I became curious. Did a little research and came across this post. When I purchased my puppy, Enzo, we had a very rough few months. He wouldn't sleep and had severe diarrhea. The vet did an overall check up on him and said that he had campylobacter, which is very common in puppies, but is healthy other than that. Treated him with some probiotics and now he's great.

My little guy is the most loving, happy and energetic pup you'd ever meet. I do not support puppy mills at all and it make me sick to my stomach that I might have purchased him from one. But then I think about what he may have been living in and the life he could have had. This makes me so happy I took him home that day. He eats organic dog food, sleeps in bed with me and enjoys play time at dog parks.

Now I just worry that if he is from a mill we may have health issues in our future. If anyone has purchased a puppy from them please let me know any issues your facing with your fur baby.
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I purchased my Yorkie from Jason and after reading this I'm completely heartbroken.

My Yorkie is 10 months today and about 11 lbs. Everyone keeps telling me he looks more like a silky terrier so I became curious. Did a little research and came across this post. When I purchased my puppy, Enzo, we had a very rough few months. He wouldn't sleep and had severe diarrhea. The vet did an overall check up on him and said that he had campylobacter, which is very common in puppies, but is healthy other than that. Treated him with some probiotics and now he's great.

My little guy is the most loving, happy and energetic pup you'd ever meet. I do not support puppy mills at all and it make me sick to my stomach that I might have purchased him from one. But then I think about what he may have been living in and the life he could have had. This makes me so happy I took him home that day. He eats organic dog food, sleeps in bed with me and enjoys play time at dog parks.

Now I just worry that if he is from a mill we may have health issues in our future. If anyone has purchased a puppy from them please let me know any issues your facing with your fur baby.
Kristi--if you are worried about health issues in the future, you should get pet insurance. Be sure to read what is covered/what is not covered under the pet insurance. I'm not sure whether or not you have to pay a bit more to cover genetic issues as well, but it is WORTH IT. If your pup does indeed end up developing genetic problems, it COULD be covered under the pet insurance which would save you TONS of money. Hope this helped!! There are tons of threads on YT about pet insurance. Just do a Google search for "pet insurance yorkietalk" and tons of threads will pop up.
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Default Do not buy from jason and heather mcdowell!!!

I bought my beloved Rudy, a yorkie from them 7 1/2 years ago. I did a ton of research and didn't find anything to suggest that they were a puppy mill. After, buying Rudy I had major suspicions and now have read other reports that they are indeed a puppy mill!!! They have a big barn that has dogs of all different breeds and couldn't produce any papers about Rudy's parents to me. I just had to go through putting my 7-year-old yorkie to sleep after he was diagnosed with an inoperable cancerous brain tumor! It was as I was cleaning out his stuff that I came across the information about the McDowells and I know that I owe it to Rudy and all other pet owners and dogs to get the word out so that they can no longer treat animals this way. I have contacted the Humane Society and I am hoping something will be done. PLEASE GET THE WORD OUT!

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I bought my beloved Rudy, a yorkie from them 7 1/2 years ago. I did a ton of research and didn't find anything to suggest that they were a puppy mill. After, buying Rudy I had major suspicions and now have read other reports that they are indeed a puppy mill!!! They have a big barn that has dogs of all different breeds and couldn't produce any papers about Rudy's parents to me. I just had to go through putting my 7-year-old yorkie to sleep after he was diagnosed with an inoperable cancerous brain tumor! It was as I was cleaning out his stuff that I came across the information about the McDowells and I know that I owe it to Rudy and all other pet owners and dogs to get the word out so that they can no longer treat animals this way. I have contacted the Humane Society and I am hoping something will be done. PLEASE GET THE WORD OUT!

Rudy 3/5/08-10/29/15

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