Puppymillrescue was founded in May 1999.
It was formed because I
felt there was a desperate need to have an organization to help the
puppymill dogs get out of Missouri and escape what had been their fate for
many years, death and worse!.
To my dismay, I discovered that
most of the dog breed clubs would not help to support the rescue of mill
dogs. I began by forming the PMRescue list and putting up a small website.
time I had Four dogs for adoption that I rescued from a Missouri auction
with the paid help of a Missouri resident.
In December 1999, I applied for non-profit status as a corporation in the
Florida. And with the Federal Government.
We now consist of a small board of directors (5) and a team of about 20
people who help on a daily basis. Each is a volunteer, not one person is
paid for her services to PMR, other than our accountant and lawyer.
We consider ourselves a Grass Roots organization.
rescuers and Board members and Foster Mom's are the backbone of PMR.
Without their dedication to these dogs,
all would be lost.
They work, from their own homes, helping and loving back
to health puppymill dogs who have been dumped by puppy millers who no longer
have any use for them, or dogs we rescued by buying their freedom a
And so they........ the
sore, pathetic, scared, shy, terrified bundles of fur are welcomed into our
rescue and taken under our rescue angel's wings.
Our long term goal and dream is to own and run our own state-of-the-art
sanctuary in Missouri in the midst of puppymill country.
We have come a long
way and are very grateful to each and every person who has given of
themselves to help over 2000 of these dogs get a wonderful forever home.
For the ones who cannot speak for themselves, I thank you all for your
loyalty and support.
3 not for profit Org.
Click here to read about PMR's
individual groups working towards a common goal