Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thinking Thursday-Joey's Edition

Mollie here, today I am thinking, I hate puppy mills. Facilities that put profits above the physical, mental and medical needs of the dogs in their care. This is the type place our new foster brother Joey came from. Here's his story....

This is Joey. His story has a sad beginning but now that he is with us we know it will have a happy ending. See he was born in a breeding facility. This place owns a lot of dogs which are kept outside in small kennels year round. When a puppy is past his/her expiration date they are given away free. That is what happened with Joey. The breeder couldn't sell him so she gave him away free to the first person who would take him. Well in 9 months of living in a cage with minimal handling and NO socialization he became very fearful. When a nice person who wanted to help heard about him, she took him home only to find he was totally shut down. He could not be caught, can not be touched (his entire body flinches when you pet him) and can not be walked (momma says its easier to walk a cinder block). So when she felt she couldn't help him she called my momma and boy she knew she could help him. She had done it with me 7 1/2 years ago. So last evening she met with this person and now Joey lives here. He goes to visit the Dogtor tomorrow. He gets neutered next Wednesday.

Uncle Puppy's thinking...can I play with the puppy? Can I hold the puppy? Can I sniff the puppy? Please, Please Please with cRaCkErS on top!!!

Joey's thinking this is all a bit much for me. Hold me close foster mom!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo


  1. I'll say it again, you guys are wonderful! Poor Joey, what are people thinking when they adopt a puppy? We agree, puppy mills need to be shut down.

    Take good care of you new foster brother and we pray for a great new forever home for him when he's ready!

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  2. Joey is SAFE in Your Paws now!!! That is a good thingy. I hate those puppy mills.
    Could you please pop me an email

  3. This breaks our hearts so much Mommy is leaking all ober the place. But she is thanking God for your Mommy.

    Bobo and Meja

  4. Poor Joey looks so scared, but we know that if anyone can help him, it is your family. Such a sad story, but hopefully one that will have a very happy ending.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  6. If only da world could be filled with more families like yours. Joey will be safe and loved now and will love all of you back when he realizes he's in a safe place.

  7. I am very happy to know Joey is now in the best place he could be!
    He will conquer his fears with all your love and attention!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  8. Oh my goodness, momma says bad words when she talks about puppy mills..Joey is in the best place ever
    Benny & Lily

  9. Reading Joey's story made us and Mom cry and our hearts are hurting for him. We hate puppy mills too and wish that every single one of them in this country could be shut down forever. Butt we know that they can't and at least we can console ourselves with knowing there are people out there like your Mom to help the unfortunate victims of these horrible places.

    Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

  10. We are so happy that Joey is with you guys! He'll be just fine now. Puppy mills are horrible!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch


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