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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 55,605
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

Mar 2, 2015 mal havener
Mar 2, 2015 Carolyn Labus
Mar 2, 2015 Hyemi Ishiyama
Mar 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 2, 2015 Rosanne Perricone We must end the abuse dogs take at puppy mills. They do not have a voice! We need to be their voices. Stop this abuse and make puppy mills illegal
Mar 2, 2015 Kirsten Nielsen
Mar 2, 2015 Sarah Friedman
Mar 2, 2015 dalila orellana
Mar 2, 2015 Catherine Payne Putting Puppy Mills Out of Business, Once and for All: A Personal Pledge
Mar 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 2, 2015 spencer young
Mar 2, 2015 Laurel Lamb
Mar 2, 2015 Anna Berglund
Mar 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 2, 2015 Eric Schickendantz
Mar 2, 2015 marika jamar
Mar 1, 2015 sandy geist put puppy mills out of business,once and for all
Mar 1, 2015 Ellen Hammel
Mar 1, 2015 Lesley Lyons
Mar 1, 2015 Angela Scott
Mar 1, 2015 Natalia Piotrowicz
Feb 28, 2015 Renee Wilson Stop puppy mills, please
Feb 27, 2015 johnnie thompson
Feb 27, 2015 Eunice Chuy
Feb 27, 2015 Karen Redd
Feb 27, 2015 Jeanine Spanjers
Feb 27, 2015 lesley wentland
Feb 27, 2015 Laura Stout
Feb 27, 2015 Geraldine Smith
Feb 27, 2015 Pamela Melander
Feb 27, 2015 Rhandi Schubring
Feb 26, 2015 Christopher Romanowski
Feb 26, 2015 Megan Tillman
Feb 26, 2015 Ellen Gurtner
Feb 26, 2015 Joanne Umstead
Feb 26, 2015 catt minica
Feb 26, 2015 peggy jones
Feb 26, 2015 c c
Feb 26, 2015 robert wiehemeijer
Feb 26, 2015 Avelina Pereira
Feb 26, 2015 Ronald Bach
Feb 25, 2015 Joanna Pereira
Feb 25, 2015 C Chassard
Feb 25, 2015 Santos Alvarez
Feb 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 25, 2015 Krystina Mabie
Feb 25, 2015 Mark Holub
Feb 25, 2015 sherri damiani
Feb 25, 2015 Melissa Donley

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