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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 62,228
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 22, 2017 MICHELE PARMELEE
Aug 21, 2017 Darlene Roepke
Aug 21, 2017 Leslie D Don't allow this form of abuse to continue. Stop the puppy mills and allow only shelter animals to be adopted from pet stores.
Aug 21, 2017 Marie McMahan
Aug 19, 2017 Jeannette de Agnolo
Aug 18, 2017 Tana kent
Aug 18, 2017 Denise Ansell
Aug 17, 2017 Simona Bergman
Aug 17, 2017 Alysa Fleisher We always rescue, don't know why everyone does not.
Aug 17, 2017 Michelle Maisonave
Aug 17, 2017 Manish Jha
Aug 16, 2017 Mike Alves
Aug 16, 2017 Julie Reid
Aug 16, 2017 Eileen Duppstadt
Aug 16, 2017 sandra falconi
Aug 16, 2017 Bonnie Bushnell
Aug 16, 2017 Steven Schueller
Aug 16, 2017 CHRISTOPHER HORTON
Aug 16, 2017 Evelyn Peterson
Aug 16, 2017 Rodica Ardelean
Aug 16, 2017 Michelle Veckerelli
Aug 16, 2017 Rosemarie DiFrancesco
Aug 15, 2017 Lynda Kaye
Aug 14, 2017 Marvin martian Save all puppies
Aug 14, 2017 Barbara Vallini
Aug 14, 2017 Lynda Smetana The pet population in shelters could be cut by 75% if we do away with puppy mills. Don't support pet stores that sell animals and don't get pets from anyone other than a shelter or rescue, they would have to shut down their own puppy mills! No more profit
Aug 14, 2017 Rachel Rosenfeld
Aug 14, 2017 Kimberly Foster
Aug 13, 2017 Diana Zimmerman
Aug 13, 2017 Dolores Piscotta
Aug 10, 2017 Candi Gaona
Aug 10, 2017 cara frame
Aug 9, 2017 Lauri Moon
Aug 9, 2017 Ilse DePriest
Aug 9, 2017 carol ozouf
Aug 9, 2017 David burns
Aug 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 8, 2017 Marilyn Sowa
Aug 8, 2017 V Hirschhorn
Aug 7, 2017 Jennifer Phillips
Aug 7, 2017 Laura and Bill Congdon
Aug 5, 2017 Colleen Klaum
Aug 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 4, 2017 Mary Kay Siegel Dog breeding should be banned for at least 5 years. There are millions of dogs - even purebred - that die everyday. Don't shop, adopt people!
Aug 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2017 Leslie Low
Aug 3, 2017 denise krula
Aug 3, 2017 jan allen
Aug 3, 2017 Roswitha Gistl
Aug 3, 2017 Brenda Romanot

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