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Rehabilitating a Puppy Mill Dog

I found this article at www.petshoppuppies.org and thought it could be quite useful for those that foster and/or adopt puppy mill dogs that have spent months and years in wire cages or other miserable conditions. This is a PDF file.

http://www.petshoppuppies.org/Articl...ill%20Dog2.pdf

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"We would love to say that every puppy mill survivor needs only love to turn it into a wonderful family pet, but that would be a lie. Love is definitely needed, but so is patience and understanding. The psychological damage done during the years in the mill can usually be overcome, but it takes time and dedication."




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Excellent article Marj. There were great explanations and reminders in there for me - even two years after living with Tess.

One of the great points they make, that is frequently overlooked, is that adopting a mill dog isn't right for everyone. It sounds like a positive, altruistic thing to do but the reality can be very tough to live with day-to-day - for both the adopter and adoptee. And the best thing we can all do is tell everyone about the evils of puppy mills and buying puppies from pet shops.

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"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi

“Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew.” -Guillaume Apollinaire"
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Excellent information, Marj. I have pasted it on one of of my bumps for "Importance of a good breeder". I wish all these threads can be made into a sticky like the health thread on the main page.

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Excellent article, Marj! Thanks for posting it.

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Thanks Marj for posting. This is valuable information!





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How about trust?
Forgiveness?
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Good post and good reminder, 'ownedbyhavs'. If you like, you might get better viewing and responses on Havs you have available at HALO if you posted this in a new thread in this 'rescue' section.




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Hi Marj,
Thanks and I'm new at this so I wasn't sure how to go about posting. I'm still not quite sure how to post is as you said but I will see if I can figure it out. I wanted to add pictures too but I'm not sure how to do that either.
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