What are puppy mills?
Large scale dog “factories”. Profit is given priority over the dog’s health. “Breeding at puppy mills is performed without consideration of genetic quality”, according to the ASPCA. Puppy mills usually house dogs in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions, without adequate veterinary care, food, water and socialization. Puppy mill dogs do not get to experience treats, toys, exercise or basic grooming. To minimize waste cleanup, dogs are often kept in cages with wire flooring that injures their paws and legs.
How can YOU help stop puppy mills?
The most important thing you can do to help shut down puppy mills is refuse to shop at a store that sells puppies. You can also:
Take the Pledge. Pledge that you’ll never shop in a store that sells puppies—even if you’re just buying food or toys.
Join the Advocacy Brigade. You’ll receive alerts that make it easy to fight for laws that protect dogs in puppy mills.
Adopt a mill survivor. Puppy mill survivors often need patient, loving adopters who can help them learn to trust people.
Save a Life! STOP puppy mills!
*For more information visit the ASPCA web page.