Puppy mills contribute to pet overpopulation and cause countless dogs lifetimes of suffering in squalid wire cages. Help us stop this cycle of cruelty: Do your research before getting a puppy, and look into adopting a dog from your local shelter or rescue.
Stop Puppy Mills: It Starts With YOU
Where do pet store puppies really come from? Our investigation will surprise you. Watch and share the video above, and pledge to help stop puppy mills.
Too many breeding dogs endure lonely, unhealthy lives in puppy mills. The best thing you can do is to adopt a homeless dog from a shelter or rescue group, but there's more you can do to help.
News & Events
March 2, 2017
A new investigation by The Humane Society of the United States reveals that several pet stores in Palm Beach County, Florida, violated local laws designed to prevent their buying from breeders with animal welfare violations, while other stores were apparently violating laws that require the disclosure of certain information to potential buyers.
February 16, 2017
Writer Paul Solotaroff accompanied the HSUS Animal Rescue Team on a puppy mill raid and shares his experience in a powerful "Rolling Stone" story.
September 26, 2016
The Humane Society of the United States was called in by the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office to assist in the rescue of nearly 130 animals from a suspected puppy mill in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.
September 9, 2016
The Portland City Council has unanimously passed an ordinance prohibiting pet shops and outdoor venues like flea markets from selling animals sourced from inhumane puppy and kitten mills.