Tag: puppy mills

Help Crack Down on Puppy Mills

I encourage you to take a minute of your time before August 15th to help crack down on puppy mills. Under the current requirements of the Animal Welfare Act, puppy millers (aka, commercial dog breeders) must be licensed… Read More

Take the Pledge: A Quick and Simple Thing You Can Do Today to Help Make Puppy Mills Go Away

Would it surprise you to know that the vast majority of puppies sold in pet stores originate from puppy mills (large scale breeding operations where profit is prioritized over the emotional and physical well being of the dogs… Read More

Puppy Mill Breeding Dogs: Proof of the Psychological Price They Pay

I recently spoke at the annual conference of the American Animal Hospital Association where I reconnected with an old friend, Dr. Frank McMillan.  We were small animal medicine residents at UC Davis together back in the day. Dr…. Read More

A Response From Gorham, New York

Many of you have been following the recent approval allowing a husband and wife puppy mill team to open a new 500-dog breeding kennel within the town of Gorham, New York.  Mr. Doug Negley, a councilman for the… Read More

Shame On You Gorham, New York!

I read the article in the Canandaigua Messenger A with disbelief. It appears that the town of Gorham, New York is rolling out the red carpet for a large-scale puppy mill expected to house 500 breeding dogs (yes,… Read More

Criticism Welcome Here

While I’ve never bought into the notion of “making everybody happy” I do believe that everyone is deserving of an explanation.  My kids never heard, “Because I said so!” (though I sure did feel like screaming it at… Read More

Puppy Mill Awareness Day – September 17, 2011

Heads up everyone! This Saturday, September 17th is Puppy Mill Awareness Day.  I’ve spent plenty of time on my soapbox in an uproar about puppy mills  and I will continue to do so until I no longer have to… Read More

Dog Auctions

I wish I were a fiction writer and the details within this blog were simply a product of my imagination.  Unfortunately dog auctions are a painful and despicable fact of life. As much as I dislike crafting blogs… Read More

My Puppy Mill Education

After the November election, I learned that Missouri voters passed legislation known as the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act (Proposition B).  As I began surfing the Internet to learn more, I anticipated reading about strict new regulations that… Read More

Be the Change for Animals

Today is Blog the Change day, a quarterly event focused on efforts to “Be the Change for Animals”.   The Speaking for Spot Gives Back Program shares proceeds from purchase of Speaking for Spot with animal centered nonprofit groups.  If your… Read More