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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 55,256
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

Jan 26, 2015 Linda Bachmanek
Jan 26, 2015 Laurie Board
Jan 26, 2015 marlene lamarche
Jan 26, 2015 Chanell Haggard
Jan 25, 2015 Janina Grage
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) I love dogs
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2015 Shannon VanArsdall
Jan 25, 2015 Rachel Strain
Jan 24, 2015 Jeanine Eaton
Jan 24, 2015 Diana Czuchta
Jan 24, 2015 Mercedes V Del Castillo
Jan 24, 2015 CYNDI DONOVAN
Jan 24, 2015 Stacey McCurley
Jan 24, 2015 Amie Oaks We speak for those who can't!!!
Jan 24, 2015 Ellen Chung
Jan 23, 2015 Barbaralynne Miller No To Puppy Mills... Greedy Evil Sub Humans..SHAMEFUL.....
Jan 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 23, 2015 Claudia Afonso
Jan 23, 2015 Michelle Heisey
Jan 22, 2015 Min H
Jan 22, 2015 Eden Holly
Jan 22, 2015 michelle tocci
Jan 22, 2015 Judith Weiler
Jan 21, 2015 Lizbet Veliz
Jan 21, 2015 Andrea Muir
Jan 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 21, 2015 fabiano garcia
Jan 21, 2015 MARINET GEUSTYN This is so sad, when will humans stop being cruel???
Jan 21, 2015 Lynn Miller
Jan 21, 2015 Maria Cruz
Jan 21, 2015 Mavis Willard
Jan 21, 2015 Maha El-Khoury
Jan 21, 2015 Gisela Marsari
Jan 20, 2015 Lori Dibacco
Jan 20, 2015 Eileen Wolkowitz
Jan 20, 2015 ann Walker
Jan 20, 2015 Maureen Stewart-Hodges No to puppy mills!
Jan 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 20, 2015 kim orbell
Jan 20, 2015 Anastasia Lamers
Jan 20, 2015 Debra Carrigan
Jan 20, 2015 John LaFrance
Jan 20, 2015 Rhonda Hainey Stop puppy mills
Jan 20, 2015 Penny Hamner
Jan 20, 2015 Silvina Ares
Jan 20, 2015 Heather Charley
Jan 20, 2015 Marisa Daly

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