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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 62,304
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


Sep 19, 2017 debbie Cheshire
Sep 19, 2017 Alyssa smith
Sep 19, 2017 dionne toye
Sep 18, 2017 Allen Benefield Hope this helps
Sep 18, 2017 (Name not displayed) Wanna end dism
Sep 18, 2017 Lucy Megan I hope this helps.
Sep 17, 2017 Meghan Croyts
Sep 16, 2017 Jillian Beaulieu
Sep 15, 2017 Ladonna Courey
Sep 14, 2017 Saddie Al
Sep 14, 2017 Deborah Moore
Sep 14, 2017 (Name not displayed) ALWAYS ADOPT. NEVER SHOP.
Sep 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2017 Alexandra Harteam
Sep 13, 2017 Monika Jakubik
Sep 13, 2017 Fiona Wright I am going to adopt a shelter dog shortly!
Sep 13, 2017 Donna Quackenbush No more puppy mills!
Sep 13, 2017 Jim Caliva
Sep 13, 2017 Vivian Lieb
Sep 10, 2017 Annette Jernigan
Sep 9, 2017 Kara Barnes Puppy mills treat the dogs as things. PLEASE end all puppy mills. Opt to adopt.
Sep 9, 2017 Janet VanDagna I abhor puppy mills. They are cruel and inhumane. Shut them all down and lock up the greedy people that run them.
Sep 9, 2017 Heather Moore
Sep 9, 2017 Jen vonSchlieder
Sep 8, 2017 Adele Kirk
Sep 8, 2017 Megan Beal
Sep 7, 2017 Jacqueline Deuel-Sagaert
Sep 7, 2017 Jill Osment
Sep 7, 2017 Jane King
Sep 7, 2017 Carla Thompson
Sep 7, 2017 Anne Marie Baese
Sep 6, 2017 Setsuko Yamamoto
Sep 6, 2017 Chris Silcox
Sep 6, 2017 Paula Mattila
Sep 6, 2017 S G
Sep 6, 2017 Diana Martins
Sep 6, 2017 Robert Laginess
Sep 6, 2017 cathy minshall
Sep 6, 2017 Susan Purcell
Sep 5, 2017 amrita biswas
Sep 4, 2017 (Name not displayed) Close them ALL down, NOW!!!
Sep 2, 2017 (Name not displayed) save dogs from puppy mills. they dont deserve this life at all.
Sep 2, 2017 Isaac Merchant Please Stop Puppy Mills! Ban Pet Stores From Selling Puppies
Sep 2, 2017 Jane Couser
Sep 2, 2017 Mara Löhr
Sep 1, 2017 Alex Manley
Aug 31, 2017 Kathleen Nagy-DeRosa
Aug 31, 2017 Merita Stone Please help stop puppy mills!!
Aug 28, 2017 Kim Bean
Aug 28, 2017 Lee Hetzel

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