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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 62,783
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


Feb 19, 2018 Joanna Casey
Feb 19, 2018 Howard Cohen
Feb 18, 2018 Jennifer Tan
Feb 18, 2018 Patricia Lewis
Feb 18, 2018 Maria Arteaga
Feb 18, 2018 Lynne Burnell
Feb 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 17, 2018 Melissa Idyk
Feb 17, 2018 meg gunther No animal should have to suffer or die for the pleasure or financial gain of mankind!
Feb 15, 2018 Robin Blakesley
Feb 15, 2018 susan parrott
Feb 15, 2018 jacqueline stuart
Feb 13, 2018 Gina Lippa Puppy Mills should be illegal. Outlawing Puppy Mills is the first step. Then investigating and prosecuting illegal Puppy Mills would be the next.
Feb 13, 2018 Kumiko Houston
Feb 10, 2018 Nalini Persad
Feb 10, 2018 Linda M
Feb 10, 2018 Jane Davidson
Feb 9, 2018 G Chan
Feb 6, 2018 Katherine Weesner
Feb 6, 2018 Tressa Reisberg
Feb 4, 2018 Jutta Scheithauer
Feb 4, 2018 Elizabeth Holmes-Luciano
Feb 3, 2018 Char Crouse
Feb 3, 2018 Doris Schaefer
Feb 3, 2018 Niina Anttinen
Feb 2, 2018 Sarah Eastwood Disgusting.
Feb 2, 2018 marisol melgarejo
Feb 1, 2018 Carolyn Knebler Puppy Mills are horrible dirty and unsanitary. The don't treat puppies health needs it's animal abusers.
Feb 1, 2018 Carlene Andrea
Feb 1, 2018 Marion Schorr
Feb 1, 2018 Irene Wikman
Feb 1, 2018 Margot Reinertz
Feb 1, 2018 Andrew Lee
Feb 1, 2018 Leslie Pfost
Feb 1, 2018 candice tharp
Feb 1, 2018 giada maissen
Feb 1, 2018 Ligia Fonseca
Feb 1, 2018 Caroline Struck
Jan 25, 2018 Kali Skogstad
Jan 25, 2018 Carlie Alberts
Jan 25, 2018 Gabby Lundgren
Jan 25, 2018 Connor Klinkhammer
Jan 24, 2018 Sigrid Stroh
Jan 23, 2018 cassie Munsterman
Jan 22, 2018 Paula Lall
Jan 20, 2018 Tina Michelakis
Jan 19, 2018 trudie yoshino
Jan 19, 2018 Nelly Nyffeler
Jan 19, 2018 ja ha
Jan 18, 2018 Lorella Martellacci

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