2019 Holiday Puppy Mill Awareness PSAs

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Every Holiday Season (and all year long)  Bailing Out Benji works tirelessly to raise awareness about the pet store/puppy mill connection. This is the busiest time of year for pet stores and puppy mills, because the public makes decisions with their hearts and they don’t do the proper research.  This is why we turn our focus to creating big public… Read more »

Buyer Beware: JAKS Puppies

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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 »

Buyer Beware: Petland Iowa City

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©2019 All research was done by  Bailing Out Benji and must be cited.  We don’t buy from puppy mills.” “All of our puppies come from small, local breeders.” “We visit every breeder we buy from.” We have all heard these sentences come from the mouths of pet store owners and their employees. They paint this beautiful picture of puppies running… Read more »

Is the “Amazon Culture” keeping puppy mills alive?

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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

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©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

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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: Dog Broker Crittersville Enterprises

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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 »

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 »