We support stores that don't support cruel puppy mills.

By offering puppies for adoption from nearby shelters or moving to a supplies-only model, stores can save the lives of animals in need of a loving home and save breeding dogs trapped in puppy mills. The humane model can also bring in new customers and attract positive media attention for the store. Many dog lovers prefer to buy supplies and get a puppy from a puppy-friendly pet store.

We've made finding a puppy-friendly pet store near you easier than ever! Simply search your two-letter state abbreviation or zip code.

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Pet stores are part of the solution

We can guide your store through this process free of charge, assisting with information and often recommending reputable placement partners.

Pennsylvania state senator Daylin Leach and his family meet an adoptable pooch at the grand re-opening of Pets Plus in Conshohocken, Penn.
Pennsylvania state senator Daylin Leach and his family meet an adoptable pooch at the grand re-opening of Pets Plus in Conshohocken, Penn.
Melissa Gallagher
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The HSUS

Possible benefits

  • Increased name recognition for your store.
  • Consumer loyalty, financial support, word-of-mouth outreach and repeat visitors.
  • Stronger community ties thanks to your partnership with local animal shelters.
  • A free listing for your store on our puppy-friendly pet store list and in other media.

Ways we might help you

  • Free, customized guidance throughout the entire process.
  • Answers to your questions about the benefits of providing adoptable animals at your store.
  • Advice from other store owners who have already converted to a more humane model.
  • Help finding animal shelters to partner with in your area.
  • Publicity for your conversion via a grand re-opening, including media advisories, social media posts, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, free T-shirts, raffles and other giveaways, invitations to local celebrities, follow-ups to track progress and more!

Ready to become a puppy-friendly pet store? Pledge to stop puppy mills and email us to get started!

What consumers can do

Encourage local pet stores to become puppy-friendly

  • Visit local pet stores to explain the benefits of the program and invite them to sign.
  • Contact us with your name, phone number, city and state. We can send instructions and a copy of the invitation and pledge or you can download and print them.
  • Return the signed pledge to our Stop Puppy Mills campaign and we will do the rest!

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Download the Pledge

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