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National Mill Dog Rescue

Rating: 4.82 stars   96 reviews 9,493

Address:

PO Box 88468 Colorado Spgs CO 80908 USA

Mission:

To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome discarded breeding dogs and to educate the general public about the cruel realities of the commercial dog breeding industry. National Mill Dog Rescue was established in February 2007, in honor of a forgiving little Italian Greyhound named Lily. Theresa Strader, NMDR’s Founder, rescued Lily from a dog auction in Missouri. Prior to that day, Lily had spent the first seven years of her life as a commercial breeding dog, a puppy mill mom. Determined that her years of living in misery would not be in vain, Strader started NMDR, giving a voice to mill dogs across the country.

Results:

As of May 2016 National Mill Dog Rescue has saved 10,727 puppy mill survivors.

Target demographics:

the puppy mill dogs and to educate the public about the cruel reality of the puppy mill industry.

Geographic areas served:

We work to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome discarded commercial breeding dogs

Programs:

Rescue Program Veterinary Care Program Animal Care & Rehabilitation Program Adoptions Program Education & Outreach Program

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719 445-6787
http://milldogrescue.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

National Mill Dog Rescue is a wonderful organization that is leading the fight to end puppy mills.
As well as having rescued more than 11,000 dogs from life in a cage, NMDR has educated hundreds of thousands if not millions of people and turned them into advocates for puppy mill dogs. NMDR's message of awareness has an ongoing ripple effect across the US and the world, leading to more and more people choosing to "Adopt not Shop".
My admiration for this organization and love of dogs led me to become a volunteer for NMDR myself. The kennel itself is an uplifting, positive place and a shining example of what a shelter/rescue should be like.
NMDR is devoted to giving every dog they rescue whatever they need to recover from their past, to become happy and healthy and to find their forever home. Every dog that comes to NMDR receives the love, care, individual attention and rehabilitation they need to recover from their past and find a loving forever home.
I have recently adopted a dog from NMDR and it makes me proud to support, work with and be associated with this amazing rescue.
I wish there were no need for shelters and rescues, but as long as there is a need, I wish they were all like National Mill Dog Rescue.
(Attached photo is my dog London, who spent approximately 9 years in a cage in a puppy mill before being rescued in June 2016).

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This incredible organization has rescued over 10,500 dogs since their inception in 2007! Their mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome discarded breeding dogs from puppy mills. From their immaculate kennel and facilities, to their amazing volunteers (which I am proud to be one), this organization is one of the best nonprofits out there!

 
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This amazing organization has rescued over 10,000 dogs since their inception in 2007! Their mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome discarded breeding dogs from puppy mills. From their immaculate kennel and facilities, to their amazing volunteers (which I am honored to be one), this organization is one of the best nonprofits out there! It is run almost completely by volunteers, which means every dollar you donate goes directly to rescuing and caring for the dogs! NMDR is truly making a difference!

 
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8 people found this review helpful

There are a lot of nonprofits out there, but NMDR is among the best! The entire organization is amazing, starting with it's founder, Theresa Strader, to all the dedicated volunteers. It literally takes a small army to run the organization! I think what sets them apart is their genuine love and passion for dogs, it shows in everything they do! I discovered them through my son, who discovered them on Facebook through one of their spokesdogs, Harley. My son, who is disabled, was inspired to write a song about Harley ("A Little Dog with a Big Dream"). He now sells the song with proceeds donated to NMDR to help fund future rescues. I have volunteered my entire life for different organizations, and I recently joined on as a volunteer with NMDR, I can tell you I am proud to be part of this amazing group of people! If you love and care about animals, particularly dogs, this is one of the best organizations to donate your dollars to!

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2014

 
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1 person found this review helpful

NMDR is a wonderful organization and has rescued over 11,000 dogs and counting. Working with the other volunteers and the dogs, of course, has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.

 
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9 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer at NMDR for only a short time, but enjoy every minute of it. Wonderful dogs, wonderful people and a great mission ! When the time is right I would love to adopt a special needs dog from NMDR. As parents we have a social responsibility and I want to teach my son that the easiest way is not always the best and most rewarding way. Adopting a special needs dog that needs a bit more dedication than others is worth it. It will be such a wonderful experience for him when he finds out that a lot of time, patience, and effort will pay off and he will receive more love than he can handle from these dogs !

 
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3 people found this review helpful

10,400 Dogs & Counting

I became aware of puppy mills by volunteering at National Mill Dog Rescue in 2011. Seeing dogs who had lived their entire lives in small wire cages with minimal human contact enjoy their first moments of freedom, the first touch of grass, the first soft bed, and the first loving touch of a hand, made me determined & committed to help save more.

As a result of witnessing & experiencing these life-changing moments for these puppy mill survivors, I continue to give to save more. Every month, I witness the organization's success in saving lives that would otherwise be destroyed. Commercial breeding dogs, having lived 7-10 years in a cage, are typically destroyed when they are no longer producing a profit.... unless a rescue saves them. These senior dogs who have lived their entire lives producing pet store puppies for the public, if rescued, are returned to health, socialized, and placed in loving forever homes so they can begin to learn about life outside of the cage. Tillie (photo) is one of the puppy mill survivors I adopted.

This is why I give. 10,400 dogs and counting....

 
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6 people found this review helpful

National Mill Dog Rescue is a wonderful organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes discarded commercial breeding dogs and helps educate the public about the cruel realities of the commercial dog breeding industry. It's led by the amazing, Theresa Strader and has hundreds of passionate volunteers who give of their time, hearts & talents. Close to 8,000 dogs have been rescued to date.

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8 people found this review helpful

I submitted an application to adopt a specific dog on Sunday. Got an email Monday to read about the commitment involved in adopting one of their dogs. I emailed them that day. No response. Sent 4 emails. Heard nothing by Thursday night. Went on their Facebook page to try to determine if people actually get to adopt from them or just get to donate time and money. Also looked at their tax returns. In Colorado, a nonprofit cannot loan money to their board members or officers but they made a $57,000+ loan to the husband of their executive director. I posted questions on their Facebook page. Finally got an email this morning saying that someone would be in touch today to schedule a home visit. After I sent them info re the loan, I was informed that I would not be able to adopt from them. Hmmmmm

 
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7 people found this review helpful

I have adopted 2 former puppy mill dogs from the National Mill Dog Rescue. They are an AMAZING organization that have saved nearly 11,000 dogs from the deplorable conditions of puppy mills. The staff, foster families and volunteers are truly remarkable people and live by their motto, "It's all about the dogs." They do everything they can to rescue and rehabilitate the precious souls they rescue. I can't say enough good things about them. I donate every month to them because I think their work is that important. The attached photo is my first mill dog, Kiwi. This was the day after she was rescued from the puppy mill, the and the day before I found her.

 
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9 people found this review helpful

One of the most organized, mobilized, and volunteers driven organization in CO. Especially in the rescue dog business, often organizational and administrative skills are sacrificed for the "Lets save one more dog" be chaotic energy that many other rescue organizations get sucked into. I hope to volunteer for them in 2016 in the Denver area.

 
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7 people found this review helpful

It gives you hope seeing these precious dogs rescued from this deplorable way of providing puppies for profit at the expense of their parents. I want to cry seeing these dogs but happy they are rescued one dog at a time.

 
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10 people found this review helpful

I started following NMDR after adopting a former puppy mill mama. They are dedicated, smart and oh so kind to these poor dogs. They are raising awareness and doing such a service to dogs who would have no hope.

 
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12 people found this review helpful

I have volunteered for, fostered and adopted from this wonderful organization. It has been an honor to work with all of the individuals that share their time to further the cause to outlaw Puppy Mills.
This is my precious little girl, Wendy. In the Puppy Mill for 6 years and bred every 6 months. She is deaf and learned modified sign language in no time. The sweetest, funniest and most of all loving…even after all she went through. Adopt…don't shop!

 
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