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October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Most dogs that end up in shelters are there because a human failed them. Not because they are bad dogs. But because someone moved and didn’t make them a priority, or someone had a baby and couldn’t be bothered any longer or they are now just too busy to deal with a dog. Shelter dogs are not broken dogs. They are simple dogs that missed finding the right home the first time.

Meet The Stop Online Puppy Mills Dog Family

One of the important steps in helping to end the demand of puppy mill dogs is choosing to adopt instead of shop. So many times people think they can’t find the exact dog they want unless they buy a puppy. And it’s not really true. We’re Janie and Diane of Stop Online Puppy Mills. It was dog rescue that brought us together, meeting through our rescues that we’ve both been involved in for many years. Although we both have a love of smoochie faced dogs, you really can find what ever dog you want through breed rescue and through your local shelter or dog rescue groups.

Daphne’s Story

Why do we fight every day for the dogs? Because for every Daphne that makes it out of a mill and into rescue, there are thousands of dogs who just die. Die from untreated illness, die because they’ve lost their will to live…. or die at the hands of their mill keeper. Daphne’s story shows…

Lone Star Dog Ranch — What Happens at a Dog Auction

Dog auctions are a side of puppy mills most people do not know even exist. But they are another example of the inhumane way dogs are treated… they are not companions, but just another number to be sold to the highest bidder to make yet more puppies. Lone Star Dog Ranch recently attended an auction and shared this emotional recounting of the day. (There is controversy in the anti puppy mill community about buying dogs at auctions, does it help or hurt the effort in the long run? We are not offering an opinion either way, but want to share this story to illustrate the horror that puppy mill dogs live.)

A Story Of Rescue and Healing

Every time we hear a story of a rescued mill dog, it just makes us fight harder. What the dogs go through in puppy mills is heartbreaking and inhumane. Please share Pam M’s story of her mill dog rescue. What her dog went through and still deals with today is story of rescue and healing. Love goes a long way but it can’t erase all the trauma puppy mills dogs suffer. And until every dog lover understands the truth and says no more, puppy mills will continue to destroy the hearts and souls of thousands of dogs every year.