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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 60,817
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

Oct 24, 2016 Tracy OSullivan
Oct 23, 2016 Olga Faletova
Oct 23, 2016 Sharon Sutton
Oct 22, 2016 Stacy Lee Bot Both of my dogs are rescues off the street...have never bought a dog and will never get one unless from the street or from a easy for me to sign this pledge.
Oct 22, 2016 (Name not displayed) There are enough dog's. Stop the puppy mills for sure. Please!
Oct 21, 2016 Novani Munawar
Oct 21, 2016 Tina Brewster
Oct 21, 2016 erica s TOO MANY PUPS NEED TO BE RESCUED!!!!!
Oct 21, 2016 Claire Myers
Oct 21, 2016 Amanda Reilly Puppy mills should 100% be ILLIGAL!!! It's 2016 for crying out loud!! More needs to be done about this ASAP. Please let me know how I can further this process faster!
Oct 21, 2016 inmaculada sanchez raya
Oct 21, 2016 Jo Ince
Oct 20, 2016 Roxanne Dropp
Oct 20, 2016 Tiffany Carder
Oct 20, 2016 Vik Cooke
Oct 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2016 Tamara McCready
Oct 17, 2016 Mick Mooney
Oct 17, 2016 Sheryl Bernstein
Oct 17, 2016 Lynne Pateman
Oct 16, 2016 Ladis Niedzwiecki
Oct 16, 2016 Agnieszka Wojciechowska
Oct 16, 2016 Merina Halingten
Oct 16, 2016 Danuta Wojciechowska
Oct 15, 2016 Jenny England Please do all you can to stop puppy farming mills and the associated exploitation of puppies for money making reasons. Healthy, happy puppies come from good breeders with all relevant health checks carried out.
Oct 14, 2016 Marisol Alvarez
Oct 14, 2016 John & Martha Stoltenberg
Oct 14, 2016 Norma Peet
Oct 14, 2016 Laudiceia Fonseca
Oct 14, 2016 sharon vander pool
Oct 14, 2016 Dat Tran
Oct 14, 2016 Sherrie Henry
Oct 13, 2016 Barb Rosa against 'all' abuse & cruelty
Oct 13, 2016 Marc van de Waarseenburg
Oct 13, 2016 Taylor Shea West
Oct 12, 2016 Bellinda Rolf-jansen
Oct 12, 2016 Hannah Smith
Oct 12, 2016 Hannah Curley
Oct 10, 2016 Diego Vega
Oct 10, 2016 Sherry Ford
Oct 10, 2016 Donna Hernandez
Oct 9, 2016 Charity Loveless
Oct 9, 2016 Richard Larsen
Oct 8, 2016 Janet Brandon
Oct 8, 2016 sarah anspaugh Disgusting practice...not only to sell to the public but they breed puppies to sell to laboratories for testing!!!
Oct 8, 2016 mariana wirzbicki
Oct 7, 2016 D Rigdon
Oct 7, 2016 Laura Valentine
Oct 7, 2016 Beverly Leath

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