Who is Harley?

On the brink of death, after spending 10 years living in a cramped, filthy cage in a puppy mill – where he’d lost an eye when his cage was power-washed, Harley was finally freed. He immediately received much-needed medical care and found love with a special family. And he thrived. To the surprise of the veterinary community, this strong-spirited little 6-pound Chihuahua continued going strong in spite of medical conditions which were the result of his years living in a cage. For five years following his rescue, Harley worked hard educating children and adults alike about puppy mills. Harley had personally participated in the freeing of more than 700 dogs from puppy mills across the Midwest, and raised the money that gave freedom to hundreds more.

Harley always seemed well aware that his life had a purpose. Whether it was a fundraiser in his honor that drew 2,000 people, or visiting an elementary school classroom to educate our youngest generation about where pet store puppies really come from, Harley’s magical personality grasped the hearts of all who met him. He’d been featured on the cover of popular magazines and on television and radio, and was considered a social media sensation.

Sadly, Harley passed away on March 20, 2016 … but his legacy lives on. This little one-eyed dog is known worldwide. Harley continues to inspire hope and confidence in people of all ages who are able to relate to his less-than-perfect appearance, and he continues to be the voice for the hundreds of thousands of dogs living in cages in puppy mills today. #HarleysDream




  1. Harley I miss you but your buddy Teddy is carrying on your dream #HarleysDreamKeeper

  2. Harley I will never forget you – you opened my eyes and gave me a purpose – #HarleysDream

  3. Harley your dream is still going strong. Teddy is helping rescue more dogs from puppy mills. Miss you so much Harley. #HarleysDream #HarleysDreamKeeper ❤❤❤😪

    • So loved, his memory lives on through all the puppy mill dogs saved!

  4. Everything that was written about Harley was exactly right coming from a a devoted friend and fan of his. He sure did love his parents and he was one of a kind. I fell in love with him the minute I saw him on facebook! Harley will continue to spread the word about Puppy Mills, he will,forever stay in the hearts of all who loved him. Love, Mary Ann ( one of his biggest fans) 🐶👍🙏🏼❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  5. #Harleysdream continues and we are so glad that it does and that we got to learn about him. I never got to meet him, but I loved him and always will. Our furbabies at the Bridge are making sure he has a good time and meets all the new arrivals there. Thanks again for sharing his story.

  6. Harley was such a hero ! Such a little doll he did a lot for puppy mills ! I am happy he got to live with such loving and caring family , they are wonderful people love to all and God Bless .

  7. I’ll Always Love You Noble And Sweet Prince. I Think Of You Every Single Day. And That’s No Lie. And I Also Cry. Carry On Brave Warrior, We will Do Our Best Here,🌻💙🌻

  8. I think it is amazing what you and Harley have done and will continue to do! I recently worked at a humane society so I’ve seen what puppy mills and hoarding does to animals first hand.

    • God love you HARLEY…You sweet pooch….We are doing our BEST to EDUCATE the PUBLIC…When they choose, to walk in a PET STORE!!! Where these poor PUPPYS, come from…Im so sorry you had to LIVE in HORRIFIC conditions!!! We will continue ourcause…Foryou & all PUPPYS that LIVE in PUPPY MILLS!!!

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