Fighting for the Dogs

Dog Auctions and USDA Dog Breeders The recent article in the Washington Post (WP) titled Dog Fight, written by Kim Kavin who is seemingly a commercial dog breeding proponent, should instead use the caption “Dog rescues, flush with donations, buy sick and abused dogs from the USDA breeders they scorn.” There are two sides to every…

Lucky Puppies

Lucky Puppies

Most people have heard the words “puppy mill” but, most do not understand what those two words really mean. If asked most people would tell you their dog was not born in a puppy mill. Most likely, they would tell you they purchased their dog from a pet store or internet site that sells dogs…

No Cameras Allowed

My heart was pounding and my palms were sweaty. I shook with tremors as I reached to open my car door. It was April 28, 2012, the day the Southwest Auction Service in Wheaton, Missouri held it’s Annual Bulldog Sale. In the pole barn ahead of me, 110 dogs sat waiting to be sold, auction…

Lilly

Hi my name is Lilly. I’m a Havanese which means my ancestors came from Cuba, but they tell me I came from a puppy mill in Ohio.  Instead of living on a Caribbean island, I was kept for years in a tiny cage the size of a rabbit hutch having litters of puppies every time…

Blossom

Blossom was rescued by Cause For Paws (CFP) in Illinois. We’re not sure exactly what she is, but her father (who also got rescued by CFP) is a Sheltie and her mom may be a Yorkie. I got Blossom as a foster on May 16, 2016 and I had a feeling she would not be…

Josie

Our beloved Amish puppy mill rescue Josie came to us in horrific shape. She was almost bald with open sores from allergies that were left untreated. Upon examination from our vet we found out she had been kicked extremely hard. We rushed her to Purdue University where her ultra sound showed her diaphragm had been…