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Congratulations to some of our very lucky dogs who were recently adopted!

Molly and Daisy (adopted together), Herbie, Darius, Koala Bear, Kimber, Maxwell, Melva Dee, Zsa Zsa, Daisy II, Pandi, Stetson, Trevi and Wonder!

Stetson (Rescued in April 2014), is our adoption photo of the week!

Please click this link to view those that are still patiently waiting: http://milldogrescue.org/our-dogs/available-dogs/
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"Blizzards can be beautiful, invigorating, and fun - just like me! Shall we snuggle and stay warm? - Love, Blizzard"

Blizzard is available for adoption: http://www.petango.com/Adopt/Dog-Chihuahua-Short-Coat-Purebred-25045207

Learn more about adoption here: http://milldogrescue.org/our-dogs/adopt/
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“I'm Jewel, and just like my name, I am sparkly and priceless! I have the cutest little underbite, and am so playful and sweet. You could say I'm a little treasure!"

Jewel is available for adoption: http://www.petango.com/Adopt/Dog-Shih-Tzu-22242769

Learn more about adoption here: http://milldogrescue.org/our-dogs/adopt/
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Support National Mill Dog Rescue with your Amazon shopping! After a quick selection of NMDR through your Amazon account, Amazon will donate .5% back to NMDR to help us save more mill dogs. Thanks for your support!
Click this link to register: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-0574783
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Our "online" Pawsome Auction is now open for bidding with over 500 great items! YOU can make a difference in the life of a mill dog. Let the bidding begin!
Click here: http://www.biddingforgood.com/nmdr
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We'd like to say goodnight with this beautiful photo of dear Lily and her dad, Rich Strader. Lily is the reason our organization, National Mill Dog Rescue, exists today, and because of her thousands of dogs have been saved from puppy mills.
Read the letter written by Rich: http://milldogrescue.org/about-us/lilys-story/
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We end this day with an update from Kiwi's family.

"I adopted Kiwi from NMDR last September and she is doing really well! She was a very sick little girl when she arrived at NMDR and among her medical issues she had severe dry eye. She ended up having surgery and is now doing much better. She is an amazing little dog! Kiki has been a wonderful addition to our family. Thank you so much National Mill Dog Rescue!"
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"Aren't I handsome? Plus, I'm friendly, and I LOVE toys and treats almost as much as I love attention. Can I have yours?"

Kerbie is available for adoption: http://www.petango.com/Adopt/Dog-Chihuahua-Short-Coat-Purebred-24468987

Learn about adoption here: http://milldogrescue.org/our-dogs/adopt/
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We rescue, rehabilitate and re-home retired commercial breeding dogs.
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National Mill Dog Rescue rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes retired commercial breeding dogs from puppy mills. NMDR gives these dogs a new beginning and a final chance to find happiness and comfort in a loving home.


ABOUT NATIONAL MILL DOG RESCUE:

National Mill Dog Rescue was established in February 2007, in honor of a forgiving little Italian Greyhound named Lily. Theresa Strader, NMDR’s Founder and Executive Director, rescued Lily from a dog auction in Missouri. Prior to that day, Lily had spent the first seven years of her life as a commercial breeding dog, a puppy mill mom. Determined that her years of living in misery would not be in vain, Strader started NMDR, giving a voice to mill dogs across the country.

During her years as a breeding dog, Lily spent all of her days confined to a small, cold wire cage in a dark, foul-smelling barn. Never was she removed from her cage for exercise or socialization. In her dreary confines, Lily was forced to produce one litter after another with no respite. Like all commercial breeding dogs, she was a veritable breeding machine whose worth was measured in only one way - her ability to produce puppies.

By seven years of age, Lily was worn out. Commonplace in the industry, she had received little to no veterinary care throughout her life, the result of which, for her, was terribly disturbing. Due to years of no dental care, poor quality food, rabbit bottle watering and no appropriate chew toys, the roof of Lily’s mouth and lower jaw, had rotted away. Her chest was riddled with mammary tumors and she was absolutely terrified of people.

Strader brought Lily and twelve others home from the auction and declares that even for a highly seasoned rescuer, the following months were the education of a lifetime in rehabilitation. That she would take up the cause for the mill dogs was never in question and National Mill Dog Rescue was promptly underway. In five short years, NMDR has amassed over 1,300 volunteers and has rescued over 8,000 puppy mill survivors.

Run almost solely by volunteers, NMDR has pledged to put an end to the cruelty of the puppy mill industry. Through widespread informative efforts, NMDR hopes to educate the public to acquire their companion animals through reputable breeders or better yet, from shelters and rescue groups across the country.

After her rescue, Lily spent the remainder of her life as a beloved member of the Strader family where she received medical care, warmth and companionship. In time, Lily found courage and her disfigured little body educated countless people about the horrors of the puppy mill industry. Lily died peacefully in the arms of her loving family in May 2008, fifteen months after she was rescued.
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