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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 57,342
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

May 23, 2015 Rosana Budant
May 23, 2015 TAMARA BRAGG
May 23, 2015 Sherry Wilson
May 22, 2015 Jude Earl
May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 Susana Careaga
May 22, 2015 Penny Karn
May 22, 2015 Cheryl Vana
May 22, 2015 Mary Wheeler
May 22, 2015 Regina DeFalco Lippert
May 22, 2015 Mara Rennie
May 22, 2015 Tracy Petrush
May 22, 2015 Arlette Sharp
May 22, 2015 Boo Montgomery
May 21, 2015 amrita bryce
May 21, 2015 Rosemary Gilbert
May 21, 2015 Mariejo Janssen Stop the suffering of the female breeding dogs in the puppymills. Adopt pls.
May 21, 2015 susan nepolello
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed) Stop puppy mills, ADOPT and save a furry life!
May 21, 2015 Kay Hall There are so many homeless animals just waiting for someone to give them a happy home. Be that someone. Adopt!
May 21, 2015 Esther Persinger Please stop puppy mills from abusing dogs for profit. These people abuse these dogs by keeping them in tiny cages, in all kinds of weather, and do not give them the proper care. Most of the dogs are breed over and over for years, until they are worn out,
May 21, 2015 Suzanne Schulte
May 21, 2015 Robert Perez
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2015 Melissa Samonides
May 21, 2015 Lesley McCulloch Puppy mills are run by cold heartless people. People who sell animals on line are also uncaring and heartless. For these people animals are treated like objects, all in the name of money. They don't care about the suffering caused by their greed , cruelty
May 21, 2015 Jeanette Fourie Please open your heart to a puppy or dog in a shelter and give it a home: all it's asking for is love.
May 21, 2015 Sherry Cody
May 21, 2015 lydia zink
May 21, 2015 Taylor Mann
May 21, 2015 claudette johnson
May 21, 2015 jose luis tenreiro
May 21, 2015 marleen lambrechts
May 21, 2015 Carla Henderson
May 21, 2015 Marcia Klaric
May 21, 2015 renee nelson
May 21, 2015 Jackie Nichols
May 21, 2015 francine Mallette
May 21, 2015 Kristin Smith Ban all puppy mills! They are inhumane
May 21, 2015 carol westin
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2015 Jessica Mayes
May 21, 2015 marcel truyts
May 21, 2015 chris tarris get rid of the evil places
May 21, 2015 Elisabeth Schorr
May 21, 2015 Mary Riepe Why oh why would ANYONE ever "purchase" an animal when MILLIONS are being murdered as I type this?! We must ALL stay away from Breeders and Pet Stores that sells animals. Yes, I am an animal advocate and I fight to educate on Puppy Mills!!
May 21, 2015 Christopher Seals
May 21, 2015 Sandy Verhaegh Please don't buy your next pet from a pet shop unless they give you the breeders details and certainly don't get them from online unless from a private home. There are so many perfectly beautiful animals in shelters that really deserve a second chance.
May 21, 2015 els van der velden
May 21, 2015 Ursula Stehle Thank you for your hard work in saving these little angels,

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