Phyllis is available for adoption and she would love to meet you at the center Tuesday through Sunday!
If you are interested in adopting her please see our “How to Adopt” section and come in to meet her.
Phyllis is a mellow gal who is just adorable as her photo would imply!! She's taking her time, checking out her new surroundings, and getting to know her new canine companions. Phyllis came to us from a backyard breeder (see below for more information) and is slowly adjusting to life outside of a crate. We are no longer requiring Phylllis to go home with another dog, though it is recommended. Come in to APRA and meet her today!
A little bit about backyard breeders from Almost Home Rescue:
Of the 53 million dogs in the U.S., about two-thirds come from backyard breeders. They are the single greatest cause of the pet overpopulation crisis in this country. The worst of the backyard breeders sometimes come to the attention of local animal control authorities, who may negotiate with a breeder who is keeping dogs in truly deplorable conditions to release at least some of the dogs to a shelter. Shelters then often turn to rescue groups, because they know that the dogs — unsocialized, requiring more medical care than most shelters can afford — will have to be euthanized.
A backyard breeder is someone who keeps a number of dogs and either breeds them deliberately or just lets them breed. Backyard breeders may have a few dogs or many, one breed or several. They usually have no understanding of or concern about the breed standard, genetics, socializing the dogs, and maintaining their health. Don’t confuse them with “hobby breeders,” who breed small numbers of dogs and care for their dogs well.