Life After a Mill...
CRF has helped save Cavaliers from the horrible conditions of puppy mills. When they are in mills, they lack proper medical care, food, water and companionship. They are terrified and in danger. Our mission is to help these mill survivors find their true happiness in their forever homes.
Mia (formerly Cami)
💗Mia arrived in January 2017, timid and underweight with her scrawny Ruby tail tucked behind her in fear. Everything was new to this little puppymill mama.
During her first few weeks in our home, Mia's fear would appear out of nowhere. We realized that if we wore hats or sunglasses, Mia would suddenly back away, terrified and barking, as if an awful memory had been triggered. Mia would suddenly "pancake" to the ground when someone unexpectedly entered a room or if a noise startled her. Her poor eyes needed lots of drops and medication from years of neglect and she struggled to open them.
Initially, Mia was anxious about going outdoors. We could tell she was most likely accustomed to spending all of her time in a cage, holding her bladder and bowels to avoid having to sit or lay in her own waste. Fortunately her new Cav-sister Doll, also a rescue, was right by her side to show Mia what to do.
As the weeks passed, we watched Mia transform. Within a few months, she was enjoying herself outside, running and scampering through the grass soaking up the sunshine. Seeing her tail happily wag as she discovered lizards, birds, and ducks made our hearts swell. Mia was blooming before our eyes into a spunky, happy girl.
Today, Mia is our puppymill warrior princess. She's bonded with her Cav-sister Doll and they're practically glued together like pieces of an adorably fluffy puzzle. Mia's a delightful tiny 12-pound ball of joy. Her big beautiful brown eyes are improving with treatment and it's been a gift to be able to show her a world full of love and happiness. We're pretty sure Mia adores us just as much as we love her. If her Cavalier kisses were currency, we'd be billionaires.