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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 61,338
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


Jan 20, 2017 Beckie Podleckis
Jan 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 19, 2017 Kevin Maisonave
Jan 19, 2017 Ellen Ribolla
Jan 18, 2017 Casey O'Conner
Jan 18, 2017 Gillian Filer
Jan 18, 2017 Celeste Brock
Jan 17, 2017 Jerri Miller
Jan 17, 2017 Charity Chambers
Jan 16, 2017 Janet Geiler
Jan 16, 2017 Amira Kade Puppy mills are cruel and inhuman. These dogs were brought into the world to be a special companion not prisoners for a profit. Time is only getting shorter and it's time to stop puppy mills now!
Jan 16, 2017 LOIS BALL
Jan 16, 2017 Kelly Ohlsen
Jan 16, 2017 linda shingles
Jan 16, 2017 Chantal Lamy
Jan 16, 2017 Tricia Kolsto
Jan 16, 2017 Amina Dhumaad
Jan 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 15, 2017 April Brown
Jan 15, 2017 anna gennari
Jan 15, 2017 Manja Zeigenbein
Jan 15, 2017 Nico Sandman
Jan 15, 2017 Shannon Talbot
Jan 15, 2017 Yvette Melendez
Jan 14, 2017 Chay Krasner
Jan 14, 2017 Macuqui Robau-Garcia
Jan 12, 2017 Joan Schifaudo
Jan 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 12, 2017 Elodie Coulanges
Jan 12, 2017 Alisa Garcia
Jan 12, 2017 Tracy Birrell Cruel and unnecessary.
Jan 11, 2017 Alex Posa
Jan 11, 2017 Sheryl Myhan
Jan 11, 2017 Maura R Garibay
Jan 11, 2017 Sue Jackson
Jan 11, 2017 Barbara Bemis
Jan 11, 2017 Elvira Trebesius
Jan 11, 2017 Josh Clark Its high time we stop this
Jan 11, 2017 s Burcin
Jan 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 9, 2017 Diana Yoder
Jan 9, 2017 Terance Murphy
Jan 8, 2017 Susan Sheridan
Jan 8, 2017 Andrea Klick
Jan 8, 2017 Karola Windweh
Jan 7, 2017 Adam Selvan
Jan 7, 2017 Renee Harrison
Jan 6, 2017 Patricia Albrecht
Jan 6, 2017 nathalie guyonvarch
Jan 6, 2017 Donna Lac

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