Founded by Amanda Hearst, Friends of Finn is a committee made up of young leaders dedicated to working with The HSUS to stop the inhumane treatment of dogs in puppy mills.
Formed in 2010 and now with chapters in New York City and San Francisco, Friends of Finn has raised more than $1.5 million to fight puppy mills and to help pet stores convert from selling puppies to partnering with animal shelters. Learn more about their efforts
When Amanda Hearst first teamed up with The HSUS to help puppy mill dogs, she didn't expect the issue to get personal. Then she found out that her dog Finn—a pet store "pup with papers"—had actually been born at a puppy mill. Letter from Amanda
About Friends of Finn
It's no small task, improving the lives of dogs suffering in puppy mills. If Finn could talk, he might tell you that sometimes you need a little help from your friends. Meet the committee members
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