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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 52,472
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 23, 2014 claudia waggoner
Apr 23, 2014 Kim Hendrix
Apr 23, 2014 Samantha McCabe
Apr 23, 2014 Aimee Foster
Apr 23, 2014 Tim Allison
Apr 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2014 Andrea Burke
Apr 23, 2014 joyce muentes
Apr 23, 2014 Mary Buratti
Apr 22, 2014 Jhonan Vargas
Apr 22, 2014 Darlene Nichols
Apr 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2014 BECKY OWEN
Apr 22, 2014 Karina Zerillo Cazzaro
Apr 22, 2014 Stefanie Keyser
Apr 22, 2014 Ina Porzig
Apr 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) Let's finally get rid of these torture chambers.
Apr 22, 2014 Carol Blanchard
Apr 22, 2014 John Seamon
Apr 22, 2014 Barb Marall Yes we need to stop this cruel practice , I volunteer at many shelters , these puppy mills are awful and producing sick animals for a lot of money,
Apr 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2014 Jo-Anne Camacho
Apr 22, 2014 Miriam Zicht
Apr 22, 2014 Carolyn Russo Yes, they need to be stopped and we have got to stop the kill shelters!
Apr 22, 2014 Beverley Jeffs This was easy to sign... yes, yes, yes!!
Apr 21, 2014 Elizabeth Roberts
Apr 21, 2014 Susan Maros-Victoria
Apr 21, 2014 marga terstal
Apr 21, 2014 Jazz Haynes
Apr 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2014 Kacie Hillstrom
Apr 21, 2014 Vera Dekova
Apr 21, 2014 Samantha Walker
Apr 21, 2014 Jennifer Severance
Apr 21, 2014 julie villarreal
Apr 21, 2014 Isabelle benoit
Apr 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2014 Sherry Wallace
Apr 21, 2014 PAULA Torrence THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS RESCUES OF PUPPY MILLS. THE CONDITION OF THE SITE, THE DEPLORABLE CONDITION OF THE DOGS AND PUPPIES MAKES YOU WEEP. IF YOU CARE AT ALL ABOUT THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, HELP PUT PUPPY MILLS OUT OF BUSINESS!
Apr 21, 2014 jean-paul gallart
Apr 21, 2014 Sherry Mueller I adopted all of my animals, they were all the best pets. Animals do not deserve those terrible lives.
Apr 21, 2014 elinor friedman
Apr 21, 2014 Steve Mac
Apr 21, 2014 Katie McKown Those poor dogs in puppy mills need protection. Never buy a dog from a flea market, pet store, etc. We should all adopt from a shelter type facility. Protect our pets!
Apr 21, 2014 Carly White
Apr 21, 2014 Winifred Boyd Dipl,MS,LAc,RM
Apr 21, 2014 Linda Indelicato Adopt don't shop. The only way to put puppy mills out of business.
Apr 21, 2014 victoria davila
Apr 21, 2014 Macarena Rivera

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