Tag Archives: Puppy Mills

Iowa Puppy Mills by the Numbers

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  As an Iowan, I have always been proud to live in this state. The scenery is beautiful, and the people are amazing. I have always believed that there is no better place than here…. Since starting Bailing Out Benji in 2011, my eyes have been opened to the world of misery and torture in our own back yard. I… Read more »

What is a puppy mill?

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When you are in my position, the term “puppy mill” is one that you hear every day. Your friends use the word, your Facebook newsfeed is full of stories about puppy mills… But we often forget that the general public doesn’t always know what a puppy mill is. So we want to take the time to get back to the… Read more »

What’s in YOUR Backyard?

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Want to see a puppy mill for your own eyes?    Everyone has differing opinions of what a “puppy mill” is. Some breeders say that it is a derogatory term, much like a racial slur. Other breeders say that the “AR”s (or Animal Rights Activists, as they refer to us) are using it as a blanket term to cover anyone that breeds… Read more »

Animal Welfare Act and the USDA

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  Updated 2019 © Bailing Out Benji So many people have questions about USDA licensed breeders, the people who inspect them, and why certain licensed breeders are allowed to get away with many violations without any consequence- not to mention the many problems we have with small town zoos.   The Animal Welfare Act can be difficult to interpret, and it… Read more »

Reputable Breeder or Puppy Mill?

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In this day and age, the term “puppy mill” is becoming a blanket term for all dog breeders.  I don’t think that this is very fair. I have met many reputable breeders in my lifetime and they don’t deserve it… But on the same token, I have seen MANY USDA licensed breeding facilities that have brought me to tears because… Read more »

Century Farm Puppies (Grundy Center, Iowa)

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Century Farm Puppies Rex and Debbie Meyers Phone: 319-824-3214 Cell Phone: 319-415-8009 Grundy Center, Iowa              Rex and Debbie Meyers once told me that their puppies are shipped all over the country, mainly to Las Vegas and New Hampshire. It got me thinking… Those people must be using the internet to contact this facility! So, in honor of Century Farm… Read more »

They Adopted…

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Jennifer Aniston chooses to adopt Ryan Gosling and his rescued friend George THEY ADOPTED!!   Joss Stone only adopts WHAT’S YOUR EXCUSE?!?!?! Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber adopted a rescue dog       www.petfinder.com You can find your next family member here.   LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! 

Cat (Small Animal) Mills: The Awful Truth

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Any animal can be milled! That is a truth that not everyone realizes. Sugar Gliders, Rats, Chinchillas, rabbits,  foxes, Ferrets and kittens. Any animal that you see in a pet store has (more than likely) been milled.  Thankfully, there has been some (not enough) media attention surrounding puppy  mills. Most everyone has at least heard the term or seen a picture… Read more »

Let’s Do Some Math!

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These are a few slides that I have added to my presentation (sorry they are so blurry)… But I wanted to share this visual with all of my readers. Keep in mind these are all “if” numbers. The actual numbers do vary a little because of the breed, age of the dog, and (more often than not) the breeder charges way more.   So that being… Read more »

Children’s Books

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Sometimes it takes just one wonderful book to turn a child into an avid reader. So here are a few books that I recommend to turn your child (or class) into avid readers AND animal lovers. “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” — Jacqueline Kennedy  A Home for Dakota by… Read more »