Willa was a breeding dog in a puppy mill. She was still a puppy herself when she was forced to bear her own pups, and they were taken away from her to be sold at pet stores. My family rescued her and it’s her adoption anniversary! She’s been with us for several years now, and though she is still shy she has come so so far since when we first got her. Willa is why it’s important to always adopt and never to purchase from breeders or pet stores. Every time you buy instead of adopt, a shelter dog is put down because of a major overpopulation problem.