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What do you get when you combine glamorous fashion models with cute dogs rescued from un-glamorous puppy mills?

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Zimmerman, Alvin

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Alvin Zimmerman
  • Owners: Zimmerman, Alvin
  • Business name: Fairview Kennel
  • Address: 166 Fair Child Rd
  • City, State Zip: Lewisburg, PA 17837
  • Year: 2007
  • Date of CAPS Investigation: 2007-10-30
  • Time of CAPS Investigation: 11:33
  • Note: Pennsylvania kennel class: K4 (closed – voluntarily)


Breeds: Cocker Spaniels, Poodles, Cock-a-poos

There were an unknown number of dogs in the kennel at the time of investigation.

Kennel still operating
Fairview kennels is listed as being voluntarily closed. I spoke to kennel owner Alvin Zimmerman who said he is still breeding Cocker Spaniels to Poodles to sell Cock-a-Poo puppies to a place he called Jack’s Dog Farm.

I could hear several dogs barking from his kennel building, though Alvin would not let me inside of it. When I asked to see puppies from it, he ran quickly to get them before coming out with them, presumably so I couldn’t walk behind him and stand at the kennel doorway. I was able to see from a window at a wall to the kennel that dried feces were mounded up below two unoccupied cages from which fur and feces were hanging. The building was too dark for me to see anything beyond the two cages directly next to the window.

On 10/31/07 I gave a copy of video footage obtained at Zimmerman’s property to Special Deputy Secretary Jessie Smith. We discussed my findings. I became aware on 11/16/07 that on 11/13/07 PA Dog Law had raided Zimmerman’s property through a press release:

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If you purchased a sick or dying puppy from Barkworks or Happiness is Pets, you may be able to join consumer class action lawsuits. The first step is to fill out the CAPS complaint form.

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