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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 61,853
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 27, 2017 linda russotti
Apr 27, 2017 Ivette Rivas
Apr 26, 2017 Averill Waterhouse
Apr 26, 2017 Lin Koester
Apr 26, 2017 Karen Coll
Apr 25, 2017 dom marc please stop this cruel way of breeding dogs
Apr 25, 2017 Katie L
Apr 25, 2017 Roberto Penaherrera
Apr 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2017 Henrietta Smith
Apr 24, 2017 Tim Woods
Apr 24, 2017 Hattie Smith
Apr 24, 2017 Elizabeth Ayscough
Apr 24, 2017 Paula Bernhardt
Apr 24, 2017 Danielle Stidham
Apr 24, 2017 Marie Osmundsen
Apr 24, 2017 Sharmila Perera
Apr 24, 2017 Mary Jo Bateson
Apr 24, 2017 Stacey Lightfoot
Apr 24, 2017 terezia ildiko fogarasi
Apr 24, 2017 carla howard
Apr 23, 2017 Cynthia Rutledge
Apr 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2017 Rebecca Bennett
Apr 22, 2017 Jane Munns
Apr 22, 2017 Jane Rosa
Apr 21, 2017 jude lotz
Apr 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2017 Debbie Banditelli
Apr 21, 2017 Claudia Bruce
Apr 21, 2017 Barbara Dincau
Apr 21, 2017 daniela montalto
Apr 21, 2017 graciela kries
Apr 21, 2017 Caroline Williams
Apr 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2017 kyla harding
Apr 20, 2017 Teresa Ryan
Apr 20, 2017 patrick zemp
Apr 20, 2017 V Hirschhorn
Apr 19, 2017 C Marais
Apr 19, 2017 Madison Philbin
Apr 19, 2017 Hannah Crone
Apr 18, 2017 Katrina Shawley
Apr 18, 2017 Angelique de quillettes
Apr 17, 2017 Ingrid Bichler
Apr 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2017 Pam Pendleton Stop this corrupt insanity!
Apr 16, 2017 Ceyda Kienle
Apr 16, 2017 Colleen Bashore

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