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.
Where do Virginia's pet store puppies really come from? Our investigation will surprise you. Watch and share the video above, and read the full report.
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
May 21, 2015
Pet stores in Cook County, Illinois, are still not allowed to sell puppies produced in inhumane, commercial, large-scale dog breeding facilities known as puppy mills.
May 4, 2015
The HSUS provides this update annually to inform the public about just some of the problems found at puppy mills, so that innocent consumers don't inadvertently support a cruel and substandard breeding operation.
April 17, 2015
Not the Paradise It Seems: The HSUS and Puerto Rico Launch Monumental Partnership to Overhaul Animal Welfare on the Island
Working with the government of Puerto Rico, The HSUS is launching a broad initiative to crack down on puppy mills, support enforcement of animal cruelty laws, promote a culture of loving pet ownership and bring humane education to schools.
April 1, 2015
Rhode Island pet stores are still prevented from selling puppies produced in commercial large-scale puppy mills, under a federal court ruling.