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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 53,914
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 21, 2014 Zaira Vera
Aug 21, 2014 Debbie Taylor Adopt don't shop
Aug 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2014 Shannon Null
Aug 21, 2014 Ida Fedik
Aug 21, 2014 Emma Spires
Aug 21, 2014 Kelly meyer
Aug 21, 2014 julianna mackie
Aug 21, 2014 Patricia Shene
Aug 21, 2014 ashley smith
Aug 21, 2014 Tammy Engelbach
Aug 21, 2014 Suzie Russell
Aug 21, 2014 karen haggar These poor puppies are so innocent. It's not fair!
Aug 20, 2014 Jenna Wronski
Aug 20, 2014 Ben Emery
Aug 20, 2014 sally kelley
Aug 20, 2014 Carole LaBeau
Aug 20, 2014 Sheila Beaver This has to stop all this cruelty say NO to puppy mills
Aug 20, 2014 Nancy Eckert
Aug 20, 2014 Avery Dixon
Aug 20, 2014 Rene Berriola
Aug 20, 2014 Laura Richardson Most disgraceful thing. All needs to be stopped!!! Cruelty
Aug 20, 2014 Zara Verryt
Aug 20, 2014 Karin Stenholmer
Aug 20, 2014 Jade Gillott
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2014 diego fleita
Aug 20, 2014 Tamra Patenaude
Aug 20, 2014 gillian morris because this is sick
Aug 20, 2014 Susan Toft
Aug 20, 2014 Dawn Fugate We don't need puppy mills! Overbreeding is why they have so many health issues! My dog Jasmine was sick her whole life because of coming from a puppy mill!!! There are plenty animals in shelters who need a home! Close puppy mills for good!!
Aug 20, 2014 romina maja
Aug 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) Animal shopping is wrong, stop selling puppies and stop torturing innocent animals for money, this is evil
Aug 20, 2014 nooshin rezakhani
Aug 20, 2014 Natalie Baker Puppy mills NEED to be ABOLISHED!!!
Aug 20, 2014 pam clement
Aug 20, 2014 colm pennie
Aug 20, 2014 Terrie Matson
Aug 20, 2014 l t
Aug 20, 2014 Stephen Garland
Aug 20, 2014 Leigh Saunders
Aug 20, 2014 Suzi Tomlinson
Aug 20, 2014 Alexandra Tabler
Aug 20, 2014 Beate Gültig
Aug 20, 2014 Samantha Jones
Aug 20, 2014 Petra Hegenscheidt
Aug 19, 2014 Kristy McDonough
Aug 19, 2014 Jessica wheeldon
Aug 19, 2014 Rhea Dulog
Aug 19, 2014 Delena Ewald

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