Kennels >Home Raised Puppies
157 New Britain Rd, Kensington, CT | Directions 0603741.644399 -72.769834
Open anytime for walk-in costumers and also accepts appointments
hello I bought my dog "ACE"
(old english bull dog) from them in Jan of 08. he was born in nov of 07. he will be 6 yrs old this year. he is and always has been healthy. when we bought him he was clean and dewormed and healthy. Yes Ace's parents are from out of state and they provide you will all that information. there is some one there to watch and care for these dogs as well as clean. All you negative nancys out there don't have a clue. I personally look at the place the people and the dog who cares if its some where other then a persons back yard that breeds. your saving a dogs life and giving it a home. and in return having a loving companion. do your research first on the dog you want bc there are a lot of dogs that have tons of health issues that have nothing to do with the place you buy from.
I went to Home Raised Puppies and they were just fine. I think that in some cases, practicality and common sense have gone out the window regarding animals in general. The dogs were perfectly fine, well cared for, and clean. They work with a local vet, have all of the dogs vaccinated and de-wormed, and they are very patient with customers and new owners. You can call them with questions and they are always willing to be helpful. I have seen a true puppy mill and they are not it! I think they are sensible and reasonable and probably not appealing if you are snooty or looking for an AKC show dog. Otherwise, they are very good and respectable!
Do your research, Please – Just because this breeder is located in Connecticut, doesn't mean they are better than the puppy mills out west. Go onto the USDA website, search aphis, and look up the violations for this place. Do yourself and these dogs a favor- adopt one, don't hand money over to these people because they clearly don't give a hoot about these dogs. Also, one of the violations says they used unlicensed breeders to purchase their own dogs. BEWARE.
Not fancy or frilly but cute and clean pups – Not a fancy place but clean and good knowledge. Helpful infomation and good instructions, which guided me well through training. I purchased a little mix that is really a good dog! I would recommend this place. The prices were reasonable and the puppies looked well cared for.
Where is the validity – Hello and where is the validity to any of these reviews. But there are fools who actully believe anything they hear. Are these even real customers. Do you blame the owner for bringing out the pups one at a time? Just look at the wack jobs he is dealing with. The pups are fine it is the morans who buy them or the people who always have something to bitch about, you know the kind? I have a dog from them, believe it or not. If reading these reviews is the research you do then you live in virtually abusive computer world.
I found nothing odd or filthy – I went and bought a puppy at home raised puppies and the people we meet were very nice! My wife and I saw many different puppies, since we were not sure about which breed we wanted. Not one puppy was dirty they actually smelled of pine bedding. They were playing together having a blast! We ended up getting a toy size chihuahua. The puppy is the life of the party at our house and we have had a good experience. The people there supplied us with alot of information and advised us to call if we had any others. Would recommend.
Odd? – I found this place a little... odd? I had called them as well as another place. Both places had the breed. But because the prices at Home Raised Puppies were better I went out of my way to get one from them. So I get there and it's very "homely." The lady that showed me around was a little comfortable around me and my boyfriend as far as the way she acted. As if we were long time friends in her home, not too professional. We were not allowed to see where they kept the pups. They kind of just disappeared and came back with the dog we wanted to see. The dog was absolutely filthy. Fine, they go poop and they play in it. But we called ahead of time-you think they'd at least check and make sure it's in the best condition. Needless to say, since they were secretive and not too caring about the way they treated the puppy I drove all the way back to my area. After telling the 2nd pet shop about my experience they were nice enough to make a better deal. As much as I wanted to "save" that puppy, I did not want to support their ways. I hope that dog found a wonderful family and pray it didn't die from a sickly disease.
I found my best friend at Home Raised Puppies – As you can see from my profile picture, I have a beautiful male miniature poodle. He is now 9 months old, has been nothing but healthy, and has a wonderful disposition. He doesn't shed and doesn't make me sneeze the way many dog breeds and all cats do. He is my best friend and everyone who meets him thinks he is the most well-behaved, sweet, adorable thing the've ever seen.
At first I looked into adopting a young dog or puppy through petfinder and some rescue societies, but ran into a brick wall. I am a responsible homowner, have a loving family, and have a huge back yard for a dog to run around. The rescue people said that because I have children they would not place a dog in my home. At first I thought this might be because a rescue dog might have been mistreated and could snap at a kid or something, but no-it is for the protection of the DOG (not the kids).
Then I called and emailed some breeders I found on the net. They talked about the shows their dogs had had won and their lineage and so on. The prices were ridiculous. I was not looking for the professional Mr. Universe of dogs and I don't care about "Papers". I just wanted a furry family member!
Now I have seen the pictures of puppy mills on Oprah and I certainly would never support that kind of cruelty. I did not want to buy a dog from a pet store because I have heard that the dogs come from puppy mills.
A friend (who has an adorable, sweet natured chiuaha) told me to go to Home Raised Puppies becaue they get their dogs from humane, often local, sources and she had a great experience there.
I found Home Raised Puppies to be completely professional, clean, humane, and easy to deal with. Our puppy was in a wood shaving-filled plastic kiddie pool with only one other puppy. No other dogs were even in the room (which was so clean you could lick the floor). The owner told me that the 2 poodles were from a family in New Britain. The owner was very patient with me as I made my decision. My little poodle boy was in perfect health, but she assured me I could bring him back if he got sick and get a different puppy. The price was very fair.
They also had pugs, bull dogs, boston terriers, yorkies, yorkie-poos, and shi-poos. They all looked very healthy and were in very clean pens and pools. I did not see crowding or any other conditions that made me uncomfortable in any way. I think the people who wrote some of the ugly reviews here on City Search took some creative license in describing this business in order to serve their own needs.
Owning a dog is a huge responsibility and please do not get a dog without doing your research!!!! (If you are reading these reviews you probably already are and you know that some breeds are not good for kids or the elderly.) Training the dog is a lot of work, but it is worth it. Of course it's nice to adopt a dog and save him from euthenasia... but if you can't do that and are looking for a nice reputable place to get your puppy then Home Raised Puppies is a fine place to go.
Greatest Dog Ever – I purchased a beautiful Olde English Bulldogge from this buisness. It is the best dog a man can have. He is very healthy, smart, and he is diesel! I couldn't find a better dog in the entire world. I would recommend buying from Home Raised Puppies to everyone. Chris is a very nice man who sold me a dog at a great price.
are you people for real – I have read these reviews a few times now and i have a hard time beliving that some of u are for real. I have been around dogs all my life, my first job was at a kennal. I know about breeds and breeding .I knew when i was ready to buy my daughters dog that i wanted an olde english bulldogg . I found the folks at home raised to be very helpfull , they talked me out of a 1800 doller dog and sold me a 900 pet quailty dog she isnt as pretty as the others where but she is a better fit for are family , she doent have the really pushed in nose witch makes her more capable of keeping up with my little one. She is a lovely dog . So many of you say that the condishions where horrible but claim still bought puppys , We where there 3 times and the place was clean and well keept. as for them being in other rooms , if you went to a pet store you wouldnt climb in the tiny crate with them to veiw them, they would come out and be brought some where else to veiw them . As for the comment about them looking inbreed really how is it a dog looks inbreed , My dog ius papered and she has pedagree papers with her family tree , there is no sigh of inbreeding in her tree. Anyone who blams there dogs behavior on the breeder is an idoit , do you know about your dogs breed , things they are pron to do there learnig curve. you cant blaim them for your dogs nipping 5 years after you got the dog it is assanine. It is not uncommin nfor a mother dog to bite her pups when she is trying to wein them really learn alittle more about dog befor you make your self look stupid
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