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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 62,144
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

Jul 25, 2017 Yola Stavridou
Jul 25, 2017 Marina Batchaeva Marina Batchaeva
Jul 24, 2017 Kaisa Kähönen
Jul 24, 2017 Melody Stevens
Jul 22, 2017 Catherine D
Jul 22, 2017 Sandy Tesar
Jul 21, 2017 Jerry Furey rescues make the best companions / pets !!!
Jul 21, 2017 elizabeth birkett
Jul 21, 2017 Dolores Herrmann
Jul 20, 2017 Maura Shanley
Jul 20, 2017 Cindy Kerwin
Jul 20, 2017 Mildrey Perez
Jul 20, 2017 Marilyn O'Loughlin
Jul 20, 2017 Denise Wood
Jul 19, 2017 Patrice Rittenhouse Adopt don't shop
Jul 19, 2017 Lynette Nielsen
Jul 19, 2017 Alice Rondeau
Jul 19, 2017 (Name not displayed) Animal abuse needs to stop.
Jul 19, 2017 (Name not displayed) Close them down and institute higher penalties on those found operating said puppy mills
Jul 19, 2017 Alena Bush
Jul 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 19, 2017 Sandy Allison
Jul 19, 2017 mary walton
Jul 19, 2017 Judy Tondo
Jul 19, 2017 Cheree Besing
Jul 19, 2017 Alix Garin Horrible practice
Jul 19, 2017 Kerry Gardner
Jul 18, 2017 Gennell Yeager Puppy and Kitten mills are a poor excuse for not having a real job. A pet or another person shouldn't have to be abused by morally wrong and pathetic persons.
Jul 18, 2017 Marjorie Gilson
Jul 18, 2017 Patricia Wells
Jul 18, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2017 Fred Bailes
Jul 18, 2017 Sandra Greene
Jul 18, 2017 Silvia Steinhilber
Jul 18, 2017 Juliane Rocha
Jul 17, 2017 Mikki Jaeger
Jul 17, 2017 Marvin Martian Put all puppy mills out of business same goes for all pet stores
Jul 17, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Jul 16, 2017 Paola Moretti
Jul 16, 2017 Cyndi Wood ALL LIFE MATTERS!!!
Jul 16, 2017 Terra Detle-Jamieson
Jul 16, 2017 Stella Bott
Jul 15, 2017 Stephen Blakely
Jul 15, 2017 Brian Reynolds
Jul 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 14, 2017 robin white
Jul 14, 2017 Judy Davy

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