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Adrian's Puppy Paradise: Closing a puppy mill

Adrian's Puppy Paradise: Closing a puppy mill
For the past five years, some of my friends were on a mission to close a puppy mill in Kankakee County. Adrian’s Puppy Paradise had hardly been a secret to many people in Kankakee County and it kept churning out puppies over and over. Last spring, an advocate trying to make a difference reached out... Read more »

Operation Spring Break: How to help rescued puppy mill dogs

The basement was filled with cages crammed with dogs at Adriana's Puppy Paradise - a St. Anne puppy mill that was raided on in April. All photos courtesy of the Animal Rescue Corps.
The mission was called Operation Spring Break but the trip to Paradise – Adrian’s Puppy Paradise – was far from a walk on the beach. Around 80 dogs of various ages were rescued after the Kankakee County State’s Attorney and Animal Control raided the puppy mill in St. Anne. While the several groups stepped up... Read more »

No more Happiness Is Pets...not so fast

No more Happiness Is Pets...not so fast
A friend texted me a photo this afternoon of the Happiness is Pets in Naperville. Except, the brand spanking new store – the one that opened amid controversy this past summer, is no more. No, it hasn’t closed – we couldn’t be that lucky. But, the name has been changed ever so slightly from Happiness... Read more »
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Designer dogs: Would you purchase a $1,500 mutt?

Designer dogs: Would you purchase a $1,500 mutt?
If you head out to your local pet store or search for a pet online, you’ll find a wide range of puppies at a premium price. There are Puggles, Chiweinies, Doodles, Yorkapoos, Maltipoos (or any other poos for that matter) and a wide range of teacup dogs. For $800 to $1,500 and much more, you... Read more »

Lil Olive and her Sissies

Lil Olive and her Sissies
During the holiday season, I’ve asked my rescue friends and contacts to share their heartwarming stories involving pets that they’ve rescued or adopted. Today’s post was submitted by Pam Horton, mom to Lil Olive, a rescued mill dog with her own social media fan base. The post Pam submitted last year about Lil Olive’s adoption... Read more »

First five years of The Puppy Mill Project

First five years of The Puppy Mill Project
When Cari Meyers decided to take aim at puppy mills five years ago, she didn’t know what the future held. She had been serving on the board of a large non-profit rescue group and started to read up on puppy mills and the pet store connection. As she looked at Chicago’s euthanasia figures and the... Read more »
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Peachy The Warrior Princess: From puppy mill to advocate

Peachy The Warrior Princess: From puppy mill to advocate
A once terrified puppy mill dog that graduated to therapy dog after she was rescued is now inspiring others even after she’s passed to the rainbow bridge. The woman that adopted her is now hoping to educate the world about puppy mills, pet stores and adopting older pets and finding homes for harder to adopt... Read more »

Naperville: Puppy mill outlet capital or dog-friendly city

Naperville: Puppy mill outlet capital or dog-friendly city
Will America need to find a new puppy mill outlet capital this week? On Tuesday, we’re going to find out exactly what the public officials in Naperville are made of when the puppy mill/pet store argument takes center stage again. After shutting down the debate for the summer while the city investigated its options, Naperville’s... Read more »

National Puppy Mill Project moves puppy mill fight to national stage

National Puppy Mill Project moves puppy mill fight to national stage
One by one, local animal advocates have been fighting to change local and state laws aimed at puppy mills and the pet stores that sell dogs and cats. Now, that fight is going national as grassroots groups form a coalition to better mobilize their cause through National Puppy Mill Project. National Puppy Mill Project has... Read more »
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When a breeder goes bad: Over 30 dogs rescued near Medaryville

When a breeder goes bad: Over 30 dogs rescued near Medaryville
In Northern Indiana, rescuers are still trying to pick up the pieces after they stepped in to save over 30 dogs at a breeding operation gone bad. When they arrived at the property in rural Medaryville, Indiana just before Independence Day, they found dogs and the man who bred them living in filth beyond belief.... Read more »
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    I am a crazy cat lady and puppy mill warrior that blogs to advocate and educate about pet issues. In American animal controls, millions of pets are abandoned each year and an estimated 4 million die just because there are not enough homes. It truly seems like it’s Raining Cats and Dogs.

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