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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 54,255
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


Sep 23, 2014 Athelia Wood
Sep 23, 2014 Ann Pastorcich
Sep 23, 2014 Ellis Brock
Sep 23, 2014 Çeleste Brock
Sep 23, 2014 KRISTEN EWAN
Sep 23, 2014 Kristen O'Reilly
Sep 23, 2014 Karlo Kajsler
Sep 23, 2014 jovita prinz
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 Alexander Crow My Annie is a 9 year survivor of a horrible puppy mill. Saved for her color as a breeder dog, she was abused and neglected. She is now 15 and my supertrooper! We believe in adopting one of the many dogs that need a home. We protest puppy mills!
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 chris jensrud
Sep 22, 2014 Stephanie Reti
Sep 22, 2014 Katherine Linebaugh
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 JODI WOLF
Sep 22, 2014 Cindy McMullen
Sep 22, 2014 Peggy Wildsmith
Sep 22, 2014 Sandy LeHew
Sep 22, 2014 claudia martinez
Sep 22, 2014 lorraine barrios STOP PUPPY MILLS
Sep 21, 2014 Diana Gaffney We need to stop the mass inhumane breeding of puppies, focus on spaying and neutering and giving animals in shelters a chance to have a loving home. Stop all puppy mills.
Sep 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 21, 2014 Linda Eley Puppy mills are a disgrace. No dog should have to produce litter after litter for owner's profit, especially under such inhumane conditions. They must be shut down and owners fined heavily. I will always adopt!
Sep 21, 2014 Kim Wilbur
Sep 21, 2014 marjan shokri
Sep 21, 2014 Liz Hawthorne
Sep 20, 2014 sam chiecchi
Sep 20, 2014 Brenna McGovern
Sep 20, 2014 Janice Briggs
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2014 Maxine Stopfer
Sep 20, 2014 April Reckner This is just as bad as gas chamber!!!
Sep 20, 2014 Anita Venturi
Sep 19, 2014 Ellysian Paredes
Sep 19, 2014 Brenda McDowell
Sep 19, 2014 Donna Torres
Sep 19, 2014 Sonia Maia
Sep 19, 2014 sabrina baldin
Sep 19, 2014 Amanda Berthiaume
Sep 18, 2014 Barbara Chisholm
Sep 18, 2014 Suzanne Keeffe
Sep 18, 2014 Harley Lee
Sep 18, 2014 Laura Jaimes
Sep 18, 2014 Sari Sanyang
Sep 17, 2014 Judy Ronaghan
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 Denise Payne
Sep 17, 2014 Mona arant

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