Japanese Chin/Chihuahua Mix
Homeward Bound - Adopted!
Now living happily in Nebraska!
On January 29, 2014, HUA rescued 45 dogs from a puppy mill in South Dakota. Some of the dogs went to other groups and the majority of them (about 30) came to HUA. HUA has been working with this particular mill on downsizing and we are pleased to announce that this mill is now shut down!
Because of these collaborative efforts, another 45 dogs are now free. Of the group, only 3 of them are males. All others are females. Puppies were also released. A few three-month-old Japanese Chin pups and four six-week-old pups are in the group. What does all this mean? Female dogs are not needed at the mill for breeding because puppies aren't selling. Efforts in educating the public are working and we must continue to let people know about puppy mills and their connection to pet stores, newspaper ads, internet ads, etc.
Although Polka spent only a few months in the mill, she is still a little shy. She is figuring out quickly, however, that her life has taken a turn for the better and she is having a fantastic time getting to romp with the other small dogs. She likes lap time and thinks it's fun to look down upon her friends playing like there's no tomorrow. She is of course, just adorable, and her sweet freckled face is the recipient of many kisses from adoring volunteers and staff.