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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 57,435
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


Jun 3, 2015 Megha Mukherji
Jun 3, 2015 terry thompson
Jun 3, 2015 Tammy Golden I love ALL animals. I have two wonderful fur babies that I rescued as I know that even though EVERY precious and innocent animal deserves a forever loving home, we need to focus on the lives and safety of all God's creatures.. not money.
Jun 3, 2015 Tessa Macinnes
Jun 3, 2015 Annette Hof
Jun 3, 2015 teresa openshaw
Jun 2, 2015 Fannya Gita Alamanda
Jun 2, 2015 Rita O'Sullivan
Jun 2, 2015 Maryeileen Corcoran
Jun 2, 2015 Rosanna Agostinelli
Jun 2, 2015 nancy torres
Jun 2, 2015 Christina Wenig
Jun 2, 2015 svetlana davidovic
Jun 2, 2015 Marcella Caravaglios
Jun 2, 2015 Erin Meye
Jun 2, 2015 Ximena Suarez Lopez
Jun 2, 2015 Johnny Czerwinski
Jun 2, 2015 angelina Rosito
Jun 2, 2015 Robert Kirsch
Jun 2, 2015 nadia patricio
Jun 2, 2015 Sija Sur
Jun 2, 2015 Vanessa Allet I'm against animal cruelty.Animals do have feelings and they do feel pain like us humans. Let them live in peace.These people hurting and exploiting animals need to be sued!So please stop exploiting them. Protect animals as they voiceless, and we are not.
Jun 2, 2015 DELORES HARDIN
Jun 2, 2015 Mary Bitz
Jun 2, 2015 theresa cooney
Jun 2, 2015 Hope Goram
Jun 2, 2015 EMORY WADDELL
Jun 2, 2015 Isabel carapeto
Jun 1, 2015 frank gabriel
Jun 1, 2015 Robert Neuner
Jun 1, 2015 Kim Zwicker
Jun 1, 2015 jerry odom
Jun 1, 2015 Veronica Santana
Jun 1, 2015 Jim Malone
Jun 1, 2015 Mary Powell
Jun 1, 2015 Dorothy Young
Jun 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 1, 2015 Annie Choinière
Jun 1, 2015 Patricia Carty they are so many cute and lovely doggies in shelters that need love and forever family why you have to buy one that you don't see their parents how they are treated
Jun 1, 2015 Christina Woodward
Jun 1, 2015 Monika Sylvester
Jun 1, 2015 Dena Pititto
Jun 1, 2015 lisa bonaventura
Jun 1, 2015 lisa Thompson
Jun 1, 2015 David Church
Jun 1, 2015 Karl Hoermann
May 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) Puppy Mills need to be banned everywhere. Treating dogs inhumanely is wrong. Needs to be stopped. They are helpless, and ewe need to be their voice...
May 30, 2015 Alicia Aldape
May 30, 2015 Marni Gent Anyone with a heart KNOWS buying animals on-line, from an ad in the paper, or at a pet shop is WRONG! Please RESCUE your next companion animal from a shelter, vet clinic or rescue group.
May 29, 2015 Louis Liang

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