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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I'm a puppy mill survivor and so I speak from experience - NEVER buy a dog from a pet store or over the internet, please!

Gwendolyn Catton

It HAS to STOP !

Autumn Rische

Don't shop! Adopt!!!

who cares

who cares... puppies are so ugly.

We care

You're an idiot

wendy johnson

I promise.

Barbara Niro

Stop the puppy mills and backyard breeders and toughen up the laws for animal abuse.


While I agree it's important to adopt animals, especially from those at high-kill shelters, and I think puppy mills should be outlawed, it seems a bit hypocritical to say that people should ONLY adopt. What about these poor puppies in the pet stores? Are they being 'sacrificed' for the sake of the cause to get rid of puppy mills? I don't think their lives should be valued any less than those animals in shelters. The end does not always justify the means. Wouldn't the better way to go about this be pressing for legislation that requires breeders and stores to abide by certain standards when caring for the animals they bring into this world and sell? What happens to the pet store dogs who are not sold?

Megan Sheesley

That's a good question, how can we help the puppies that are trapped in pet stores if we refuse to buy them. Unless somebody sees that conditions are bad, then the puppies will remain there. How do we save the ones left behind? What happens to puppies that are never bought? What do the pet store owners do with them? I am trying to collect information about puppy mills and pet stores, so if someone could answer, I would be grateful.