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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 62,633
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


Nov 20, 2017 george maharis
Nov 20, 2017 Liz J
Nov 20, 2017 Penny Fleischman
Nov 19, 2017 Kaitlin Stroud
Nov 19, 2017 nichole watts
Nov 18, 2017 Emma Brooks
Nov 18, 2017 Jose Manuel Bargueño
Nov 18, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Carolyn Francis
Nov 18, 2017 Stewart Berger Excellent Cause.
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 Anna Maria Sergi
Nov 17, 2017 Marianne Grill
Nov 17, 2017 Andrea Eisenberg
Nov 16, 2017 C. Scott
Nov 16, 2017 Stacy Anderson
Nov 16, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 16, 2017 Rudolf Filip
Nov 16, 2017 Rob Wolpa Puppy mills must ALL be closed forever.
Nov 16, 2017 Kimberly Heichelbech
Nov 16, 2017 Janis Ciofalo
Nov 16, 2017 dolores kitney
Nov 16, 2017 Marije Ansotegui
Nov 16, 2017 Nancy Parks-Smith
Nov 16, 2017 Ashley Wong
Nov 16, 2017 Sue Blackman
Nov 16, 2017 Bobbi Feist
Nov 16, 2017 DONNA RIZZO
Nov 16, 2017 Jeanne Cambouris
Nov 16, 2017 Jeanne Bradbury
Nov 16, 2017 wesley burnett
Nov 16, 2017 Bettina Bowers
Nov 16, 2017 Wendy Ladd
Nov 15, 2017 Rita Council There has to be an end to this cruel and inhumane act against these poor dogs that are forced to have babies. These are lives and they have feelings. These evil bastards must pay for their crimes! It's terrible! Puppy mills need to be a felony!!!!!
Nov 15, 2017 Silvia Agnoli
Nov 14, 2017 richard nelson All puppy mills should be illegal, the animals are treated very inhumane and tortured. They should be outlawed to sell any gods, under any reason. There are more deserving, lovable dogs in shelter's all around just waiting to be given a chance to be adopt
Nov 14, 2017 marion white to the shelters!
Nov 14, 2017 Lisa Rastatter
Nov 14, 2017 David Stultz
Nov 13, 2017 Misty Ballew I just want the animal cruelty to stop.
Nov 13, 2017 Martine Smet
Nov 12, 2017 Wendy Steiner Puppy mills are in humane and horrible. Let’s end them now and adopt, don’t shop.
Nov 12, 2017 Sandy Hamel My dog is a rescue from a puppy mill because she was ill & going to be euthanized. SPR provided the surgery to fix her heart. She is now a very special therapy dog for special needs children Thank God for Small Paws Rescue!
Nov 12, 2017 (Name not displayed) enough already!
Nov 11, 2017 Chantal Richardson-Swierz
Nov 11, 2017 Janet Veilleux
Nov 11, 2017 Pamela Meadows
Nov 11, 2017 arleen pearson
Nov 11, 2017 lisa ashcraft
Nov 11, 2017 pamela jowers Im sick and tired of animal abusers. They just get a slap on the wrist from authorities. Personally if I know ANYONE, FAMILY OR FRIEND, Iwill take it into my own hands. I believe in KARMA.....

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