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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 54,191
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 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2014 Regina Milione
Sep 16, 2014 tabbitha brindle
Sep 16, 2014 Gail Cronquist
Sep 16, 2014 Naomi Walker
Sep 16, 2014 beth cook
Sep 16, 2014 Dana Myers
Sep 16, 2014 Michelle Stephenson
Sep 16, 2014 Sam Arneson
Sep 16, 2014 Katherine Brooks MD
Sep 15, 2014 Marion Jackson
Sep 15, 2014 Helen habel
Sep 15, 2014 Maria Lester
Sep 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 15, 2014 Kimberly allen
Sep 15, 2014 Jeanette Stone
Sep 15, 2014 Michele Wilkinson
Sep 15, 2014 Kim Taylor
Sep 15, 2014 Nadine Tränkle
Sep 15, 2014 Randazzo Debra
Sep 15, 2014 Lakshya sachdeva
Sep 15, 2014 Misty Mangrum No more puppy mills!
Sep 15, 2014 Kate Berry
Sep 14, 2014 Sibylla gagner
Sep 14, 2014 Ashley Murray
Sep 14, 2014 Ria Swijndregt The most cruel business, they get their money through the mistreatment of pets, it is a crime, they should be punished.
Sep 14, 2014 Lakshme Rakesh
Sep 14, 2014 Elena Chipkovenska
Sep 14, 2014 Denise Belliveau
Sep 14, 2014 paata kekutia
Sep 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2014 Jeannine Stellin Enough greef
Sep 14, 2014 rose garcia
Sep 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2014 Marlenea Cousin
Sep 14, 2014 marisol camacho
Sep 14, 2014 Gerri Serghe
Sep 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2014 virginia buck-kelly
Sep 14, 2014 Syd Henley
Sep 14, 2014 Patricia Dangle
Sep 13, 2014 Karen Masek I Pledge to help do whatever I can to wipe out puppy mills!
Sep 13, 2014 Joy Mullet
Sep 13, 2014 Bridget Renk
Sep 13, 2014 Christina Killgore
Sep 13, 2014 Lubna Abdullah
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2014 Rebecca Romans
Sep 12, 2014 Eugenia Carazo-Tew

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