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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 63,486
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


Apr 22, 2018 Lynn Purdy
Apr 22, 2018 Darlene Schmitgen
Apr 22, 2018 rachel braun
Apr 22, 2018 Robert T. Volbrecht
Apr 22, 2018 Staci Anderson
Apr 22, 2018 Carol Bryant
Apr 22, 2018 Mary Joyce Stringfellow
Apr 22, 2018 Robert Hornberger There are thousands of adoptable cats and dogs in shelterswho would make great pets. We do not need puppy mills to provide pets especially as many of them provide substandard conditions. Close puppy mills..
Apr 22, 2018 Faye Meade
Apr 22, 2018 Doug Jacobson
Apr 22, 2018 Edgar Locklear
Apr 22, 2018 Jeanne Beretta puppy mills are bad they don't take care of the animals at all, let's stop this from happening!
Apr 22, 2018 Irene W. Dowdell
Apr 22, 2018 June Moline
Apr 22, 2018 Thersa Thorpe
Apr 22, 2018 Brenda Cook
Apr 22, 2018 Lola Antun There is NO reason for puppy mills except greed. They must be stopped.
Apr 22, 2018 Marrell D'Arienzo
Apr 22, 2018 Barbara Wernimont
Apr 22, 2018 Ronald Troia
Apr 22, 2018 Kenneth Farrell Puppy Mills need to be abolished. Looking for that new family member, please do your homework, as not to buy from a puppy mill provider. lets all work together in rectifying this countrywide problem. The animals pay the price, until this is stopped!
Apr 22, 2018 Linda Shrum
Apr 22, 2018 Gail Rice Every state needs to ban puppy mills!
Apr 22, 2018 Gerald Ladd
Apr 21, 2018 J M Cantino
Apr 21, 2018 Judy Pool
Apr 21, 2018 Linda Groff
Apr 21, 2018 Pat Foster
Apr 21, 2018 LUCYE BUTLER
Apr 21, 2018 Marianne Keller
Apr 21, 2018 Ruth Singer
Apr 21, 2018 Patricia Profit
Apr 21, 2018 Melissa Johnson
Apr 21, 2018 sharon lukachevich This should be illegal in the USA.
Apr 21, 2018 JOHN M. STEYH
Apr 21, 2018 Sandra Eno
Apr 21, 2018 Kinga Zamecki
Apr 21, 2018 Rev. Cat Cassidy Stop the cycle of neglect, abuse and, even, death. Adopt and spread the word.
Apr 21, 2018 LM LOWSON ESQ. Time to put a permanent end to this dark, disgusting 'industry' that perpetrates nothing but criminal cruelty and robs rescued animals of loving homes.
Apr 21, 2018 Melinda Whtaker Adopt, Don't Breed & save many lives !
Apr 21, 2018 Leoranne Gall
Apr 21, 2018 Erik Bjarnar
Apr 21, 2018 Kathleen Bryan Adopt! Put puppy mills out of business!
Apr 21, 2018 Rhonda Spencer
Apr 21, 2018 Marilyn Pom
Apr 21, 2018 PAMELA FAZIO
Apr 21, 2018 Paula Campbell
Apr 21, 2018 Linda Hernandez Please dont buy..adopt from a shelter..put those monsters that have puppy mills out of business..save the lives of those dogs and future ones..
Apr 21, 2018 Sue Ruhl I would NEVER purchase a dog, cat or rabbit!!! It's hard enough for the hundreds of shelters across the country, to adopt out animals who make excellent companions. If no one can legally purchase a puppy mill dog or cat or rabbit, the mills will be next!
Apr 21, 2018 lyn du mont

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