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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 60,741
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


Sep 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 29, 2016 Tina Barnett Recue every pet in the world!
Sep 29, 2016 Erin Yurkovic
Sep 29, 2016 Kathy Garcia
Sep 29, 2016 Rahile Mehdiyeva
Sep 28, 2016 Pam Sweeney
Sep 28, 2016 Dawn Cummins
Sep 28, 2016 DEBRA YOUNG
Sep 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2016 Cindy Trinh
Sep 28, 2016 Cindy Hanlon
Sep 27, 2016 Karen Atkins
Sep 27, 2016 Jeannette Franks
Sep 27, 2016 Adrienne Kunkel There is absolutely no need for puppy mills..or breeding of dogs at all. There are too many existing dogs that already need homes. Puppy mills breed nothing but disease and horrible living conditions. Get rid of them!! Do not buy, adopt!!
Sep 27, 2016 Sandra Johnson
Sep 27, 2016 Serene Henry
Sep 27, 2016 Dawn Amick
Sep 27, 2016 Adrienne Barton
Sep 27, 2016 Susan Ireland
Sep 27, 2016 Tyra Yee
Sep 27, 2016 Kirk Christiansen
Sep 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 27, 2016 carol gagnon
Sep 27, 2016 sally lambert
Sep 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 27, 2016 Brenda Stone
Sep 27, 2016 Linda Anello We are their voices...
Sep 27, 2016 Jane Wasniewski These puppymills Ned to go, please helP make it happen.
Sep 27, 2016 Pam Flannery
Sep 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 26, 2016 Lisa Dauzat
Sep 26, 2016 Peggy Reyes
Sep 25, 2016 lia onda
Sep 24, 2016 Timothy Troendle
Sep 24, 2016 Diana Noel-Labieniec
Sep 23, 2016 Kari Lindewirth
Sep 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 23, 2016 Kim Fox
Sep 23, 2016 Mary Mitchell
Sep 23, 2016 nina rosa jacob
Sep 23, 2016 Shay Lawson Adopt!!! Don't shop!!!
Sep 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2016 Albert D'Alessandro
Sep 20, 2016 Gabrielle Gabaldon This needs to stop.
Sep 20, 2016 Frances Bathory I always adopt from shelters. And older animals too
Sep 20, 2016 (Name not displayed) Hope these people are stopped would love to home a puppy mill puppy and give one a wonderful living life
Sep 20, 2016 Debbie Cupp
Sep 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2016 Valerie Fawcett
Sep 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)

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