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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 57,807
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 29, 2015 Karen Lonkey
Jul 29, 2015 Katarina DURJAK
Jul 28, 2015 Liz Breeding
Jul 28, 2015 Donna Seeger
Jul 28, 2015 Renee Grant
Jul 28, 2015 Chelsea Reid
Jul 27, 2015 Vera Chandra
Jul 27, 2015 Rhonda Kerr There is enought beautiful dogs needing good home instead of buying from puppy mills people have to stop the buying to stop the miss treating of these animals if we don't stand up for them and be there voice who will please help me stop the cruelty
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2015 barbara disney
Jul 25, 2015 john crouch
Jul 25, 2015 Judy Lesar I will only adopt from shelters. These dogs want &need a loving home. Most grateful. Puppy mills can't guarantee quality. Possibly unsocialized and mistreated due to living conditions. I've heard of crossbreeding which affects health of animal. Don't.
Jul 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2015 Julie Golden
Jul 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2015 KC Reybrouck
Jul 24, 2015 Petra Calma
Jul 24, 2015 Lynn Pizzonia
Jul 24, 2015 Christine Reeder
Jul 24, 2015 Verma Cagno
Jul 24, 2015 Toni King
Jul 24, 2015 Molly Heath
Jul 24, 2015 mary porter
Jul 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) With so many sweet dog's dying in shelters, this is a crime!
Jul 24, 2015 Jana Baber
Jul 24, 2015 Helen Whitfield People need to know that the shelters are over flowing and pure breed babies are being KILLED everyday by the millions because of the over breeding. The heartless act of greed not caring where these babies are going!!!!
Jul 24, 2015 Patricia White-Trubiano
Jul 24, 2015 Marc Presley
Jul 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2015 K Ham Saw this comment and love it: Adopt, don't shop.
Jul 24, 2015 Stephanie Whitney
Jul 24, 2015 Kim Gann
Jul 24, 2015 Ann Career Stop the cruelty...both shelter and puppy mill dogs suffer
Jul 24, 2015 Kathleen Kramer
Jul 24, 2015 Jessica Hicks
Jul 24, 2015 gina giambalvo
Jul 23, 2015 Mirosław Sulima
Jul 23, 2015 christian kaloga
Jul 23, 2015 Ellen Schwerin
Jul 23, 2015 patricia zapien
Jul 23, 2015 claudette blais
Jul 23, 2015 Gabriele Hänseler
Jul 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2015 Michelle Pfeifer
Jul 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2015 Marianne Laughlin Adopt, don't shop.
Jul 23, 2015 hariana dias
Jul 23, 2015 brigitte hoin
Jul 23, 2015 Natasha Ward
Jul 23, 2015 kailash Parikh Parikh

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