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From Hutch to Home

Imagine a beautiful Golden Retriever or similar dog, bred for loyalty, companionship and enjoying the great outdoors confined to a wire kennel not much bigger than a rabbit hutch, devoid of human interaction. It seems unthinkable, but it’s normal at puppy mills and factory breeding operations where the focus is profitability, and dogs’ well-being is ignored. Sadly, we’re all too familiar with it. DVGRR’s Golden Gateway is located in Lancaster County in the heart of the “puppy mill capital on the East Coast.” In our geographic footprint, these dogs are simply another “crop.”