One of the Largest Puppy Brokers Shuts Its Doors!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 2:30pm
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Guest blog written by Cori Menkin, Senior Director of the ASPCA's Puppy Mills Campaign.

Lambriar, Inc., one of the largest puppy brokers in the United States, has announced that it is closing its kennel doors for good. Puppy brokers like Lambriar are middlemen, buying dogs from puppy mills and distributing them to pet stores throughout the country. Brokers are an important cog in the wheel of the cruel and inhumane puppy mill industry.

When asked why Lambriar is closing its doors, owner Roger Lambert told Kansas newspaper  The Belleville Telescope “When you couple the bad economy with increasing rules and regulations and increased pressure from animal rights activists, well, it just got too hard.”

We have been working hard to shed light on the link between puppy mills and pet store puppies, and it seems to be working! As more and more people take our No Pet Store Puppies pledge not to buy anything in stores that sell puppies, the industry will continue to feel the ripple effects and be forced to make changes.

If you haven’t taken the No Pet Store Puppies pledge yet, please do! And please be sure to share it with your friends so that one day, puppy mill cruelty will be a distant memory.

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Debbie Williams

I have been in rescue for many years now and am just thrilled that this is one more cog that is closing up shop. We can only keep educating and working hard to eradicate the mills, the middlemen, and the pet stores that sell these babies. Way to go! Praise God!


That is so awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I received some amazing news a few days ago and had to share with all of you that supported my journey these past 5 years with Nobu. My promise to him upon his death was to create NOBU's LAW; the mission: put the two biggest puppy brokers in the country out of business...The ones responsible for getting the puppy mill dogs to PET STORES! I always said, if there are NO Brokers, then Puppy Mills will slowly dissappear. First on my list "Lambriar Kennels" as they were the responsible for bringing Nobu from his puppy mill in Nebraska...most likely at 6 weeks old, on a 2 -3 week trip in horrific conditions across the country! I screamed it from the roof tops! I called the Dept. Of Agriculture. I called the head of each of these states involved. I called news reporters in those states....I NEVER thought the universe and the pressure from me and the millions of groups out there could make this kind of progress, and NEVER did I think it would happen this quickly! Well, I was reminded of just how significant NOBU really was... A psychic told me years ago, he was special, he had a purpose...I knew it, I believed it...but I still NEVER thought I would get a phone call telling me LAMBRIAR CLOSED THEIR DOORS!!! OH SO SPECIAL Little Man... I miss you baby boy, more than wordes can ever express, BUT now all of your suffering and death too soon was not in vain...I would like to think we were heard, along with so very many others!!! One down...HUNTE to go! So grateful...thank you to all that helped make this possible! ♥


This is great! We are making a difference!

Dawn Beattie

But the internet will fill the gap

San Diego Anima...

Roger Lambriar's retirement is funded by the suffering of thousands of dogs. Unfortunately, the breeders will now just start using the Hunte Corp. The San Diego Animal Defense Team works around the clock to protest and close the puppy mill pet stores. We are pushing for a ban on pet stores selling puppies in the city. Working together, we will stop this inhumane industry!


I was offered free products for my rescue by s vendor who said he would drop them off at a local pet store - unfortunately I had to tell him I couldn't step foot in the store because they occassionaly sold puppies. The owner was stunned and stopped selling puppies and I now by some supplies in his store.


Hooray - let's stop irresponsible breeding

Janice Wolbach

There is a God!


They didn't close because they wanted to do the noble thing and stop this barbaric practice. Nooooo. Economy and pressure. Well GOOD RIDANCE! And never come back!