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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 63,541
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


Apr 23, 2018 Janet Moncure
Apr 23, 2018 Debra Edwards
Apr 23, 2018 Natalie DeBoer
Apr 23, 2018 Yvonne LeBris Time to shut down puppy mills in the whole USA and the world.
Apr 23, 2018 Trudy Atkinson Please do not use puppy mills these dogs are badly treated and are often very ill.
Apr 23, 2018 Gina Hershey
Apr 23, 2018 Sharron Wart
Apr 23, 2018 Jule Harris UNETHICAL BREEDERS !
Apr 23, 2018 Mary Meredith Please help save these beautiful animals!
Apr 23, 2018 Raymond Fennessy, Jr.
Apr 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2018 Laura Bates Such a dispicable "business". Awareness & education made me change! Educate and get the word out this needs to STOP.
Apr 23, 2018 Marilyn Wise
Apr 23, 2018 Janet Sparger
Apr 23, 2018 k sullivan
Apr 23, 2018 Lisa Sherman
Apr 23, 2018 KRISTINE KEATING
Apr 23, 2018 Maryann Marra
Apr 23, 2018 Sharon Slavik
Apr 23, 2018 Justine Valla
Apr 23, 2018 Marion Allen
Apr 23, 2018 Mary DeWitt
Apr 23, 2018 CAROL BECK
Apr 23, 2018 Heather Handley All animals are created & loved by God. There surely is a special place in hell for people that abuse them!
Apr 23, 2018 Linda Wise
Apr 23, 2018 J Freeman
Apr 23, 2018 Melek Korel
Apr 23, 2018 Nina Davis
Apr 23, 2018 Jim Schumann
Apr 23, 2018 Harry Norwood
Apr 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2018 Nancy Harper
Apr 23, 2018 christina apostolou
Apr 23, 2018 Tina Rendon
Apr 23, 2018 Stasia Todd
Apr 22, 2018 Johnny Stetz All my dogs have been rescue dogs. They are the best!
Apr 22, 2018 Robin Baytes
Apr 22, 2018 Linda Myers
Apr 22, 2018 Winifred Boyd
Apr 22, 2018 Richard Keith
Apr 22, 2018 Lynne Elmer
Apr 22, 2018 Michele Mika
Apr 22, 2018 Elaine Blair
Apr 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2018 Petra Bentele
Apr 22, 2018 Suzanne Moriarty
Apr 22, 2018 Cynthia Brooks-Fetty
Apr 22, 2018 C. Davis
Apr 22, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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