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Connor and Millies Dog Rescue CMDR

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To focus on the forgotten senior and special needs dogs gifting them with a chance for a forever adoptive home.

Results: CMDR has been very successful of bringing a focus on the seniors as very adoptable. Our motto is different isn't bad and age is just a number. In the past 3 years CMDR, has had over 500 in rescue we average over 200 adoptions a year. Our oldest adoption was 18 years young. Las Vegas has recognized our work by voting us Second Best of Las Vegas in our catagory two years in a row.

Target demographics: By educating the senior and special needs dogs are adoptable

Direct beneficiaries per year: 300 dogs with over 250 adoptions

Geographic areas served: Las Vegas, NV

Programs: Events, promotions, FB activity

Community Stories

46 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Shana A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Sadly this rescue isn't about finding homes but just getting donations so fosters can have a pet for free.
I've also witnessed them walking dogs on the hot asphalt after an event and just standing around talking as the dogs feet are burning.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Professional, Compassionate, and devoted to senior and special needs dogs. Senior dogs are so often overlooked, but in my experience, they make the best family addition. I recently adopted from CMDR and believe in their mission 100%. CMDR is a top rated rescue, and they care about each and every dog they take in and work hard to help as many as possible. This is obviously a mission of love for this rescue.

1 Denise K.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I started following CDMR approximately around August of 2018. I stumbled onto them through facebook by first beginning to watch the story of Maccie Jack and Precious. I am so amazed at the job that they are doing. They take on seniors, special needs, dogs sent from in the Korean meat market, very ill and some younger fur babies in need. I have watched these very abused, starved, neglected fur babies come into their care and then you see a spark in their eyes, happiness. Unfortunately some don't make even though they fight because their body gives up. Even for the sadness of the those who die, for at least a short time they did receive the love and care, the rescue keeps on taking in furbabies and saving lives. I am extremely amazed at the work they do. Contacting other rescues in some states and was told they are too far and the dogs are in the same state maybe north of a facility, I am amazed at the tenacity that CDMR has in saving these babies. If I lived in Vegas, CDMR is definitely the rescue I would want my Bichon Studlee to go if I passed before him. They are truly amazing.
Denise in Maryland

1 queenbee17

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I continue to be amazed every day at the work we accomplish in this rescue. Just when it seems that we can do no more, we get an outpouring of support from our followers, and then we do more. In a little over 2 years, we have saved almost 650 dogs. And this is all done being staffed 100% by volunteers and entirely relying on donations for funding.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I don’t even know where to begin to tell people how much this organization does for the community, animals in distress, and people in need. Let me start with the dog I adopted from Connor and Millie’s.
Thelma was found wandering the streets with a pink fleece jacket on, in the rain and the cold. She was soaked to the skin, had almost no fur, and was obviously seriously ill. Picked up by Animal Control and taken to the kill shelter, she lay untreated and unwanted for days. Her owners never stepped forward to claim her.
Nobody wanted to help this little dog who was struggling for her life. Nobody except Linda, the founder of Connor and Millie’s. Linda cared what happened to this dog. Linda cared when nobody else did. Without funding and not knowing what the vet bills might be, Linda requested this dog.
Thelma came home with me to recover and get treatment. She was diagnosed with advanced Cushing’s disease. Her future was uncertain, her outcome precarious. But Linda was determined that the disease could be controlled and was positive that Thelma would survive and recover.
Not only did Thelma survive, she thrived. She has been a member of my family for a little over a year now and is healthy, sassy, and quite the little princess.
Because her condition went untreated by her previous owner for an extended length of time, her kidneys are impaired and she may not live a normal lifespan. But she will live out whatever time she has left as healthy as possible and being very loved because somebody cared. Linda cared.
Connor and Millie’s has saved over 500 dogs, a few cats, and at least one rabbit in 2 short years. Every one of them has a heartbreaking story. Every one of them was unwanted and ignored by everyone else. Everyone except Connor and Millie’s.
Connor and Millie’s has accepted dogs with horrific injuries, dogs that the owners don’t find desirable anymore, dogs whose owners have died or who are mentally or physically unable to continue to care for them. They accept dogs on a temporary basis when the owners are sick, hospitalized, on military deployment, or are the victims of domestic violence. Every one of these dogs are placed in private foster care and are lived as members of the family.
Despite escalating bills, Connor and Millie’s provides these dogs with whatever medical care they need.
I just can’t express enough how much Connor and Millie’s means to me, and how valuable an asset they are to this community. If anyone deserves recognition, it is this great nonprofit.

1 Dawn E. L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for CMDR for over a year now and I have watched Linda Gilliam (owner) never faulter from her vision of helping the seniors the abused or the neglected. I have seen so many amazing transformations take place in this rescue:) Our mantra is #CMDRSTRONG and I enjoy being apart of this family:)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for this extra special organization CMDR ran by Linda Gilliam and a wonderful group of fosters:) What caught my eye is no one is left behind in this wonderful organization that takes the abused the injured and the seniors that have been left behind. There is no expense spared to save them, vet them and get them in a loving foster home to get them ready for a new life! One of our mantras is #CMDRSTRONG and I truly believe that!

1 Gail_R

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have two little dogs that were rescued by Connor and Millies Dog Rescue. Both are approximately 8 years old but you would never know it. They are active characters and fit right in with our other dog. It’s a shame that so many older dogs are passed over due to age or medical issue. We have moved beyond the medical issues now with continued treatment. Please donate to their cause so others can be saved and go to their forever home.

1 Katie G.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer as a foster mom 4 Connor and Milles Dog Rescue. I love the heart of all rescue organizations. But a very special place tugs at my heart for the most unlikely to be rescued and face dying alone, heartbroken by the loss of their family, forced into a cold environment and they are so afraid. This is when you see CMDR step forward. My first rescue w CMDR was for a hospice tiny dog, she was old and in very bad terminal condition. She was mercifully euthanized after only a week with me. But she was not alone, she was loved, she was medicated for pain, then her frail little body was giving up. I held her and loved her as she peacefully passed. Then there many other fur angels i had the honor to foster, others in need that were saved, treated and adopted to happy caring families. This organization and the loving, dedicated foster families that give their all hold a special place in my heart.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Connor and Millie's Dog Rescue is what every animal rescue should strive for: compassion for the animals as sentient beings. CMDR looks past appearance, age, breed, and medical issues; they are there to help and they tirelessly work to save as many of the overlooked as they can. They deserve to be center stage and for bards to sing their songs for all they do.

Attached are photos of Dobby. He is a chihuahua that was slated to be put to sleep at the pound. He came in as a stray with a broken tail, missing toe nails, broken teeth, a hernia, a heart murmur so bad on a scale of 1-6 it is rated at 5, and the doc indicated his fur thinned and fell out due to the extreme stress he had suffered.

His condition was so bad coupled with the unfortunate circumstance that there are always too many chihuahuas at the Las Vegas pound and as a result he quickly found himself on the "kill list" :(

Thank heavens Linda Gilliam stepped in and would not let this soul be extinguished. She directed CMDR to save him at all costs and that is what happened. CMDR fixed everything they could and he is now part of our family. We still get sad thinking of what he had endured but we are always thankful that CMDR saved his little life and as a result our lives and our family is enriched by his presence.

Thank you Connor and Millie's Dog Rescue!

[The first two pictures are when Dobby was picked up from the pound. You can see he was sad and confused, he even had a tear rolling down his face. I can only imagine the thoughts going through his head as he though he would die. The two later pictures are him in his new home and you can see his spirit has returned]

2 Megan C.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Connor and Millies Dog Rescue CMDR is nothing short of extraordinary. From our initial inquiry to almost a year adopted, our entire experience with CMDR was phenomenal. The trial-to-adopt was so important for us. Not only did we get to spend an entire week with our pup, they supplied us with a full bag of food, bed, toys, and daily check-ins from the foster. This really allowed us to get to know our dog's real personality. We can't say enough good things about the work CMDR does and we recommend them to anyone looking for a wonderful adoption experience that comes with a lifetime of support.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so proud to volunteer and foster for CMDR. The founder/ president Linda, stands by her vision. Attention is primarily given to senior, hospice & medical dogs that are over looked or have been discarded. She has taken dogs with little chance of survival, with much needed love, medical and dedicated fosters, these dogs have become amazing transformation stories. Thank you Linda for the hard work and dedication you put forth daily to rescue and raise much needed funds for these lost, forgotten & left behind furbabies.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Connor and Millie's is the rescue who steps in for what many unfortunately consider the lost causes. The Seniors and the Medical-needs dogs who are overlooked by others and who lead amazing, beautiful and deserving lives once CMDR steps-in.
Having fostered for CMDR myself and witnessed so many others who selflessly foster for CMDR, the transformations can only be described as miracles.
This rescue and it's fosters are real LIFE SAVERS!!!

1 Angela C.10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CMDR helps so many dogs in need of medical care. The president of CMDR shows her devotion each and every day and she never gives up helpjng the unwanted and unforgotten. The community is a better place because of her mission.

1 lindag47

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CMDR is a rescue that sees the beauty of the senior dog. The special needs, those others overlook. They love them all . With dedication and sacrifice, CMDR gives them them time to heal and truly transform. It doesn't get much better than that.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CMDR is one of the best ! They take in the ones no one else wants and spares no expense to provide everything the rescue needs regardless of age. I've had the pleasure of observing some amazing transformations and donate regularly. Can't say enough good things about these people...they rock!

1 Melissa B.6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have known the Founder for many years, and was thrilled when she started Connor and Millie's Dog Rescue CMDR. They are an amazing rescue who takes the dogs that no one else will help, senior dogs, hospice dogs and dogs with heartbreaking medical conditions. CMDR's dogs never have to worry, all of their needs will be taken care of. The dedication of the fosters and volunteers is so commendable, all the dogs receive so much love, their days are filled with good food, toys, their own beds, it is remarkable to see the change in these dogs as they learn to give as much love as they receive. CMDR is an outstanding dog rescue with the highest integrity, they live their mission everyday that no dog will be left behind.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I followed Connor and Millies Rescue for a while on Facebook then decided to jump in and foster myself as the need for fosters is great. This group has great organization with a passionate founder and president who is trying to find homes for dogs that have been discarded, often neglected, and even abused. The volunteer staff of fosters all have the "dog lover gene". The Rescue pays for medical needs and then rely on fosters to love and nurture these dogs back to physical and emotional health. Every weekend they are at the local pet stores having adoption fairs to find "furever" homes for these overlooked pups. They are a great organization and certainly worthy of your donation and support.

1 Tina C.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I just donated to these wonderful people. Seriously what is there not to love about them?...They taken away pain and give love and safety.....Absolute legend's!

1 Jennifer B.9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This rescue is amazing. They save primarily senior dogs who've been abandoned by their owners and gives them a second chance at a happy life. Love CMDR!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have fostered for a variety of rescue groups, in various states, and Connor and Millie's (CMDR) is one of the best. This organization is very well run and is truly dedicated to doing what's right for the dogs in their care. CMDR goes above and beyond to insure that the dogs are well cared for and the volunteers have the necessary support to provide the dogs with whatever they need. CMDR takes in the dogs that most other rescues in Las Vegas are unwilling to take due to age or medical issues. And when behavioral issues arise that the foster is unable to manage, CMDR gets the dog the professional training it needs so it can find it's forever home. I am proud to be a part of this wonderful rescue.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I absuatly love Connor and Mollies Dog rescue (CMDR) I wanted to rescue 2 different dogs from a bad situation but I needed a rescue to back them so I got a hold of this rescue without hesitation they accepted both dogs into their rescue, had both of them checked out by a Veterinarian and found the most perfect homes for them with my approval of their new homes which I love. They are 100% percent in it for the dogs and they have their whole heart into rescuing and saving lives ❤.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love fostering for CMDR. They take care of all health issues with urgency and compassion and do everything to find the pups the right forever home. Their team is very supportive and always on call to help with any issues, should they arise. Huge-hearted group!