Vizslas rescued from Puppy Mill. WHY we need a responsible community.

Hi all,
#Vizsla, #Vizslas
Someone posted the following on Facebook. We highly encourage people to purchase only from responsible breeders who are furthering the breed. It’s part of the reason we started this site. We’ve recently gotten involved in Vizsla rescue and our goal is ZERO Vizslas in rescue situations. Period. Look for an upcoming video on the ins and outs of choosing a breeder as well as our second Vizsla DVD about getting your puppy off to a good start (in final production now).

IF you are a praying person, please say a prayer for these dogs. If you are in the area, please consider helping or fostering. I have contacted Vizsla rescue in the area via email. Vizsla rescues generally only deal with purebreds. Just a hunch that this person may also have mixed breeds. Vizslas are sometimes confused with bull terriers in rescue situations. However, because this list includes other pointers, I have more confidence that they really are Vizslas. Here is a link to Vizsla rescue contacts: http://vcaweb.org/rescue/contacts.shtml
“I hope this guy goes to jail.
Vizsla, GSP, Weimie, Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue/fosters needed in NY state: We have a terrible, heartbreaking situation in Upstate New York with Frank Popolizio’s Southside Kennels located in South Worcester, NY. The Otsego County SPCA has been called in, as well as NY State Troopers, to remove over 130 dogs that are staked out w/barrels for shelter and n…o bedding in the
barrels in subzero weather. The dogs are emaciated, eating their own feces, and in horrible physical condition and unable to fend for themselves. There are vizslas, GSP’s, Weimaraners, and Rhodesian Ridgebacks in peril that I know of. There may be other breeds at this puppy mill as well. Please help me get the word out to the neighboring rescue people. The Otsego County SPCA is overwhelmed with the number of dogs they are going to have to take in and they have asked for help. The director, and contact person for this SPCA is a lady by the name of Liz Mackey; her phone number is
607-547-8111. This is a Cooperstown, NY number and the SPCA is located just south of Cooperstown.”

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About Angela of UnderstandingVizslas.com

Like my husband Scott, I have many interests. I have grown into the role of being a pack leader of three Vizslas: Rosco, Daisy, and Lulu. The picture on my Gravatar is of Daisy, our second Vizsla-- the girl who changed everything.

I supported and encouraged my husband in the creation of a Vizsla DVD for potential and current Vizsla owners because it breaks my heart when a family feels they have to give up a dog because they were not prepared for the commitment.

One real life example of this struck me in a personal way. An old acquaintance told us about giving up her Vizsla when she had children. She fawned over our dogs and seemed kind of sad. Her dog had fortunately found a good home; but I wondered if she were better prepared and really understood what it was like to own Vizslas before getting one-- if the outcome would have been different.

Our hope is that others can learn and benefit from our experiences. And... we can just have some fun together!
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2 Responses to Vizslas rescued from Puppy Mill. WHY we need a responsible community.

  1. Kim Hans says:

    I want to foster. Can’t get through on her phone (which I hope is encouraging). Is there any other contact info?

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