Pets4you.com Website Complaint - Do Not Trust pets4you.com's Breeder Lists/Referrals
I have been searching for a reputable, quality breeder for a pet. I used this website, naively trusting that the site was beneficial for me, to put me in touch with the type of breeder I was looking for.
I went to one breeder's webpage in particular: http://www.pets4you.com/pages/rushtoypoodle/. The "business": "Rush Kennel is located in Pleasant Garden, NC on a 20-acre farm with a 3-acre pond. Rush Kennel is a licensed facility." (description from owner's webpage, to which I was directed from pets4you.com's website.
Thankfully, I just happened to "google" the kennel name and found all kinds of info on how horrible this "puppy mill" really is. Just during one incident, county officiala seized 97 dogs! source: http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=140147&catid=57 (and there are several other complaints/articles/websites giving similar info.)
I feel that those of us looking for a companion pet are quite vulnerable and need to be aware of how many so-called "reputable breeders" listed on the internet simply are horrible puppy mills. Conclusion: do extensive research BEFORE even contacting the "breeder."
I hope this will help someone else.