31 Puppy Mill Dogs Saved on Friday the 13th

The Puppy Mill Rescue Team and their partners are saving 31 puppy mill dogs today! They are going to 15 different rescues!

To see which rescue is fostering which dog, please see the list below the photos.

NCCR:

Australian Shepherd, male, 16 weeks old, tri-colored 

Ori Pei (Pug-Shar Pei), male, 1 yr old

American Eskimo, female, 2 yrs old 

CHERISHED COCKERS:  

Maltese, male, 5 yrs old

PUPPY MILL RESCUE TEAM / NY DIVISION:    

French Bulldog, female, 3 yrs old  

Yorkie, female, 6 yrs old

Mini Australian Shepherd, male, 3 yrs old 

Australian Shepherd, male, 16 weeks old, tri-colored

Labradoodle, male, DOB: 1-18-19

NEW2U RESCUE:  

Australian Shepherd, male, 16 weeks old, tri-colored 

FREE TO BE ME RESCUE:    

Yorkie, female, 3 yrs old 

Labradoodle, female, DOB: 1-18-19

Shih Tzu, female, 6 yrs old 

PASSION FOR PETS:     

Labradoodle, male, DOB: 1-18-19

Bichon-Poodle, female, 2 yrs old

SUSIQ DOG RESCUE:   

Yorkie-Coton, male, 11 weeks old puppy, grade 4 luxating patellas

STORY TELLER’S EXPRESS:      

French Bulldog, female, 4 yrs old 

“Teddy Bear” puppy, female, 9 weeks, leg amputation, and because of that won’t get spayed, too much at once

HAMBURG MUTTS FOR FREEDOM: 

French Bulldog, female, 5 yrs old

SEVENTH HEAVEN:   

French Bulldog, female, 5 yrs old, skin issues 

Miniature Poodle, male, 12 weeks old

Miniature Poodle, male, 12 weeks old

REBEL RIDERS:    

Miniature Dachshund, male, 2 yrs old, DOB 7-1-17, shorthaired, red and white 

Miniature Poodle, male, 12 weeks old

RESCUED TREASURES:  

****Old English Sheepdog, female, 11 yrs old, 

THE RESCUE INN:  

Labradoodle, male, DOB: 1-18-19  

Labradoodle, female, DOB: 1-18-19 

OHIO FUZZY PAWZ RESCUE:    

Labradoodle, male, DOB: 1-18-19 

THAT NEWFOUNDLAND PLACE:   

Newfoundland, female, DOB: 11-2-15, black 

HOWL AT THE MOON SIBERIAN HUSKY RESCUE:

Husky, female, 6, black & white, Husky, female, DOB: 1-24-16, black & white  

Husky, female, 11-8-17, black & white 

Husky, female, 11-3-17, gray & white

Husky, male, DOB: 12-16-17, black & white 

Janet Lifer-

Beagle, female, 3, tricolor, friendly

DEACON’S HOPE RESCUE:  

Miniature Poodle, male, 12 weeks old

8.30.19 Rescue

Happy Freedom Friday! Today we have 36 dogs, going to 15 different rescues!

Here are just some of the dogs being saved. If interested in one, please review the list below all the photos to see which rescue is fostering the dog.

FREE TO BE ME RESCUE: 

Toy Poodle, female, 6 yrs old 

Toy Poodle, female, 7 yrs old 

REBEL RIDERS: 

English Bulldog, female, 4 yrs old, 

Yorkie, female, 5 yrs old

French Bulldog, female, 8 yrs old,

Chihuahua, male, 10 yrs old,

PASSION FOR PETS: 

English Bulldog, female, 18 mths old 

Mini Pinscher, female, 3 yrs old

Beabull, female, 2 yrs old,

Rottweiler, female, 6 yrs old,

WEIMARANER RESCUE OF NY: 

Weimaraner, female, 1 yr old 

STORY TELLER’S EXPRESS: 

Chocolate Lab, male, 3 yrs old 

Standard Poodle, male, 2 yrs, cream  

Chocolate Lab, female, 3 yrs old  

PETS ALIVE WNY: 

English Bulldog, female, 3 yrs old 

PUPPY MILL RESCUE TEAM / NY DIVISION: 

Husky, female, 8 mths, 

Yorkie, female, 8 yrs old

Shiba Inu, female, 3 yrs old

Maltese, female, 4-5 

Maltese-Shih Tzu, unsure of sex, 15-16 wks 

Maltese-Shih Tzu, unsure of sex, 15-16 wks 

Maltese-Shih Tzu, unsure of sex, 15-16 wks 

Maltese-Shih Tzu, unsure of sex, 15-16 wks 

Maltese-Shih Tzu, unsure of sex, 15-16 wks 

Husky, female, 3 yrs old 

SPEAK FOR THE UNSPOKEN: 

Australian Shepherd, male, 3 yrs, tri-color 

BUFFALO CARES: 

Husky, female, 8 mths

NCCR: 

Shih Tzu, male, 5 yrs old 

SEVENTH HEAVEN:

Mini Pinscher, female, 6 yrs old

HAMBURG MUTTS FOR FREEDOM: 

Pit Bull-mix, male, 2 yrs old, 

PUREBRED RESCUE: 

Pug, female, 7 yrs old 

DEACON’S HOPE RESCUE: 

Coton de Tulear, female, 7 yrs old

Yorkie-Bichon, female, 6 yrs old

Bichon, female, 6 yrs old -A

Newfoundland, female, 3 yrs old, brown/white 

ONE AT A TIME K9: 

Pomeranian, male, 6 yrs old, cream 

Green Mountain Pug Rescue joins the Puppy Mill Rescue Team

The Puppy Mill Rescue Team would like to welcome Green Mountain Pug Rescue to our team.
Green Mountain Pug Rescue is a 501 (c) (3) non profit rescue group of unpaid volunteers within Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine & parts of New York. Their dogs come from owner surrenders, shelters and now puppy mills!
They have worked with puppy mill dogs in the past, and are excited to start making a difference in puppy mill dog’s lives again. 
Volunteer Judy shared one of her favorite mill rescue stories with us 

One of my most heartfelt puppy mill stores was about a Pug named Lil’ Vern.   When we used to get the retired cast off pugs directly from the Amish Breeders, they would send along the papers showing the bloodlines of the dog.  Many many of the certificates showed a sire named Lil’ Vern.  I always used to wish we could get Lil’ Vern out.  After several years of praying for Lil’ Vern, they decided to get rid of him.  He had reached his maximum number of AKC breedings.  The day that Lil’ Vern was adopted to his forever home was one of my best days ever.

We are excited that Green Mountain Pug Rescue decided to join our team and can not wait to partner with them to save dogs!

Rescue Economics; Why We Need Your Donations

If you are an avid animal lover you probably follow a lot rescue groups. You fall in love with their work, and the animals they save. You wonder how the volunteers do it, and how can they possibly stay afloat.

The answers are, it’s hard, but it is also achievable thanks to volunteers, and a supportive donor base. Without donors you simply would not see the great saves of sick, beautiful, deserving animals given a chance because adoption fees alone do not support a rescue’s ability to take on the animals with major medical challenges.

Our rescue opened it’s doors to fostering animals in May of this year. In this article we will review just a small sample of our special cases, and the economic challenges associated with their care.

Peanut was the very first dog we welcomed into our rescue. Peanut lived for 7 years in a puppy mill. She was bred over and over again to make money for the owner with her puppies. Unfortunately that owner did not repay Peanut by caring for her medical needs. Peanut had one of the most severe cases of dental disease we have seen. She lived for years with an infected, painful mouth. When we first met her, the smell of rotten flesh was overbearing. After she came to us she immediately saw the vet, was prescribed antibiotics and later had 2 surgeries- dental surgery and her spay. Her medical bills totaled nearly $1,000. Once she was healthy we found a wonderful adopter and today Peanut is living her best life. Peanut’s adoption fee was $250.00

Peanut's teeth before surgery
Peanut's dental surgery

Next we have Willa. Will was surrendered to a vet hospital when she was a day old because she was born with a cleft palate. Puppies born with clefts will die without intervention because they cannot eat on their own. We brought Willa immediately into rescue to tube feed her and give her every chance at survival. This has been a labor of love since day one. There have been days we thought we were going to lose her, but thanks to our experienced vets, and our skilled, dedicated foster she is with us 8 weeks later, and fighting hard! Unfortunately Willa was dealt with 2 major birth defects, she also has hydrocephalus, we know this because she has had 2 brain ultra sounds. Willa’s vet care has exceeded 500.00 and she has more medical tests and procedures ahead of her before we can consider looking for a family able and willing to provide for her and her special challenges.

Lastly I would like to tell you about Buttercup. A girl new to our rescue. Buttercup came from a puppy mill. Her picture probably says it all. Bred to exhaustion, with medical needs never addressed. She came to us last week with double ear infections, and terrible skin. So far we have spent $600.00 to make her comfortable, and you know what- she is worth it! Buttercup wags her tail, follows her foster mom everywhere quite literally grateful beyond measure that she is out of the hell her endured for 4 long years.

 

So back to economics. I have illustrated the medical costs of just a few dogs that have come into our rescue who’s medical bills combined have exceeded $2,000. Some of the dogs we rescue are lucky enough to be young and relatively healthy despite their difficult starts. When a rescue has a healthy, young dog they may spend only $200.00 to have it altered, vaccinated, microchipped, and treated for parasites. When that happens, a rescue may end up with $100.00  over the adoption fee, and that money helps pay for the medical care of others. But young, healthy dogs are what rescues are made of and because of that we reach out for help. A lot. The support of community donors, like you- if you are reading this article, are what makes the miracles happen. We will continue to give it our all, our time, energy and hearts, please continue to help us meet the financial burden.  Together we make a difference!

8.16.19 Rescue Day

It is our favorite day of the week, Freedom Friday!!!

Here is a sneak peak of some of the dogs who are on transport today. Please see the full list below if interested in knowing where any of the dogs are headed to.

UFFALO PUG AND SMALL BREED RESCUE:    

Pug, hermaphrodite, 5 months old, complicated spay/neuter 

Shiba Inu, male pup, 7-8 months old  BPSBR  

NCCR: 

Newfoundland, male, 2 yrs old 

COMPANION PETS:   

Pomsky, female, 1 ½ yrs old (will be 2 in December), white   

BUFFALO CARES:     

Schnauzer, female, 7 yrs old 

Shiba Inu, female pup, 7-8- months old   

Shiba Inu, female, 6 yrs old 

Beabull (English Bulldog-Beagle) , male, 15 months old, too old to sell   

Beabull (English Bulldog-Beagle) , male, 15 months old, too old to sell    

Beabull (English Bulldog-Beagle) , male, 15 months old, too old to sell   

PUPPY MILL RESCUE TEAM / NY DIVISION:   

Beabull, female, 4 yrs old

Shiba Inu, female pup, 7-8- months old 

Havanese, female, 5 yrs old   

Pomeranian, male, 10 weeks old, black  

PASSION FOR PETS: 

Shiba Inu, female, 5 yrs old

Shiba Inu, female pup, 7-8- months old

CHERISHED COCKERS:  

Cavalier King Charles, female, 4 yrs old   

Cavalier King Charles, male, 2 yrs old 

NEW2U RESCUE: 

Shiba Inu, female, 5 yrs old  

PUREBRED RESCUE:  

Shiba Inu, male, 7-8 months old    

GOLDEN TREASURES:  

Golden Retriever, female, 5 yrs old 

Golden Retriever, female, 6 yrs old 

THE RESCUE INN:  Kristin  

Cavalier King Charles, female, 4 yrs old

PUREBRED RESCUE: 

Shiba Inu, female, 3 yrs old   

Shiba Inu, male, 8  yrs old 

DEACON’S HOPE RESCUE:  

Teddy Bear puppy, 8 weeks, unknown sex, “straight rear leg” issue

41 dogs (and 2 cats) rescued on 8/2/19

TINY PAWS BIG HEARTS: 

Bichon-Poodle, male, 9 months old

REBEL RIDERS:     

English Bulldog, male, 5 yrs old, has dry eye   

Newfoundland, male, 5 yrs old  

BUFFALO PUG AND SMALL BREED RESCUE:      

Frenchie, male, 1.5 blue brindle, has skin issues  

French Bulldog, female, 9 yrs old, pyometra

PEIS AND STRAYS:  

Golden Retriever, female, 6 yrs old 

SEVENTH HEAVEN:  

Bichon, female, 6 yrs old

English Bulldog, female, 3 yrs old

Standard Poodle, 6 yrs old, female, parti-colored white/beige 

PETS ALIVE WNY: 
English Bulldog, male, 1 yr old 

K-9 ORPHANS:  

Pomsky, Male, 4 yrs old, black, size of a large Cavi, 
NEW2U RESCUE:  

Bichon, female, 5 yrs old –

Golden Retriever, male, 12 weeks old, grade 3 heart murmur –

Maltipoo, male, DOB: 5-12-19, very constipated, no neuter, needs further testing 


AKRON CANINE RESCUED ANGELS:    

Doberman Pinscher, male, 6 months 

PUPPY MILL RESCUE TEAM / NY DIVISION:    

Boston Terrier, male, 1 yrs old, brindle & white, “Max” 

Pomsky (Pomeranian-Husky), female, 5 yrs old, cream

English Bulldog/Puggle, female, 4 yrs old 

English Bulldog/Puggle, female, 4 yrs old 

Mini Poodle, female, 1 yr old 
Shih Tzu, female, DOB: 5-5-19, scratch on right eye, scarred eye 

Husky, female, 1 yr old, black and white  -Mini Labradoodle, female, DOB: 4-27-19 –
Husky, female, 2 yrs old, black and 

NCCR: 

Rottweiler, female, 3-4 yrs old

Husky, female, 2 & 1/2 yrs old, red/white 

WEIMARANER RESCUE OF NY:  

Weimaraner, female, 9 weeks old, puppy strangles 

Weimaraner, female, 9 weeks old, puppy strangles 

Weimaraner, female, 9 weeks old, puppy strangles 

BUFFALO CARES:      

German Shepherd, female, 5 yrs old 

Kitten, female, 8 weeks old, super friendly 

Kitten, female, 8 weeks old, super friendly    

HAMBURG MUTTS FOR FREEDOM: 

Jack Russell Terrier, male, 9 yrs old, named Remington Remington,

CHERISHED COCKERS:  

Springer Spaniel, female, already spayed, 4 yrs old, no cats or young/small dogs

SUSIQ DOG RESCUE:     

German Shepherd, female, 5 yrs old 

German Shepherd, female, 5 yrs old 

SPEAK FOR THE UNSPOKEN: 

Schnauzer, male, 8 wks old, needs an eye removal 

OHIO FUZZY PAWZ RESCUE:    

Bichon, female, 5 yrs old  

DEACON’S HOPE RESCUE:  

German Shepherd, female, 7 yrs old, has a short tail, maybe from a happy tail amputation?  

Coton de Tulear, female, 5 yrs old    

Coton de Tulear, female, 5 yrs old 

Mini Poodle, male, 4 yrs old

Havanese-Coton, female, 10 weeks old pup, grade 2-3 murmur 

MASTIFFS TO MUTTS:      English Bulldog, female, 2 yrs old, fawn/white 

A Special Transportation Donation – Honoring Dog Lover Deb Riggeal

Transport days are always hard. The hustle of getting dogs arranged to the right rescue, the surprises that always happen and the thing that is always on the back of our mind, money.

For our August 2nd transport, we have been honored by a donation from a dear friend of Deb Riggeal. The donation is in memory of her friend, and it will cover the transport costs for the main transport van.  

In memory of Deb Riggeal; August 7, 1954 – April 15, 2019

Deb Riggeal was a huge animal lover and all her pets were rescues.  She always had a soft spot for the ones that were hard to adopt.  She because a huge advocate for pit bulls and was quick to tell anyone what great dogs they could be.  People were often amused to see her driving her Volvo SUV with 2 pit bulls hanging out of the windows.  We will always love and remember her for her willingness to help anyone or anything that needed it.

Anne

Deb with her two rescue pit bulls; Caine and Daisy. 

How do you explain a puppy mill survivor to a child?

How do you explain a puppy mill survivor to a child? It is a hard conversation with anyone, but explaining it to someone so young can be a challange. 

Elizabeth and her family adopted a puppy mill survivor. She has two young girls and had the challenge of explaining how their new dog will be different. 

Little kids typically struggle with empathy. I was very specific as we faced each struggle. So when she wouldn’t eat from her bowl I explained to the kids it’s possible her food was just thrown on the floor so we had to help her learn. When she couldn’t walk on the leash I explained that she spent a lot of time caged up and no one ever took her on walk. Basically every step making them understand her hard life and how it was our job to teach her about her new life.

Elizabeth

As her kids learned more, her daughter Everleigh knew she had to help start spreading the words about puppy mills.

We asked Everleigh why it is important for people to know about puppy mills, and how does she explain it to other children. 

The mill is bad and they don’t take care of the dogs and use them just for babies. I tell them it’s a bad place where they don’t take care of dogs. I also tell them the whole story of my dog Luna and how she could have died if she wasn’t rescued. She was missing some teeth. She couldn’t do stairs and I had to hand feed her because she didn’t know how to eat out of a bowl. If we tried to take her for a walk. She wouldn’t budge and would just lay down. 

Everleigh

Elizabeth is beyond thrilled that her daughter is taking such an active role in trying to educate people.

Everleigh is a special kid and mature for her age. While she doesn’t know all the details I thought she could handle knowing the truth about where Luna had come from. She wants to be a vet when she grows up and have her own rescue.

Elizabeth