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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 53,589
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 1, 2014 Sharon Brucker
Aug 1, 2014 Melissa Troeller
Jul 31, 2014 Karen Miller No more puppy mills! It is cruel and very wrong! Please adopt from local animal shelters always!
Jul 31, 2014 Kat Ehret
Jul 31, 2014 Ashley Hayes
Jul 31, 2014 Connie Neece
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2014 Diane Mitchell
Jul 31, 2014 L. Lee
Jul 31, 2014 Carl Morales
Jul 31, 2014 Stanley Pollock
Jul 31, 2014 Kaley Bill
Jul 30, 2014 felisha juska
Jul 30, 2014 Gina Verdini
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) Adopt, don't support those individuals who are in "the dog business as a business and do not care". Foster, Adopt, Donate!
Jul 30, 2014 Donna Gulhang
Jul 30, 2014 Jennifer Birks
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2014 Roni Heckman
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) I have heard some horror stories especially in the Amish community. Let's shut them down for good.
Jul 30, 2014 Deborah Clarke
Jul 30, 2014 Rosy Donovan Animals deserve to be treated fairly compassionately as do all living creatures. To torture and imprison dogs into forced beating in comely indomitable and dangerous conditions is not only unethical, but evil and cruel. End this barbaric business now.
Jul 29, 2014 Gena Anderson
Jul 29, 2014 Jan Smith
Jul 29, 2014 Heather Mann Puppy mills are terrible.
Jul 29, 2014 Susan Gillespie
Jul 29, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 29, 2014 Lindsay Savignac Leave them alone!!!!!!!!!
Jul 29, 2014 Bo Rutjes
Jul 29, 2014 Angela Van cramenbroek
Jul 28, 2014 staci schuck
Jul 28, 2014 Julie Kunze
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2014 Nikki B
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2014 Erin Peffley
Jul 28, 2014 Jessica Thompson
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2014 Jeanne Bruno
Jul 27, 2014 AKIKO SAKAGUCHI
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Teresa Maestle
Jul 27, 2014 Kim Lane
Jul 27, 2014 Carol and Robert Rydell
Jul 27, 2014 Jocelyne FAROUAULT
Jul 27, 2014 Yvette Potter

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