Molly and Joey Join Forces for No Pet Store Puppies Day

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 10:15am
Puppy and baby girl sitting next to each other

July 21 is “No Pet Store Puppies Day,” and we’re celebrating the third year of our campaign to put an end to puppy mills. If you’re looking for an opportunity to get involved, we know someone looking for help—meet Molly!

Molly, along with her faithful pup, Joey, is out to teach the world all about puppy mills and why you shouldn’t shop at pet stores that sell puppies.

Molly and Joey want to make sure their message reaches as many people as possible, so please share their video with the hashtag #MeetMolly after you’ve watched it.

Join Our Puppy Mill Twitter Chat
Next week we’re hosting a Puppy Mill Twitter Chat to answer ALL of your questions about puppy mills. Where do pet store puppies come from? What really happens to mill dogs when they can no longer breed? Is my dog from a puppy mill?  How can I help? Join us, and co-hosts Thoughts Fur Paws and Dog Book on Tuesday, July 23, at 1:00 P.M. ET. Use hashtag #ASPCAchat to join the conversation.

For more information on No Pet Store Puppies Day, please visit And remember—adopt, don’t shop!

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Brainwashed at age four! These people have no honor. "Puppy mills" are not all bad and where IN A CITY is anyone going to breed dogs. Oh, I forgot, NOWHERE - THAT IS THE PLAN. Never ever plan a breeding, because there are so many homeless, ill bred, and in ill health dogs available. AND, if we don't have any of those in our neighborhood, we can always import some from down south, or Puerto Rico or some place like that. Who cares if they are in even worse shape. Stopping breeders who thoughtfully and selectively breed their dogs will not stop the "unplanned" breeders that fill the pet shelters.


Good job, Molly and Joey!


I have purchased a pet but it was from a shelter NOT a pet store. I paid $200.00 for my little Boo (Japanese Chin) and he was so worth it and much cheaper than these pet stores charge. He is such a joy in my life. I truly do believe these dogs know they are being saved.


You rock little girl and are so brave to step forward and help animals. Keep up the good work


I do not believe in shutting down or avoiding pet stores. EVERY animal needs a home no matter where it came from! They need to go after the puppy mills & not the places that try to find these loving creatures of God a place to live & a family that loves it!


You are missing the fact that it is a supply and demand business. For every puppy bought, there are a mother and father dog who are very likely suffering in puppy mill and every time you buy a puppy they will force those parents to breed more to replace them. If EVERYONE refused to buy from any pet store or puppy mill, they would quickly go out of business. I wish that there was a way that the government also would make sure that no puppies that aren't sold in pet stores in time could be sent to research facilities or put to sleep. They need to require them to find homes or a no kill shelter for any puppies they cant sell.


I support the shutting down of puppy mills and am a firm believer in adoption. I also think that pet stores should be prohibited by law from selling puppies and kittens. My concern is what happens to puppies now in shops if no one buys them. Where do they go?

doug williams

using children to promote propaganda is despicable

Lucy's Mom

She's adorable! And puppy mills are despicable as are the pet stores who sell the dogs.

Lucy Gray

I'm with you, Doug, especially when she's not exactly sweet to the dog. This is so coached and saccharin, it was hard to watch. This dog deserves older kids to play with, not a toddler.