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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 60,182
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


May 31, 2016 Irina Fetzer
May 31, 2016 Tessa Springer
May 31, 2016 Wendy Torr
May 31, 2016 Tyler Dawson
May 31, 2016 Helen Higgins Stop puppy mills for good!!!!
May 31, 2016 Janine Jurkowski
May 31, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 30, 2016 (Name not displayed) Puppy mills must be put out of business.
May 30, 2016 Vikashini Savadamuthu Adopt, don't shop!
May 30, 2016 (Name not displayed) Let's stop these mills and torture of poor defenseless animals
May 30, 2016 Linda Amershek All of my animals, cats and dogs alike were strays with no owner found or would have ended at a shelter and always will be.
May 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 30, 2016 Bearnice Croft
May 30, 2016 Luz Labrada
May 30, 2016 (Name not displayed) Check rescue pets in your area or foster pets
May 30, 2016 (Name not displayed) Stop it. Now !
May 30, 2016 Alina Onica
May 30, 2016 (Name not displayed) I support the end of puppy mills and advocate for better laws to protect animals that are abused, euthanized or slaughtered.
May 30, 2016 Gaby Binette
May 30, 2016 Linda Smith Stop puppy mills
May 30, 2016 Nishitha Adiyodi
May 30, 2016 Edith Hunter Put puppy mills out of business!!
May 30, 2016 Terry Lane
May 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 30, 2016 Jessica Johnson
May 30, 2016 Erica Bowlin Get rid of puppy mills!
May 30, 2016 Lisa Gentry
May 30, 2016 Jill Harris
May 30, 2016 Annie Lakidis
May 30, 2016 Marie Diane Dangley I want to help in my own little way by signing pledges. So sad that animals go through this cruel act of human beings.
May 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 29, 2016 Melissa DelBene
May 29, 2016 Kelli Couch
May 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 29, 2016 Judy Spielmacher
May 29, 2016 Lisa Clem
May 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 29, 2016 Jessica burbo I really hope a law is passed to help these helpless animals
May 29, 2016 Tiffany Kouts
May 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 29, 2016 Peg Pahti As a retired ACO I have witnessed puppy mills. Its sad & disgusting that certain "people" feel that treating animals in that way is acceptable on any level. I am signing this petition in the hopes that it will make a difference no matter how small.
May 29, 2016 Linda Harris
May 29, 2016 Amber Bearden
May 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 29, 2016 Debbie Irk
May 29, 2016 Emily Savage
May 29, 2016 Linda Huffman
May 29, 2016 Claire Pellegrino

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