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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 60,515
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


Aug 24, 2016 Martin Oezbay
Aug 22, 2016 Cindy Carter
Aug 21, 2016 Alexander Dolowitz
Aug 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2016 Deborah Jones
Aug 20, 2016 Marilyn Yeutsy
Aug 20, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Aug 20, 2016 Laura Bell There are too many animals in shelters & rescues. You should be promoting spay & neutering as well.
Aug 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 19, 2016 Carla Winger
Aug 19, 2016 Natasha Moore
Aug 19, 2016 Barbara Alves
Aug 19, 2016 Flavia Perizzolo
Aug 19, 2016 Melissa Hatfield
Aug 18, 2016 Sam McLeod
Aug 18, 2016 Ivana Dzobova
Aug 17, 2016 Juanice Burroughs
Aug 17, 2016 Elizabeth Keenan
Aug 17, 2016 Debra S Hinds
Aug 17, 2016 Jovan Ljubenovic
Aug 17, 2016 Colleen Mcgovern
Aug 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 16, 2016 Kimberly Leray
Aug 16, 2016 Jennifer Shifflett
Aug 16, 2016 Rebecca Rodriguez
Aug 15, 2016 Joan Lee
Aug 15, 2016 Diana Helein
Aug 15, 2016 Phoebe Wagoner These things are disgusting
Aug 15, 2016 Sue Healey Stop hurting the animals. Stop the puppy mills!
Aug 15, 2016 Amanda Bridgeman
Aug 15, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2016 JIMMY Rivera
Aug 15, 2016 Ad Lenders
Aug 14, 2016 Danielle Pietersma
Aug 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 13, 2016 Kenneth Dela Cruz
Aug 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 12, 2016 Marcia Sutton
Aug 11, 2016 Kelly French
Aug 11, 2016 Sonja Sitzman
Aug 11, 2016 Mark Turner
Aug 11, 2016 Debbie Davis CMKBD CAPS CLIPP
Aug 10, 2016 maria carranza
Aug 10, 2016 Nancy Anthoulakis
Aug 10, 2016 Christine Higgins
Aug 10, 2016 Gayle Edwards
Aug 10, 2016 cynthia mcfarland puppy mills are disgusting there are people who do this and have no quality of life for them they are the ones that hurt a good breeder but i havent seen a good one yet money is their only love its not the dog!
Aug 10, 2016 Michelle Sullivan
Aug 10, 2016 Tom Snee

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