I am ashamed to say that Ein is a Petland puppy, purchased the day of the store's grand opening.
I interviewed for a job with the company. The swore up and down that they corporation was very strict about where stores could purchase their dogs from. If any store was caught purchasing from a puppy mill or mistreating their animals, they would lose the right to be called a petland. I never did get a job with them (too many people applied, not enough positions), but I did go the day they opened, and saw Ein. I'd wanted a corgi for ages, so I begged and pleaded with Lucas, who eventually decided to buy him for me.
If our local Petland purchases puppy mill dogs, they also fooled one of the best vet hospitals in town. We still use the same vet that they do and the first vet we saw there said that they carefully investigated the company before deciding to agree to do vet care for them.
I honestly don't know whether or not my local petland purchases puppy mill puppies, but I certainly hope they don't. I would never intentionally support a puppy mill. The only thing that makes me feel better is that this vet's office (who had enough faith to agree to work with them) is WONDERFUL and that if some of their other dogs come from mills, i don't think corgis do. I go there often to play with the puppies. There was almost a full year period where they didn't have a single puppy because the breeder they used didn't have any available to them (or at least that's what I was told when I commented that I hadn't seen a corgi in ages).
I will never buy from a petstore again, because I do not want to accidently support a puppy mill, but I admit that I do not regret purchasing Ein. Even though he's grumpy sometimes, I just can't picture not having him.