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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 57,847
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 4, 2015 Nora MartinezHeath
Aug 3, 2015 Delores Wools We have plenty of animals needing adoption. We don't need more puppies added to this growing number.
Aug 3, 2015 Rebecca King
Aug 3, 2015 Roger WILLIAMS
Aug 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 2, 2015 Catherine L. Winsor These puppy mills are torture chambers for the breeding dogs. NEVER GET A PUPPY AT A PET SHOP OR PUPPY MILL!!
Aug 2, 2015 Amanda Buchholz Rescue first--always!
Aug 2, 2015 Sherrill Graviano
Aug 2, 2015 Mary Wylie
Aug 2, 2015 Regina Cendejas #animalrights #animalliberation
Aug 2, 2015 Irene Souder-Coyle
Aug 2, 2015 yvette giordano
Aug 2, 2015 Andre Walter
Aug 1, 2015 Erin Hanahoe
Aug 1, 2015 Annette Cardenas This needs to end!
Aug 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2015 Nylka Pinero I'll love to take care of these scum personally!
Aug 1, 2015 Andreea Popescu
Aug 1, 2015 Rose Vera
Aug 1, 2015 Mary Brown
Jul 31, 2015 Diane Bannard
Jul 31, 2015 Lisa Hanley
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2015 Karen Fitzgerald Adopt from the shelters do not buy! The only time a purebred should be purchased is for someone who is going to breed responsibly. For all others - get a mixed breed that will be killed in a shelter. They and you will be eternally grateful.
Jul 31, 2015 Emily Seagle
Jul 31, 2015 Marce Walsh We must be the voices for the animals!
Jul 31, 2015 Cindy Miller
Jul 31, 2015 Indera Williams
Jul 31, 2015 AnnaSue Marczynski I have NEVER purchased a pet, and I never will! Adopt, rescue.
Jul 31, 2015 rad ioan
Jul 31, 2015 Vicki Bron
Jul 31, 2015 Josée Hatin
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) Stop this horrible deaths of millions of puppies,closed all these Puppy Mills now
Jul 31, 2015 Ghislaine Codner
Jul 31, 2015 Aly Macgregor
Jul 31, 2015 mia carr he shelters R full. Most of the pups in puppy mills R not healethy & the mums have a horrible life. Must B stopped.
Jul 31, 2015 Marlene Stokes
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) PLEASE STOP THIS NONSENSE!
Jul 31, 2015 Sabine G.
Jul 31, 2015 Denise Salamone
Jul 29, 2015 Karen Lonkey
Jul 29, 2015 Katarina DURJAK
Jul 28, 2015 Liz Breeding
Jul 28, 2015 Donna Seeger
Jul 28, 2015 Renee Grant
Jul 28, 2015 Chelsea Reid
Jul 27, 2015 Vera Chandra
Jul 27, 2015 Rhonda Kerr There is enought beautiful dogs needing good home instead of buying from puppy mills people have to stop the buying to stop the miss treating of these animals if we don't stand up for them and be there voice who will please help me stop the cruelty
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2015 barbara disney

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