January 29, 2015
Pet stores in New York City are prohibited from buying puppies from commercial puppy brokers or from USDA breeders with severe Animal Welfare Act violations under a new, groundbreaking ordinance.
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 17, 2014
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has signed legislation that will regulate pet dealers within the county and help to crack down on large-scale commercial puppy mills.
May 21, 2014
Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill to help crack down on abusive puppy and kitten mills that keep animals in cruel conditions.
May 14, 2014
More than 90 dogs and puppies were rescued from a suspected Howell, Michigan, puppy mill.
May 7, 2014
A bill to help crack down on puppy mills and the sale of puppies from commercial breeders in pet stores unanimously passed both the State Senate and House of Representatives.
September 10, 2013
Major puppy mill victory: The USDA is cracking down on unlicensed puppy mills. All large-scale breeders that sell dogs and other warm-blooded pets using the Internet, phone, or mail will be licensed and regularly inspected for basic humane care standards.
January 31, 2013
A federal court in Austin Texas heard arguments and then rejected a motion by certain disgruntled commercial dog breeders to block the state’s new puppy mill law from going into effect.
December 19, 2012
Thanks to the efforts of volunteers and local advocates of The Humane Society of the United States, 80 Los Angeles-area pet stores have signed The HSUS’s Puppy Friendly Pet Stores pledge — committing not to sell puppies, and instead support local animal adoption programs and provide literature that helps customers learn how to get a puppy from a responsible source.
December 14, 2012
The Humane Society of the United States reached a milestone for its Puppy Friendly Pet Stores program with the 2,000th pet store agreeing to take a stand against puppy mills by refusing to sell puppies.