“Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop
there is not enough. We have a higher mission—to be of service to
them whenever they require it.”
Francis of Assisi
I discovered the atrocity of puppy mills in 2007. Shortly afterward, I found a group working to shut down Colorado pet stores that sold puppies. This group was working with National Mill Dog Rescue in Peyton, and some of their dogs were to be delivered to Denver Dumb Friends Rescue. At the time I was volunteering at DDFL and greeted the van as it pulled into the DDFL garage on a cloudy Sunday afternoon.
We transport shelter dogs from New Mexico, Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma to Colorado, where there is an abundant desire for dogs.
Any dogs with contagious or communicable diseases will not be transported. All dogs transported must be over eight weeks old (federal law) and are USDA certified before transport in order to cross state lines.