Posts By: Theresa Strader

How (and why) we do what we do

We are often asked how we get the dogs we rescue and why breeders would surrender them to us.  Please bear with me, as this is no short story.  Since day one, the National Mill Dog Rescue journey has been a life changing experience for me in so many ways.  It has been gut wrenching,… Read more »

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Make Your Tax-Deductible Donation Now

As 2017 starts drawing to a close, please consider making a year-end, tax-deductible donation to help us bring more dogs HOME to FREEDOM! Your ongoing support has helped National Mill Dog Rescue save more than 12,000 dogs, but there are so many more that are still waiting… We are rescuers.  Watch this video and take… Read more »

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2014 Annual Report – National Mill Dog Rescue

Dear friends, At the end of December, we were closing in on 10,000 dogs rescued since our beginning in 2007. Hard to believe! It has been a backbreaking, often distressing journey, yet the most deeply rewarding experience of a lifetime. None of our successes have come easy; but we are on our feet, going strong,… Read more »

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2013 Annual Report – National Mill Dog Rescue

Dear friends, This, our very first, annual report has been a long time coming. Getting any of us to slow down long enough to put it together has been a challenge. I hope you find it informative and trust it will increase your understanding of our mission, our priorities and our progress. The journey that… Read more »

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A Thank You from Theresa Strader

Hello Friends, I wanted to take some time tonight to extend my deepest thanks and gratitude to each and every one of you who supported my family in so many ways over the past four weeks. As you can imagine, losing our home in the wildfire was certainly a shocking and saddening experience. However, the… Read more »

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Lily’s Story, by Rich Strader

        Lily is the love and the light of my life. If you’ve ever had a special dog like Lily, then you will understand right away what I’m talking about. Lily was born, raised and perhaps had 13 litters of puppies at the Reedgate Kennels before we were able to buy her… Read more »

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Ivey Needs a Service Dog – A Letter From Theresa Strader

The following letter was written by Theresa Strader, National Mill Dog Rescue’s founder.  Not only does Theresa devote a majority of her spare time to rescuing puppy mill dogs, she has also spent the last 25 years as a pediatric nurse, specializing in the field of Pediatric Oncology. Ivey and Theresa Hello friends of National… Read more »

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Five Days of Freedom – A Tribute to Ziva

Dear Friends, Last week, we introduced you to one of our new rescues, a very special little Keeshond we named Ziva. The name Ziva means radiance, brilliance, light of God. It was the very perfect name for this enchanting and inspiring little dog. In the big picture of our mission, Ziva’s story is a very… Read more »

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