A sign on a Pet City cage holding a 6-month-old Pekingese says: "This is Ollie. He was born and raised by the Marshall family."
Ollie's breeder is listed as Kim and Mort Marshall of Farmington, Ark. They are repeat violators of animal care regulations, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Dogs at the Marshalls' facility were found with bleeding lacerations on their paws and limbs - possibly from their wire cages. The breeders also kept some dogs packed into cramped cages with no solid floor, had dirty cages and moldy food, and had expired medications and improperly identified dogs, according to a USDA inspection report.
But Roja said the store will continue to buy dogs from the breeders it has previously done business with.