Mighty Mutts, a no-kill rescue in New York City, recently took six pups under their wing from a puppy mill in Amish country. Each of the dogs lived their whole lives in small cages, and so they need patient, experienced humans to help them adjust. They've never known what it's like to walk on a leash, go potty outside, and rarely (if ever) receive veterinary care. It's easy to become overwhelmed when you've never seen the world before. Fortunately, three of the pups have found the perfect homes.
A long-haired Mini Dachshund, Lucy, had to have all of her teeth removed due to her lack of dental care. She spent an entire adoption event cuddled in a volunteer's arms, and there was no turning back after that. He filled out an adoption application at the end of his shift and became Lucy's new, loving family.