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.