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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 60,409
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 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2016 CHRISTINE DEHUD
Jul 22, 2016 Judith Knouff
Jul 22, 2016 Anne Hopkins
Jul 22, 2016 natalie collins
Jul 22, 2016 Monica Lanzi
Jul 22, 2016 Marisol Estela
Jul 22, 2016 Kaarina Moilanen
Jul 22, 2016 Peggy Gonsalves
Jul 22, 2016 patti reischl
Jul 22, 2016 Elisabeth Jimmink
Jul 22, 2016 Nadine Holden PUPPY MILLS MUST ALL BE BANNED. ITS ABOUT PROFIT AND NO INTEREST IN ANIMAL WELFARE.
Jul 22, 2016 kimberley spraggins
Jul 21, 2016 Ray James
Jul 20, 2016 Terry Scott THIS PASSED INHUMAN AGES AGO....
Jul 20, 2016 Sofia U
Jul 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 20, 2016 Sarah Briner
Jul 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2016 Janeen Quatman
Jul 18, 2016 eci okta
Jul 18, 2016 Dawn Olson
Jul 17, 2016 Ricardo Lafare
Jul 16, 2016 Suzette Hoyt
Jul 15, 2016 Natalie M
Jul 15, 2016 VICKY ANASTOPOULOU
Jul 15, 2016 Kristi Thomas
Jul 15, 2016 Lauren Sheridan
Jul 13, 2016 Erin Sanders
Jul 13, 2016 Elizabeth Dalzell
Jul 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 12, 2016 Leslie Perritt
Jul 12, 2016 Anastasia Dunn
Jul 12, 2016 (Name not displayed) THE PEOPLE WHO PATRONIZE THESE MILLS GIVE HUMAN BEINGS A BAD NAME. THEY NEED TO WALK THEIR CHILDREN & GRANDS THRU THE CORRIDORS OF ONE OF THESE MILLS.
Jul 11, 2016 Jocelyne Brin
Jul 11, 2016 Lisa Hurley
Jul 11, 2016 Mary Szollosi They need put out of business it's horrible the conditions and care these new puppies have
Jul 11, 2016 Charles Pan
Jul 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 10, 2016 Francesco DiCosmo
Jul 10, 2016 Darlene Delverde
Jul 10, 2016 Teri Tosdale
Jul 9, 2016 Pamela Behrman
Jul 9, 2016 M Harvey
Jul 9, 2016 Despina Mordou

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