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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 54,475
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


Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 Connie Vejen
Oct 20, 2014 pat sheehy
Oct 20, 2014 melissa skye
Oct 19, 2014 Rosemarie Smallcombe I always adopt rescue animals. They've brought a great deal of joy to our lives. Puppy mills only perpetuate misery for the animals involved.
Oct 19, 2014 andrea delrio
Oct 19, 2014 Becky Isaac
Oct 19, 2014 Denise Bruner Hoarders..that all they are..with lazy people wanting a quick buck...welfare people..and tight people who crave money..make this illegal...put restrictions on people who breed for sale...only 2 per household or something mm this has got to stop! !!
Oct 19, 2014 eve fantom
Oct 18, 2014 Cheryl Fergeson
Oct 18, 2014 Jose Duran
Oct 18, 2014 Nancy Garrido
Oct 18, 2014 sandra frazier
Oct 17, 2014 monica martinez
Oct 17, 2014 Sheila Juarez
Oct 17, 2014 Svetlana Novotna
Oct 17, 2014 ALEXANDRESCU IONELIA
Oct 17, 2014 Paula Banks
Oct 17, 2014 Sandra Larson
Oct 17, 2014 Julie Maxwell
Oct 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2014 monica russo
Oct 16, 2014 Mary Colin Arndt
Oct 16, 2014 Marit Haugan
Oct 16, 2014 Barrie Mace
Oct 16, 2014 michael easter
Oct 16, 2014 (Name not displayed) Stop puppy mills!!
Oct 16, 2014 Gina Daugherty I was a dog groomer for over 10 yrs. Have groomed many puppy mill dogs. There are plenty of great dogs at the shelters needing homes. Please put an end to this rediculous inhumane breeding of animals.
Oct 15, 2014 Katherine Gallaher
Oct 15, 2014 Taylor Drake
Oct 15, 2014 Maria Figueroa
Oct 15, 2014 Darryl Lamont
Oct 15, 2014 Judy O'Neill
Oct 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 15, 2014 Judith Kinney
Oct 14, 2014 Anja Mehling
Oct 14, 2014 lorenna crespo
Oct 14, 2014 jennie hale This would be wonderful to put a stop to. Puppies are some of the most innocent beings alive. All animals and beings deserve good lives to note. In this case its important to realize they are like toddlers essentially, prone to fear, seek companionship.
Oct 14, 2014 layne wallace
Oct 14, 2014 Siny Bos
Oct 14, 2014 jo mayer let's get on the American Kennel Club too for allowing these puppy mills to register these dog as pure breds.
Oct 14, 2014 Jana-Lee Hofmann
Oct 14, 2014 marie-anna ultsch
Oct 14, 2014 Nicole Nicolaides
Oct 13, 2014 Lydia Duskee
Oct 13, 2014 Vira Moroz
Oct 12, 2014 Julie Carlsen
Oct 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 12, 2014 Jennifer Myers
Oct 11, 2014 Robin DeCrane

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