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Puppy mills are large-scale dog operations that are notorious for breeding dogs without considering the well-being of the animals. Puppy mill dogs experience endless suffering and little to no care while living in breeding facilities.

Fortunately for Delilah, her time in a mill ended in early October, and it’s all thanks to the National Mill Dog Rescue. After living in a wire cage for nine years, this pooch sure is excited to see her first real bed. The softness of the padding and the warmth of the fabric definitely has Delilah’s approval. This lucky pooch won’t be sleeping in any more wire cages from now on!

Clearly, puppy mills aren’t exactly the most comfortable place for our four legged friends to end up in, but unfortunately, with 2,000 to 3,000 USDA-licensed breeders (aka LEGAL puppy mills, according to the ASPCA), there could be around 10,000 puppy mills operating in the United States. You can help prevent the proliferation of puppy mills by always choosing to adopt and not shop for a furry friend. For more information, visit the National Mill Dog Rescue website.

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109 comments on “Former Puppy Mill Dog Experiences a Bed for the First Time (VIDEO)”

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Jaime Martin
2 Years Ago

2 to 3 thousand licensed by the USDA and around 10,000 puppy mills operating.

At least with the USDA, there is some level of regulation. That leaves 7,000 to shut down that operate with no regulartion at all. Are puppy mills hard to idenitfy? No. Do we know which states have the most offenders? Yes.

What\'s the problem? Shut down these operations down!

3 Years Ago

I am currently fostering this sweet little girl, Delilah. She is overcoming her fears and is learning all about the big world around her. She sleeps either in the people bed with her 3 fursiblings or next to the bed in her own comfy bed. She is getting more playful and enjoys sitting outside in the sunshine. She is available for adoption through National Mill Dog Rescue at Penttango.com. Search for Delilah, Lhasa Apso. She deserves a wonderful forever home.

Lisa Archibald
3 Years Ago

Bless, heartbreaking. Hope she enjoys the rest of her days.

Elaine Stine Eckenrode
3 Years Ago


Sebrina Lee Biscardi
3 Years Ago

Awe.. poor mamma-girl!!! =) ♡

Saskia van der Waard
3 Years Ago

For nine years?!???

Michael Stanley
3 Years Ago

Ahhh I hope the rest of her life is really the best so sweet

Karen Ridderstap
3 Years Ago


Sandra Jasprizza
3 Years Ago

Bless him so precious

Jackie Porter
3 Years Ago

Wonder why our society allows this to happen. ?????


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