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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 63,714
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

We've all heard of puppy mills—those large-scale, commercial operations that breed puppies for profit. The promise of high returns provides incentive to minimize overhead costs and maximize profit, and the dogs pay the price. Millions of cats and dogs, meanwhile, inhabit shelters where volunteers and charities struggle to provide even basic needs.

Despite the limited protection provided by state and federal regulations, such as the Animal Welfare Act, less-than-ethical entrepreneurs exploit loopholes to sell directly to consumers, often using the internet as a conduit.

While advocates continue to push for tougher legislation, consumers continue to unknowingly purchase puppies and the cycle continues. Rather than relying on a lethargic legislative process, consumers can intervene directly by making responsible and informed decisions when searching for that new family member.

Sign the pledge and put puppy mills out of business.

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By signing this pledge and following the principles listed here, I am committed to the cessation of puppy mills and the unethical exploitation of puppies for profit. I promise to:

  • Always consider adoption first. With an estimated 6-8 million potential pets inhabiting shelters in the U.S., your next pet could be waiting at a local shelter. You don't just gain a family member, you're saving a life.
  • Boycott the middle man. Stay away from faceless pet stores and anonymous internet retailers as they are the most likely to sell puppies born in mills. Buy supplies from shops that support adoptions and refuse to sell dogs. Always inspect the facilities and ensure the puppy comes from a humane and respectable environment.
  • Spread the word. Already have a full pack? You can still help by sharing your knowledge with friends and family who might be looking to add one more. Puppy mills rely on consumer ignorance to peddle their product, using deceptive marketing to obscure the deplorable conditions. If more people were aware of the true nature of puppy mills, they could make an informed choice about where their puppy comes from.

For a healthier and happier puppy.

Petition Signatures


May 25, 2018 Terri Hughes Stop the cruelty....ban all puppy mills!!!!
May 25, 2018 Pamela Labeque Breeders, puppy mills and pet stores selling live animals are all dens of monsterous torture, abuse and murder of our innocent animals!!!!! Money is their only concern, their bottom line or their bonus!!! Ban these cruel monsters all over the world!!
May 25, 2018 Anita Phaneuf
May 25, 2018 Robert Reed
May 25, 2018 michelle dorado
May 25, 2018 Sandi Bowen
May 25, 2018 Lorraine Flude
May 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2018 Melinda Matheus
May 23, 2018 Shannah Tenner
May 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2018 judy lim
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 21, 2018 Lizette Fisher
May 21, 2018 Ronda Hightower
May 21, 2018 Carole Johnson
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2018 Amy Plamann
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2018 Carol Elkins
May 20, 2018 Patricia Nielsen
May 20, 2018 Irene Yoshida
May 20, 2018 Chinanan Khurasee
May 19, 2018 Rhonda Spaulding
May 19, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
May 19, 2018 Sabrina Zilske
May 19, 2018 Ray Kowalski
May 19, 2018 pam f
May 19, 2018 valerie bowie
May 18, 2018 dr. s fixler
May 18, 2018 Carol Green
May 18, 2018 Mani S
May 18, 2018 Kathy Fuller
May 18, 2018 Karen Myers
May 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2018 Natalie Gray
May 18, 2018 Doradean Correia
May 18, 2018 Jaci Taylor
May 18, 2018 Jennifer Brunson
May 18, 2018 Sheila Pedraza I πŸ’œ πŸΆπŸ•πŸ©
May 17, 2018 KATHLEEN TENNYSON
May 17, 2018 Rodney Kolar
May 17, 2018 Aaron Grafton
May 16, 2018 Penny Duke
May 16, 2018 Viktoriya Chukhnina
May 16, 2018 Kiantha Shadduck
May 15, 2018 Sonya Barba
May 15, 2018 Sheryl Benning
May 15, 2018 Rev. Dr. Yvonne Ray
May 15, 2018 Vicky Tang

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