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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 63,415
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 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2018 Christie Winter
Apr 20, 2018 Jennifer Rowland
Apr 20, 2018 Susan Davies
Apr 20, 2018 Andrea Giolli
Apr 20, 2018 Laurie Morris
Apr 20, 2018 Judi Merrow) I have no problem with this. All my furbabies have been ones that someone didn't want anymore or rescues. Ginger she was from a puppy mill, she was a completely different dog a few months after. Put them out of business!!
Apr 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2018 Jeanne Rothwarf
Apr 20, 2018 cd stevens these puppy mills are despicable
Apr 20, 2018 Maureen Crea
Apr 20, 2018 Connie Swenson
Apr 20, 2018 Sandra Blackburn We need to initiate legislation at the Federal level to put an end to puppy mills & animal abuse nation wide.
Apr 20, 2018 Eri Sugino
Apr 20, 2018 Nancy Marshall there should never ever be puppy mills.I know that there are puppy mills out there doing business.Every one of them should be treated just like thy treat those poor pups.
Apr 20, 2018 David Zaccagnino
Apr 20, 2018 Sandra Bowerman 'Backyard' breeders and 'in-home' breeding needs to be stopped also!
Apr 20, 2018 Walter Buhner
Apr 20, 2018 Ursuls Facchini I hope every state would fallow
Apr 20, 2018 Ms. Jocelyn Valdez-Loqui
Apr 20, 2018 Connie Hanna
Apr 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2018 Maryann Snowdon
Apr 20, 2018 Patricia Rieger
Apr 20, 2018 KIM ATROSH
Apr 20, 2018 JANICE BELLENGHI
Apr 20, 2018 Joyce Kinsley Where is New Jersey and the rest of the country? This should be a no brainer..
Apr 20, 2018 Connie Hull
Apr 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2018 Susan Putnam
Apr 20, 2018 Jeannie Celaya
Apr 20, 2018 Tracy Barnard
Apr 20, 2018 Cathy Cox
Apr 20, 2018 Roslyn Brown
Apr 20, 2018 Jay Lefkowitz
Apr 20, 2018 Phyllis Harris
Apr 20, 2018 Sharon Chartrand
Apr 20, 2018 Terri Campbell
Apr 20, 2018 Debbie D This has been going on way too long. Let's please do what we need to finally stop this practice!
Apr 20, 2018 Barbara James We've been protesting puppy mills many years, it's time for them to be stopped !!
Apr 20, 2018 Lilla Varnedoe
Apr 20, 2018 Kathy Bearden
Apr 20, 2018 Donna Taylor Puppies and other domestic animals should be for love and enjoyment not for profit.
Apr 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2018 Sherri Simms
Apr 20, 2018 Vicki Hall
Apr 20, 2018 Julie Predmore
Apr 20, 2018 David Clark
Apr 20, 2018 Angela Lees

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