Lab Gets a Rescue from a Puppy Mill & a Life He Never Dreamed Of

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This is Remington’s tale from The Animal Rescue Site:

Eight years ago my husband and I just bought a house. This meant leaving a home where our seven-month-old black Lab had many other dogs to play with to her being the only dog. We wanted to get her a friend so I began looking for another lab a few days after Christmas. I answered an ad in the paper.

We noticed that there was a lonely Lab pup in cardboard box inside a muddy outdoor kennel. I knew then that we needed to take him out of the freezing cold. Before we could leave the guy tried to get us to buy another puppy, showing us the hundreds of other puppies they had. We took the Lab and left. After a few warm baths we got the caked on mud off the little boy and found that he was a beautiful yellow.

He is now my handsome, happy, and health “baby” boy. He looks out for his big sister and hates when he cannot see where she is. Every evening when I get home from work he comes up to have his chest rubbed but he sits on my toes with his back to me. So I have to bend over him to rub his chest, [and] once my face is close enough I get a big wet kiss or he will just lay his head in my lap for it to be petted and kissed.

After talking to a few people about the place where we got our baby boy, we found out that it was a puppy mill and they were shut down about a year after we got him.

Brittney
Cedar Rapids, IA

 

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55 thoughts on “Lab Gets a Rescue from a Puppy Mill & a Life He Never Dreamed Of”

  1. No offense, but this “rescue story” is the OPPOSITE of a rescue. This writer admits that she “answered an ad in the paper,” that when she got to the location she was not there to rescue the dog but rather to “buy” the dog, and most disturbingly she actually admits that she purchased her dog from a “puppy mill.” She attempts to turn this into a rescue story by saying that she later found out it was a puppy mill, but by that standard then every single person who has walked into what is obviously a puppy mill and purchased a dog PRIOR to the puppy mill being shut down by authorities has rescued a dog. Do you see the absurdity. This person may think that she rescued her dog but instead of publishing her story as a tale of rescue maybe you would be better to kindly let her know that her action was actually a huge part of the problem.

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    • You’re absolutely right. She’s an idiot. And so are the idiots who applaud her “rescuing” the dog. What about all those dogs that weren’t rescued? People who buy from puppy mills or breeders or pet stores are all part of the problem. They keep that human trash in business and they become human trash themselves by purchasing dogs from pet stores, puppy mills or breeders. Adopt from a shelter or pound.

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      • Wow, I bet it’s really hard to breathe in that thin air so far above all us mere mortals. I guess anyone who adopts an unwanted child is human trash as well since they are obviously promoting irresponsible pregnancies. You should get off of your high throne and tour the real world once in a while.

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          • And for your information – judgers….. I “rescued” my Chihuahua from a run down pet store that sold dogs from puppy mills…… He was so sick and hypoglycemic. he would’ve died shortly….. I wasn’t looking to adopt a dog at the time but he was in such bad shape, I HAD to take him….and I spent $1200 getting him out of that place!! He was worth EVERY penny….. So get back on your perches and STHU…..

      • You’re both judgmental and rude. Each person does what they can do to help each animal. The fact that she saved one is a miracle for that one dog. Let’s say no one paid money and took home a puppy from this puppy mill. You think they would simply close up shop and leave? No. It would turn into a hoarding situation with more dogs being allowed to breed, meaning more puppies for them to either try to sell or dump at a shelter. So your argument holds no water, but it’s nice of you pious folks to join our discussion.

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      • While this woman may be an idiot, the saving of any animal is of value in my opinion. By the way, I adopted unwanted children also–2 mentally challenged girls.

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    • Noelle – That puppy needed to be taken out of that environment and they did. No she may not have ‘rescued’ him in the sense you are thinking, BUT she did rescue him in the sense that he was removed from a deadly environment and found a wonderful home. Not every rescue falls under your definition.

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    • Your nuts if you don’t think this wasn’t a rescue, the dog was freezing and in a box. Took several baths to get the dirt and grime off the dog and so on. Dumb ass.

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    • So, what’s your point, Noelle? Is it just to demonstrate that your head is so far up you ass that you can’t see the forest for the shyt? What’s supposed to happen to those animals? Just let ’em die or maybe even put them down? She RESCUED that dog any way you (or a human) looks at it, smacktard.

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  2. I am so happy that the lab puppy found a wonderful forever family …… that is the most important part of this story.

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  3. True, any time you buy a puppy from a place like that either direct from the “mill” people, from an online source or from the pet shop, you are funding the puppy mill trade and condemning the adults dogs to a further life in hell in the mill! Proven FACT

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  4. Shut down? He should have been …! People like that, who run puppy mills, they’ve forfeited their right to live in a civilized society. As far as I’m concerned, if you’re a breeder or run a puppy mill, well, you know what human trash like that deserves.

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  5. Did anyone read this story before posting it? She BOUGHT a dog from a puppy mill. Period. And after the conditions she witnessed, she should have been the one to turn them in.

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