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Is the “Amazon Culture” keeping puppy mills alive?

Written by Mindi Callison,  Executive Director, Bailing Out Benji  ©2019 If you are not aware of what puppy mills are,  please click here before starting this article.    Is the “Amazon Culture” keeping puppy mills alive?  Let me start by saying that Amazon does not run puppy mills, they don’t sell puppies or other animals, and they actually have a WONDERFUL… Read more »

Buyer Beware: Predatory Pet Leasing

©Bailing Out Benji 2019 Imagine walking into a pet store just to look at the animals with your family and an employee immediately offers for you to hold a puppy. You start snuggling this sweet pup and look around at the dozens of other puppies for sale in cages on the wall. Something doesn’t feel right, but your kids are… Read more »

Buyer Beware: Pet Connect Rescue

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We all know that puppy mills are shady; really shady. Besides making a living off of the suffering of living, breathing dogs; their #1 job is to deceive the public. Thanks to organizations like ours, we have made their lives a little harder in both aspects. Especially when it comes to exposing their shady business practices to the public.  In… Read more »

Buyer Beware- “Rescue” Pets Iowa

We all know that puppy mills are shady; really shady. Besides making a living off of the suffering of living, breathing dogs; their #1 job is to deceive the public. Thanks to organizations like ours, we have made their lives a little harder in both aspects. Especially when it comes to exposing their shady business practices to the public.  In… Read more »

Buyer Beware: Dog Broker Crittersville Enterprises

When it comes to the puppy mill industry, there is no shortage of “key players” in the game. You have breeders, brokers, transport companies, pet stores and online websites. In this day and age, there is no true way to know where your puppy is coming from unless you visit the facility yourself, or adopt a pet from a local rescue… Read more »

Buyer Beware: Dog Broker Becky Busboom

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When it comes to the puppy mill industry, there is no shortage of “key players” in the game. You have breeders, brokers, transport companies, pet stores and online websites. In this day and age, there is no true way to know where your puppy is coming from unless you visit the facility yourself, or adopt a pet from a local rescue… Read more »

Dogs Not Drama

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Written by Mindi Callison, the Founder and Executive Director of Bailing Out Benji based on her presentation regarding bullying and harassment.  ©Bailing Out Benji 2019 Personal blogs are harder to write than almost anything. On a daily basis I channel all of my energy into educating about puppy mills, pet stores and the cloud of secrecy that follows every facet of the… Read more »

Children’s Gifts for Budding Animal Rescuers

Do you know a child who LOVES animals? Do you want to nurture those interests? Well Bailing Out Benji researched a few fun children’s toys for the budding animal rescuer in your life! Scroll down to see a list of toys and where you can purchase them!  Shopping on Amazon? Be sure to start at Smile.Amazon.Com and support Bailing Out… Read more »

Buyer Beware: Hobo K9 “Rescue”

We all know that puppy mills are shady; really shady. Besides making a living off of the suffering of living, breathing dogs; their #1 job is to deceive the public. Thanks to organizations like ours, we have made their lives a little harder in both aspects. Especially when it comes to exposing their shady business practices to the public.  In… Read more »

Missouri: Puppy Mill Capital of the World

Written by: Mindi Callison, Founder of Bailing Out Benji  If you have heard of puppy mills, then you have very likely heard that Missouri is the worst state in the entire country when it comes to them. Not because of the sheer number of puppy mills MO has (which is a lot; over 800 ), but how horrible they are,… Read more »