(Closed) UPDATE RE: Adopting a puppy mill dog

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Awww love this!!! We adopted an adult rescue pup almost 3 months ago, and it has been a real joy watching him slowly trust more and more. He is finally, in the last week, gettly lovey dovey and nuzzling us. Here’s a picture from yesterday of him nuzzling my Darling Husband:

Post # 4
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3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Aww!!!  Yay!!!!  First of all, your dog is adorable!!!  Second of all KUDOS TO YOU!!!!!  I love when people adopt dogs, especially puppy mill dogs!!  Rescuing a dog is one of the most rewarding feelings ever!!  Thanks so much for the update =)  I’m glad to hear everything is going so well!!!

Post # 6
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2666 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@kayberry:  Awesome update! Cheers to you guys for having a heart big enough to adopt a puppy mill dog and for working through the issues. I know a couple who did the same thing and had several wonderful years with their furbaby until she went to the Rainbow Bridge. You could see in that little girl’s eyes just how much she adored my friends. 

Post # 7
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987 posts
Busy bee

What a fantastic story! It’s so good she found a home with people as understanding as you. Is she an Italian greyhound? I know one who looks just like her and is very skittish with strangers, even without being a puppy mill dog, I can’t imagine how awful it must have been for your little one. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 8
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2250 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Awesome, I LOVE hearing rescue stories!! Animal lovers are a special kind of human ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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1077 posts
Bumble bee

I adopted a dog who used to be a stud at a puppy mill, and it felt like such an uphill battle that first year of teaching him to be with people, go outside, not hoard food, etc. Good for you for sticking with it, it is so worth it! 

Post # 10
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338 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

She is so darn sweet. I have a rescue, too, and he’s the best thing to ever happen to me. A lot of people wouldn’t be patient enough to go through what you’ve gone through, so props to you for realizing that these dogs need rehabilitation and for sticking with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@kayberry:  YAY for you!  This is awesome and seriously brought tears to my eyes.  As a shelter volunteer, I live for people like you and your Fiance, who stay committed to their adopted dogs and don’t get frustrated or angry and give up.  My dog was very much a ‘project’ when I adopted him,too, and progress seemed painfully slow at times…but I look back now at where we were two years ago (!) and it’s hard to believe he’s the same dog.  Your Iggy is adorbs, you must be so proud!

Post # 13
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287 posts
Helper bee

@kayberry:  I love reading updates like this. I volunteer for a dog rescue and, I swear, they know you rescued them. Some of their stories are so heartbreaking. I can’t believ people are still permitted to breed while we’re euthanizing millions of animals each year. I really admire and respect people who go the “rescue” route. I can imagine getting a dog from a puppy mill whose had no training, or love or social interaction was tough but I am so glad it’s all worked out for you. Smile

Post # 14
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747 posts
Busy bee

Awesome, awesome job you guys did!  it can be so hard with rescue pups, trying to get them to trust you.  Our sweet girl is now 2 1/2 and it took a good year or so for her to come out of her shell and really trust us.  Only within the past couple months has she really let us give her a good belly rub.  

Enjoy the new addition to your family!  ๐Ÿ™‚  

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