National Mill Dog Rescue
Rating: 4.82 stars 92 92 reviews
PO Box 88468 Colorado Spgs CO 80908 USA
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.
As of December 2012 National Mill Dog Rescue has saved 6,943 puppy mill survivors.
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7 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.
7 people found this review helpful
I live in Canada, and I wish we had a Theresa Strader here. I am so impressed with the level of commitment to this cause by her and all of her volunteers. I will never forget Lily. These are angels on earth. They are amazing. God bless them.
8 people found this review helpful
NMDR is an awesome organization with incredible people who save the lives of countless animals from the living hell of puppy mills. Their mission is to get the dogs out of these awful places, rehabilitate and then re-home them and they do a wonderful job of this. They see things while on their rescue trips to the dog auctions and at the puppy mills that most of us would never want to see. Yet they do it for the dogs. Please support or adopt from NMDR if you are able.
6 people found this review helpful
Awesome team who is trying to be the hero in stopping the puppy stores, who are shutting the puppy mills down one by one. They're awesome
5 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.
9 people found this review helpful
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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