Puppy Mill Rescue

The Texas 21

On April 13th, 2011 - 6 volunteers from Arizona Border Collie Rescue drove 3 vans loaded with empty crates to Odessa, Texas where they met up with Border Collie Rescue Texas (BCRT). When the BCRT vans arrived Thursday afternoon, the empty crates were filled with 21 beautiful Border Collies rescued from a shut down puppy mill in Jefferson, Texas.

See the updates below.

From top clockwise: Beth & Eve, April, Kelly & Dylan, Suzy, Tucker

After all the dogs were safely loaded into the crates, the long drive back began. The volunteers left Odessa at about 4:30 p.m. (AZ) and arrived in Tuscon at about 5:30 a.m.. After unloading two dogs, they continued to Phoenix, arriving at about 7:30 a.m. They were met by a cheering crowd of fosters, volunteers and Channel 3 TV.

Watch the Channel 3 TV coverage: http://www.azfamily.com/video/featured-videos/Dogs-up-for-adoption-119955194

Watch the Channel 5 TV coverage: http://www.kpho.com/local-video/index.html?grabnetworks={videoid:4648607}

Wrangler News article (Tempe and Chandler): http://www.wranglernews.com/2011/05/14/700-mile-rescue-mission-saves-lives-of-21-caged-dogs-at-texas-puppy-mill/

Watch the Channel 7 (Texas) TV Coverage: http://www.kltv.com/story/14390062/200-dogs-rescued-in-marion-county?redirected=true

If you want to help us with these dogs, here are some suggestions.

  1. Tell everyone you know never to buy dogs on the internet or in pet stores unless you can absolutely ensure that they don't come from a source like this puppy mill. Nearly 100% of pet stores buy their puppies from puppy mills.
  2. Get involved and think about Fostering or Adopting a rescue or helping with Volunteer activities.
    If you are interested in Fostering, Adopting, or Volunteering, it's easy - Just register on our website and then fill out an Application.

    Watch our Fostering Video

  3. If you can, Donate Funds to help with Vet Care. 100% of funds go directly to help the dogs in our rescue. We have no paid staff, are 100% volunteer, and your donation is tax deductible.

Donate via PayPal or mail a check to: AZBCR, PO Box 10717, Tempe, AZ 85284

Thank you very much.

Donate online with PayPal:


Or you can mail a check to:

Arizona Border Collie Rescue

P.O. Box 10717

Tempe, AZ 85284


Read more about the puppy mill:

Article 1

Article 2

Border Collie Rescue Texas, our partners in getting the Texas 21

Watch the video of the first volunteers (not AZBCR) arriving at the puppy mill location:


Status Update - Texas 21

April 11-056

Sierra 11-057


Finley 11-058

Beacon 11-059

Sarah 11-060

Spirit 11-061

Jesse 11-062

Suzy 11-063

Vivie 11-064

Amber 11-065

Princeton 11-066

Grace 11-067

Libby 11-068

Kruz 11-069

Chip 11-070

Eve 11-071

Teddy 11-072

Tucker 11-073

Dylan 11-074

Lyric 11-075

Carson 11-076



4/15/2011: Video of Eve in her new foster home - happy and playing already!

4/27/2011: Pictures of dogs in their foster homes