100,000 Take Action Against Puppy Mills—Want to Join Them?

Monday, May 21, 2012 - 1:30pm

YES! We are super-happy to report that as of today, more than 100,000 people have signed our "No Pet Store Puppies" pledge! The pledge aims to reduce the demand for puppy mill puppies by asking consumers to not buy any items at a store that sells puppies. "Huh?" you ask?

You see, the logic is simple: Most pet store puppies come from puppy mills. Even if you know better than to buy a puppy from a pet store, by purchasing any item from a store that sells puppies, you are still supporting the puppy mill industry. So please, don’t buy anything! No kibble, no kitty litter, no toys—no nothing!

And while you’re at it, visit and take the pledge. It’s not that we don’t trust your new humane shopping plans, but adding your name to our pledge list will go a long way in proving to the industry that we mean business. As they say…it takes an army!

Don't forget to spread the word to friends and family on Facebook and Twitter! It's time we put an end to puppy mills. 

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No more pet stores selling puppies! I see too many good dogs at shelters who would love a FURever home! And don't let it stop there you can adopt almost any animal at Special rescue organizations! You name it, dogs,cats,rabbits,reptiles,and horses can be adopted! All animals deserve a chance :)

Kate V

I like that this mission includes the "Don't shot *at all*" message. Many more people are realizing that they shouldn't purchase dogs from pet stores, but even buying dog food or supplies there supports the store and continues the horrible cycle of puppy mill dogs. Twice recently, I was in out of town areas and stopped in pet shops I'd never visited before. Both times, I saw something on the shelves I *really* wanted to get for my dogs but haven't because they're usually too expensive to justify buying. But in these stores, they were much cheaper. Excited, I grabbed them from the shelf and continued to look around- until I saw the puppies for sale. I immediately put the items back and left the stores. Poor Shiloh and Cheyenne really would have liked the toys and treats I was finally going to get them, but I'm sure they were glad too that I didn't perpetuate the puppy mill problem, even indirectly. We'll just have to wait till they're on sale at a local store that promotes ADOPTION, not puppy mills. Thank you for getting the message out to more people with this campaign!

Lorraine redling

So many animals are put to death because people buy anmals instead of adopting. Where is the sense in this?


What will happen to the puppies in the puppy mills?

Lauren Paytes

PLEASE! Ban puppy mills! Dogs are kept in absolutely deplorable conditions and treated inhumanely. It's more important to give thousands of shelter dogs a forever home than being murdered. Don't shop. Adopt!!

Diana Kamibayashi

No Puppy Mills!!!!!!!!!!!


All my dogs are rescue dovs, never go anywhere else. All my pups are so greatful for the life I give them. Why would I pay for a puppy, that I dont have time for! Humane societies for lifer

Mario Simoes

Hundreds of thousands of dogs suffer in puppy mills in this country. They are prisoners of greed. It is time to put an end to puppy mills!

Cooper Helo

Never never never shop.......only adopt.........or rescue....just like my three little ones....

thanks to the ASPCA for caring for the rescued and injured and I will only encourage people to adopt from animal rescue and adoption agencies because they deserve a second chance!