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Over 100 puppy mill dogs up for adoption soon

Posted at 10:31 AM, Nov 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-19 12:31:05-05

The 129 dogs that were rescued from a Tonopah puppy mill on Tuesday night will be looking for new homes and loving families to take them in next week. 

The dogs are currently being housed in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office M.A.S.H Unit.

MCSO rescued a mix of English Bulldogs and Pugs from a home near 348th Avenue.

Detectives say they received an anonymous tip about the illegal operation several weeks ago. Investigators say a couple living there was running a puppy mill inside the home. They asked the owners to clean up their act, but when they returned nothing had been done. 

"They were selling the dogs for $1000 each," Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. 

The dogs are being checked by a veterinarian before being placed for adoption. 

"We hope we can find them all good homes," Arpaio said. 

Some of the dogs will be getting trained to help veterans who suffer from PTSD. 

If you are interested in adopting one of the animals, call MCSO's M.A.S.H. Unitto set up an appointment.  

Charges are currently pending against the owners of the puppy mill. Investigators are waiting for medical reports on the animals to come back before finalizing the charges.