Puppy mills are horrible places where dogs are bred over and over while kept in dark, depressing, cramped conditions. Which is exactly how miniature poodle B.B. was found when a puppy mill was raided in North Carolina. She was brought into Cabarrus Animal Hospital, where receptionist Brenda Tortoreo first saw her. She was “very tiny” and looked like a “helpless creature.”
“B.B. was in a corner. She looked pitiful. She was scared to death… And I said, “That’s the one I’m going to take home.”
Even after B.B. went home, she had trouble adjusting to a world outside of a cage.
“I put B.B. down on the floor, and she kept going in circles – not running, but walking.” I guess that’s all she knew to do.”
And when she went outside, B.B. didn’t know what do with the grass – she’d never seen it before. With time and love, though, the little dog started to come out of her shell.
“She runs around the house. She’s really come out of her shell. She’s my little princess.”
And if that doesn’t make you feel all warm and fuzzy, I don’t know what will.
h/t: Bored Panda
You’re going to want to check these out before you go: