What You Can Do

What you can do to support our mission

  • Do not shop at stores that sell dogs and cats.
  • Volunteer – either at our facility, at our events, or from home. See the Volunteer page for more information.
  • Support fundraising or puppy mill education awareness drives.
  • Write letters to the editors of your local newspapers about the horrors of the puppy mill industry and its connection with pet stores and online pet sales.
  • Join the Facebook communities of dog rescue groups and SHARE posts through social media channels.
  • Donate financially to rescue groups if/when you are able to. Most organizations operate virtually 100% on donations.

What you can do to directly support National Mill Dog Rescue

  • Donate – as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we rely solely on the generosity of our supporters to continue our mission. Veterinary care is an enormous expense when rescuing mill dogs. A typical retired “breeder dog” is 5-7 years old, has spent its entire life in a small filthy wire cage, has been bred literally almost to death, and in most cases has never received any veterinary care. Upon rescue, we see a wide variety of illnesses and injuries, some are life-threatening. Each rescue trip typically costs $2,500.
  • Support Fundraising Efforts – attend events, share the information, work with us to organize your own event, contribute if you can when asked.
  • Adopt or Foster
  • Network – share newsletters, social media posts, or other communications with your own network.
  • Educate – take opportunities to share the message with others.
  • Distribute brochures about puppy mills and pet overpopulation outside of pet shops.
  • Ask shopping mall managers not to renew the lease of the pet store on their property.
  • Hold an event or fundraiser in your community. Use that opportunity to spread puppy mill awareness.
  • Report pet store abuses to whomever is responsible for enforcing anti-cruelty laws in your town. Write a detailed statement of the abuses and take photographs, if possible.
  • Educate others about the cruelties of puppy mills and the importance of adopting from shelters.

You can find more information here:  What you can do to stop puppy mills.

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