Tomorrow 10/24 Lil' Rascals will be taking in 3 puppy mill dogs! But we need a little help, donations and fosters!
To read more about Puppy Mills: http://wearelilrascalsrefuge.weebly.com/blog/puppy-mills
Fosters: Puppy Mill Dog fosters are very special people. You need to understand where these dogs came from and the life they have lived. They may not come to you for days, may hide behind your couch or under your bed. They may go to the bathroom on the floor. They may not eat or drink for days. Don't be afraid, one day you will wake up and you will be their best friend. Being a foster to a puppy mill dog is one of the most rewarding things you can do. At first they may not understand but after having freedom for a few days they will realize that they are safe, that you are taking care of them and loving them. Since these dogs have never seen the sunlight, felt the rain or stepped foot on grass they will appreciate everything we do for them.
If you are interested in being a foster to one of these mill dogs please fill out a foster application if you haven't already. http://wearelilrascalsrefuge.weebly.com/foster.html
(We need foster for one 7 year old Maltipoo and one 7 year old Bichon)
Donations: We need donations such as food, beds and pens for the dogs. They really like hiding in the 'deep dish' beds, especially if they are scared. The pens are also very useful for containing them to one area. We feed them Fromm Salmon food because it is good quality, it helps their skin and coats and is very healthy for them. Most also need soft food (Purina Mighty Dog) because they have only a few or no teeth or have bad infections. You can find those things on our Amazon Wishlist. *Purina Mighty Dog is also available at Wal Mart or Family Dollar
Monetary Donations: We need monetary donations to use for surgeries including spays/neuters, dentals, extractions, medication and any other medical needs they may have.
Any and all donations are ALWAYS appreciated! We post updates of the dogs on our Facebook Page daily!
What is a puppy mill?
A puppy mill is a place where they mass produce puppies sold to brokers that end up usually being sold to pet stores.
Did you know 99% of puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills?
What kind of conditions are puppy mill dogs in?
Puppy mill dogs are kept in unsanitary closed, cramped quarters. Cages are usually wire for easier to no clean up causing feet and leg injuries. Due to almost never being let out of the cages the dogs stand and lay in their own urine and feces which causes their feet, legs and bellies to become burned and stained. The cages are stacked on top of each other. They have inadequate food, water, veterinary care and grooming. Puppy mill dogs lack human socialization.
How many times a year are dogs bred in puppy mills?
Dogs in puppy mills are bred two times per year to maximize the amount of puppies produced.
Did you know females bred two times per year usually burn out by age 5?
How many dogs are in an average puppy mills?
The amount of dogs can vary significantly. There can be anywhere between 10 and 1,000 dogs in one puppy mill.
What do puppy mill dogs act like?
Puppy mill dogs are usually very frightened and unsure. Most have never seen outside, got to breathe fresh air been on grass. Most puppy mill dogs have never had contact with humans and they are very scared of humans. They are usually not potty trained and most don't like going on the grass or carpet, only hard surfaces like concrete. The puppy mill dogs don't know what toys or treats are so they don't care for them. Usually puppy mill dogs get along very well together and feel more comfortable with each other because that's all they have known. Everything is new to these dogs and they are just like puppies.