I just sent a list of puppy mill resources out to my Boston Terrier rescue group (if you didn’t already know, I’m a foster mom). It’s a pretty good list, so I figured I would post it here, too. Note that I’ve only listed state resources in Colorado and Nebraska because that is where most of our foster homes are located, but if you look up your state’s Department of Agriculture’s commercial breeding facility standards, you should be able to find information.
Mill Dog Manifesto: This is my free eBook offering information about puppy mills, questions people should ask of breeders and what should be expected, questions people should ask of rescues and what they should expect, how to rehabilitate distressed dogs, etc.
Dog Blessed: This paperback or eBook is a compilation of stories from Main Line Animal Rescue, the one that was on Oprah a few years ago discussing puppy mills. They have a support group for families of mill dogs called Over The Mill. This books is full of their stories and has very good advice on rehabilitation, too. Even though I’ve been fostering for a while, I learned a lot from reading this book.
MABTR’s Puppy Mill Page:This is MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue’s puppy mill resource page.
Colorado Department of Agriculture Pet Animal Care Facilities Program: This is all the info on dog breeding and sheltering standards in CO. There is a meeting on August 10th about new puppy mill regulations. I hope you’ll go if you’re in Colorado.
Missourians for the protection of dogs: These guys are working to fix MO’s BIG puppy mill problem.
Awareness Day: Want to schedule one of these events by you? I went to an Awareness Day in PA last year and it was great – Rescue Ink and Victoria Stillwell were there. They are looking for people to host these around the country.
Puppy Mill Rescue: This website is chaotic, but it’s got good information if you can find it.