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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 58,013
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 2, 2015 Lolita Bohol
Sep 2, 2015 sylvie béclard
Sep 1, 2015 chris landman
Sep 1, 2015 Mary Harris
Sep 1, 2015 Shawna Ramazzotti
Aug 31, 2015 Rochelle Lawrence
Aug 31, 2015 kim callaway
Aug 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2015 Katie Hinkle
Aug 31, 2015 David Towell
Aug 31, 2015 Rodrigo Melo
Aug 31, 2015 simone rose
Aug 31, 2015 Rosana Melo
Aug 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) Stop the puppy mills!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 30, 2015 Roxanne Asel
Aug 30, 2015 Cinzia Amiconi
Aug 30, 2015 Gabi Maschkötter
Aug 30, 2015 karen pellegrino
Aug 30, 2015 veronique germeaux
Aug 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2015 Kevin Adkins
Aug 30, 2015 mireille dumont
Aug 30, 2015 Linda May
Aug 30, 2015 maria manuela lopes
Aug 30, 2015 candice tharp
Aug 29, 2015 Jacelyn Yonkees
Aug 29, 2015 Gabriella Riba
Aug 29, 2015 Katie Badger
Aug 29, 2015 Dianna Cristello I care
Aug 29, 2015 Leanne Rathmell
Aug 29, 2015 Sylvia Allen
Aug 28, 2015 Frances Bessette
Aug 28, 2015 Dahlia Berencia
Aug 28, 2015 Janell Brossart
Aug 28, 2015 Ed Brownlee Let's end the senseless suffering of puppies and dogs and finally put an end to puppy mills.
Aug 28, 2015 anita vd berge Dieren zijn er de dupe van wat mensen doen voor geld je moet puppie mills verbieden
Aug 28, 2015 Jennie Palise
Aug 28, 2015 Rose Thompson
Aug 28, 2015 Thierry Chartier
Aug 28, 2015 Aurélie Amari
Aug 27, 2015 George I
Aug 26, 2015 lori serafin
Aug 26, 2015 kristi ellenberger
Aug 26, 2015 Teresa Heiser
Aug 26, 2015 Marsha McIntire
Aug 26, 2015 Catherine Smith Cole
Aug 26, 2015 Angels Puig
Aug 26, 2015 Rita Vercauteren

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