Just an update. This breeder has actually been arrested several times for non-compliance of probation, ie: she is not supposed to own any animals. AKC did do an onsite inspection at some point and gave her the go ahead, but then recanted when they saw video of the true squalor of the place. She is now being investigated again, and there are now 8 or 9 people that are pressing charges which is prompting the animal control and sheriff's department in this county to go out and investigate. I have sent copies of all the forms that have been completed, along with her long criminal history to the websites she sells on, imploring them to do a better job of policing who they sign up, or they too may eventually be held responsible and face litigation. It would be wonderful to shut one of these puppy mills down. I know it is a drop in the bucket, but it would still be a good thing for these animals in her care.
On another note, I have just completed an application to adopt a Doberman from a rescue a few cities away...he is 4 years old, and is a bit complicated, but wonderful...when I met him, he looked right through me
I have all the things in place I think for him to be happy, including an acre of fenced property, so we shall see!
Thank you to those who have been kind, here, and to those who have not, I understand. I have read some of the other posts from one time posters, posers, naive buyers and trolls..but, I have to say, an atmosphere of attacking first, asking questions later, is not a healthy one.