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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 54,555
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 31, 2014 Kian Kad
Oct 31, 2014 geri perry
Oct 31, 2014 Tika Bordelon sad
Oct 31, 2014 Lauri Oberlander
Oct 31, 2014 Gill Mitchell
Oct 31, 2014 janice Clowe
Oct 31, 2014 Micheline Mauvis
Oct 31, 2014 Marie Miller Please ,don't help support these horrible people that run these places..Lets get together & stop them & put um behind bars where they belong.
Oct 31, 2014 Jennifer Leonard
Oct 31, 2014 Theodosia Paclawskyj
Oct 31, 2014 Danny Kline
Oct 31, 2014 Morgan Boots
Oct 30, 2014 Shannon Blea
Oct 30, 2014 Reza Zadahmad
Oct 30, 2014 Gina LaRocco
Oct 30, 2014 Sieglinda Du Preez
Oct 29, 2014 Alicia Ferrara
Oct 29, 2014 Stephanie Farewell
Oct 29, 2014 Eileen Bower
Oct 28, 2014 Hailey Lorino
Oct 28, 2014 Melissa Heitner
Oct 28, 2014 Michelle Bhimani
Oct 28, 2014 jolien neven
Oct 28, 2014 roberta ross
Oct 28, 2014 Barbara Felton The conditions in Puppy Mills are animal cruelty at its worst. Please work to eliminate puppy mills and rescue puppies from and close the ones that exist today.
Oct 28, 2014 violeta kalajdzic
Oct 28, 2014 Jacqueline Allen
Oct 28, 2014 MICHELE ALDAO
Oct 28, 2014 marleen vanslambrouck
Oct 28, 2014 gabi blau
Oct 27, 2014 Sheena Warren
Oct 27, 2014 Christian Rosado
Oct 27, 2014 Charity Walling
Oct 27, 2014 Diane Keane
Oct 27, 2014 Matt Chaplin
Oct 27, 2014 Kimberly Mclaughlin
Oct 27, 2014 Astrid Bogtaerts
Oct 27, 2014 Ashley Lamothe
Oct 27, 2014 klaas van Santen
Oct 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 27, 2014 Margaret Argyle Close the loopholes. Make laws that actually work effectively.
Oct 27, 2014 Wilma Lagrand
Oct 27, 2014 Kari Sorger
Oct 27, 2014 roberta morse Stop this inhumane practice now....
Oct 27, 2014 Siena Mair
Oct 27, 2014 Clarette Wenta
Oct 27, 2014 Elena Vitale
Oct 27, 2014 Chele Fassig
Oct 26, 2014 Sasha Herbert
Oct 26, 2014 Leslie Bauguss

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