Press Releases

Little River Band Benefit Concert Raises $16,000 For National Mill Dog Rescue
August 2016
On Sunday August 14, the Little River Band Benefit Concert for the National Mill Dog Rescue raised $16,000 to help rescue and care for puppy mill dogs.

Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of National Mill Dog Rescue
July 2016
National Mill Dog Rescue, with headquarters in Peyton, Colo., today announced it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its efforts to prepare rescued puppy mill dogs for adoption.

Senior Dogs at National Mill Dog Rescue will receive grant for their Golden Years
July 2016
Senior pups have something to wag about this week, as the national nonprofit, The Grey Muzzle Organization, announces the recipients of its annual grants for animal welfare organizations providing programs for at-risk senior dogs and National Mill Dog Rescue dogs find themselves among the winners.

TONY STEWART FOUNDATION – National Mill Dog Rescue “Hundred Hearts”
April 2016
Heart, determination and compassion are but three adjectives which portray the volunteers who have rescued more than 10,500 discarded breeding dogs from puppy mills.

Harley – The Dog Who Changed the World Dies at 15
March 2016
Harley, the tiny one-eyed “Hero Dog”, the inspirational force who saved hundreds of puppy mill dogs with National Mill Dog Rescue, and the dog who became the face of puppy mill issues worldwide, sadly passed away on March 20th.

Two Little Chihuahuas Saving 110 Puppy Mill Dogs!
February 2016
1,800 miles, 56 hours, 3 rescue vehicles, 9 rescuers, 2 tiny superheroes, a motorcycle escort, and one fearless leader … all with one mission: to save 110 dogs!

Puppy Mill Dog Named 2015 Top Hero Dog by American Humane Association

September 2015
Harley, a tiny Chihuahua who spent the first 10 years of his life living in a small cage in a puppy mill, was recognized as the 2015 “American Hero Dog” by the American Humane Association.

Puppy Mill Dog Wins Top Honors as Hero Dog from American Humane Association
August 2015
Harley, a tiny Chihuahua who spent the first 10 years of his life living in a small cage in a puppy mill is being recognized as 2015’s ‘Emerging Hero Dog’ by the American Humane Association during a star-studded gala this September in Beverly Hills.

3300 Journey to Support Puppy Mill Dogs
July 2015
OnePulse is biking across the United States this summer making stops along the way to work with each of its three partnered charities, The Young and The Brave Foundation, the Fuller Center for Housing and National Mill Dog Rescue.

Colorado Puppy Mill Rescue Saves 10,000th Dog
May 2015
A rescue team from National Mill Dog Rescue will mobilize next weekend, traveling through the Midwest rescuing dogs from puppy mills. On board that rescue will be the 10,000th dog saved by the organization!

Colorado Dog Rescue Partners with Dog.com to Create Awareness About Puppy Mills
Feb 2015
National Mill Dog Rescue, a Colorado Springs-based organization, has partnered with Dog.com to help raise much needed funding and create awareness about the commercial dog breeding industry, also known as “puppy mills”.

Colorado Based Rescue Saves 101 Dogs From Puppy Mills Across The Midwest
Feb 2015
A rescue team from National Mill Dog Rescue mobilized into action over the weekend and traveled through 3 Midwest states rescuing 101 dogs during Operation Hundred Hearts.

Nascar Champion Tony Stewart Gives $10,000 to Colorado Dog Rescue
Jan 2015
National Mill Dog Rescue, headquartered near Colorado Springs, recently received a $10,000 grant from the Tony Stewart Foundation.

ASPCA Grant Helps Colorado Group Rescue Dogs From Puppy Mills
Dec 2014
National Mill Dog Rescue, headquartered in Peyton, Colorado, today announced receipt of a $5,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), New York.

Colorado Dog Rescue Hosts Holiday Event to Help Save Puppy Mill Dogs
Nov 2014
The Tailwaggers Celebration is a holiday event that will raise money to help National Mill Dog Rescue save and care for puppy mill dogs. This event is expected to draw a large crowd from the dog-loving community.

Two Puppy Mill Survivors Rescue 87 Dogs – Harley to the Rescue
Nov 2014
Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes. Two puppy mill survivors, Harley and Teddy, both Chihuahuas, donned their superhero capes and traveled through the Midwest this past weekend, saving 87 puppy mill dogs with National Mill Dog Rescue.

Harley to the Rescue – Two Puppy Mill Survivors Hit the Road to Rescue Dogs
Oct 2014
In a unique twist to the very serious issue of puppy mills in the United States, two puppy mill survivors, Harley and Teddy, will be on the road this weekend with a team from National Mill Dog Rescue to save puppy mill dogs.

National Mill Dog Rescue is Honored as a 2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Sept 2014
Colorado based dog rescue organization, National Mill Dog Rescue, announced this week that it has been honored with a prestigious 2014 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

National Mill Dog Rescue Receives Major Grant from ASPCA
July 2014
National Mill Dog Rescue, headquartered in Peyton, today announced receipt of a $10,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), New York.

Harley to the Rescue – Two Puppy Mill Survivors Hit the Road to Rescue Dogs
July 2014
In a unique twist to the very serious issue of puppy mills in the United States, two puppy mill survivors, Harley and Teddy, will hit the road this week with a team from National Mill Dog Rescue to rescue puppy mill dogs.

Two Puppy Mill Survivors Rescue 59 Dogs – Harley to the Rescue!
Apr 2014
Two puppy mill survivors, Harley and Teddy, both Chihuahuas, donned their superhero capes and traveled through the Midwest this past weekend, saving 59 dogs from puppy mills with National Mill Dog Rescue.

Harley to the Rescue – Two Puppy Mill Survivors Hit the Road to Save Dogs!
Apr 2014
In a unique twist to the very serious issue of puppy mills in the United States, two puppy mill survivors, Harley and Teddy, will hit the road this weekend with a team from National Mill Dog Rescue to rescue puppy mill dogs. Dogs saving dogs!

Two Puppy Mill Survivors Raise Money to Save 50 Dogs from Puppy Mills – Dogs Saving Dogs!
Mar 2014
A rescue team from National Mill Dog Rescue mobilized into action this past week to pick up 50 surrendered breeding dogs from puppy mills across Kansas. This rescue was funded through the efforts of 2 little “survivors”, Harley & Teddy.

Colorado Based National Mill Dog Rescue Saves 75 Dogs From Puppy Mills in the Midwest
Feb 2014
Two rescue teams from National Mill Dog Rescue mobilized into action this weekend and traveled through Kansas and Missouri picking up 75 surrendered breeding dogs from multiple puppy mills.

Colorado Puppy Mill Rescue Founder Receives ASPCA® Henry Bergh Award
National Mill Dog Rescue Receives Prestigious Award
Coverage by Fox 21 News Colorado

Nov 2013
Theresa Strader, founder of National Mill Dog Rescue, located near Colorado Springs, CO was honored to receive the ASPCA® Henry Bergh award at the Humane Awards luncheon in New York City this month.

Colorado Based National Mill Dog Rescue Saves 86 Dogs From Puppy Mills Across The Midwest
Nov 2013
A rescue team from National Mill Dog Rescue mobilized into action late last week and traveled through Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri, picking up 86 surrendered breeding dogs from multiple locations.

Colorado Puppy Mill Rescue Founder Recognized As HomeAgain Hero of the Year
Nov 2013
Theresa Strader, founder of National Mill Dog Rescue in Peyton, CO is honored to be recognized as the Merck Animal Health HomeAgain® Hero of the Year Award Winner.

ASPCA Announces 2013 Humne Awards Winners
Nov 2013
ASPCA® Henry Bergh Award – Theresa Strader, Founder and Executive Director of National Mill Dog Rescue

Colorado Dog Rescuer Recognized by “5 Hour ENERGY Helps Amazing People”
Oct 2013
Theresa Strader, founder of the Colorado Springs based non-profit, National Mill Dog Rescue, was recently named a “5 hour ENERGY Amazing Person” and hopes this will spread awareness about the commercial dog breeding industry, aka puppy mills.

Harley to the Rescue – Two Puppy Mill Survivors Rescue 165 Dogs
Sept 2013
To create awareness about the serious issue of the commercial dog breeding industry, two puppy mill survivors, Harley and Teddy, traveled more than 5000 miles along with National Mill Dog Rescue to save 165 dogs from puppy mills. Dogs saving dogs!

Harley, Puppy Mill Survivor Saves His Offspring From Puppy Mill
Aug 2013
In a unique twist to the very serious issue of puppy mills in the United States, two puppy mill survivors, Harley and Teddy, are hitting the road again with ‘Harley to the Rescue’ to save dogs from puppy mills with National Mill Dog Rescue.

Harley to the Rescue – Two Puppy Mill Survivors Hit the Road to Rescue Dogs
May 2013
In a unique twist to the very serious issue of puppy mills in the United States, two puppy mill survivors, Harley and Teddy, will hit the road next week with a team from National Mill Dog Rescue to rescue puppy mill dogs.

Puppy Mill Dog Walks On Grass For The First Time – After Being Saved By Colorado Dog Rescue
Lizzy spent 12 years living in a small wire cage. She never once touched the ground and she never knew the kind touch of a human hand – until National Mil Dog Rescue saved her.

Colorado Puppy Mill Rescue Story by Fox 31 News Receives Genesis Award Nomination
Feb 2013
The story of a rescue operation by National Mill Dog Rescue, “Saving the Discarded Dogs” by KDVR- TV Denver Fox 31 News has been nominated for a Genesis Award in the Local TV News Category.

Dogington Post Announces National Mill Dog Rescue as Best Dog Rescue for 2012
Feb 2013
Dogington Post held their first annual Dogington Post Awards, honoring those that provide the best products, services, and foods for dogs. After weeks of voting, readers and fans chose National Mill Dog Rescue as the Best Dog Rescue of 2012.

Rescued Puppy Mill Dogs Arrive in Denver
Dec 2012
Their lives got off to a rough start, but dozens of puppies and dogs arrived in Colorado Thursday looking for a fresh start.

Dozens Of Puppies, Dogs Saved From Puppy Mill
Dec 2012
Nearly 35 puppies and dogs saved from puppy mills are getting a second chance at finding forever families in Colorado.

National Mill Dog Rescue Wins $10,000 in Facebook Contest
Dec 2012
National Mill Dog Rescue of Peyton, Colo., won the $10,000 grand prize in the Pets Add Life Help a Shelter Out contest, the American Pet Products Association reported today.

Colorado Animal Rescue Saves Discarded Dogs, Finds Homes For Them
Nov 2012
Tucked away on the plains east of Colorado Springs is a haven for discarded dogs.

Heroes Among Us
Nov 2012
People Magazine, Theresa Strader Rescues Thousands of Puppy Mill Dogs

Dog Rescue Group Gets Special Helping Hands
Dec 2012
Students at the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind spent their Friday morning volunteering at the National Mill Dog Rescue in Peyton.

Rescuer Garners Spotlight Giving Mill Dogs A Voice
Nov 2012
When Theresa Strader got a call from People magazine, she was plenty shocked, and even more curious.

Colorado Puppy Mill Rescue Saves 91 Dogs Throughout the Midwest
Oct 2012
National Mill Dog Rescue recently returned from a sweep through the Midwest states, rescuing 91 dogs from commercial breeding facilities, also known as puppy mills. They also transported 25 cats to safety during this mission.

Puppy Mill Rescue Wins $50,000 Grant from Chase Community Giving Campaign
Sept 2012
National Mill Dog Rescue is excited to announce winning a $50,000 grant in the Chase Community Giving campaign. “What an incredible difference this will make for so many puppy mill dogs”.

National Mill Dog Rescue – Ruff! Life Open House and Petco Donation Unveiling!

Aug 2011
On Saturday, September 17th, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., NMDR will host their third annual open house.

Join the National Mill Dog Rescue for the Ruff Life Wine Tasting Benefit
Aug 2011
On Friday, August 5th, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Norris Penrose Event Center, the National Mill Dog Rescue will have their annual Ruff Life Wine Tasting Benefit.

Join the National Mill Dog Rescue for the Ruff Life Freedom 5k Run/Walk
May 2011
On June 11th, from 8am-1pm at American the Beautiful Park, the National Mill Dog Rescue will have their Ruff Life Freedom 5k Run/Walk. A family and canine friendly event including a Vendor Expo with contests and fun activities for the kids.

Emergency Rescue Situation! NMDR To Rescue Dogs From Out Of Business Breeder

Apr 2011
Sunday, the National Mill Dog Rescue received an email from a commercial breeder in MO. They could no longer feed their dogs and they were going out of business! They said if you want the dogs, get here before the weekend or they will be shot.

Three NMDR Rescue Teams To Roll Out April 9th To Save Over 150 Dogs
Apr 2011
Ever wonder how NMDR has saved over 4,500 dogs in 4 years? Every few weeks, a rescue is orchestrated. Beginning April 9th and through this week, 3 separate rescue teams from NMDR will be saving approximately 150 dogs.

Mill Treatment – Theresa Strader’s Local Dog Rescue Network is Growing
Jun 2008
Though the dog’s cant talk, their expressions and body language send a clear message of Theresa Strader’s
effect on them via Mill Dog Rescue Network.

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