81: The Problems with Designer Dogs

October 30, 2018

Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith talk with Madeline Bernstein of the spcaLA about the problems with designer dogs and how the demand for these canines has led to the rise of disreputable breeders and global puppy mills.

Madeline Bernstein is the President of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA). A frequent speaker and commentator on issues relating to animal welfare, ethics, and law enforcement, she advocates for humane treatment and respect for animals. You can find her book here:

Designer Dogs: An Expose: Inside the Criminal Underworld of Crossbreeding

Julie’s blogs:

How to choose an ethical breeder

What to look for in a shelter or rescue group