Survivors come in all shapes, sizes, colors, ages, and breeds, from tiny
newborn pups to "senior" dogs of 9 or 10 or even older. They are Pet
Store Puppies and mill breeding stock, male and female, healthy and happy (if
very lucky) or sick and sad.
health, temperament, and/or behavior problems. All come with his or her own
section, we will share some of those stories, some of the joys and frustrations
of healing bodies and minds warped by living in puppy mills or being sold at
dog auctions and pet stores.
We even have
an article on Puppy Mill Survivors: Caring for
Mill Dogs. We do not pretend to be experts on the subject -- working with
puppy mill survivors is an ongoing education. Each dog, each situation, is
different, and rehabilitating them requires flexibility and creativity.
We hope that
the material in our Puppy Mill Survivor section will give you some idea of what
these dogs and their care-takers have endured, and also some ideas if you are
coping with your own Puppy Mill Survivor.