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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 63,911
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

Aug 15, 2018 Sunny Syvoravong People need to stop buying & selling animals. Make their wife, mom & daughter get pregnant repeatedly and sell their kids! These ppl are so greedy & selfish they probably would. Lazy jerks need to get a real job helping others!
Aug 15, 2018 Jana Pettinger
Aug 14, 2018 Jordan Miers
Aug 13, 2018 Margaret Surmiak
Aug 13, 2018 Virgil Pauls
Aug 13, 2018 Vilma McDonald
Aug 13, 2018 Charlotte Frampton
Aug 13, 2018 Dilhara Soyza
Aug 13, 2018 Donna Moatassem
Aug 13, 2018 Lorraine Brabham
Aug 13, 2018 Elaine Coburn
Aug 13, 2018 Robin Shepard
Aug 13, 2018 Ursula Bayer
Aug 13, 2018 Phoebe Rufener Let’s all pressure for legislation for stronger animal welfare laws! And do what we can to shut down puppy mills!!
Aug 13, 2018 Rhonda Thrift Don't shop....rescue a dog from the shelter!
Aug 13, 2018 Susan Hughes
Aug 13, 2018 Courtney Gatchell
Aug 13, 2018 Irene Kitzman
Aug 12, 2018 William Batt
Aug 10, 2018 natasha damien
Aug 8, 2018 Michael Crowden
Aug 6, 2018 Maureen Reilly
Aug 6, 2018 Carla Miranda
Aug 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 5, 2018 Sandra Bigart
Aug 4, 2018 Inge Ferdusch
Aug 3, 2018 tamyra Basinger
Aug 3, 2018 Xiomara Somarriba
Aug 1, 2018 Patrizia Cordoni
Jul 31, 2018 Deborah Kerns Close them all down!
Jul 31, 2018 Josette Mitchell
Jul 31, 2018 Maryanna Moskal
Jul 31, 2018 Lucia Flakus
Jul 30, 2018 Pam Freilich
Jul 28, 2018 Kimberly Flores
Jul 27, 2018 Stephanie Brake
Jul 25, 2018 Terri Sammarco
Jul 25, 2018 Brianna Anepete
Jul 24, 2018 Karin Woodworth put puppy mills out of business! Animal cruelty is alive and well!
Jul 23, 2018 Shirley Gwynnette
Jul 23, 2018 Karen Deckel
Jul 23, 2018 Lori Kegley
Jul 23, 2018 Corinne WOITIEZ
Jul 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2018 Carolyn Rowe
Jul 22, 2018 Nancy Craker
Jul 22, 2018 Martha Williard
Jul 22, 2018 Mary Price

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