The USDA wants to take away our rights to raise puppies in a home environment, the way I grew up. Puppies were always part of the family, causing a ruckus and chewing something. In our house, corners of baseboards bear witness to healthy, happy puppies raised in a loving and warm environment, with kids laughing, and the opportunity to explore and learn from their adventures. I am not for the USDA tampering with what has been a labor of love at our home and the legacy of my mother’s breeding program that I wish to carry on. If you feel the same way about how puppies are raised, please take a minute to sign the AKC’s petition and express to the USDA how you feel. Together we can make a difference!