“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  Nelson Mandela ♥

When you learn about injustices happening around you, what do you do?  Do you turn a blind eye and try not to think about it? Do you expect someone else to deal with it?  Or do you stand up for what is right and fight for what is just?

21 year old Mindi Callison choose the third option.  In 2011, Mindi learned about rampant commercial dog breeding in her home state of Iowa.  She learned about the horrible conditions that these dogs lived in.  They lacked human interaction and proper vet care.  They were caged 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  They were kept outside with little protection from the heat, cold, snow, and rain.  They were bred until they could no longer provide a profit for their owners and then thrown away like trash.  To make matters worse, Mindi discovered that a pet store in her home town was selling puppies from these breeders.  She was outraged by this.  She had to take action. Because of this, Bailing Out Benji was born. 

Bailing Out Benji is a small, non-profit organization that is dedicated to changing the world for our companion animals by educating and raising social consciousness about various animal welfare issues- specifically puppy mills. We work tirelessly to educate about the puppy mill problem across the United States by inspiring advocates to make change in their own communities and providing them with the educational tools to do so. . We have up and coming volunteer teams who are ready and able to come to an event near you to educate about puppy mills! Click here to learn more about our teams. 

Our website and articles have been viewed over 700,000 times from people just like you, who wanted to know more about puppy mills; whether they were interested in buying a puppy, or just wanting to volunteer. 


For years the puppy mill dogs were invisible to the world, now we are their voice and we are their only hope. To view the puppy mill maps we have created so far, click here. 

Won’t you join us and help put an end to this cruel industry? 


contactMore importantly, please follow our efforts on social media and help us educate and expose the cruel puppy mill industry! The dogs need your voice now more than ever. 

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Bailing Out Benji and our founder are both honored to have been featured in the documentary Dog by Dog which is now available on NETFLIX, Amazon, Itunes and more! This film educates about the puppy mill industry and the money that keeps it thriving.

Please check out this incredibly (non-graphic) film and learn the truth about the puppy mill industry!