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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 52,402
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


Apr 18, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please stop the Puppy Mills
Apr 18, 2014 Donailah Santos As soon as one closes, another one sets up shop. As the ignorance seem to fester, we must continue in solidarity to fight it!
Apr 18, 2014 Karen Morris
Apr 18, 2014 (Name not displayed) I don't understand why the State of North Carolina is reluctant to pass a House Bill that would protect animals. There are three senators who are holding it up. Wonder what they have to hide.
Apr 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2014 Barb Osen Stop the cruelty of puppy mills!
Apr 18, 2014 alexandra ekdahl
Apr 18, 2014 Gayle Hyde Such an horrific and disgusting practice.Puppy mills should be outlawed
Apr 18, 2014 sammy sankey
Apr 18, 2014 Julie F Fritz Munro
Apr 17, 2014 Sandra Wilson Puppy mills are so cruel to mother dog!! Stop them now and forever!!!
Apr 17, 2014 Julie Wines
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 Annie Kinderman
Apr 17, 2014 Mara Wolfgang
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 Mika Rowan
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) what some people will do just for money
Apr 17, 2014 chella stokoe
Apr 17, 2014 Marci Rufenacht Shame on these people who profit off the backs of these innocent animals! Adopt from shelters or rescues ONLY!
Apr 17, 2014 Jennifer Johnson
Apr 17, 2014 dorian canalizo
Apr 17, 2014 Jay Dowling
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 Judith Gray
Apr 17, 2014 Meintje Orsel
Apr 17, 2014 Kathleen Jeffrey
Apr 17, 2014 Alice Johnson
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 Christy Miles
Apr 17, 2014 ravinder singh
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) NO MORE PUPPY MILLS!!! THE DOGS ARE MADE TO GIVE PUPPIES TILL THE MOM DOG'S BODY GIVE OUT. PLEASE STOP THIS CRUEL PRACTICE RIGNT NOW!!!
Apr 17, 2014 melissa lee
Apr 17, 2014 EDITH BEEBE THIS MUST STOP====PEOPLE ARE SO MEAN
Apr 17, 2014 Susan Brittain Please stop this cruel practice!!
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2014 Delores Peddycoart
Apr 16, 2014 Cheryl Tobins
Apr 16, 2014 Matthias Haess
Apr 16, 2014 Chris Miller
Apr 16, 2014 Jess Duelfer
Apr 16, 2014 Louise Provost
Apr 16, 2014 Amanda Schmidt
Apr 16, 2014 john poirier
Apr 16, 2014 paula hays I am committed to the cessation of puppy mills and the unethical exploitation of puppies for profit.
Apr 16, 2014 Heather Alexander
Apr 16, 2014 Petruta Mureseanu
Apr 16, 2014 lisa Davailus
Apr 16, 2014 Katie Cole
Apr 16, 2014 Gretchen Sackett

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