National Mill Dog Rescue

Rating: 4.82 stars   93 reviews

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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Reviews for National Mill Dog Rescue

Rating: 5 stars  

8 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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11 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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16 people found this review helpful

I am a volunteer with NMDR and am overjoyed with the work they do giving these poor dogs a second chance in life. If not for NDMR, I know a lot of these dogs would be put down in a not-so-nice way.

I was fostering a little lab puppy that they reused, she saws only 3 months old and had bee4n mistreated. After a short time Phoenix had captured our hearts. She has become so special to me and my husband and out other dogs, our other 2 dogs are older and Phoenix is so active, she's helped give our older dogs more energy to play again. She is a God send to us, and NMDR was a God send to rescue her. Every dog they rescue becomes somebody's own little angel.

 
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17 people found this review helpful

I volunteer at National Mill Dog Rescue. I drive 150 miles round trip to volunteer once a week. I would go more if I lived closer. I have seen the dogs when they arrive some are in terrible condition, and through the hard work of the staff and volunteers these dogs know love and care, many for the first time. It is wonderful to see them learn to trust and love and to watch the progress they make each week. Many are scared and shut down when they arrive, but they learn to be dogs as they were meant to be. The people at Mill Dog Rescue find homes for these dogs, many are old and have health problems, but they are loved and cared for. I love the time I spend volunteering,and when I don't get to go some weeks I feel deprived. I love spending my time with the dogs and seeing their personalities blossom.I am amazed at the resilience of these dogs after the hardship many of them have suffered for years. Theresa, the staff, and her volunteers are beyond compare.

 
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10 people found this review helpful

NMDR takes the impossible and makes it possible. Not only are their folks out on the road traveling the country rescuing puppy mill dogs, but those dogs are cared for by veterinarians, groomers, and rehabilitation staff to help them become pet-ready. And if that weren't enough, NMDR provides post-adoption support for behavior problems, as well. It is a fantastic organization, not just for the dogs, but for the volunteers, as well. If you are considering adopting a dog into your family, please give the pups at NMDR your attention. They are most deserving!

 
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19 people found this review helpful

I have been volunteering for NMDR since 2009. It's the most classy organization with which I have ever been associated. You can rest assured that if you foster or adopt a former mill dog and you have any trouble, you won't be left alone. These folks make sure that you are supported! They are there is you need them!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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9 people found this review helpful

As a volunteer< I have seen not only the dogs start to live a wonderful life, I have watched the people involved grow and help other causes. I started out as a fan page moderator and continue, this has helped me make many new friends and educate strangers on what puppy mills are. The tears of sorrow turn to tears of joy when these dogs are brought in to the kennel, we keep them all until they find a loving forever home!

 
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8 people found this review helpful

In learning what NMDR stands for and does for the mill dog industry blew my mind. Until watching the hour long video of Lily's Legacy, I did not know how prevalent puppy mills are across the nation. The treatment of these dogs can be horrid. Not all breeders are bad. NMDR makes frequent trips to the mid west to rescue dogs from un-reputable breeders and auction houses. I became a volunteer in Feb. 2015 and have an inside look at their work. What they do for these dogs is phenominal! The programs they offer include education, adoption fairs, fund raisers, and training on how to best help the dogs. I am such a small part of this organization, but being a part of something so much bigger than I am is so very rewarding. Many other organizations are on a similar journey on spreading the word against the puppy mill industry. Kudos to all that educate the public and rescue these dogs. I am blessed to have NMDR so close to the town I call home and to be a part of this organization. SF

 
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8 people found this review helpful

I first learned about National Mill Dog Rescue when I fostered a dog for a Denver area shelter. The dog had been rescued by NMDR. Since that time, I have also started to volunteer at the NMDR kennel in Peyton, Colorado, making the 135 mile roundtrip a few times a month. I also am fostering a dog for them at this time. The love and care, both medical and emotional, that these dogs get for the first time in their lives is so heartwarming and inspiring. Volunteers and staff put the animals first, and I am proud to be affiliated with such a wonderful organization.

 
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6 people found this review helpful

NMDR is an amazing organization who does wonders for these pups who have been cast aside. I have seen miracles worked - from our Rescue Team, to the Cleaners, Groomers and the Rehab Team just to name a few. They come in broken, scared - afraid to be touched and are rehabbed into wonderful, loving pets and adopted into loving homes. Volunteering for this organization has done amazing things for my soul

 
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6 people found this review helpful

Thousands of hours have gone in to rescuing, vetting and rehabilitating rescue dogs from puppy mills. Thousands of hours have been spent educating and creating awareness of the horrific abuse in puppy mills. Thousands have volunteered and thousands of tears have been shed in their efforts. For the work they do and for the change they bring to these dogs, offering the ability to experience joy and love for the first time in their lives, I give National Mill Dog a thousand applause! This organization is impressive and so is their facility. It is an honor that I get to call myself a volunteer. National Mill Dog Rescue is by far one of the best non-profit out their. An organization ran by mainly volunteers, your donations truly benefit the welfare of each and every dog brought to freedom!

 
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