Animal Protection & Welfare,
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
Education & Outreach Program
I recently started volunteering at National Mill Dog Rescue last fall and wasn't sure what to expect. I found that it is a wonderful group of dedicated people who all have the same mission in mind of helping dogs. The volunteers are amazing and everyone has a heart of gold. This is an organization that truly is there to help these dogs and I'm proud to be a part of it.