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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 61,581
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

Feb 24, 2017 Dolores Downs
Feb 24, 2017 Tanya Lenn
Feb 24, 2017 dennis racey
Feb 23, 2017 Katie Schemehorn
Feb 23, 2017 Cynthia Narkoff
Feb 23, 2017 Merle Weyant
Feb 23, 2017 Alson Sachs
Feb 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 23, 2017 Gale Cardwell STOP THE PUPPY MILLS
Feb 23, 2017 Cynthia Wortman
Feb 23, 2017 Claudia Martins
Feb 23, 2017 Pamela Miguez
Feb 22, 2017 Tammy LeBaron
Feb 22, 2017 Dale Janks
Feb 21, 2017 So Ho
Feb 21, 2017 kathleen pearch
Feb 21, 2017 Lisa Voile
Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2017 Kari Lange
Feb 21, 2017 Anna Borys-Malek
Feb 21, 2017 Mia Whiteoak
Feb 21, 2017 lauren kline
Feb 21, 2017 janice pemberton
Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2017 julie munson
Feb 21, 2017 Mary Stone
Feb 21, 2017 Deborah Long
Feb 21, 2017 Diane Wildes
Feb 21, 2017 Heather Cohen
Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2017 Karin Zimmermann
Feb 20, 2017 linda fisher
Feb 20, 2017 Monique Boey
Feb 19, 2017 Major Escape
Feb 19, 2017 Theresa LaFata-White
Feb 19, 2017 sarah weisberg
Feb 18, 2017 Marion Fitzke
Feb 18, 2017 Robin Send
Feb 18, 2017 Leslie Carver
Feb 18, 2017 Angela Kohnke
Feb 18, 2017 Janette Spencer
Feb 18, 2017 Jacqueline Whitney
Feb 18, 2017 Jackie Muzio
Feb 18, 2017 Sabine Möhler
Feb 17, 2017 trudie yoshino
Feb 17, 2017 Gity Grupe
Feb 16, 2017 martine naudin
Feb 16, 2017 Johanna Sowik
Feb 16, 2017 Petra Stadtmueller
Feb 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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