Monday, October 15, 2007

We interupt our regularly scheduled blogging...

Even though I have 3 beautiful, healthy, perfect dogs (OK, perfect most days), I'm still in the habit of checking out local rescues & shelters websites...just to look. I was doing that today when I came across a dog that broke my heart.

This is Charlie. And his story is the kind that keeps me up at night.


Charlie was used as a stud dog for a Pennsylvania puppy mill. He was kept in a rabbit cage his whole life and was only taken out to breed with other females. When he stopped "producing", the bastard that owned him was kind enough to turn him into rescue. He said Charlie was "a good dog. He gave me lots of puppies". There is a special place in hell for people like him.

Right now, Charlie is a looking for a foster home and with lots of love and special care, he will hopefully have a year or two living in the lap of luxury.

This is just a gentle reminder to never support puppy mills or backyard breeders. The puppies may tug at your heartstrings, but they most likely have a Dad (and Mom) who has suffered for years...just like Charlie.

Oh, and yes, I've already told Scott we should foster him and yes, he's already said No.

28 comments:

wally said...

Wow, those eyes stay with you, eh? How very very sad. The pictures were heartbreaking. Poor, poor dog. I hope he finds a home that is wonderful as ours. No dog deserves the awful treatment he had to endure. Some people, yes. Dogs, never.

wally.

Momo :) said...

Once again we almost cry... those basters who own puppy mills will never disappeared. Very sad...

Hope Charlie will find a lovey forever home.

Momo xoxo

Ruby Bleu said...

I am so very sad about this...Charlie looks like such a nice boy too.

Ruby

Maggie & Mitch said...

This is absolutely heartbreaking! This poor dog! I hope he gets the BEST forever home! He's such a handsome boy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Pugsley, Buster, Cricket & Daisy said...

This is another story that is extremely painful to read. When are people ever going to learn? We hope he finds a loving and caring family.

Sniff, Sniff,
the Four Pugz

Joe said...

hmm I can send you some of Dad's tooth drugs and maybe Scott will change his mind?

We feel bad for charlie and hope for the best for him :/

Lorenza said...

Why they did this to Charlie?? Poor boy.
Happily he was rescued and will get the attention he deserves!
I hope he finds a lovely home.
Thanks for sharing his story
Besos
Lorenza

ROSSI said...

I am speechless.. another sad and heartbreaking story.. am just aarrgghhhh!!...

Cheers
Rossi

Sparky said...

Hmm, well you'd better tell Scott to change his mind! I think he'd be a great addition to the family, and it might be good for ol' Sherman to have a break from those two, crazy girls, and hang out with a guy! Hehe.

That story is really sad... I do hope Charlie finds a great home.

Sparky

Kirby said...

Oh, I so hope Charle gets a wonderful forever home. I hate the evil puppy mill people. I hope Charlie's story really gets out and more people understand how bad puppy mills can be. Thank you for sharing this story.

Your pal,
Kirby

Luckie Girl said...

What a sad way to live. Some hoomans can be so very cruel. :( I hope he finds a nice home soon.

Snowball said...

We hated those people who owns puppy mills. To them, dogs are just money making machines.

Luv,
Snowball

Stanley said...

Jen,

You are my girl's kind of hooman! She would foster every dog we hear of like this, if she wouldn't be hauled into the looney bin for hording dogs.

I second everything Wally said. My girl gets so worked up when she hears things like this, and hoomans like this breeder better hope they never meet her face to face.

I sure hope Charlie gets some good peeps soon!

Goober love,
Stanley

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh.. I hope Charlie will find a good furever home soon. Those puppy mills are evil..

~ Girl girl

Amber-Mae said...

Oh, this is very sad. Poor boy. He is such a handsome boy! I hate bastards like that too...*sigh* All they want is $$$.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oh I can hardly bear to read his story, I have just put my eye make up on, so I will save reading it for later on tonight when black panda eyes will be more acceptable to the general public.

I, like you, am kept awake by thinking of dogs ill treated.

So sad, there is no justice in this world, I hear so many sob stories.

Hope Charlie boy finds some lovin parents very soon.

Jeannie xxxxx Marvin's Mama.

Harry said...

Poor, poor Charlie. Let's pray he finds a great new home fast.

Toodle pip,
Harry x

2shibas said...

What a beautiful, wise looking boy. It's absolutely heartbreaking. Please let us know if you hear any updates on him.

Frannie

The Brat Pack said...

What a sad story and there are so many out there like Charlie. :(

So Scott said no about fostering.........how about adoption? ;)

-M

Scruffy & Lacie said...

We're routing for Charlie...that's so horrible. We don't know why some hoomans are just the best and others so....well...just pond scum. It makes us appreciate what we have...and grieve for all the Charlie's of the world.

Thoughtful barks,
Scruffy and Lacie

4xBs said...

our mom checks the dog rescue sites too. sometimes it makes her very sad and her eyes get all watery. she wants to give good homes to all of the dogs. but we say that 4 is enough!
woofers

-- The Mullin Clan's Mommy -- said...

Oh, that is so woofully sad! I hope he finds a furever home wif a family who will make him feel that he is special & wuved & does not have to be around just to 'perform' one specific duty. That mean, sumb****, man needs to be beat & put in a cage!!!!!
-Cosmos-

Asta said...

What can I possibly add to what all of you have said..I am heawtbwoken whenevew I heaw of something like this..Charlie's eyes will haunt us..I pway he finds some sweet pawents to take cawe of him in his last yeaws..I'd like to do suwgewy on the puppy mill hoomans1
smoochie kisses
Asta

-- The Mullin Clan's Mommy -- said...

Hi-Woo Sherman,
Maybe you think that us Huskies are a Wolfie & that we might eat you. That's OK, even if we can't meet, we are still blogging buddies!
-Cosmos-

Balboa & Mommy said...

It never amazes us how evil and horrible humans can be. We are crying for Charlie, but happy he is FINALLY in good and loving hands.

Balboa and mommy

Ike said...

That is so sad! I was given to rescue when a breeder was done with me too. I feel his pain.
PS - am excited about the party!

Lacy said...

woofies gang!!! dat weelyy breaks ur hearts...y do dey do dat...hooomans should b likeies us and not cares bout moneys...just enuff to gets treats wiff and makeies sure we c a dr reg...iz all dat moneys we needs..heehee i likies takin outs dat squeeker too..

b safe,
;)lacylulu

Jackson said...

Poor Charlie, I hope he finds a loving forever home soon. J s