Inside a Mill


Puppy mills are indoor/outdoor dog breeding facilities that operate solely for profit and breed their animals in substandard conditions. Puppy Mills can operate anywhere (from a small room in an apartment or house to remote farmland) and can range from housing 2 – 2000+ dogs.

Please read PUPPY MILL FACTS from HSI Canada.

CVMA Puppy Mill – Position Statement

Puppy Mills and irresponsible Breeders use avenues such as brokers, pet stores, newspaper ads and Internet sites to sell their puppies.

Dogs or “breeding stock” found in puppy mills are continually bred for years until their frail bodies are too weak to produce any more puppies. Sadly many of these dogs are forced to live their entire lives enduring inhumane conditions such as dirty overcrowded, indoor/outdoor cages and pens.

These crude facilities exist with the sole purpose of maintaining minimum expenses for maximum profits.

Dogs receive little, to no, veterinary care and often suffer from preventable diseases and painful disfigurements. After their fertility wanes, breeding stock are commonly killed, abandoned or sold to another mill. The annual result of all of this breeding is hundreds of thousands of puppies, many with behaviour and/or health problems.

The bottom line is a puppy mill is strictly a money making business, with the facility designed purely for profit, not for the well-being of the dogs. When we buy a pet or even shop at a store that sells puppies, we contribute to a heartless underground industry that forces dogs to spend their entire lives in cages; constantly breeding to support consumer demand for puppies.


A Rare Breed of Love is a book that was inspired by “Baby,” an abused puppy mill survivor who lived through a 9-year ordeal in order to become a “national spokesdog” to raise awareness about cruelty in the dog breeding industry.

On the day Baby was scheduled to be killed she was rescued by a passing stranger who was dubbed the “Drive-by Angel.”

Eventually Baby found a forever home with the book’s author Jana Kohl, who was inspired to tell the world about her ordeal and hopefully reform this cruel industry.

read story here;


God bless you for what you are doing — I hope Baby and I can come up there one of these days to protest with you — please don’t give up — it will pay off.

xo, Jana Kohl, author of A Rare Breed of Love