Avoiding the Inevitable...
It is not recommended to find a Pomeranian breeder in a big directory. There are thousands of Pomeranian breeders in the United States. 99% of them have 1 thing on their mind: money. They see $$ and not puppies. Think you can spot a good breeder from the type of home that they have? No. ANY person can clean up a home, little or big, and set up the puppies to appear as if they have a wonderful environment. ANY person can quickly groom pups and spread out toys to make it appear as if they are happy, well adjusted little Pomeranian puppies for sale.
Most breeders are out for money. THEY CAN TALK A GOOD GAME. You will hear stories of how they had their 1st Pom as a child and "fell in love with the breed"...you'll hear stories of how "The Poms are my children" and so on. They KNOW what to say to make the sale. It is very much like a shady cars salesman.
Did you know that big directories allow EVERYONE and ANY ONE to be listed? Pay $20 and have a listing! These are littered with people who are not even breeders! They lift photos from legitimate breeder's websites, list them as puppies for sale, sucker you in with their "I love puppies spiel" , take your deposit money, disappear...and show up the next week under a new name. For $20, they just took your $250 deposit.