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.
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.See 7 Ways
News & Events
October 1, 2014
A New Route to Adoption: Instead of Selling Dogs, Puppy-Friendly Pet Stores Offer Adoptable Shelter Animals
More pet stores are offering shelter pets for adoption, instead of selling animals from puppy mills and other irresponsible breeding facilities. The switch has been so successful at Pet Plus Natural in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, that the retailer has expanded the concept to include its other locations.
August 15, 2014
As the policy implementation manager for The HSUS's Stop Puppy Mills Campaign, Tara Loller helps police enforce regulations.
June 23, 2014
A bill to help crack down on puppy mills and protect consumers who buy puppies from commercial breeders in pet stores has passed the State Senate. S. 1870 will require pet shops in the state to provide consumers with certain identifying information regarding the animals they sell.
June 20, 2014
They serve on the front lines of animal protection, lobbying legislators, assisting rescues, helping shelters and so much more. They’re the HSUS state directors: the first point of contact and often the last hope for animals in need.