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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 57,680
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

Jul 4, 2015 Loreto Elena Fillat de Acosta
Jul 4, 2015 Connie Nosker
Jul 4, 2015 E Dumbleton
Jul 3, 2015 dr.mary elizabeth thorsby this needs to end now!! these puppy mills are sick, and these dogs are put thru horror only one cant even imagine and all they want is love, shelter and food, stopt this horror of puppy mills stop
Jul 3, 2015 carol spaulding
Jul 3, 2015 Cynthia Miller
Jul 3, 2015 Chantel Ramnanan
Jul 3, 2015 Suzie Ford
Jul 3, 2015 Allane Wood
Jul 3, 2015 Michelle Jarvis
Jul 3, 2015 marian selim
Jul 3, 2015 haley Norriss
Jul 3, 2015 Eva Angelinou
Jul 2, 2015 Deborah Merritt
Jul 2, 2015 Jennifer Badillo
Jul 2, 2015 Sara Parmigiani
Jul 2, 2015 Genevieve Meyer
Jul 1, 2015 mitzi koehl
Jul 1, 2015 Leslie Michetti Find a better way to make money than hurting innocent animals.
Jul 1, 2015 estee Tang
Jun 30, 2015 AURORE Talloen
Jun 30, 2015 Undine Nestler
Jun 28, 2015 melinda campeggio
Jun 28, 2015 Agnes Jönsson
Jun 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2015 Patricia Poole I am dedicated to rescuing stray and unwanted animals. Why are these hell holes not being closed down and should have been a long time ago.?????
Jun 28, 2015 Bente Ryland
Jun 27, 2015 Rachel Van Dinter
Jun 27, 2015 Cathy Sikes
Jun 27, 2015 Tina Standow
Jun 27, 2015 n. gottlieb
Jun 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) Close all the puppy mills as soon as possible. I have a rescued dog from a puppy mill and sadly, even with all the love and training I can provide for him, he will never be a normal dog and it is not his fault!
Jun 26, 2015 Annie Lau
Jun 25, 2015 julie thompson Adopt don't shop!
Jun 24, 2015 Laura Oakes
Jun 24, 2015 Trina Snow
Jun 24, 2015 Brenda Hammond
Jun 24, 2015 Christie Rawls
Jun 24, 2015 Anna Maria Bindi
Jun 24, 2015 Adam Fransella
Jun 24, 2015 Mary Roberts
Jun 24, 2015 Lori Anderson
Jun 24, 2015 C. W.
Jun 24, 2015 Nataly Kraeva
Jun 24, 2015 sally bossman Animals should be treated humane and not stuck in a cage to reproduce.
Jun 24, 2015 Cheri Colburn When you sell sick, overbred puppies to people who pay lots of money to purchase these puppies then pay more to make them well sometimes losing them thats just heartbreaking to them.
Jun 24, 2015 Janet Wicker
Jun 24, 2015 Sabrina Blanton
Jun 23, 2015 Brigitte Whitlow
Jun 23, 2015 Татьяна Песня

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