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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 56,655
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 6, 2015 J M It is beyond low to profit from the suffering of animals. There are thousands of dogs that are killed at shelters because of overpopulation and yet these people only care about making easy money. It has to stop!
May 6, 2015 Heather Bryan
May 6, 2015 Paola jones
May 6, 2015 Michelle Brikker
May 6, 2015 panny constantinou
May 5, 2015 Jackie Fehr-Krahn
May 5, 2015 bjj van den berg Dit moet stoppen! Wet veranderen en dit strafbaar maken!!!
May 5, 2015 Chantal Gilbert 😢😢😢 we have to banish those place Period 😡😡😡
May 5, 2015 Linda DeLillo ONLY go to breeders and ALWAYS make sure those breeders didn't get their dogs from a pet store or puppy mill.
May 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2015 Amanda J. Seaver
May 5, 2015 Marta Djordjevic
May 5, 2015 Birgit Franz It's terrible ! Please help this poor dogs !
May 5, 2015 Harold Eng
May 5, 2015 R BAVOSO
May 5, 2015 Elena Charalambous What they are doing is sick and unacceptable.
May 5, 2015 Reema Massey
May 5, 2015 Volkan Akcelik Adopt, don't shop!
May 5, 2015 Emily Hatchett
May 5, 2015 Manuela Re
May 5, 2015 nastja jesih
May 5, 2015 Jade Chamberlain
May 5, 2015 Haritha Raguraman Its cruel to treat a dog in such conditions..
May 5, 2015 Dawn Grenier
May 5, 2015 jesse beck
May 5, 2015 Agnes Szabo
May 5, 2015 (Name not displayed) Its the 21st Century! Isn't it time humans gave animals the same rights as ourselves, or even more rights as they cannot stand up for their own 'animal rights'. Its about time crimes like this were punishable with life in prison. Its what they deserve!
May 5, 2015 Kristina Bludau
May 5, 2015 Katarina Pecolaj
May 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2015 Susan Wells
May 5, 2015 Cheryl Pontes Please stop this it's abuse is cruel disgusting and it has to be ended
May 5, 2015 Robert Doughty
May 5, 2015 Valéria Validório
May 5, 2015 alina carmen
May 5, 2015 Monique Liddiard I really really cannot stand the idea of puppy mills, its just evil and crawl. Don't buy a puppy without seeing parents. Help these poor fur babies by not buying puppy's from petshops or online, rescue as much as possible.
May 5, 2015 Saartje Gijbels
May 5, 2015 Johanne Deverrick This so needs to stop - greedy humans making money out of animals when there are so many animals awaiting homes in shelters!!! STOP THIS
May 5, 2015 annette smedman
May 5, 2015 Thelma Atkins
May 5, 2015 Lea Klein
May 5, 2015 Malgorzata Glen
May 5, 2015 Muna Aleikish
May 5, 2015 michelle beebe
May 5, 2015 Desislava Spasova
May 5, 2015 Jodie Gilmore Disgusting humans!
May 5, 2015 Tina Hallstrøm Kristensen
May 5, 2015 Alessandra Ugrinowitsch
May 5, 2015 mel horton
May 5, 2015 soraya cardenas Stop animal cruelty

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