Except he had his own website dedicated to the business - http://puppiesacrosscanada.com/ - as of tonight - October 14th, 2009 - the website is still active - and it says as it's byline -
Welcome to PuppiesAcrossCanada.com... the proud new owners of the Snookumspets brand! We are proud to have Atlantic Canada's largest selection of puppies and specialty kittens. Our pet selection is updated regularly - so be sure to check back often to see the latest additions to our growing pet family!
Don't you just love it?
The news just came out tonight, so there's not much out there about it - one article on CBC and some video on the PEI television news - which is below - so hopefully there'll be some more news coming out about it shortly. I wonder if this will make him finally decide to "retire".
Animals seized from online pet store
The P.E.I. Department of Agriculture has seized animals from an online business that sells puppies and kittens. Officials said the animals were removed from kennels belonging to Bud Wheatley, who owns PuppiesAcrossCanada.com. The department said it took the animals under the province's Companion Animal Protection Act but would not say how many were taken or why. The pets have been taken to the P.E.I. Humane Society in Charlottetown. Their condition is not known. Wheatley previously ran a pet store called Snookums in Charlottetown. The store was closed after some of its customers alleged the company had sold them sick pets. When contacted by CBC News, Wheatley said he was too upset to comment about the seizure.
You can click on my "Bud Wheatley" category to read more articles about his store and story going back the FIVE years.