Puppyland is a limited liability company (registered trade name under Doxiedor LLC, out of Riverside, CA).
Puppyland owners are Kayla and Justin Kerr.
They are not new to the pet store industry.
Kayla Kerr worked at Broadway Puppies along side David Salinas.
In July 2017, CAPS (Companion Animal Protection Society) went undercover and investigated David Salinas's pet shops, one of which was Broadway Puppies.
It was found that Broadway Puppies was receiving dogs from multiple breeders, some of which included Dennis & Donna Van Wyk (Prairie Lane Kennels) and Doug & Wendie Dettbarn (Purple Heart Kennels).
A bill was presented that would ban the sale of cats, dogs, and rabbits in the State of California. The Kerr's were actively involved in trying to halt the ban from being enacted, sending emails from multiple email addresses. (see pages 18, 24, 38, 54)
San Marcos City Council Item #9
California has since enacted a state wide law, banning the sale of cats and dogs in pet stores, effective January 2019.
Could that have prompted their move to Washington state? A state WITHOUT a state wide law which bans the sale of cats and dogs in pet stores.
Fast forward to October 2018. Washington State Department of Agriculture releases the vet records showing that 129 puppies have been shipped (via truck) from Britt, Iowa to Puyallup, Washington from 10/22-12/3/18.
"Where do your puppies come from?
Our puppies come from USDA licensed breeders that do not have any direct violations within the last 2 years. A direct violation is one that affects the health/welfare of a dog or puppy. We watch their USDA inspection reports very closely to make sure no one slips through the cracks. Occasionally we can use a professional hobby breeder depending on their breeding program. Things we look for are exercise plans, socialization"
J.A.K.S Puppies Inc is a USDA broker/dealer NOT a USDA breeder.
"Now, there is a rumor that our puppies come in a semi in the dead of night. This is absurd. We have a special transport van that has built in kennels, special ventilation/heating/cooling…"
(From Puppyland's public Facebook post made 10/18/18)
As you can see on the above veterinary inspection records, puppies are transported from Britt, Iowa BY TRUCK. That is a 24 hour drive from Britt IA to Puyallup, WA. The last food/water check is indicated at 3AM.
The veterinary inspection reports state Britt Vet Clinic is the vet who cleared the puppies for transport.
There is no website for for Britt Vet Clinic. Britt Vet Clinic's phone number is disconnected.