Christine Calvert, 62, remains free on $50,000 bail.
Vattimo can remain free on his posted $50,000 bail as long as he doesn't possess any animals and allows authorities to search his home or business at any time while the case is pending, said Deputy District Attorney Karra Reedy.
The case came to the attention of law enforcement Jan. 10 when a veterinarian told authorities there might be dozens of dogs living in a dark room filled with urine, feces and rats in Poway.
Another 29 dogs were found inside a restaurant the couple owned, the prosecutor said.
Vattimo was contacted a week later, but Calvert took off in a motor home that Vattimo had bought for her with about 50 dogs stuffed inside, the prosecutor said.
In all, 169 dogs were seized.
"It was very clear that the animals were not being taken care of," Yturralde said.
About 90 dogs have been adopted after being nursed back to health by the Humane Society.
A readiness conference is set for April 13 and a preliminary hearing for May 16 for both Vattimo and Calvert. Each defendant faces a maximum of nine years in custody if convicted.
(CBS8 - March 20, 2017)