I just read a book called "A Rare Breed of Love" and would like to recommend that all dog lovers read this book. It's the story of a poodle that was rescued from a puppy mill at the age of 8 years old- she was deemed to old to breed and was going to be killed. The dog's rescuer/owner is working to change laws regarding the cruel and inhumane conditions at puppy mills. The dog, now named "Baby" is a national "spokesdog" for the humane society. The book is both heartbreaking and heartwarming- definitely a "must read!"