The employees at Barkworks - a pet shop chain in California - say the store doesn't sell puppy mill dogs.
Rather, they claim to source their dogs from small operations. The puppies are born and raised in someone's home, they say. "We don't send people home with a sick dog," one employee says in a newly released undercover video. "It's against our morals."
Just after the employee says this, a woman opens a door to a room where she'd been spending some time with one of the puppies Barkworks has for sale.
"Your dog's not doing well," the woman in the video says. "He keeps doing this noise and then spitting up."
The employee admits that the puppy "might have a little cold."