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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 55,981
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


Mar 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2015 TINA ROSADO
Mar 29, 2015 Rosa Corgatelli
Mar 29, 2015 Patricia Dixon
Mar 29, 2015 Katie Patton hope the petition works, this must be stopped !
Mar 28, 2015 Julia Arencibia
Mar 28, 2015 Cynthia Voisard
Mar 28, 2015 Stephanie Hacker
Mar 28, 2015 Andrea Dunbar
Mar 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 27, 2015 Tammy L Kady
Mar 27, 2015 Kelly Inviere
Mar 27, 2015 beulah hornback
Mar 27, 2015 Nancy Newman
Mar 27, 2015 Belinda Fry
Mar 27, 2015 Georgie Jensen I pray for an end to the commercial dog breeding industry. ADOPT, don't shop!!
Mar 27, 2015 Diane Williford
Mar 27, 2015 gwendolyn andary
Mar 27, 2015 Erin Kennedy
Mar 26, 2015 Keith Wallbank
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 Angela southall
Mar 26, 2015 LaDonna Earl-Jones I would never buy from a store. A shelter is the best place to get an animal from, they are wonderful companions.
Mar 26, 2015 dorothy head
Mar 26, 2015 Chris Greg
Mar 26, 2015 Michelle Retzler
Mar 26, 2015 Maryellen Kovatch
Mar 26, 2015 Shannon Stewart Please stop this practice by only adopting. Let's put these people out of business as well, support the ASPCA and Humane Society of the United States that stop these cruel operations.
Mar 26, 2015 Kim Keersmaekers
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 Laura Conway-Crispyn "Farmers Markets" are notorious for selling puppy mill dogs - don't be fooled!
Mar 26, 2015 Kellet Stephens Please stop these Puppy Mills. How can anyone be so heartless. Be kind to all animals.
Mar 26, 2015 Jan W It's time to stop talking about this and take action - THIS PRACTICE SHOULD BE ILLEGAL IN ALL STATES AND TERRITORIES OF THE U.S.
Mar 26, 2015 Karen Burke
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 Gervaise Chin-Lee
Mar 26, 2015 lina Butera Put puppy mills out of business !
Mar 26, 2015 liliane moraes
Mar 26, 2015 Anita Rinehart
Mar 26, 2015 Jean Potter
Mar 26, 2015 John Wertin
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 Sharon Beaulieu
Mar 26, 2015 caliniki calapothaki
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) PLEASE!!! THIS IS SICKENING AND NEEDS TO BE STOPPED!!
Mar 26, 2015 Kathy Perszyk
Mar 26, 2015 Charlene Lauzon
Mar 26, 2015 Diane McGinty Puppy mills are causing the rise of homeless animals & a life of cruelty while in their possession. We all need to do our part to end this inhumane practice that causes innocent animals to suffer, be neglected, diseased. IT MUST STOP and starts with us!!

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