It is estimated there are approximately 10,000 puppy mills in the USA. Most of the dogs live in wire cages in buildings, barns and sheds which often have no heating or cooling. The dogs are not socialized, they receive little or no veterinary care, they do not have beds or toys, and they never get to run and play in the grass – some dogs never even see the sunlight – and though they yearn for it, they never receive love.
Harley’s Dream is a nonprofit with a mission to create awareness and educate the public about the commercial dog breeding industry, also known as puppy mills. They believe that a grassroots approach by large groups of concerned citizens is the most effective way to bring about change, and their focus is to encourage advocacy by providing the tools necessary to educate children and adults alike.