30 dogs rescued from puppy mills get ready for adoption in Denver

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DENVER -- A total of 30 discarded breeding dogs from puppy mills in the Midwestern United States arrived at the Dumb Friends League in Denver during the last couple of days.

They'll have the chance to find new, permanent, loving homes.

Volunteers from the National Mill Dog Rescue near Colorado Springs rescued the dogs, which include Yorkies, miniature poodles, terriers, miniature pinschers and a mix of other small breeds. They range in age from about 4 months to 10 years old.

“We are blessed that we have the resources and the space to help pets outside of our own community when the need arises,” said Bob Rohde, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “In an urgent situation like this, it’s wonderful that animal welfare organizations here in Colorado come together to assist vulnerable pets like these puppy mill dogs.”

All of the dogs get medical and behavioral evaluations before going up for adoption. Some could be ready for adoption as early as Tuesday, while others will be available starting next week.