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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 53,509
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 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Andrea Ochokwu
Jul 25, 2014 Barbara Paschall There are too too many animals already here on this earth that need a home. Give them one and don't support unhealthy and dangerous puppy mills or other animals that are done in mass production.
Jul 25, 2014 jean-pierre ARTIGAU
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Sara Robins Shelters are full of animals that need love. I have five kitties all saved from kitty detention. You'll feel good and they will love you so much.
Jul 25, 2014 Nikos Nizamis
Jul 25, 2014 Karen Manolis
Jul 25, 2014 kirk byers
Jul 25, 2014 Heather Voss
Jul 25, 2014 Cara Bentivoglio
Jul 25, 2014 Dawyn Karvoski
Jul 24, 2014 Brittany Wheeler
Jul 24, 2014 Kathryn Trant
Jul 24, 2014 Kati Ewers
Jul 24, 2014 carissa manzo
Jul 24, 2014 Roni Badesso
Jul 24, 2014 Carmen Villar
Jul 24, 2014 Rebecca Zenzola
Jul 24, 2014 JM STEINHOFF YOU GOTTA SHUT DOWN THE AMISH PUPPY MILLS TOO. THAT IS WHERE MANY OF THE HORRID PET SHOPS GET THEIR SUPPLY OF PUPPIES. THE FEMALE IS STRAPPED TO A "BITCH BOARD" THAT EXPOSES THEIR BACK-SIDE UNTIL A MALE HAS BRED HER WHETHER TO BRED OR NOT.
Jul 24, 2014 kier Hattemer
Jul 24, 2014 April Lerche
Jul 23, 2014 Laura Horning
Jul 23, 2014 Yvette Meraz
Jul 23, 2014 Laura Coates
Jul 23, 2014 Lance Kammerud
Jul 22, 2014 Celine Berjot
Jul 22, 2014 Markéta Pacltová
Jul 22, 2014 Sheryl Bahner
Jul 22, 2014 Julie Lambilliotte
Jul 21, 2014 Mia Dravis
Jul 21, 2014 Paula cowley
Jul 21, 2014 Alina Chechik
Jul 21, 2014 lynn woods between these eastern countries eating them and the atrocities they are doing to these poor animals then we have the god awful puppy mills over here and the US what happened to man's best friend
Jul 21, 2014 Chris Bouckaert
Jul 21, 2014 Kathy Korb
Jul 21, 2014 j McKinney
Jul 21, 2014 Carol Adams
Jul 21, 2014 Sherri Prock
Jul 21, 2014 Nell Wackwitz
Jul 21, 2014 Dagmar Grabsch
Jul 20, 2014 Julie Glenn I have a rescued dog and she sobs in her sleep. I have never seen a dog do this and I attribute this to the abuse in the puppy mill.
Jul 20, 2014 Stacey Thompson
Jul 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2014 maria lange
Jul 19, 2014 Sheryl Conerly
Jul 19, 2014 Ashlie Martin
Jul 19, 2014 Stacy Simonson
Jul 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2014 Sue Ehret Puppy mills need to be stopped !

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