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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 62,879
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

Mar 22, 2018 Mildred Huffmire
Mar 22, 2018 gillard claudine
Mar 21, 2018 Joanne Thielen
Mar 21, 2018 LISA FIELDS
Mar 21, 2018 Elisa Heinzel
Mar 21, 2018 Julie Strong
Mar 20, 2018 Linda Borner
Mar 18, 2018 Leah Helmer
Mar 18, 2018 Brent Pennell
Mar 18, 2018 Cheryl Johnson
Mar 18, 2018 Linda Butler
Mar 17, 2018 Paul Foulger
Mar 17, 2018 Elaine milbourn Thousands of animals are destroyed every year because they are unwanted. Time to stop the mass breeding and make sure every animal is a wanted animal. Drive out the greedy, compassionless people who care nothing for animals, only for profit.
Mar 17, 2018 Louise Broderick
Mar 17, 2018 claudine gillard
Mar 16, 2018 Eve Watson
Mar 15, 2018 Fred Hamilton
Mar 15, 2018 Angela Danzik
Mar 15, 2018 Rémy Nadia
Mar 15, 2018 Susan Sweeney
Mar 15, 2018 Danuta Baziuk Once and for all stop this forever.Millions of adoptable dogs and cats die in shelters in the U.S.And no one cares
Mar 15, 2018 Karen Phylow
Mar 15, 2018 Carly Wheeler
Mar 15, 2018 LYNN SCHNAUFER No one will ever love you like a dog! They are not livestock. They do not deserve to be treated like dirt.
Mar 15, 2018 hEATHER Knowles
Mar 15, 2018 Wendy Springstead
Mar 15, 2018 Isela Gonzalez
Mar 15, 2018 Carol Brandt Selfish, greedy, prideful, shallow... That's what puppy mill owners are.
Mar 14, 2018 Lisa Delabre
Mar 14, 2018 angie lambert
Mar 13, 2018 e t
Mar 13, 2018 Stephanie Husband
Mar 12, 2018 Teresa Cruz-Wortman
Mar 12, 2018 (Name not displayed) Stop puppy mills NOW!!!!
Mar 11, 2018 Lina Guerrero
Mar 11, 2018 Beth Williamson
Mar 11, 2018 Karen Wescott I adopt all of my animals. I understand that breeders are important to maintain the preservation of a breed but mass breeding should be banned.
Mar 11, 2018 Melissa Walker
Mar 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 10, 2018 Carolyn Chavis
Mar 10, 2018 Janice Andrews
Mar 10, 2018 Harri W Dogs are lauded as "man's best friend";'When does "man"'becomes dogs's best friend?
Mar 9, 2018 Sally Dunn
Mar 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 9, 2018 Melissa Mitchell
Mar 9, 2018 james johnson Animals not just puppies they are put here for a reason some are here to eat and some are here to comfort us.Some take there stress out on there pets, personally I believe they need to stiffen the punishment for animal abusers JAIL TIME and large fines
Mar 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 8, 2018 Annette Specchio
Mar 8, 2018 Gwen Boyer ADOPT from a shelter!
Mar 8, 2018 Marty Hill

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