My daughter and I recently visited Wentz Canine and the first thing we noticed as we entered the store was the smell. You expect a certain amount of smell that is associated with animals, but the stench that greeted us at the door almost made us turn around and leave. We didn't because we wanted to check out the conditions of this "STORE". In the first pen by the door were three puppies treading on their feces and they had access to the wood chips below their wire floor. One puppy actually was chewing on a piece that was certainly urine soaked and as a result, he was choking on it but fortunately, was able to cough it out.
Each enclosure has an easel that lists the price of each animal in that enclosure with an official looking piece of paper that is hand-written with the dates of when that puppy was given shots, the name and address of the BREEDER and the VETERNARIAN that administered the shots. Some of the puppies came from known puppymills in Lancaster County here in Pennsylvania and some from other states like Oklahoma and Missouri. If some come from puppymills in PA, logic dictates that the ones listed from OK and MO are also from puppymills.
Please, please, please do not buy any puppies from this STORE. A store is only in operation to make money and this STORE is no exception. We witnessed puppies with runny eyes and noses, ring worm and mange. Please do not be lulled into believing that if you buy a puppy from this STORE, you will be rescuing it from a horrible existence. The result of buying one of these puppies is that you will only create a space for another puppy from a puppymill thereby perpetuating the cycle.
The SPCA takes in thousands of animals every year. These animals are the ones in need of rescuing. If you want a breed-specific puppy, find a rescue for that breed.
Wentz Canine does not deserve a rating of even one star, but I had to choose at least one to be able to post this review.