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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 63,859
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


Jul 22, 2018 cindy bernard
Jul 22, 2018 Sharlene Bergart Save a life and stop puppy mills. Adopt a shelter animal instead.
Jul 21, 2018 Robbin Scheuer
Jul 21, 2018 Ellen Prior
Jul 21, 2018 Jonna Burton
Jul 21, 2018 Carola Hedges
Jul 20, 2018 Kirsten Deveraux
Jul 20, 2018 Alana Kaplan
Jul 20, 2018 Kirsten Van Heurck
Jul 20, 2018 Sarah Von Beanz
Jul 20, 2018 Karen Scarlet
Jul 20, 2018 Kristel Van Heurck
Jul 20, 2018 barbara nohrenberg All puppy mills need to be shut down now, not 20 years from now. There are too many animals thrown away. The breeder dogs are thrown away, I have one.
Jul 20, 2018 Joyce Dumler
Jul 19, 2018 Candace Tawzer
Jul 19, 2018 Haze Levatino Animals have feelings same as humans. No animal should ever be abused or neglected. There is no reason for abuse or neglect. We have to be their voice.
Jul 19, 2018 Diana LeBron This is horrific I work with dogs a lot of puppy mill rescues have horrific ptsd and anxiety animals deserve better then this
Jul 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2018 Anne Waddell
Jul 19, 2018 BarbarA Beyer
Jul 19, 2018 Cynthia Garcia Puppy mills need to be illegal
Jul 19, 2018 Gail Bakonyi
Jul 19, 2018 Linda Deming
Jul 19, 2018 Terry Eddings
Jul 19, 2018 Jennifer Leister
Jul 19, 2018 Anita Peterson
Jul 19, 2018 Leah Rorick Puppy Mills are awful stupid and unnecessary
Jul 19, 2018 Reba Doughty
Jul 19, 2018 Dawn Wells
Jul 19, 2018 Rose Mary Spadaccini
Jul 19, 2018 Teresa Martinez All puppy mills need to be put out of business. The dogs deserve a life of love not abuse
Jul 19, 2018 Lisa Walker
Jul 19, 2018 Cynthia Stock
Jul 19, 2018 Annie Krochmalny
Jul 19, 2018 Vickie Janetos
Jul 19, 2018 Octavia Salerno
Jul 19, 2018 Katja Wybo
Jul 18, 2018 Lynda Callista
Jul 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) I have had puppy mill puppies and adults that were lucky to have rescues get them out. These animals are sick, deaf, heart and respiratory problems. These irresponsible breeders have made these animals and their offspring suffer during their lives.
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Jul 18, 2018 jmeterFirstName425766317362595 jmetetlastName467993080181773 jmeterComment8709
Jul 18, 2018 Manuel Cuevas
Jul 18, 2018 Julie Eversole
Jul 17, 2018 Dorothy Wellonss
Jul 17, 2018 Sahsha States
Jul 17, 2018 Ingeborg Perner
Jul 17, 2018 Davina Gilligan
Jul 17, 2018 Cynthia Elsensohn
Jul 17, 2018 erin craig
Jul 17, 2018 jacqueline mitchell

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