National Mill Dog Rescue

Rating: 4.75 stars   65 reviews

Issues: Sports

Location: 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 December 2012 National Mill Dog Rescue has saved 6,943 puppy mill survivors.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I adopted a severly abused mill dog rescu a few years back and 4 years after his rescue he was still terrified of people. I ran across NMDR on the Internet, they invited me into their provate group of people who discuss how to help thise miill dogs and thier trainer helped me for free. I only met them a few months before my christopher died but he made more prpogrewss in those months and was happier than inteh previous 4 years. I din;t get him from them, they didn't rescue him and I was in a naother state and still they helped me and Christopher for no fee at all. The people I have met through this rescue ar ekind caring people who just want to help doggies. Ther yare my kind fo people.

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I became aware of NMDR from a news story a few years back. I began visiting their FB fan page, and did I ever get an education regarding puppy mills! Their educational outreach is amazing and they tell the stories of their own rescues to show the realities of the industry. It did not take long for me to fill out an application and adopt one of the milldogs. It's the best decision ever. The dogs are so well-taken care of in terms of socialization, medical care, grooming, etc. They are fostered with loving families who prepare them for their permanent homes. They take great care to find the right homes for the dogs, and they are very generous in offering many resources to adopters who may encounter some of the behaviors that are common with these dogs and not that easy to deal with. I have had the chance to mingle with volunteers who give selflessly and tirelessly for the care of the dogs. They know all the dogs by name and share stories of triumph when the dogs make strides in their new world of love. As for the founder, Theresa Strader, she and her whole family are completely hands-on in every aspect of the rescue. I really don't know how a rescue could be run better. The people involved are smart in their use of resources and outreach. When they say, "It's all about the dogs," it's really all about the dogs. Without their devotion to emptying the mills and saving the dogs they can, thousands of families would not know the joy of welcoming in little beings who were once broken but can now know wholeness.

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