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
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.
August 25, 2016
Rokkan and The Humane Society of the United States tell viewers “Don’t Buy Into Puppy Mills” in new campaign
Rokkan, in partnership with The Humane Society of the United States as its Creative and Media Agency of Record, has launched a new campaign in The HSUS’s continued fight against puppy mills.
August 2, 2016
Authorities rescued 53 dogs from a suspected puppy mill in Libby, Montana, after discovering the dogs living in deplorable conditions and suffering from various medical issues. They also rescued six donkeys who appeared to be extremely thin and 60 parakeets.