Complaint: I have been in the market for a Golden Retriever when I contacted Mario Garcia of Lucky Pup Ranch in Spring Hill. I was delighted to hear that he had Golden Retriever puppies available, so I made the drive down to Spring Hill. When I got there I was astonished and heart broken by what I was witnessing. Immediately pulling into the place, which is very hidden down a dirt road, I saw lots of cages of dogs. I got out of the car and an unsocialized, skittish dog came up to me. I immediately did not feel safe. A worker met me and took me to a barn where there were puppies in cold concrete cages separated from their parents. It was dark, cluttered, and there were lots of puppies. Then when I asked to see the parents I was taken out the otherside of the barn where there was cage, after cage of adult Goldens. They all barked and wanted attention, they all had fleas and were dirty. They were kept in small fenced in areas that were dirt. I was there to get a puppy and I was under the assumption that a breeder would love animals, not abuse them. What I saw was complete abuse and cruelty. There was a dog missing an eye another one that was limping. They were all itching and dirty. Several cages did not have water. I didn’t see any food. The only shelter they had was a small plywood box, at best. When I started asking questions about the animals and he parents I was given very defensive answers. When I asked why they had 50+ dogs all in cages and why the parents and puppies were separated I was told to leave. I hate seeing animal abuse. I did not buy a dog, instead I called animal control. Do everyone a favor and do not help this puppy mill continue. Do not buy a puppy from this place ever!!! And trust me if you love animals this is not what you want to see. Work with a true breeder that treats dogs how you would, it’s better to pay more and support animal lovers that treat them fairly with love instead of supporting this puppy mill. Do not buy from Lucky Pup Ranch, these pups are not lucky they are only abused!!!!
Tags: Dog Breeders
Address: 20231 Painter Place Spring Hill, Florida USA