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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 55,941
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

Mar 26, 2015 Anita Rinehart
Mar 26, 2015 Jean Potter
Mar 26, 2015 John Wertin
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 Sharon Beaulieu
Mar 26, 2015 caliniki calapothaki
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) PLEASE!!! THIS IS SICKENING AND NEEDS TO BE STOPPED!!
Mar 26, 2015 Kathy Perszyk
Mar 26, 2015 Charlene Lauzon
Mar 26, 2015 Diane McGinty Puppy mills are causing the rise of homeless animals & a life of cruelty while in their possession. We all need to do our part to end this inhumane practice that causes innocent animals to suffer, be neglected, diseased. IT MUST STOP and starts with us!!
Mar 26, 2015 Christina Decker Adopt, Spay and Neuter your new pet if it has not already been done. Stop making a market for Puppymills.
Mar 26, 2015 Anna Jasiukiewicz
Mar 26, 2015 JUDITH PALIMERI Rescue and adopt a pet.... it's the kindest thing to do. And that pet will love you forever.
Mar 26, 2015 Lisa Barsotti
Mar 26, 2015 Carol Briggs The place to get a puppy is a shelter. Puppy Mills are awful.
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 Mary Ardian Fox Tougher Laws and Consumer Awareness is the answer! Thanks Greater Good!!
Mar 26, 2015 Diane Wright Puppy Mills should be shut down by stricter regulations. Pet stores and Internet retailers should be banned since they are keeping Puppy Mills in business.
Mar 26, 2015 Bridgid Rotolo
Mar 26, 2015 Karen Meth
Mar 26, 2015 Robert Burns Next to dog fight, Puppy Mills are the second most cruel thing we are doing to dogs. Your Prostituting dogs, and that's just it. Get a real job !
Mar 26, 2015 Virginia Jones
Mar 26, 2015 Barbara Reiff Stutz
Mar 26, 2015 Linda Propst
Mar 26, 2015 Karen Sutherland
Mar 26, 2015 Lucille Gherardini You definitely should see the home your puppy lived in, before it comes to yours!
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 Laura Fryburg We worked in OR to get puppy mills shut down. It is a horrible life for these animals. It is akin to factory farming and needs to stop now!
Mar 26, 2015 Bernadette Arboleda
Mar 26, 2015 Valery Allison
Mar 26, 2015 Traci Golden
Mar 26, 2015 christine warman
Mar 26, 2015 Michelle Anderson It is past time to outlaw these barbaric businesses.
Mar 26, 2015 susan taylor
Mar 26, 2015 Mary Whitcomb
Mar 26, 2015 Norma Miller
Mar 26, 2015 Becky Cummings
Mar 26, 2015 peg brewer let's end this horrific practice once and for all!
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) I made the mistake of purchasing from a pet store once. I won't let it happen again. And I'll do what I can to stop others from making the same mistake.
Mar 26, 2015 Susan Jatkowski
Mar 26, 2015 Kim Svien We need to stop this barbaric practice. Dogs giving birth are left to die if they have complications. This is not how our best friends should be treated. Pledge to stop this.
Mar 26, 2015 Stephanie Kimbrel These kinds of "business" need to be outlawed. To me, it's no different than human trafficking. Please outlaw these puppy mills. Encourage our lawmakers to pass laws that reward responsible pet parents on spaying and neutering too.
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 Elizabeth Mitchell Puppy Mills need to end. The conditions are barbaric and none of the animals receive socialization or care. Please put an end to puppy mills now.
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 P Watt

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