National Mill Dog Rescue

Today after our Mountain Shadow Riders (MSR) chapter meeting a group of us toured the National Mill Dog Rescue facility. We also brought along a small donation of $500 that our members generously donated at each chapter meeting for the past months. National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) saves commercial breeding dogs from puppy mills, giving them a final chance to find happiness and comfort in a loving home. More than 11,800 dogs have been rescued (and counting...) We met some of the dogs that are available for adoption and countless volunteers.

My heart broke for all the doggies… I just wanted to bring them all home, maybe I can convince my husband to let you adopt at least one. So many dogs are being helped by this amazing organization. If you have chance please visit NMDR to see the dogs available for adoption, donate or perhaps if your local to Colorado Springs they are always in need of volunteers. You can also follow NMDR on Facebook.

Thank you for visiting -J  


  1. This sounds like such a great cause! I would have wanted to adopt them all if I visited. Thanks for sharing!

  2. My husband and I did dog/cat rescue from shelters, always taking the "rejects" even if it meant a tougher job for "the learning curve" in our home life. We kept them in our home and didn't readopt them out.

    We don't do this anymore as we are of retirement age and the care is getting so expensive, not that we deny them anything (they're our family). We have 3 cats and 3 dogs left, 1 dog and 1 cat are 15 years old. My oldest dog is an Italian Greyhound that we adopted at age 2 and who had no socialization skills(she still remains my biggest challenge at 15, some fears and behaviors never went away). These dogs are meant to live in a pack, to sleep under a blanket... and to watch the video about Lily the Italian Greyhound... touched my heart. I can't "unwatch" that painful video, and it haunts me.

    We live in Maine now, but maybe I can find a way to give back without adopting more into my house or just donating money, which would be a hardship for us. Thank you for sharing this experience, and I apologize for commenting so very late after posting. (I'm new to your blog).- best, Rita