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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 61,946
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


May 23, 2017 Marta Sherbring
May 23, 2017 Renee Hocevar
May 23, 2017 Jordan Silverstein
May 23, 2017 Jennifer Day
May 23, 2017 Josie Perez
May 22, 2017 Gabi Sorrell
May 22, 2017 Eve Senkovich
May 22, 2017 Carol Ann Porter
May 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2017 Rebecca Franco We have enough homeless and hungry animals. Send these money hungry people to prison!
May 21, 2017 Lynn Thomas
May 21, 2017 Tina Quinones
May 21, 2017 Marilyn Meixner
May 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2017 (Name not displayed) I can't believe that these babies our bestfriends are being treated this way and how mothers of these pups are forced to breed repeatedly without rest and if they aren't able to breed anymore they are killed ): poor babies. Save them pls
May 20, 2017 Kim Bingaman
May 20, 2017 Pamela Midura
May 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2017 Yvonne Tacoronte Put puppy mills OUT of BUSINESS !!!!
May 19, 2017 yvonne tacoronte
May 19, 2017 Alexis LaFave
May 18, 2017 bethzaida vicente
May 18, 2017 jane price terrible plight for these animals having litter after litter with no love or comfort, then disposed of at the shelter to be euthanized when no longer of use.
May 18, 2017 Urszula Jas
May 18, 2017 Lisa Davis
May 18, 2017 Cher Hester
May 18, 2017 Gail Whitfield
May 18, 2017 Angela Torreano
May 17, 2017 Melanie Cannon
May 17, 2017 nancy shaw
May 17, 2017 SALI EVANS
May 17, 2017 lisa hearn
May 16, 2017 Terrill McMahon
May 16, 2017 Alanna Maurina
May 16, 2017 Cassi Redmond
May 16, 2017 Helen Whittaker
May 16, 2017 Micki Courtoreille
May 16, 2017 Barbara Sickles
May 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 16, 2017 Luette Guilmette
May 16, 2017 carolyn russo the madness of puppy mills must be stopped - period. it is not our right to breed other species, let alone profit from it. if these were human child mills, it would stop tomorrow.
May 16, 2017 lisa starzi
May 15, 2017 Marsha Forman Stop exploiting innocent animals
May 15, 2017 Jennifer Thomas
May 15, 2017 Mary Stone
May 15, 2017 Justine WONT KNOW
May 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 13, 2017 Roberta Norris
May 13, 2017 Paola Venezia
May 12, 2017 Betty Kowall

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