55 Dogs Saved From Puppy Mill Get A Second Chance For Happiness

Dozens of dogs who were rescued from a suspected puppy mill operation in California are getting a second chance to experience happiness. The dogs, 55 golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers or Labradoodles, were seized by animal control officials in early November from two properties in Landers and Yucca Valley, and then taken to the Devore Animal Services facility.

15134689_10211514575764564_2985640189184499421_n

According to the Press-Enterprise, word spread quickly about the dogs who were in need of a new home and on Monday morning, people were lined up outside of the shelter for their chance to adopt. The shelter decided to use a lottery system (potential adopters picked a number out of a box) to adopt out the available dogs.

15036240_10211514595965069_2251419479491212330_n

The dogs taken in from the suspected puppy mill operation are breeds that are highly sought-after and not always found at open-intake animal control agencies. One potential adopter told the Press Enterprise, “I’ve been looking for these particular breeds and our shelters don’t have them.”

15109517_10211514576364579_8957936245780771040_n

Though the seized dogs were the big draw for the estimated one hundred potential adopters, hope was not lost for the other dogs at the facility. Some people stated that they would be willing to look at the other available dogs in the shelter if they did not get the opportunity to adopt one of the retrievers or “Doodles.”

15178281_10211515004495282_2018571779882150590_n

The case against the people who owned the dogs is still under investigation.

Interested in providing a homeless dog with a loving home? Many are still waiting to be taken home from the Devore Animal Shelter.

Devore Animal Shelter
19777 Shelter Way
San Bernardino, CA 92407
(909) 386-9820, ext 0

Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at Examiner.com for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.

1 comment

  1. June says:

    All so beautiful wish I lived on CA

    Praying that all get adopted /rescued SOON♡♡♡♡ XOXO

Comments are closed.