Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Madonna of the Mills

This post caught my eye on Life with Dogs. It is an excerpt from a documentary about a woman who is saving puppy mill breeding dogs in Pennsylvania. It struck close to home since Daisy is a former puppy mill breeding dog herself.

All I can say is that it brought tears to my eyes. Knowing what Daisy was like when she first arrived, and how she is now, is nothing short of amazing to me. The tears are for what she went through and what she might have gone through if not for the kindness of a stranger. She is my Wonder Dog.

I am asking two things of you today.

One, watch this video. It won't make you as sad as it made me. (I'm closer to it than you probably are, but I hope it will touch you.)

Two, please don't buy a pet store puppy. You might think you are "rescuing" it, but in reality you are contributing to the blood, pain and abuse of its mother and encouraging it to continue. In truth, it is nothing more than a "blood puppy."


  1. Thank you for your post about our movie: Madonna of the Mills

    We will be kicking the Artivist Film Festival off and we would be delighted if you could join us. Please tell friends and family about the premier because the more people we reach the faster the cycle can stop!
    Tickets are free, but there is a very limited supply. So if you are interested in attending, please make your reservation today before they sell out.
    Please Click on the link below to purchase tickets:


    Daisy is beautiful and we are glad she is a survivor.. now lets help as many other dogs as possible

  2. I really wish I could attend the film in NY, but being that I am running a small business in Minnesota it will be hard to get away. But, if you live in NY or will be there for the premiere of this film, please go! We need to support a piece like this!

  3. I'm so glad you appreciated this as much as I did. I can't wait to see the full length film!

  4. Great post... can't wait to see the film either.

  5. Hi Y'all,
    Thanks for visitin' me earlier, 'cause now I've met Daisy. :)
    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  6. My sister is the Madonna of the Mills girl and all I can say is she is amazing to have done what she's done for these dogs. I am very proud and hope everyone who's ever loved a dog or has been loved by a dog gets to see this flick.

  7. Karen - You SHOULD be proud of your sister! I admire what she has done and continues to do. As the mom of a puppy mill dog, I am grateful to all those who set them free. I hope many. many people get to see this film. I can't wait to see it myself!

  8. It looks like an amazing film.

    I'm so glad that Daisy got a second chance and a loving, forever home with you!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  9. I'm looking forward to seeing this film. I'm in the process of trying to raise funds to complete a documentary on puppy mills as well. I graduated with a degree in Electronic Media and Film and grew up in southern PA, near Lancaster. I decided to try and pitch in the best way I know how.

    I'm in the process of networking and trying to find other people who are fighting the same good fight. I created a blog to help spread the message. I'd love if you'd stop by and check out the site- maybe give me some helpful tips and advice! I'm trying to be added to a few blog rolls as well to help get some exposure for the blog and documentary.

  10. “Madonna of The Mills” premieres on HBO2 on Aug. 24 at 8pm EST and re-runs throughout August and September. Please don’t miss it!!!

  11. “Madonna of The Mills” premieres on HBO2 on Aug. 24 at 8pm EST and re-runs throughout August and September. Please don’t miss it!!!