I so appreciate the hard work Bailing Out Benji and all the volunteers do to help end the cruel Puppy Mills.
Great organization with awesome mission to help shut down all of the irresponsible breeders across the US. I met these folks online last year and then some of the Minnesota volunteers last Fall and I am very excited to be part of their mission to end animal cruelty and abuse.
Bailing Out Benji has passionate staff, board members, and volunteers who are dedicated to educating the public with the facts about the puppy mill industry. All of their claims can be supported with evidence and they have proven themselves to be a trustworthy organization time and time again. Their non-graphic approach makes their learning materials accessible to people of all ages so that we can educate children early about the most humane ways to add a pet to their family. This is a really top notch organization that is constantly working for a safer, kinder world for animals and humans alike, and they definitely deserve your support!
This group is relentless , educating the public, freely sharing their research and providing support to consumers who have become victims of the cruel and consumer fraud driven pet store industry.
No one does it better.
Wonderful organization working hard to educate people about the dark side of buying from and supporting pet stores who sell often sick and unhealthy pets from horrific “puppy mill” situations. Thank you to Bailing out Benji for tirelessly advocating for our furry friends!
Great organization that educates all on where these pet store puppies come from and the horrors their parents are subject to.
This wonderful organization is working furiously to end Puppy Mills. The horrific and disgusting way these poor dogs are made to live should be against the law and they should be arrested for cruelty to animals. NO DOG SHOULD HAVE TO LIVE THE WAY PUPPY MILL DOGS LIVE.
They work hard to help millions of adult dogs who are stuck in puppy mills by educating and getting laws changed. I love their dedication, passion and heart in making the lives of pets in America better.
Wonderful people who stop Cruel puppy mills and alert people not to buy dogs, cats, and bunnies from pet stores. Please help this rescue group as puppies n kitties suffer horribly in the factory breeding cages without medical care. Please help them shut down the monsters in retail pet stores and mills
I love working with this nonprofit. The president, Mindi Callison, is not only an amazing person but she is a hard worker and passionate about puppy mill education and ending this miserable practice. We are blessed to have her on our anti-puppy mill front. I highly recommend Bailing Out Benji as an honest and compassionate nonprofit doing great things on behalf of the animals who suffer in the hands of greed.
I have been following Bailing Out Benji for awhile. I can not tell you what a great organization it is. The educational work they do on behalf of the innocent dogs who suffer in the hands of greed is beyond incredible. I will continue to support their cause. Wonderful crew of volunteers too!
Bailing out Benji is a highly organized and proactive non-profit that benefits so many animals and raises awareness in the community by educating about the cruel connection between pet stores and puppy mills. In addition to in-person events and protests, they share resources, educational articles, letter campaigns, etc. Animals in 'puppy mills' are used for profit, continually bred until they no longer produce, and then discarded like trash. They suffer from malnutrition (or starvation) because of unsanitary food and water while sick or dying animals receive little or no veterinary care. Say NO to pet stores and puppy mills and adopt instead!
Great mission and work ethic. They update regularly about their efforts and have animal treatment as their driving force. Great merchandise as well. Comfortable, affordable, good customer service and helps spread the message.
Bailing Out Benji is a one of a kind non profit. They make it possible for the public to learn about puppy mills and their connection to pet stores so they can make an informed decision when added a furry member to their family. They do this by pulling records and proving that pet stores are sourcing from inhumane puppy mills.
They are very informative and reliable for information!
I love this non-profit. We need them involved all over the nation to keep dogs safe. So many people are unaware of the horrors that go on behind closed doors and Bailing out Benji is right there to educate the public! So glad to have found them!
Bailing Out Benji uses their resources wisely to do research about puppy mills and the pet shops they supply so we can educate the public with up to date data. Their team of volunteers are comitted to the mission of Bailing Out Benji and therefore are making a real difference. The founder Mindi Callison is a true pioneer in her field and inspires everyone she comes in contact with.
This nonprofit has changed my life. The evils of puppymills would go unnoticed if it weren't for the amazing and tireless work of Mindi and her nonprofit, Bailing Out Benji. I am a volunteer for this organization and educating people about the need to end puppymills is our #1 priority. The thing is, if people knew where puppymill puppies come from, they would NEVER support the establishments that keep puppymills in business. The sad thing is that the US government is not doing enough to protect the innocent companion animals trapped in these mills. BoB will continue, with determination and grit, to spread the message that puppymills are evil places and no dog should ever have to "live" in one. Puppymills put profits over EVERYTHING else. These dogs never receive veterinarian care or companionship, and live their entire lives in small, wire-bottom cages in blistering heat and below freezing temperatures. Simply put, it is unacceptable to do this to defenseless companion animals. #adoptdontshop #puppiesarentproducts #showmethemommy
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I have fostered a few of the sweet dogs that have been released from mills due to Bailing Out Benji. They are an advocate for these poor babies and work hard to educate the public and mill owners on how these animals are handled.
This organization is great at educating on the puppy mill pet store connection.
Bailing out Benji is a great local non profit that has done amazing feats for the animals and public education against the war with puppy mill breeders.
This non profit works tirelessly to put an end to puppy mills! If it weren’t for Bailing Out Benji we wouldn’t have the necessary documents to fight this horrendous practice!
Bailing Out Benji is an amazing organization that helps to be the voice for the voiceless. They're compassion and dedication to the animals living the lives being the product of greed. Bailing out Benji fights for them, and against their "millers". I recommend all to educate themselves on this amazing organization.
Honored to be a part of this organization! Founded on wonderful ethics and morals with passionate, imperfectly, perfect people using there voices and speaking up for those that can’t.
The founder is incredible, and her dedication and commitment attest to her integrity. However, I have been extremely disappointed by the local area leaders of the organization by the lack of planning and little call to action for other volunteers to participate and seemingly no consistency.
I stand for everything Bailing Out Benji stands for and does! All the hard work, hours, love and care that goes into saving the Puppy Mill dogs!
And getting out into the world and educating the people, it's the BEST CAUSE!!!
I am so appreciative of the work Bailing Out Benji is doing. The pain and despair the dogs in puppy mills suffer is unimaginable.
B.O.B. works tirelessly to educate the public so that people will understand what puppy mills are and what life is like for the dogs that live their entire lives in small cages. These dogs are used to produce one litter of pups after another and after their bodies break down, the mother dog is destroyed or dropped off in "the country" to fend for themselves.
People who exploit innocent dogs for a profit should be stopped!
Please consider furthering this selfless group's mission by making a donation. Thank you. Thank you!
I can't say how much I appreciate all that Bailing Out Benji has been able to do for my community! To be able to facilitate educational opportunities and support our neighbors in times of need has been fulfilling and heartwarming. I have seen hundreds of people in my area learn what puppy mills are and even pledge to adopt instead of buy. We also provide pet food to families going through financial hardship to help keep pets in heir loving homes. Between both of these endeavors I cannot say enough good things about BOB. Bailing Out Benji has exponentially improved my communities awareness of puppy mill and for that I am forever grateful!
Bailing Out Benji is a local hero for taking on the task of addressing the puppy-mill issues in our area. I am grateful for their presence and enjoy seeing their positive effects on our community!
I do not like how they attack those who have the same beliefs as them but doesn’t do or act upon it in the same tit for tat way they do things! In my opinion, I would never adopt or donate to this organization just based on how they attack, accuse, and bully other people or other organizations! I am a huge animal lover and advocate but would never partake in such distasteful behavior as this facility and there staff/volunteers do! I donate tons of money to end animal neglect but rather than sitting on social media, phones, or computers all day I take action and use my kind words to make a difference! Respect and kindness goes a long way. There's a difference between maliciously offending somebody on purpose and somebody being offended by factual truths. If you're offended by the truth, that's your problem. No one has an obligation to not offend you if their speaking factual truths. When people bash, attack, slander, and bully as this company does it creates a bigger issue by pinning someone in a corner or as I like to say poking the bear! This behavior only makes the bashed or non-guilty party push harder to do the exact opposite of what the bashers/bullies want them to do! I have watched bailing out benji use their words to rip apart many companies. When in fact, were doing nothing wrong. The stores politely responded and acted on what this nonprofit organization wanted and rather than leaving it alone bailing out Benji continued to poke and prod causing more issues. There are proper and professional ways to get your message across and bullying isn't one of them! The main goal to this organization is to end animal neglect all together. Meanwhile, while this organization passes their message along they have created a bigger issue. Human neglect and bullying is just as big of an issue in our community as puppy mills and animal cruelty! Take these words from an outsider looking in, you are fighting and supporting a wonderful and amazing cause but don't be the source to another really big problem in society all because you couldn't properly keep your composure by bashing others.
What is a “puppy mill”?
Our definition of the term “puppy mill” is a breeding facility in which the profit is more important than the welfare of the dogs. Think of it as a factory farm for puppies. The parents are bred every heat cycle until their bodies give out. They are forced to live in cramped cages their entire lives, their paws never touching the ground. These parent dogs are not always fed healthy food or clean water and they are very rarely (if ever) seen by a vet for illness or injury.
This is the definition they use on their website as a puppy mill but I have witnessed this organization tear apart multiple pet stores maliciously. I have personal gone to visit them all just to see if the statements were true. In fact, they were false accusations and false leading assumptions because of a stereotype that pet stores as a whole gain because of one or two bad pet store experiences. While visiting these stores gaining my own perceptions, I came to realize many of these stores do great things to help contribute to ending animal cruelty. Some host free adoptions, host vaccination days, and supply some basic vet needs if others can’t afford them. Also, most of the stores they have bullied and attacked do not breed dogs. Therefore, a puppy mill in my opinion would not be the correct term to place them under. In fact, I spoke with a couple of the owners or managers of these alleged puppy mill pet stores and was able to hear their side. While listening I could feel the passion behind how much they care for animals. They also spoke some wise words that even I as an advocate never really stepped back to think about. "We do not buy from puppy mills. However, if people who have love for animals as much as we do chooses to buy these puppies or dogs harbored in these disgusting puppy mills, they are actually nine times out of ten saving them by finding them forever homes and no longer suffer in such terrible conditions." I now have made a personal opinion which indeed can be credible because I took the time to see it for myself. My opinion is that if organizations like bailing out benji would join forces with half the stores they bash they would make a good team and could make a much bigger difference in our forever messed up community.
The Truth Hurts Co. where factual truths are held accountable.
“The truth hurts because it is actual. It hurts because it mattered. The most important thing to acknowledge to oneself is that knowledge rests not upon truths alone, but upon errors. No person is picture-perfect and we all have our flaws. The ego is terrified of the truth. However, the truth is that the ego doesn't exist. Letting down an ego and becoming vulnerable is a significant sign of truth. We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at the truths we find bitter or not good enough. Many people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed. Although, A painful truth is better than a pleasant lie because It is safer to disappoint people with the truth than to appease them with a lie. The truth hurts, but malicious lies or silences kills.”
Because of Bailing Out Benji, I now know the true extent of the puppy mill industry. I'll never buy from a pet store or online again!
My group has been one of the lucky ones to become one of Bailing Out Benji's volunteer teams. We are located in Pittsburgh, PA. Mindi, the founder, has been a huge source of support for us in this new chapter. The amount of time and research that they put into the state maps of puppy mills is huge, but it gets people's attention. They protest every weekend in every kind of weather, and their efforts have helped to reduce the demand for mill dogs in pet stores. Their efforts have inspired so many to get involved with the cause, and, with them, we hope to reach more.
My first contact from Bailing Out Benji happened when I was inquiring his to adopt a puppy mill dog. MIndi Callison referred me to Hearts United for Animals in Auburn NE and we adopted a beautiful, loving Cocker Spaniel that we have had for 2 years.
My husband, Craig, and I volunteered at one of the protests in front of Dyvigs Pet Store in Ames, Iowa in 2015. We found out first hand what a dedicated organization Bailing Out Benji is.
They are so compassionate and involved into educating the public to the horrors of puppy mills. In such a short time, they have grown the brand and the mission of spreading the word and now have outreach organizations in several other states besides Iowa.
There needs to be 100 more Bailing Out Benji's and 1,000 more Mindi Callisons!!
Sioux Falls, SD
Words can't describe how amazing this organization is! Hoping one day we can say goodbye to puppy mills. A lot of hard work and dedication goes into the research and knowledge. Such amazing people and doing great work!
I cannot say enough about this great organization. Their commitment and steadfast presence is a testament to the kind of people they are. God bless BOB. May puppy mills be a thing of the past one day.
Bailing Out Benji is a wonderful organization, what I've learned through an amazing who works with this organization raised awareness for me which turned into adopting a rescue dog.
I first learned about Bailing Out Benji via a local screening of the film Dog by Dog. I was so impressed by Mindi's story, her determination and her drive to put and end to the cruel industry of large scale dog breeding. Several months later, I had absolutely no hesitation when presented with the opportunity to help bring Bailing Out Benji to Texas. I knew there were puppy mills in Texas, yet I had not anticipated the extent of this horrible industry in our state. As a volunteer for Bailing Out Benji Texas, I am able to educate fellow Texans about the presence of puppy mills in our state, backed with facts and data from reputable sources. I am proud to be a part of this wonderful organization that is dedicated to end the suffering of so many precious lives.
I know Dana and her 4 legged friend, Belle. They work tirelessly as spokespeople, promoting Bailing Out Benji. If Dana has their back, so do I.
An amazing nonprofit working hard to educate people on the harsh truths of the puppy mill industry!
After months of research and documentation Bailing Out Benji started the Nebraska Chapter and we can't keep the literature stocked at our appearances. The NE Mill Map is such an incredible tool to show our communities what is happening in their own backyard. Our goal is to double the attendance at the NE Humane Lobby Day in March- and let our elected officials know that their constituents are demanding more humane laws on the books. Belle, a 6-year mill survivor and I have never been so proud to work for an organization.
A group of truly compassionate and honor drive people. Rain, sleet, snow or shine they fight for what they believe in (which is one of the many things we agree on).
Wonderful charity fighting the cruel puppymill industry.
Bailing Out Benji is remarkable!!!
Their steadfast commitment and hard work amazes me!
The money raised goes towards alot of marketing, literature, banners on billboards and busses. If anyone questions this, I encourage you to look up the costs yourselves-it's not cheap!!!
They're non profit and do the best the can with what they're able to raise.
Many people have been educated across the globe and as a result have adopted at their local shelter/s and or breed specific rescues!
It takes a village! We must ALL do our part to end animal cruelty in and out of Puppy Mills. If you want change, be the change! Get out and help protest, educated, contact your legislatures and fight the good fight like BOB has .
Keep up the fantastic job Bailing Out Benji!
Sadly, I haven't seen my donations fund anything but posters. Had hoped that some dogs lives would be saved through changed legislation or something of substance. Wouldn't recommend.
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BoB does an amazing endless job of educating the public about the horrors or puppy mills.
Bailing Out Benji has helped bring to light a huge problem in the Midwest and across the nation. Puppy mills are legal places of torture for thousands of dogs, and this organization works tirelessly to educate the public about the hazards of supporting such cruelty. Many are learning each day about what it means to ignorantly, innocently make an uninformed purchase of a puppy from a pet store. Thank you B.O.B. for opening so many eyes, rescuing so many lives, and keeping up the important fight against puppy mills! I stand with this organization!
Very educational and caring group, Mindi has such knowledge and passion for what she does and I'm glad to have her on our side (the dogs side :) ) oh and Dyvigs pet store SUCKS & huys from terrible puppy mills!!!
Very informative and has such an awesome goal to educate and put an end to puppy mills. Mindi does a spectacular job!
Mindi and company have a consistent, noble mission I'm glad to support. It's a labor of love and Mindi is affective, educational, and promotes change. We collaborate and support each other often, and working with BoB has been beneficial to both parties who remain very friendly and supportive to each other.
I have always been an animal lover. I volunteered at a vet as a teenager, had many pets as a child and got my first dog in my early twenties. I wasn't allowed one as a child because I was allergic, but I didn't care and toughed it out anyways to have a beloved dog. I got a dachshund because I had wanted one for years. I found a breeder and picked her up at 8 weeks old. As much as I loved animals, I had no clue about rescue or the horrors that so many dogs endure due to puppy mills. I discovered rescue a few years later and adopted my second dog from a dachshund rescue and was feeling good about saving a life. Still, I had no idea what a puppy mill was. I was just browsing Facebook one day about 4 or 5 years ago, and one of the dachshund pages I follow showed a link to an article about puppy mills written by Bailing out Benji. I was horrified, cried tears and felt enraged that this horrific suffering was going on and so many people either don't know about it or are the people who are perpetuating it. From that moment on, I have been active about educating the people I know about puppy mills, as well as doing my part to be sure not to support those who support mills in any way. I'm educating my daughters now, and I can guarantee my girls would never "buy" a pet. Bailing out Benji is a great wealth of information teaching so many about the perils of puppy mills and pet store puppies, but even more Bailing out Benji is also a group of dedicated activists making a difference.
BOB helped in transporting my 2 pugs to Pug Partners at the drop of a hat. Mindy and her husband are most kind and willing to do whatever it takes for dogs and dog people.
Great educational resource. I've learned all I know about puppy mills from Bailing Out Benji. Vital resource in our community.
Bailing out Benji inspired me to work with my local officials to educate others on the dangers of ordinances which allow animal cruelty. I personally networked with them to help close a cruel roadside zoo that was not properly caring for their animals, their research and information was key in educating our community to save the animals in that zoo. I also worked with them on other projects and could not have achieved the successes I did in educating others if it weren't for the information and resources provided by Bailing Out Benji. They are passionate about animals and dedicated to education and sharing information to help in the fight against the cruel practices of dog breeding and animal neglect. This organization gives their all and when that isn't enough they dig down deep and give some more. The animals are very lucky to have an organization like B.O.B. on their side.
Really exceptional non-profit. The founder is very compassionate and hard-working. She cares deeply about helping animals and getting people involved and informed. I've seen this non-profit do great humane education work at local shops and build many connections. They've also done transport work. Every dog matters. Very professional and loving group!
Wonderful non profit with a great mission! If you are looking to become involved in educating about puppy mills, this is the place to be. Mindi and all her volunteers are incredibly nice people and would be happy to help you. Keep up the good work educating the public, Bailing Out Benji! Your cause has helped educate so many people over the years!
Wonderful non profit! I have attended and volunteered at many of their events. Great way to educate the public about puppy mills without being too graphic.
Bailing Out Benji is a phenomenal non-profit that prides itself in awareness and being an advocate for those puppy mill dogs that do not have a voice on their own. Being a foster and adoption site for several different rescues over the past 4 years, one of the most common things I hear is I never knew what a puppy mill was. Their stories always go something like this; I purchased my from an ad in the paper or online. They told me I didn’t have to drive to them they would meet me a gas station and pick the puppy for me. Or let me come to their property but we will bring out a few for you to look at and not let us inside or see the parents. With continued education done by Bailing Out Benji the community will continue to learn how we in Iowa are living in the 2nd biggest puppy mill state in the Nation. We need a group out fighting for these dogs and getting the word spread.
For instance these 10 Yorkies that were all turned over by a puppy mill breeder. These dogs had never touched or felt grass, lived in wire cages. All the dogs had never had any vet care, teeth rotting and hanging out of their mouths. One of the dogs did not even have an eyeball, just an open eye. Even though Bailing Out Benji is a nonprofit and solely relies on donations to keep up the education. Bailing Out Benji worked very hard starting and helping a fundraiser to raise over the $8,000 that was racked up in vet costs to get these poor ones treated.
Bailing Out Benji is an amazing non-profit that educates the public and advocates on behalf of the dogs and puppies that are living in implorable conditions in puppy mills. As a volunteer with Pug Partners of Nebraska, I have seen first hand the physical and mental damage inflicted on dogs that have spent their lives in cages in puppy mills. Mindi Callison and Bailing Out Benji are making lives better for so many innocent animals!!
Bailing out Benji is an amaziing organization. Not only do they educate the public about the plight of dogs that are caged their entire lives, but they have partnered with my organization in getting some dogs released and placed into rescue. Some of these dogs come with no medical care and in deplorable condition. Bailing Out Benji is a great champion for these dogs and without them these dogs would continue to suffer. I can't say enough great things about them.
I love this group. They do good work and are so kind to everyone. I have witnessed people who are so cruel and say awful things but the no one replies in kind. They end the encounters with "have a nice day". They are a class act
Awesome non profit organization ran by a wonderful person ! Nothing but great things to say about the message that Bailing Out Benji is sending out.
Bailing Out Benji does an excellent job of educating the community about the true source of puppies sold in pet stores and the inhumane conditions in puppy mills and for-profit breeding facilities.
We have hosted this group for educational events and love the positive interactions with attendees. This group always has informational handouts which are easy to understand and age appropriate, especially when having educational events for children.
I recently began volunteering with this organization and as a result have learned a lot about puppy mills and the importance of adopting instead of shopping for puppies. Many people are just not educated on puppy mills and do not understand that buying from ads such as Craigslist or from newspapers is only keeping the puppy mills alive and growing. Adopt don't shop!