The Humane Society of the United States

Puppy Mills

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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.


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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

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Worse than a Dog's Life

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.

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