The AWA requires wholesale breeders to be licensed with USDA. Breeders are required to meet the standards of humane animal care and treatment established by the AWA and enforced by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Nessy’s Puppies strictly buys from breeders who hold a USDA and are inspected, therefore we can give our client the security that they are taking home a puppy who was bred correctly and in a humane cruelty free ambiance.