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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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!


we need to stoop selling these animals this way. we need to take care of animals in a humane way.


we need to stoop selling these animals this way. we need to take care of animals in a humane way.


Please know this happens to cats as well. There are cat mills out there. They don't recieve the same publisity but they are just as horrible. They need to be stopped as well.


Finally!! Now is the time for all puppy mills, backyard breeders and dog brokers to shut down for good.

Opt to adopt. All of my dogs are resues, I would never ever buy a dog/puppy when so many are homeless. One of my rescues without training I might add jumped into between me a snake that was in my garden. The snake was a hog nose snake..harmless fellow but my dog did not know that and without training she "saved" me from what she thought was a danger to my safety! P.S. She is a pitbull!
Resuced dogs Rock!!


So sad! Hope you and your family live a life of suffering as you have made so many animals suffer.



Jenny Pavlovic

What will happen to the breeder dogs and puppies when this mill shuts down? Will they be safely rescued, or just passed on to other bad mill situations? I hope they will be rescued and learn how to live in loving homes.


Instead of bitching here with your wimpy comments, get off your butts, write your reps, call, do something instead of whining uselessly.


So glad to see this article it shows that each person individually can make a difference, because if one person gets the message they spread it and share it and ultimatley it impacts the industry. I now have 4 rescuse and WILL NEVER buy another dog.