of an independent group of Dandie lovers who feel that the
lives of those Dandies (and their
unfortunate enough to find themselves in a mill or a
back-yard-breeder situation are every bit as important as
any other Dandie on the face of the earth.
are not affiliated nor associated with any
Club nor do we request
support from any Breed Club.
are answerable only to those kind donors who agree with
believe we would be hypocrites to turn our back on these
unfortunate Dandies while professing our “love for the
breed". We are prepared to extend a loving hand
to help them out of the miserable lives they
are condemned to live.
are more than willing to co-ordinate with other Breed
Rescue Groups in the event they come upon a Dandie who
needs assistance, or if we can help in any way with one of
conditions in puppy mills are unimaginably terrible. The
dogs live mostly in tiny, filthy, cages for their entire
lives. They are not
given sufficient food or water; very little in the way of
medical care; bitches are bred from their first heat until
they cannot produce any more puppies - they are bred even
if they are ill at the time of mating. The
dogs are not regarded as sentient beings; they are just
“things” from which the millers can obtain an income. They are treated accordingly.
you know that almost all of the puppies offered for
sale in Pet Shops come from puppy mills?
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could be argued that by rescuing these Dandies we are
encouraging the millers and back-yard-breeders
their breeding programmes. However,
far from encouraging millers and back yard breeders to
breed more, we do all in our power to ensure that they
take huge monetary losses – paying, on an average, only
25% of their initial asking prices.
have a network of volunteer contacts worldwide that
monitor puppy mill web sites, auction sites and puppy sale
sites that are friendly to millers. We have assisted
many breeders by providing information that has allowed
them to avoid placing a puppy or adult Dandie in a
commercial breeding establishment.
rescue efforts are not confined to the
USA, we have made a couple of successful forays into mills in
a Dandie has been rescued, whether it is an
adult or a puppy, the dog is assessed by a
Veterinarian for any illness from
which it may be suffering and treated
is also assessed for temperament. Except in
very rare circumstances they are
neutered/spayed before going to their
forever homes. The homes into which
these dogs are placed are very carefully
vetted and approved before placement. Our
goal is to place the Dandies in loving
“forever” homes, where they can live
peacefully for the rest of their lives.