It's time for something completely different.
This video is not at all what you're expecting.
I know how much everyone enjoys and values our videos that show what happens when you free a group of puppy mill dogs for the first time - and this video has that.
But I feel like that those videos just show the happy ending to the story, and not the whole story.
Thankfully my mom and Laura went way past the extra mile generating picture and video content about their trip to the auction this time so I could show everyone a little more of what the experience is like.
Some people will probably like this video better, some will probably like it less some not at all - and some may not even get through the beginning of it.
This time though - There’s No More Turning Away.
I don't make videos "for" other people, so I'm not "invested" in how it's received by our village or anyone else. I'm about as "happy" with it as I am any of the other videos I've made - and there's not much about it I would change.
That said - This time I would appreciate and value any "feedback" from our village about it that's constructive or informative - whether it's positive or negative.
Thanks for watching and supporting our work rescuing dogs.
Oh yeah - Niagara Falls warning. Like for real this time.
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Gonna be honest, I can't watch it all- it is too hard for me which makes me feel weak! Especially compared to you folks and what you endure to help these animals. I already respected you all a great deal for what you do for all of the dogs. Just the small amount of video I saw made that respect go through the roof! You guys are wonderful, very strong and dedicated people that I admire. Nice job on video ( the parts I could watch) :). my small donations are so trivial based on what you have to deal with at these auctions! Gosh!
I had no idea what the puppy mills looked like. I can't quit crying. First part was out of pure sadness and by the end they were tears of joy for those sweet babies. Seeing them explore and play in the yard, for probably the first time ever, was priceless. Cymbal just pulls at my heart strings with that big ol chain around her tiny little neck. Thank you for all you do and for making a difference.
I think it is perfect, Wes. The images at the beginning are hard to watch and but I think the 'No more turning away' is perfect. It is important to see what these mills look like - what these innocent animals endure for someone's profit. You always amaze me with your editing and music choices. The videos always flow well and the choice of Elton John was perfect. For the dogs who made it to rescue - their lives were saved. They get to go on and get the treatment, love and lives they deserved.
Awesome absolutely awesome. Bawling yes , but to see those poor lost souls enjoying running free makes it all worth while. I'm proud to be a part of the Village and so very thankful I have Treasure and Moxie. Maybe if everyone HAD to watch what really goes on the mills would be out of business. Thank you Wes for your insight and thoughtfulness in putting together another stellar video.
Wes. I didn't turn away. Not once. This was gut wrenching, real, necessary to see for everyone. #soeveryoneknows. It was truly stellar. I did ok through it until I heard the beginning music for " someone saved my life tonight" that's when I lost it. I'm holding my Maggie Grace tonight thanking you all for choosing her to be one of the lucky ones. Remarkable job Wes. I will share this with everyone I know. I will continue to shout it from the rooftops. #NOMORETURNINGAWAY.
Love Pink Floyd! There is a Dr here in Cincinnati that was struck by the lyrics that he left his practice in order to provide free care to those underprivileged in the projects of Cincinnati. Dog Ranch Rescue, Volunteers, Fosters, The Village - WELL DONE!
Perfect. You captured the horror and the salvation perfectly. My deepest admiration and respect to all who walk into this hell and manage to come out and have the stomach to be able to do this over and over again. All for these precious animals. If everyone had your heart there would be no puppy mills. God bless you all. ( now I just need to figure out how to win the lottery so Lone Star Dog Ranch can bring them all home every time......)
"Someone saved my life tonight"! I was handling what I was watching with a sick stomach, but when this song began to play and I watched each dog run with excitement and demonstrate a new found freedom, I lost it.😢 I honestly do not know how you and your family handle such a roller coaster of emotions. God Bless each and every one of you. Thank you for all the work and tears you put into the rescue and health of each baby. 🐾🐾🐾💝🐾🐾🐾
Love you, brother. I'm very proud of your work. It is SICKENING that animals are treated this way to begin with, but I'm glad there are people like you and your family who care and take action. Until there are no more puppy mills, we will continue the fight. #NamesNotNumbers. Amen
Thank you for this!! All the eyes of all the little souls!! More proof how some images never leave your mind!! Gut wrenching with happy endings! As always Wes Eden great job!
Somebody owes me a box of Kleenex! 😜 With all that is going on in our country, I just don't know how we get the attention of those who can do something. It is just inexcusable that in this society we allow Gods creatures to be treated in this manner. Well done video and so heartwarming to watch them zigzagging through the yard - how happy they must be. BBryan Nispelhere is the video I told you about.
I watched every minute of this. My heart breaks for those not saved. Conditions are deplorable, but these few that you have saved are free. There just aren't enough words of praise for what LSDRR, the entire Eden family, staff, volunteers, fosters and the "village" do for these dogs. Just THANK YOU!!
So much joy in their release. They know they've been saved from a hellish existence and will now be loved and cherished. The beginning was very hard to watch but watching their joy was worth it. Again it can't be said enough.....you all are earthly angels.
Bless you for your unending love and committment for these helpless animals. It breaks my heart beyond words to see how they have to live. I honestly do not know how you manage to get through an auction, but I am grateful that you go, regardless of the pain and heartache it must bring to each of you. My prayers are with each of you and I, like the whole village, rejoice to see the wonder in each of them as they run on grass for the first time and get a loving touch. Again, Bless you.
I felt I owed it to them to watch it all. I understand a little now about not saving them all and how hard that has to be. I want them all. Seeing them come out of their crates at the Ranch and imagining how that must feel to be free is just amazing. I'd love to come volunteer for a week.
I am deeply ashamed and angered to live in a country that allows this horrific type of abuse. It is repulsive, disgusting and revolting. This video punched me in the gut, brought tears and left me gasping for air. Thank you Eden Family and Ranch Volunteers for saving as many as you could, and for educating us on the horrors of puppy mills. Knowledge is a powerful resource and the Village should make this video go viral and send it far and wide to educate as many as possible.
Appreciate you putting this together Wes, it could not have been easy. You did a wonderful job and my hope is that your video will educate many future village members. We can't change the world in a day, but everyday is a chance to build awareness about this topic. Sending lots of love and support your way, especially from little "Fernando" aka Martin Banks up in Minnesota.
I am not often at a loss for words. This beautiful video about did it. A box of Kleenex and a little time so I can see to write. Wes, it is profound. One short video tells the story. No one can really imagine the horror these sweet souls come from, but thanks to your video, we have a much better insight. To see these dogs spring from their crates onto the turf at The Ranch is enough to make me jump up and cheer! I wish I could hug each one of you and all those fur babies! Thank you from a grateful senior Village member. Here's to Batman and the Ranch!!!!❤
Outstanding Wes...so raw and "like it is." Getting thru the first part is hard, but it just makes me angrier and more determined to help be a voice against this insanity. I made sure I had my Cedar and Mellow Yellow near me. You guys are the true warriors and Angels...us the Village play a large part in giving these lucky ones rehabilitation, a home, love and care for the rest of their lives. To see them taste freedom for the first time hits me hard with emotion. I previously had two Yorkies - one was a rescue from a mean breeder. I KNOW how sensitive and sweet this breed is. It breaks my heart to know they along with so many others endure these horrendous conditions with no love or affection. Then I see their freedom and it rips at my heart. Thank you for sharing. Just knowing that we ALL are making a difference in those lives we're able to secure helps. Village, hug your rescued babies tonight, give heartfelt thanks to the Angels of DRR. These new babies will now have their freedom and love they should have had from the beginning...at least they'll have it now. One furbaby at a time until we as a group can stop it. Thank you Wes...you are a very special human Angel. 💙
This is exactly why I support all rescues that go to auction. No dog deserves to live like this. I know it's a controversial topic for some, but for me it's a no-brainer. Until laws change, until auctions and puppy mills are shut down for good, I will support those who get these dogs out of harm's way. I always, always side with the dog. Thank you for being a hero.
I've read all the accounts of your time at these auctions but to see what you have to see in order to save as many as you can is humbling and heartbreaking. I can't begin to fathom what you have to go through but I thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing so. To think of our Tulip (Lilac) in a place like that just makes me cry. I am so grateful for the work you are doing - without you all, Tulip and SO many others just like her would not know what it's like to be loved, nurtured and cared for. One of the images that really struck me was despite the horrendous conditions, so many of these precious babies were wagging their tails - the fact that they had not given up amazes me. Thank you for this video and all that you do.
Loved it. It was hard to see the furbabies in the mill in all the cappy cages. But, I know the end result of all the rescued babies will be nothing but happiness. I was more happy watching and knowing what their life will be now. Wonderful video Wes. Thank you to all the Ranch family and volunteers for all the work you do. A friend once told this to me and I have it posted in my office and I have to look at it often: "One of the worst days I ever had was followed by one of the best. Hang in there and never give up." The video deserves an Oscar. I am proud to be part of The Village.
I almost shut it off at the beginning but felt I had to watch the horror of the auction to get a small sense of what you all endure when you go. I don't know how you get through it. Just the snippets in the video are heartbreaking and to bear witness to such cruelty makes me so angry. But then to see the joy when they are released from their crates. Oh such joy. Some still uncertain but most enjoying their freedom for the first time. I think the video is perfect even in the painful parts. Makes me even more amazed and forever thankful for all you do!!
I think at this time in our current situation I appreciate the truth! Give us the reality of what's going on with the mills. We as a society can not turn a blind eye to this horrific treatment of animals!! I for one appreciate this post it is reality. Along with the reality is a solution!
Great video, Wes! We all love the happy endings, but this really puts in perspective, what it takes to get there. Thanks for taking the time to make sure we all know what really goes on out there!
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He's feisty in his cage but nearly fell asleep in my pocket while I worked. That is a special little lap dog right there! :)
Cutest thing ever ! Wish I could find something like that in my pocket !!
Oh my gosh baby baby!❤️
Whistle while you work! 😍
So happy they are going to have a terrific life.
Well that is just too adorable ☺️
Those little boys are adorable!
Awwwww so tiny :)
I ❤️ them. I want them 😍
Omg! I'm dying ❤
Love this little sweet baby ❤❤❤
I want to put him in my pocket!!!
A pocket pet!
Cutest whistle I've ever seen.
Love that tiny fluff ball
You have a fantastic job!!
Cutest thing ever ! I'll take two😉
Oh my heart❤❤❤😊
Oh my! Love him!
oh my my my....pocket pup!
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Hop to peasant!!!!The queen commands you fix her supper. Lol. Just Love Bea!!!
My little girl likes to eat at 4 pm but starts asking sometimes at 2:30 pm if she doesn't get something for lunch!! She was a puppymill rescue and very under fed!
With how pink and a tad dirty she is, I have to say she worked hard today on patrol. Feed that poor girl. :-)
The queen has spoken! I never thought I would want a Frenchy, until I started following your site...they are just too cute and funny!
My gosh. Bea is simply beautiful. What a pretty little face. Sometimes we forget how beautiful she really is❤️❤️❤️❤️
Queen Bea your subjects shall have food at the appointed time ! It will be soon - I know you and your subjects want it now but patience is a virtue ! Oh the heck with that I agree with you and what you said in the beginning cause when it comes to food I have no patience or virtue ! Love you !
Hey Serf woman! Get cooking! Can't wait all dang day! Fix the royal supper, and while you are at, you may as well feed the rest of poor masses...the Queen says...NOW!
Hurry before ED eats a pillow ...
The Queen has spoken! Human can you now get our food ready??!!!
5:30 is dinner time for my beagle. If it's not in her dish on time, or if I happen to run late, I get really serious dirty looks until her food appears. She does not accept a late meal!
After a hard day of keeping order in the kingdom, a Queen needs her nourishment! She is so beautiful!
i love it when she speaks for her people! With her most queenly expression at that!
And the voice of the Queen shall be heard! The most precious love is portrayed in those soulful eyes!💖
That face...she's dying of starvation mama! I know the look well...
The Queen has issued a royal decree--better hop to it, her royal subjects! Bea, you're a very beautiful queen!
Our Queen! You have worked hard Your Majesty and deserve your meal asap! Lol. ❤
I would love to hear the song of your people!!
I think my next dog has to be a Frenchie
Bea....we just got our Lone Star Venison and my pups concur...it's chow time!
It's 5:00 here and the three of them are screeching.....Time for supper!!
Apparently you have 'people' in the Chicago area as well Bea. Same laser eyes, different zip code.
Love BeaBea......always at work and in action its nice to see her beautiful face!
Hello Bea. I've been off FB a day or so & miss seeing your face on here & seeing what you are doing.
They're hungry!!! HURRY mama!!!!!
The Queen has spoken!
To add to this very busy weekend we had with the auction and incoming fosters Jessica and her husband Doug had a planned trip to New York where they would be leaving the kids with us.
Somehow we pulled the whole thing off with the boys running the Ranch and Kirk acting as full time papa taking care of the girls. In addition to the girls we had all of her red bears at home too.
On Saturday night Bryan cooked dinner for the girls and had them all over to the house of red bears to have some supper.
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Don't worry if you drop something, we got this.. Red Dogue Floor Company..
All the Tremayne boys are good cooks, they have a great teacher, their mother Robin (and actually dad is a good cook too) And they have adopted two pups from LSDRR, Andy and Penny.
Those firemen know how to cook for a crowd! My son is a fireman and his cooking skills have improved greatly feeding a crew every other day. Great planning to get that weekend figured out!
This post is totally awesome. That " can do" attitude, working together, loving each other and doing what needs to be done with love is completely amazing. Bryan, what a gem you are to everyone. You know I adore you... Travis and Wes and Kirk just being their totally awesome selves, whilst you and Laura go save 30 sweet souls from hell. Renee Eden do you even " get" how freakin awesome this is! Just when I think I can't love every single one of you more I'm proven wrong!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Y'all are so awesome in everything you do !!! I only wish that I had the stamina that you have !! I'm new to following and just am in awe of your entire family !! Much love sent your way😘😘
LOL Did that unoccupied plate survive the red bear stare?
Man y'all just kick butt at whatever you decide to do! I get worn out reading what all y'all can accomplish!
I am always amazed at how well behaved your dogs are. I hear about big dogs stealing food off counters. Never have I seen your dogs jump on the counter and steal food!
The Red Bears look as if they have questions ?? What a group with kids and bears ! You are sooo very lucky and I think you know that !!! I never had kids, so no grandkids and no Red Bears --- WOW !
Running like a well oiled machine! Saving babies, feeding kids, corralling red dogs!! All in a days work!!
Ya'll are good. I think it would be awesome if Mabel first dog would be Pinkie Earline Brother Piccolo
I love your family ! All of them! 2 legged and 4 legged❤
Sweet. Just love the picture of those bears and Sir Frederick and your darling granddaughters. Hectic but memory making weekend. ♡♡♡
So sorry Sir Frederick...I did not see you at first! I see you now handsome!!!
That's awesome how the family pulls together to make it all work!!!
Where there is a will there is a way. I'm not at all surprised that things got done.
I see Sir Frederick is running under the table security and intimidating the BIG red bears with his death stare!
I see you down there Bippity Bop Sir!
That is what" family "is all about Great job everyone 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Oh dear. It looks like the red bears wanted their supper as well.
Miss Mabel looks like she's enjoying her supper with Uncle Bryan.
Lone star dog ranch I was wondering How Sweet Baby Ray is Doing?
Looks like the Big Red Bears have it all under control! :)
Well, considering all that was going on at the Ranch, one bed being destroyed by Edna.....really is not bad!! :-)
They are so well behaved and stay behind the invisible gate too 😍
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We need help out here at the Ranch, let me explain...
The Ranch has been open for 10 years and throughout those 10 years we have battled and beaten our heads against the wall to try and keep grass in this yard in order to keep it as beautiful as possible.
We are done beating our heads against the wall, and the battle to fight the mud is one that we are not willing to fight anymore.
We started with circles of decomposed granite under the trees and around the pond, and it is just a very good option to have because it doesn't make mud like soil does.
We are looking for a landscape designer who is capable of helping us design a hard scape out in this yard knowing that we are going to change out any area that is grass for decomposed granite, hopefully a variety of colors in areas to change things up but we are done with grass.
We intend to plant lots of trees with evergreens to bring color to the yard in an upward fashion but we are also looking for options to add colors in ways where dogs cannot destroy it by digging or chewing or even peeing on it.
The thought is raised planters or even archways with evergreen vines growing on them that we of course have to protect at the base. My goal would be to try and make the whole yard as much shade as possible while adding color in another way besides green grass on the ground.
We are looking for a designer with lots of knowledge in this field who also has a crew available with the necessary equipment with tractors etc to complete this task. We will be trying to transform this yard asap to beat the summer heat and the summer crowd.
If this is your area of expertise and you understand the challenges we face with this task and would like to tackle it please give us a call at the Ranch.
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Have you tried turf grass??? Very easy to maintain and still get the green color
How about contacting one the of HGTV garden makeover people or even one from the PBS series of Master Gardeners
I would gladly share my 20+ years in the landscape industry experience to help guide you through to a better solution. You can message me on FB to exchange contact info.
Lyndsey Arnold - this is the rescue I always talk about. Do you think Anthony C would have interest in helping with this, or could get someone from one of the shows? 🙏🏼🙏🏼
I can't wait to see what happens!! I love the idea of sending a video to HGTV they have done dog parks in the past. I have raised veggie beds in my gardens and they are great! I also plant a lot of tall grasses my dogues love to play in them🐾
Very interested in what you end up doing. I am tired of battling the mud also, even tho mine is on a much smaller bases. Every time it rains every room in my house is covered in mud
I think you should put a call out to artists.... it would make a great sculpture garden... I can see huge mosaic bones, interactive sculptures for the dogs... to go thru and over... very eclectic... and somehow it would be free.... and tie in to fund raiser of certain artists work...
Bonnie Wenk dog park in McKinney looks like it uses a lot of mulch for its surface. It holds up pretty well except for a few low lying places that will get muddy. I would worry that decomposed granite would be rough on paws if that was all they had?
Patti Steven - a couple things you two know a lot about, dogs (rescue) and landscapes! Any chance you know anyone who could help them out? This rescue is absolutely amazing.
What about a few small patches of artificial turf. The big expense is getting the ground prepped with the crushed stone. If it didn't hold up it would be cheap to replace the turf every few years.
You need to call Chris Seaman at Seaman's Lawn & Landscape. We lived in Allen until just recently & he did our front & backyard. He is beyond good he's excellent. Loved his work. There are 3 brothers who run the company & Chris is the designer. Really nice guys. They are from Dallas area. Good Luck.
Ugh! I feel your pain! I will be interested to see what ideas you have brought to you. Here in Illinois, my yard is probably a third of your size and we are struggling with ideas as well to keep the mud away!
Lauri Paschetag Braschler, do you happen to know anyone who could help out here. These are some amazing people with big giving hearts. . . Like you!
Do you have any ties with the folks at Texas A&M university? I thought that might be a possibility with the veterinary college over there they might be able to point you in the right direction
The struggle is real at my house too and I only have 5 dogs! Good luck - I faith that Village will come thru with the perfect person/company!
I read "raised planters" and instantly envisioned Ed dragging them through the yard.....
Some materials are harder to pooper scoop than others. An interesting challenge. I'm especially interested in the idea of turf grass...wonder how that would do?
I was at Wabash Feed in Houston and they have the most amazing ground cover that I want to use at my home. They have figured out a way to lay decomposed granite or gravel within a series of rings and it stays in place. Anyway, I will go back and take photos as I need to show the hubs also.
Renee if I were you I'd subscribe to Angie's list for this one as well as to check long time reviews. I'd do it but mine expired. I've had fantastic chuck dining my peeps that way.
In the U.K. there is a company. called green thumb which applies different solutions/ pellets across the seasons, to help the grass grow. It really is amazing, maybe you have something similar? X
Lisa Franklin Chamberlain is this something you or someone you know in Master Gardeners would have some expertise? This is a wonderful group of people who do awesome rescue work!
I cant wait to see your choices. I put fill dirt which has compacted well in the front courtyard area ( basically boxed in so dogs cannot run next door) We currently have contractor grade weed cover atop of that. Not very perty. I was going to put walk step stones with beach shells between. But then realized those will be tracked into the house on little paws. Plus the pooper scooper issue. I thought about putting fake grass in a large area then egg rocks between the stepping stone squares. Easy to scoop and rinse down. We all know that putting nice grass will eventually be dead brown from urine.
Have you tried buffalo grass? It's native to the Dakotas but when I had Huskies they never seemed to destroy it, and it does well in both wet and dry conditions also it doesn't grow much over 4" in height.
Contact Neil Sperry, he lives in McKinney and is a Master Gardner, amongst other things...but he will know who and how to,fix your whole area....
It will need to be bulldog-proof, whatever you do! hahahaha