To me, this equates to cruelty and I measure it simply as this. Could I survive with a bowl of water, a tin shed, or wooden structure and a mesquite tree for 4 plus months of 100 degree heat staying outside 24/7. Pause here and think about this....the one business is a long time feed store (RAYS FEED) on 7th Avenue and Baseline in Phoenix. They not only have GSD in a very SMALL dirt enclosure, but it appears they are BREEDING THEM as well.
There are people with horses who have NO SHADE and go through the summer months...ask yourself, could YOU SURVIVE like this?
Arizona has horrible 'laws'...or lack thereof for animal neglect and abuse and as a result these people who make these creatures live like this snub their nose at those of us that watch in horror as they animals suffer.
When you contact law enforcement, they tell you to call the Humane Society who has a task force. They tell you if there is ANY SHADE and ANY WATER source, the creature is fine.
Again, people who treat creatures in this fashion should be made to live in them themselves.
My rant for the day.