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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 57,972
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


Aug 26, 2015 lori serafin
Aug 26, 2015 kristi ellenberger
Aug 26, 2015 Teresa Heiser
Aug 26, 2015 Marsha McIntire
Aug 26, 2015 Catherine Smith Cole
Aug 26, 2015 Angels Puig
Aug 26, 2015 ANGELA JOHNSON
Aug 26, 2015 Rita Vercauteren
Aug 25, 2015 Lisa Maines
Aug 25, 2015 Connie Williams
Aug 25, 2015 Vic Bear
Aug 25, 2015 Ulla-Carin Bergström
Aug 25, 2015 robert dowling adopt dont shop. crazy horse lives
Aug 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 25, 2015 Leisa Baumann
Aug 25, 2015 Laura Dani
Aug 24, 2015 CRISTIANE FERREIRA
Aug 24, 2015 maureen colon
Aug 24, 2015 stacia logwood Please stop sales of puppy's in stores and breeding of puppy's in mills. Only licensed breeder's and strict regulations for the practice. Please
Aug 24, 2015 Celina Silva
Aug 24, 2015 Pattie Sawasky
Aug 24, 2015 Cinzia Corradi
Aug 24, 2015 April Balkind
Aug 23, 2015 Adriana Maria Bidarra
Aug 22, 2015 (Name not displayed) Shut down puppy mills permanently.
Aug 22, 2015 Diane Waitimas Any person that finds a back street breeder should be able to inform authorities and have them shut down IMMEDIATELY! No more breeding, there are thousands of lovely dogs in pounds that can be adopted.
Aug 22, 2015 Martine Meulders
Aug 21, 2015 Anne Mathot
Aug 21, 2015 Maricor Salvador STOP PUPPY MILLS BUSINESS. DIGS ARE MEABT NOT ONLY TO BREED BUT TO ENJOY LIFE...ALL DOGS COMING FROM PUPPY MILLS ARE CRUELLY TREATED, NEGLECTED, IN VERY DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS AND ABUSED. PUPPY MILLS BUSINESS MYST BE SHUT DOWN FOR GOOD
Aug 21, 2015 Sandra Murphy
Aug 21, 2015 maurizio slanzi
Aug 20, 2015 Laurie Fisher
Aug 20, 2015 Diane Gregory Let's shut them ALL down, we are the people and shut them all the good with the bad!!!
Aug 20, 2015 april raney
Aug 20, 2015 Edurne Gonzalez
Aug 19, 2015 jeff ryan adopt and teach your children ,if no one bought dogs the mills would have to close,, go to spca or anywhere that helps animals, not exploit them
Aug 19, 2015 Kim DelMonico
Aug 19, 2015 Leanne Cracknell
Aug 19, 2015 Nikhita Yelluri
Aug 19, 2015 Claire Demarest
Aug 19, 2015 Sharon Haas
Aug 19, 2015 lisa Feliciano
Aug 19, 2015 Doris Pacitto
Aug 19, 2015 Pamela Grand
Aug 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2015 damian smedley
Aug 17, 2015 Paolo Nicolalde
Aug 17, 2015 Nelly Vásquez
Aug 17, 2015 Pat Williams
Aug 17, 2015 Emily Ferguson

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