Likes: Spending time with there mom, playing with each other, helping other dogs and people, and bugging there dad!
Pet-Peeves: Mean people, mean dogs, and people moveing to fast around them!
Favorite Toy: Rawhide, Bones, Stuffed Toys, Baked treats and other treats, and any toy they can get there paws on!
Favorite Food: Anything they can get there paws on, they love almost everything! But I don't feed them table scraps, just treats, Purina One and Green Beans.
Favorite Walk: Long walks in the park! Mia has to be cared after awhile, she can't walk as much as her sisters can!
Best Tricks: All 3 can sit & stay, Mia can High Five, Tug of war, and roll over! They are going to are local Kennel Club now and takeing classes to learn more.
Arrival Story: Short version of her story, to read the full version check out there diery, or all three of there main pages!
They are all my little angels, sent to me from above! I adopted all 3 of them 2 at local shelters and one from a rescue!
But Missy was a Trailor Park Stray, adopted from are local shelter. She is also a Tharpy Dog and goes to all the local Nursing Homes. Not many people do that around here.
Mia was a Puppy Mill Dog, my mom fostered some that a rescue rescued from a puppy mill and I fell in love with her and adopted her. She is now takeing classes to do Agility.
And Lady was a breeders dog who bought her from another breeder. And the breeder wanted to put down because of her Hip Displasha. So I got her from the breeder and she does fine with it. She is now taking Obenice Classes at are local Kennel Club.
If you whould like to mail them, send your mail to:
Missy, Mia, Lady
112 W. 5th St.
New London, MO 63459
Until recently most people didn’t even know what a puppy mill was. Thanks to Oprah for airing a show, one of her most watched, on the subject that helped bring the horrors of what was happening behind the scenes to light.
Puppy mills are nothing new. These mass dog-breeding operations have been around for decades. They continue to thrive because they prey on unwitting consumers who are smitten by too-cute-for-words puppies in pet store windows and on fancy websites.
But behind the friendly facade of the local pet shop, the pastoral scenes on a “breeder’s” website, or the neighborhood newspaper ad, there often lies a puppy mill. These canine breeding facilities house dogs in shockingly poor conditions.
Life is particularly bad for “breeding stock,” dogs who live their entire lives in cages and are continually bred for years, without human companionship and with little hope of ever becoming part of a family. These dogs receive little or no veterinary care and never see a bed, a treat or a toy. After their fertility wanes, breeding animals are commonly killed, abandoned or sold to another mill. The annual result of all this breeding is hundreds of thousands of puppies, many with behavior and/or health problems.
Sadly, few states have laws directly effecting the treatment of dogs in puppy mills. We, as a collective group of 50 million plus dog owners, have the power to take a stand and contact our legislators to demand a change. Stricter laws need to be passed into legislation and enforced to stop the inhumane treatment of these dogs.
Logan, our Bernese Mountain Dog rescue, was a dog used for stud at a puppy mill. He spent over 4 years in a 2×4 cage where he couldn’t even sit up. His only human contact came when it was time to be pulled from the cage to fulfill his role. When he stopped producing, he was discarded just as a 64 pound bag of flea and tick infested garbage would be.
Something minor in the whole scheme of things, but something that really drove home the reality of his situation to me, was that fact he never even had a name. As Lisa and I work with Logan to get him to trust humans, I have no doubt that puppy mills are a business, in it for profit, with no concern over the welfare of the dog. That’s why the word needs to be spread far and wide about these despicable actions.
Puppy Mill Awareness Day is committed to educating the public about the connection between consumers and commercial breeding facilities. Don’t miss this fun filled day.