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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 63,797
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 16, 2018 Patricia Cummings
Jul 15, 2018 Cindy Reed
Jul 14, 2018 Terry Hicks
Jul 11, 2018 Celina Fiorino
Jul 10, 2018 Kyrstin Sherman They need to be shut down and they dont deserve to be one of us I HATE WHAT THEY DO TO INNOCENT ANIMALS THEY ARE NOT HUMANS THEY ARE MONSTERS😡😠😾
Jul 8, 2018 Alan Farris
Jul 4, 2018 Rositta Gile
Jul 1, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jul 1, 2018 PERLLIE SULIT
Jul 1, 2018 Angela Watson
Jul 1, 2018 Laurent Belotti
Jun 30, 2018 Donna Gilbert
Jun 30, 2018 Kevin Maddox
Jun 29, 2018 Karen Bellen
Jun 27, 2018 Angela Luffman pls stop this cruel act
Jun 24, 2018 Tom Fitzsimmons
Jun 24, 2018 Sandra Alain
Jun 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2018 Dominique Mas
Jun 20, 2018 Chriss Wood
Jun 20, 2018 Tina Watkins
Jun 20, 2018 MARIA VEIGA
Jun 20, 2018 Gloria SCIANDRA
Jun 19, 2018 Angelique Mcclean
Jun 19, 2018 fresia sanchez
Jun 19, 2018 Haley Svec
Jun 19, 2018 CASSIE ROWELL
Jun 19, 2018 Judi Luthy
Jun 18, 2018 Vicki Peters
Jun 17, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 16, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 12, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Jun 11, 2018 Julie Huynh
Jun 10, 2018 Sophie Avoustin
Jun 10, 2018 Jill Tew
Jun 8, 2018 Sandra Thompson Adopt don't shop!!!
Jun 8, 2018 Elena Sorokina
Jun 8, 2018 Mar Vlan
Jun 8, 2018 Melanie Frey
Jun 7, 2018 Carol Felicello
Jun 7, 2018 Bernie Doherty People continue with this horicfic barbaric crime Adopt don't shop it's that simple
Jun 4, 2018 Mollie Vreeland
May 31, 2018 Andreja Stimac
May 31, 2018 Karen Price
May 30, 2018 Kara Cartee Puppymills need to be shut down. They often are not full breed, and improper breeding leads to health concerns that are passed to other dogs.
May 30, 2018 Stephanie Black-Mcdonald
May 30, 2018 Summer Patterson
May 30, 2018 Joan Heezen
May 30, 2018 Ashley Andrews
May 30, 2018 Brandi Shelby

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