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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 60,279
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 28, 2016 Billie Jean Pogue Always!!
Jun 26, 2016 Maria Basilico
Jun 26, 2016 Natalie Bieniarz
Jun 24, 2016 Monica Walker Please stop
Jun 24, 2016 Janice LittleJohn
Jun 23, 2016 (Name not displayed) Puppy mills are disgusting and should be stopped. Animals like puppies have souls and a heart just like us. It's disgusting how people could possibly do this to the puppies
Jun 23, 2016 Bernadette Stamm
Jun 23, 2016 irene miller
Jun 22, 2016 Jieun Bak
Jun 22, 2016 Charlotte Gressett
Jun 22, 2016 karine tremblay
Jun 22, 2016 Kimberley Leal Carrizo
Jun 21, 2016 Barbara Robbins
Jun 20, 2016 Irene & Bill Mauer
Jun 20, 2016 Rita Hammond
Jun 20, 2016 Joyce Griffee
Jun 19, 2016 Jane Kohan
Jun 19, 2016 Kristi Hermanson
Jun 19, 2016 RENATA FLIS
Jun 18, 2016 Kenneth Rinard
Jun 18, 2016 Margaret Ellis
Jun 18, 2016 Elena Fedotova
Jun 18, 2016 Becky Garrett This is a horrible way for an animal to have to live..put a stop to it! Go to your local animal shelter and adopt it's the right thing to do. These animals are so appreciative.
Jun 17, 2016 Unicorn Vetrinarian Puppy mills are horrible and need to be stopped! I promise to try to never buy a dog or any animal from a faceless pet store!
Jun 17, 2016 Maria Kanuk
Jun 17, 2016 Debbie Wolf
Jun 16, 2016 alexa molnar
Jun 16, 2016 gregory mcnamara
Jun 16, 2016 Dana Knigge
Jun 15, 2016 Angela Kubb
Jun 15, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 15, 2016 Eric Kraft
Jun 15, 2016 Shirl Ann Wong I have never ever got a pet from a store - when we lived on the farm we had enough people drop off their dogs and cats at our driveway - so now my pets come from rescue sites -
Jun 14, 2016 CHRIS KULCZAK
Jun 13, 2016 Jessica Trotti I personally pledge to never do business with a puppy mill and education and sharing the whole idea of how it works out to be a very abusive way. It is just making sure that the whole idea of adoption is not even a thought with most people. Adoption!!!
Jun 11, 2016 sharon gooding
Jun 11, 2016 Russell Knock
Jun 11, 2016 Elizabeth Whalen
Jun 10, 2016 Karina Otero Half-Earth Project - - Respect nature! Respect life! Respect yourself! - Thanks!
Jun 10, 2016 Sharon Sloat
Jun 10, 2016 Kathy Brown
Jun 10, 2016 Debi Palmeri Several friends have made purchases at Furry Babies. All puppies had parasites; other illnesses requiring surgeries and almost died. The "stories" they tell and the "lies" they tell are ridiculous. They need to be stopped.
Jun 9, 2016 Bob & Penny Drewry
Jun 9, 2016 Wendy Mercante
Jun 9, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 9, 2016 Tiffany Mauritz
Jun 9, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 9, 2016 Crystal Spurlock

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