Ohio Action Alert!

All eyes and voices needed in Ohio. Does not matter where you live. The dogs need us! The pet industry is working at the state level to undue bans that cities have enacted to stop the sale of puppies in pet stores. It has already disgracefully happened in Arizona and Ohio could be next. Please…

Meet Finn

Finn is a Havanese rescued from an Ohio puppy mill just before Christmas 2014.  I don’t know exactly how old he is, or how long he had been kept at the puppy mill, but I do know the results: physically, he was missing 5 teeth, including all four upper front teeth–from bad dental care?  Poor nutrition??…

We need your voice!

There is something very troubling brewing in state legislatures across the United States. In the past few years, anti-puppy mill advocates have been making incredible progress at the state and local level. Over 120 municipalities have adopted consumer protection ordinances and bans that do not allow pet stores to sell commercially produced puppies. These bans…

Meet Linus

  Linus was rescued by Adopt a Boxer rescue AABR in Pennsylvania.  He was 40 pounds when he was rescued.  His teeth were a mess and the collar they had chafed and dug in his neck leaving damage. He has scars on his legs where they believe the cages dug in his legs and insects…

Meet Lucy

Lucy – a puppy mill survivor’s story Lucy was a commercial puppy mill breeder dog living in a barn in the middle of a field. When she was rescued she was found in a wire crate with six other dogs; crates were stacked on top of each other. The barn had no heat or air…

Meet Sweet Abby

Sweet Abby’s Story “Is she always this sweet?”  This is the question most people ask when they first meet Abby, our rescued puppy mill mama.  It is the perfect opportunity to tell them Abby’s story and to educate about Amish puppy mills or any puppy mill.  The conversation usually follows in this manner…… Me: Yes,…

Make The Connection

Most people have heard the words “puppy mill” and have an idea puppy mills are something bad but most do not truly understand what puppy mills are. A puppy mill might have as few as 15 dogs or they could be as large as over 500 dogs.  A puppy mill is any dog breeding facility,…