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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 61,736
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 30, 2017 tammy oare
Mar 30, 2017 Sandra DeFazio
Mar 30, 2017 Cristina Turcotte
Mar 29, 2017 Cheryl Cowan
Mar 29, 2017 Madeleine Oliveland
Mar 29, 2017 Alys James
Mar 29, 2017 Linda Andrews
Mar 28, 2017 R Singh
Mar 28, 2017 Terri Cordell We don't need puppy mills!! There are plenty of dogs dying in animal shelters that need good homes!! These dogs are living in squalor!! Not a healthy environment! And the list goes on and on as to why puppy mills need to be put out of existence!!
Mar 28, 2017 Debbie Martinez
Mar 28, 2017 Melanie Huisman Stop the abuse!
Mar 28, 2017 Rosemarie Flint
Mar 28, 2017 Janice Bernard
Mar 28, 2017 Kara Walmsley
Mar 28, 2017 sandra Berding
Mar 28, 2017 Jenice Minamide
Mar 28, 2017 Audrey Farrelly
Mar 28, 2017 Chris Sante
Mar 28, 2017 Mary Jennifer Pruim
Mar 28, 2017 Christine Heffernan
Mar 27, 2017 David Barraza
Mar 27, 2017 josilda josilda
Mar 27, 2017 LaNita Jardine
Mar 26, 2017 Connie Brisbane
Mar 25, 2017 Pamela Clark
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 24, 2017 JoLayne Fritz
Mar 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 24, 2017 Matthew Melton END PUPPY ABUSE NOW! STOP PUPPY MILLS!
Mar 24, 2017 Monica Robledo
Mar 23, 2017 Leon Joubert
Mar 23, 2017 wendy Hawthorne
Mar 23, 2017 Ava Harms
Mar 23, 2017 Sharon Gilman
Mar 23, 2017 Sarah Mac Crossan
Mar 23, 2017 Beatriz Zebadua
Mar 23, 2017 Laura Vera
Mar 23, 2017 robin matere
Mar 23, 2017 LINDA boyce
Mar 23, 2017 Linda Brown
Mar 23, 2017 Torunn Hvilsten
Mar 23, 2017 Lisa Knapp
Mar 23, 2017 Maria Johnson
Mar 23, 2017 Diane Brown
Mar 23, 2017 Jennifer Genuino
Mar 23, 2017 Eric Waguespack
Mar 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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