Despite City Puppy Mill Ban, Lincoln Park Shop Is Selling Purebred Pups

By: Ted Cox, DNA Info

December 22, 2016

A pet shop continues to sell puppies in spite of a city ordinance limiting sales to rescue dogs that was supposed to take effect more than a year and a half ago.

Pocket Puppies Boutique, 2479 N. Clark St., specializes in toy and "teacup" breeds. After a reported break-in on Sunday, puppies that didn't appear to be rescue dogs were found on sale at the store. The store's website offers "available dogs" including purebred Maltese, teacup and toy Yorkshire terriers, French bulldogs and various small poodle hybrids.

"He's operating illegally in plain sight," said Cari Meyers, president of the Chicago-based Puppy Mill Project, on Thursday. "That's the bottom line."