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Washington, DC

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July 18, 2012


What is your main reason for joining the group?

I have adopted a Puppy Mill Dog

Please give us some background on your dog(s). Age? Where did the dog come from? What past training have you done with your dog?

I have a Black Lab Male from a private breeder/friend (2 1/2 yrs old) and the Golden - We named her Sarah Ferguson but call her Fergie - I was told she was 4 but my vet and I believe her to be at least 6 yrs old. So far I am just having her adjust to life with a family and she is making small steps of progress. She has established to "safe spots" in the house and kind of runs between them. She tries to be where I am and is beginning to trust but has only been about 5 weeks so we have a long way to go.

Does your dog come from a puppy mill or hoarding situation?

Puppy Mill - Pennsylvania Amish


The Golden in the back is Fergie - she was in an Amish puppy mill breeding until she was 6. I adopted her 3 years ago. She had many issues and fears but has come a long way. She has learned to give and receive love and helps with our fosters.

What Sarah is saying about this Meetup Group

They are valuable because these dogs have special needs - and very individual needs based on their experiences - what works on a "normal" dog may not work on them and may in fact - set them back.


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