May 3, 2013
Puppy Friendly Pet Stores
Support the stores that don't support cruel puppy mills
Join us in applauding pet stores that do not sell puppies and encouraging stores who do sell puppies to stop.
View state-by-state lists of puppy-friendly pet stores below.
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About the program
The Puppy Friendly Pet Stores* initiative asks dog lovers everywhere to work with their local pet stores to encourage them to implement a "puppy friendly" policy by refusing to sell puppies in their store. Stores that already do not sell puppies can sign up to show that they are taking a stand against puppy mills and to make official their policy of not selling puppies. Stores that do sell puppies should be encouraged to help end pet overpopulation by stopping the sale of puppies and supporting their local shelters and pet adoption programs instead.
Find a puppy-friendly pet store wherever you are! Text PUPPY to 30644 to get started (message and data rates apply).
Store owners and managers who sign The HSUS' pledge receive a sign proclaiming, "We love puppies; that's why we don't sell them," to display in the store, as well as free materials for their customers about how to adopt a dog or find a responsible breeder. The HSUS encourages shoppers to purchase pet supplies at stores displaying the puppy-friendly sign.
How you can help
You can help sign up stores in your community by taking a few simple steps:
- Contact us to get instructions and a copy of the invitation and pledge. Make sure to tell us your name, phone number, city and state.
- Visit your local pet store(s) to explain the benefits of the program and invite them to sign.
- Return the signed pledge to The HSUS Stop Puppy Mills campaign and we will do the rest!
Do you own a pet store and want to sign the Puppy Friendly Pet Stores pledge?
If you'd like to implement a puppy friendly policy at your pet store, please complete this online form »
*Participation in the program does not constitute an endorsement by The HSUS.