(Closed) Puppy Mills Are Real

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Helper bee

@deetroitwhat:  Do you mean you’ll buy a puppy mill puppy, or that you’ll get a rescue dog who came from a puppy mill? There’s a pretty vast difference between those two, and people are pretty passionate, so you may want to be clear.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

@deetroitwhat:  Isn’t the point of puppy mills that they breed to sell though?

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

Our little Toby is a puppy mill rescue that we got from the APL.  He came with a few quirks (starled very easily for one) but after three years with us, he is a well adjusted and happy little guy.  We love him to pieces.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@deetroitwhat:  Buying a dog from a puppy mill is not a rescue.  Buying a dog from a puppy mill only gives them more money to stay in business and continue what they are doing.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@deetroitwhat:  He’s adorable.  Glad he’s gone to a good home, but unfortunately buying animals from a puppy mill help keep them afloat.  It’s such a tough call.  I love his name.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hi Winkie!

My dog is a rescue, most likely a dog that was raised in a basement mill and when animal control got wind of it, was left out onto the street. He displays a lot of behaviors of being in such an environment, and he was rescued off the street when he was about a year old. He is suuuuuuuch a baby and everyday he confirms how much he appreciates the life that Fi and I have given him. Rescues can be such work, but they are soooo worth it.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

@MissBoPeep:  I think the OP means she wants to get a puppy mill rescue pup, but her post is confusing me too!

There are animals rights groups who do raids on puppy mills and steal the dogs to rehome them, aren’t there? Maybe that is what the OP wants to do, adopt from one of those rescue type groups…?

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@deetroitwhat:  Oh, ok.  That’s not what it sounded like from the OP but glad to hear it. 🙂

ETA: There have been a few other times where the poster thought buying from the puppy mills was rescuing the dog even though it’s only furthering the problem.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Awww my dog was born in a puppy mill that was shut down and she got sent to a rescue agency when she was about a year old, where I found her. I was a goner the first time she looked at me with those HUGE sad eyes. She has some strange quirks/fears still, but they just make me love her more!

As long as you aren’t buying directly from the puppy mill, but going through a rescue agency, I think it’s totally worth it.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@deetroitwhat:  aww poor baby, but Winkie is such a cutie!  I love frenchies 🙂

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

When dogs stop producing puppies at the mill, the mill just gets rid of them. Our dog is a “retired breeder” meaning she produced puppies for a puppy mill until she was no longer able to. The shelter we got her from had her spayed, but it wasn’t a great shelter (low funding they did the best they could) so when we got her she had hookworm, was underweight, had ear infections in both ears, and had never been housetrained. She had lost her den instinct because at the mill they just let her go in her crate so she got used to lying in her own waste. With a little love, she has turned into a wonderful dog.

I highly encourage anyone considering adopting a dog to rescue one instead of going to a breeder. There are a lot of wonderful dogs out there who just need a good home. And consider adopting an adult, because once they pass puppyhood they have more difficulty getting adopted.

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