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Goal: 75,000 Progress: 60,434
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


Jul 26, 2016 Trinity Mengel
Jul 26, 2016 Michelle Howe
Jul 26, 2016 Marianne Smith
Jul 26, 2016 Tina Oecal
Jul 26, 2016 Jodi Igard
Jul 25, 2016 Sharon Hawkinson
Jul 25, 2016 mario forchelli
Jul 25, 2016 Bob Bellamy
Jul 25, 2016 amy hile
Jul 25, 2016 Kathleen Forchelli
Jul 25, 2016 kathie kern
Jul 25, 2016 Joyce Frievalt
Jul 25, 2016 Angelina Gonzalez
Jul 25, 2016 Linn Barrett
Jul 24, 2016 Raeven Hernandez
Jul 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2016 Angie Walker
Jul 24, 2016 Deborah Bol
Jul 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2016 Larry Villareal
Jul 24, 2016 Leanne Villa PUPPIES DESERVE TO BE TREATED WITH LOVE. THEY ARE TOO GOOD FOR THIS WORLD AND SHOULD NOT BE TREATED LIKE THIS. RETHINK WHAT YOU ARE DOING TO THESE AMAZING CREATURES. PUT PUPPY MILLS OUT OF BUISNESS !!!
Jul 24, 2016 Shane George
Jul 24, 2016 Jeanne Lyke
Jul 24, 2016 Andrew Sulay
Jul 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2016 CHRISTINE DEHUD
Jul 22, 2016 Judith Knouff
Jul 22, 2016 Anne Hopkins
Jul 22, 2016 natalie collins
Jul 22, 2016 Monica Lanzi
Jul 22, 2016 Marisol Estela
Jul 22, 2016 Kaarina Moilanen
Jul 22, 2016 Peggy Gonsalves
Jul 22, 2016 patti reischl
Jul 22, 2016 Elisabeth Jimmink
Jul 22, 2016 Nadine Holden PUPPY MILLS MUST ALL BE BANNED. ITS ABOUT PROFIT AND NO INTEREST IN ANIMAL WELFARE.
Jul 22, 2016 kimberley spraggins
Jul 21, 2016 Ray James
Jul 20, 2016 Terry Scott THIS PASSED INHUMAN AGES AGO....
Jul 20, 2016 Sofia U
Jul 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 20, 2016 Sarah Briner
Jul 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2016 Janeen Quatman
Jul 18, 2016 eci okta
Jul 18, 2016 Dawn Olson
Jul 17, 2016 Ricardo Lafare

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