It is estimated that 80% of all Americans own at least one dog and we believe that if all these people knew the truth about puppy mills, puppy mills would no longer exist. How do we accomplish this? Awareness, education and advocacy.
Harley’s Dream was established in 2016 in honor of Harley, a senior one-eyed puppy mill survivor who became the face and voice of the puppy mill dogs, earning the distinction of being the 2015 American Hero Dog for his work. Our mission is to create awareness and educate the public about the cruel commercial dog breeding industry (also known as puppy mills) and to rescue and rehome senior dogs in need.
We believe that a grassroots approach by large groups of concerned citizens is the most effective way to bring about change. Our focus is to encourage advocacy by providing the tools necessary to educate children and adults alike.
Harley’s Dream is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Berthoud, Colorado. EIN #81-4432191
- There are many important animal welfare issues and Harley’s Dream is solely focused on the puppy mill crisis.
- Awareness about the puppy mill issue can be shared in a positive, peaceful and non-confrontational manner.
- Puppy mills are the source of the overpopulation and euthanization crisis in America today.
- Puppy mills are responsible for at least 75% of dogs currently living in shelters and rescues.
- Current canine welfare laws are not adequate enough to protect the breeding dogs living in puppy mills.
- Responsible, reputable breeders should be considered as an alternative for someone who absolutely wishes to purchase a puppy instead of adopting.
- Pet stores should sell pet supplies and offer rescue dogs for adoption.
- The purpose of a pet store protest is to create awareness about the pet store/puppy mill connection.
- Purchasing dogs at auctions supports the puppy mill industry.
- The puppy mill crisis is not the result of the actions of any one ethnic or cultural group.